It's impossible to imagine the pain, the fear, and the grief of the Haitian people and their visitors caught in the recent earthquake. It's heart-wrenching to see the images of children crying and bleeding, fathers carrying their little ones, looking for safety and refuge that doesn't exist.
In this poorest country of the western hemishpere, the people look into the abyss.
In most other countries in this hemisphere, in even the worst disaster, there is ultimately someone in charge with a plan and the resources to carry it out. We are told that in the case of an emergency, we should have enough food and water put away to survive for a few days "until help arrives." For most of us that help comes from within our own countries.
In Haiti, no help will arrive from within. There is no plan, no money, no working government, hospitals, authority, ambulances, central place of refuge, food, water, rescue, intact port or airport. The abyss.
The only help for Haiti must come from outside, from us.
Donate if you possibly can, in whatever amout you can.
Please help build a bridge over the abyss.
One resource for links to agencies to donate to is the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Only reputable agencies are listed there. (Even, and maybe especially, in the face of such tragedy, scammers turn out in full force looking for our money!)