Help for Haiti- How You Can Help For Free!

Watching the video clips and viewing pictures of the earthquake’s aftermath in Haiti brings me to tears. Seeing the stunned faces. The battered bodies. The frightened children. The people sleeping in the streets…. I knew there must be some way that I could help them from where I was, with the resources I had available. When Crystal Paine a.k.a. Money Saving Mom asked other bloggers to come together and join her in giving to Haiti I immediately jumped at the opportunity to help. She has asked each blogger participating to choose which organization we would like to donate to and write a blog post inviting others to link up to us with how they plan to contribute. To do this I need your help.

Here’s what I would like you, my readers and friends, to do… Think about what you have done to help Haiti (or are currently doing). If you are a blogger please blog about how you are supporting the people of Haiti and add your link to Mister Linky. If you do not have a blog you can leave a comment below.

For every blog post that is linked up by midnight on January 21, 2010 I will be donating $1 to Feed My Starving Children. One dollar may not seem like a lot to us but this charity will stretch that dollar and provide six meals to hungry children. $62 will feed one child for a year and $170 will put food in one thousand mouths.

For every comment that is added by midnight on the 21st I will be donating half an hour of my time to volunteering at the organization helping package the meals. Financially I can’t do as much as I would like to so I want to offer up my time. Part of the reason I chose this organization is because it is within an hour of where I live and they use volunteers to package the meals. As of now they are booked through March with people wanting to help so I will be volunteering in the Spring- and into the summer if you guys overload me with comment love! I plan to have a ticker so you can see my progress and the hours served.

Most importantly please remember the people of Haiti in your prayers. This is the most powerful thing you can do!

Won’t you join me? Please link up or comment below.

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41 thoughts on “Help for Haiti- How You Can Help For Free!

  1. I will be the first to comment :) PLEASE DO NOT CLICK ON THE “POSSIBLY RELATED POSTS” LINKS ABOVE. They are not from my blog and are automatically generated by word press and I’m not savvy enough at this blogging stuff to know how to remove them.

    Looking forward to reading everyone’s responses and seeing all the links! :)

  2. We donated through Crisis Response International (CRI). They sent a team down yesterday to assist with search and rescue. Thanks for doing this!

  3. This is my first stop at your blog, but I’ll comment if you’re going to volunteer your time! I think that volunteering time is one of the best ways to help. Once I’m off of bed rest, I’ll be looking for places to volunteer my time, too.

  4. What a wonderful option in this hard economy when people may not have the financial resources to help. May God watch over the families in Haiti and help them to overcome this devastating disaster.
    13 minutes ago ·

  5. What a great idea! Thank you for your willingness to work and give. Our family is donating money through a special offering at our church.

  6. We’re giving to Compassion International. I’ve also heard good things about Cure, so we’ll be looking into that. Thanks so much for doing this!

  7. As I go through the blogosphere today, I amazed at the generous and concerned people I find. Praise the Lord!
    Our family is sending up prayers to the One who can do the most!!
    Our church also took and sent contributions in.
    My heart breaks especially for the little ones affected. We truly are blessed and I am thankful that we are able to bless others in return!

  8. I am donating to the red cross and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints humanitarian aid. I am also posting a comment on all the blogs that are donating. Most importantly we will be praying for the people of Haiti. Thanks

  9. Thank you for doing this. My husband and I donated through Samaritan’s Purse. And now I’m clicking to comment on every site I can…every little bit helps!

  10. Thank you for doing this! I am praying for Haiti and all of the places throughout the world where clean water, lack of food and instability make life a daily struggle. Our family is also donating to the Red Cross.

  11. Due to our financial situation, I am commenting on as many sites as possible to raise donations for the relief effort. Bless you for not only helping but providing a way for everyone to help too!

  12. I donated money through a text message to the Red Cross and I am leaving comments on blogs to help get the word out. I wish I could go there and help! It is heartbreaking!

  13. My husband is a Haitian American, and we are devastated by this disaster.
    I appreicate all you do and keeping people in Haiti in your prayers. We donated to Red Cross and Direct Relief International. We are also planning on donating to other organizations as well. Again, thank you for your help.

  14. great idea to donate your time; and i believe that you really will! :) I took the easy way out & texted a donation but did not procrastinate & let opportunity pass so i’m feeling good.

  15. I’m giving $10 eCOUPONs to my online gift store Gifts For One Gifts For All (www.giftsforonegiftsforall.com) to those that have donated to organizations helping the Haitian earthquake victims. When the eCOUPON is redeemed, 10% of the purchase will also be donated to organizations helping Haiti. Read my blog for more details at http:/bit.ly/DONATE2HAITI on how you can receive your eCOUPON for donating.

  16. You have a big heart. I want to help Haiti but I have little money. I want to make a comment so Haiti can get my help through u. Thank u

  17. Hey Alicia,

    Your blog is very inspiring…and it’s good to see you get so involved with something like this. I especially think it’s great that even though you can’t give as much money as you like…your realize that there are other things you can do for those people in Haiti….and I think this is a great way to start! Keep it up.

  18. For Free, add five foods to my blog. I’ll figure costs and calories. No donations here (if they are they are not mine) Just eat cheap food for 1 day for $ that you can give to help others. If you need help with your personal food & $ life then this is my coauthored book: http://bit.ly/5jARKt So,can you think of 5 foods?

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