14 January 2010


The aftermath of the Haitian earthquake has been devastating. The loss of life, and the resulting medical and hygiene crisis, will take months to be dealt with. I can hardly think of a country less-well-equipped to deal with such a crisis.

Fortunately you can get involved quickly. Texting "Haiti" to 90999 will send $10 to the American Red Cross through your mobile provider. They have already raised $800,000 through this method.

This event further illustrates the incredible abilities of the U.S. military as a provider of immediate aid. No effective aid can be provided without security, and the military has been active all over the world in such situations, like the Asian Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. They have cleared the airport, the first step in providing meaningful aid.


A.J. said...

That country just can't catch a break ... they are in my prayers.

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