Monday, January 18, 2010

Day 17: The Gratitude Challenge

Today, I am grateful that I am safe and sound in my home.

Today, I am grateful that I am in a position to help.

Today, I want to encourage you to pray about sending help to Haiti.  The tragedy that the earthquake caused has pierced my heart and broke it into tiny little pieces. I cannot participate in The Gratitude Challenge without the mention of this disaster and how we can all help.



If you are interested to donate, I highly encourage you to send your financial assistance to organizations that have already mobilized relief efforts. Here is a partial list of trusted organizations.

The Samaritan's Purse
If you have questions or difficulties, or if you want to donate by phone, call 1-800-528-1980. To give by mail, please send donations to: Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607-3000.

Compassion International
* $35 helps provide a relief pack filled with enough food and water to sustain a family for one week.
* $70 gift helps care for their needs for two weeks.
* $105 helps provide relief packs filled with enough food and water to sustain two families for two weeks.
* $210 gift helps care for two families’ needs.
* $525 provides relief packs filled with enough food and water to sustain 10 families for two weeks.
* $1,050 gift cares for 10 families’ needs.
* $1,500 helps rebuild a home.
* $2,100 supplies 20 families with the basics for three weeks.

The American Red Cross

NetHope

Save The Children

Care

World Vision

UNICEF


"Hear my prayer, O LORD, listen to my cry for help; be not deaf to my weeping." (Psalm 39:12)

1 comment :

*poink* said...

i know what you mean... seeing the news on Haiti brought back horrible and painful memories of the '91 earthquake, bec i was in Baguio when it happened. the worst months (and post-trauma year or so) of my life...my heart goes out to everyone affected by this tragedy