Suddenly my mind was opened to the fact that I am so lucky - I have a lovely warm comfortable home and my family are safe. After watching the catostrophic events unfold after the Earthquake that hit Haiti measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale on Tuesday 12th January 22:00pm (GMT) I suddenly feel ashamed of how much I take for granted. It has been five days since the massive earthquake devastated this tiny Caribbean country. Suffering on a scale we can't even imagine continues to grip much of the survivors. The quake is estimated to have killed between 50,000 and 100,000 people and affected a total of three million Haitians.
http://englishmum.com/ and a number of other bloggers have created a JustGiving page for the Haiti disaster.
The Bloggers For Haita Just Giving Page will be donating all funds raised to ShelterBox. ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity, specialising in emergency shelter provision. They instantly respond to earthquake, volcano, flood, hurricane, cyclone, tsunami or conflict by delivering boxes of aid. Each box supplies a family of ten with a tent and lifesaving equipment to use while they are displaced. Since 2001, ShelterBox has provided shelter, warmth and dignity following over 80 disasters in more than 52 countries. Each Box costs an average of £490 including all materials, packing, storage and distribution to individual recipients worldwide.
I found one of the most touching additions to each box to be simply a children’s pack containing drawing books, crayons and pens. For children who have lost most, if not all, of their possessions, these small gifts are treasured. To read more about this charity and what they provide visit thier website http://shelterbox.org/
EnglishMum Thank you for helping bloggers to reach out in a practical way to help this cause. I would urge any fellow Bloggers to spread the word.
“Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need.”
Quote by Sarah Ban Breathnach