Take Time Out to Help Haiti

Sometimes, you have to put BPD aside, and think about the rest of the world. Anyone without BPD who has read this blog probably thinks it’s a very selfish, self-centered, SOB story about a guy with emotional problems. If you fall into this category, I’ll freely admit that you’re partially correct. BPD can appear, at times, to be highly self-centered and ignorant of the needs of others.

So, for the time being, let’s focus on helping others who are in desperate need of relief.

The Haiti Earthquake has devastated the capital city of Port Au Prince, and some fear 100,000 are dead. Further, there are thousands more that have survived the quake and are now in need of medical attention, food, water, and shelter; things most of us probably take for granted. There is also need for basic infrastructure to clean up and organize the city, as well as need for security to preserve the rule of law.

I strongly urge anyone reading this post to please donate to the Haiti Relief Effort if you haven’t already. The amount you give is unimportant: but the fact that you took time to help others in a horrific situation has significant meaning.

The following is a list of charitable organizations listed on www.CNN.com as trustworthy and already taking action to help the people of Haiti. If you have any questions about where your donation will go or who it will benefit, I suggest calling the individual charity itself to make sure your money goes to the right hands.

I made a donation to World Vision.

Thanks and Let’s Hope Things Get Better for the people of Haiti.

Providing Basic Needs:
AMERICAN RED CROSS

UNICEF

CLINTON BUSH HAITI FUND

CARE

OXFAM AMERICA

SAVE THE CHILDREN

UNITED NATIONS FOUNDATION/CERF


ADRA International

Adventist Development and Relief Agency

American Jewish World Services

Catholic Relief Services

Church World Service

Concern Worldwide

Episcopal Relief & Development

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

International Relief Teams

International Rescue Committee

God’s Littlest Angels

Kids Alive International

Lions Clubs International

Love a Child

Mercy & Sharing

Mercy Corps

Operation Blessing International

Population Services International

Project Hope

Samaritan’s Purse

Salesian Missions

United Way Worldwide

World Concern

World Neighbors

World Vision

World Relief

Yéle Haiti

Providing Shelter:

Habitat for Humanity International

International Organization for Migration

Pan American Relief

Shelterbox

Providing Medical Aid:

PARTNERS IN HEALTH

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

Americares

Catholic Medical Mission Board

Cure International

Direct Relief International

Doctors Without Borders

Friends of the Orphans

Haitian Health Foundation

Healing Hands for Haiti

Heart to Heart International

Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti

International Child Care
IMA World Health
MAP International

Medical Teams International
MedShare

MerlinUSA

Operation Smile
Operation USA

Project Medishare

World Health Organization

Providing Food:

WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME

Action Against Hunger
Compassion International

Food For the Hungry

Food for the Poor

The Salvation Army

World Water Relief

Organizations accepting international currencies:

The International Committee of the Red Cross

British Red Cross

UK: The Disasters Emergency Committee

The French Red Cross

UK: Merlin

Germany Red Cross

Italian Red Cross

Ireland: Concern Worldwide

Oxfam Great Britain

Plan Canada