Haiti…

I’m not even sure what to say…

Why is it that those who have so little seem to be the ones who are hardest hit in any kind of disaster? And this disaster–this horrible earthquake–in Haiti feels like a nightmare that keeps unfolding.

A country that is so poor, that in many ways is barely functioning, now has to cope with the loss of most of its capital city as well as one-third of its population being affected by the quake…and as yet unknown casualties.

And for those who have survived…now what? Dealing with the loss of hope with the deaths of children–and I know of at least one school that was destroyed while it was in session… Trying to rebuild when you’re lucky to make $2 a day (if that)–where do you start? And the fears of the aftershocks…

I feel so helpless. I can’t go there–and if I could, I’d be more in the way than a help. Money and prayers seem so impersonal and so little…and yet at this point they are all I can offer.

That…and somehow helping the people of Haiti know that they are not forgotten, that they are not dealing with this catastrophe alone…

Eyewitness accounts

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