I'm a bit embarrassed to say that I have been avoiding a lot of the news about the earthquake in Haiti.
I tend to avoid things that I know will bring out all of those scary emotions, especially seeing photos of injured, or worse, deceased, children. I can't bring myself to look at or read about the horror those poor people are facing.
I also must be honest and say that I have a hard time donating my money to charitable causes of any kind with how tight our money is these days. Selfish? Yes, absolutely, and I'm not proud of it. But I know that I'm not the only one who has a hard time fathoming that this is a REAL situation that actual people are experiencing.
And just this morning when I was thinking about how I need to let go of my selfish tendencies, take off my blinders, and do something, I read this.
And then I went here...
Hope for Haiti
Some wonderful artists have donated goods and services for a raffle to raise money for the people of Haiti. I encourage you to visit like I did and participate in the raffle - even $1 can make a difference! And if you have something you can donate to their raffle, I'm sure they would welcome it!
I know that I could do so much more, but this is a start. Won't you join me?