As you know, on January 12th, 2010, at 4:52 a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the west coast of Haiti, most of the damage hitting its capital, Port au Prince. Since that Tuesday, the country has been hit with devastating after shocks. This has been reported as the worst natural disaster in over 200 years.
The people of Haiti have been left with nothing, no food, water, shelter of medical supplies. People have been trapped under rubble and they have been pulling out more dead bodies than alive. Mass graves are now filling the city, with dead being Haitian, Canadian, American and much more. These graves hold an unknown amount of people, without names, or family to be notified.
This has become not only devastating to Haiti, but countries around the world.
You're watching the news, and you're seeing these images, but you're missing something important besides the need for immediate relief. Relief and care for the years to come. It is estimated that it will take over 10 years to rebuild this country.
I want you to think for a moment. Think about when you were in school, about the time of day, out by 3PM or so? Not so in Haiti, schools operate in the afternoons, which means when that earthquake hit, the schools were filled with students, who quickly saw students die around them.
Think about the 50 thousand children that are now orphans, who watched their parents die, or didn't know of their deaths, and they're just missing. It is immeasurable the pain and suffering that is happening in Haiti right now.
But we can help. Since the earthquake hit, I have been working tiresly with The Canadian Red Cross and Free The Children to help provide essentials for survival for this country that can not support itself. 100% of whatever is raised will go directly to Haiti, not a single cent is left behind in someones pocket. Its going to where its needed the most. Which is why this country needs your help. I know you're thinking what can I do? But you can do a lot, one dollar will save a life. Provide a family with water. That one cup of coffee you're going to buy, do you really need it? Can you spare that money to save a life?
Please, I am asking every last single one of you to Donate! Because we have so much, and there is a country out there with nothing.
So please visit http://www.canadaforhaiti.com
in Canada to find a list of phone numbers, text numbers and ways to donate.
Or you can visit http://www.hopeforhaiti.com
Both of these websites will stay open until middle of February collecting donations for this country.
As an incentive, the Canadian government will match donations up to $50 million for anything raised.
Please donate now. Organise a fundraiser, do anything because we can, and isn't that the definition of humanity?
You can also donate through most banks, to your local salvation army, red cross, and private organisations for Haiti relief, including iTunes.
Please, give as little or as much as you can, because one day, it could be you.