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Old 01-16-2010, 09:12 PM   #61
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Where was all this goodwill and $$$ before the earthquake?
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:12 PM   #62
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I just found out today that my friend Evan and 2 of his other friends are going to Haiti to help out. I don't know the full details, but he is a such a great person for volunteering his time to help those in need.
Awesome!
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:45 PM   #63
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Where was all this goodwill and $$$ before the earthquake?
In every day acts of kindness and generosity that weren't necessarily focused on one place, and don't make national news.
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:30 PM   #64
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Where was all this goodwill and $$$ before the earthquake?
Where was yours?

Seems like a fair question, and probably a similar answer...

Like Cori said, lots of everyday acts don't get national news coverage.
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:59 AM   #65
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Where was all this goodwill and $$$ before the earthquake?
Um, Kiva?
Kiva - Loans that change lives

It's not a charity, it's a hand up.

One Laptop Per Child?
One Laptop per Child (OLPC), a low-cost, connected laptop for the world's children's education

There are plenty of ways to help before a tragedy strikes.
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I'd like to ask for for Haiti, especially for a friend of a friend, Rev. Sam Dixon. He had just gotten to Haiti the day of the quake for mission work and had got caught in the rubble of the hotel in which he was staying. The news out of Haiti is in fact spotty, Sam was another case in which there was conflicting info; at first the news came out Friday that he had been rescued with minor injuries but yesterday the truth came out that he had died before rescuers got to him.
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I'd like to ask for for Haiti, especially for a friend of a friend, Rev. Sam Dixon. He had just gotten to Haiti the day of the quake for mission work and had got caught in the rubble of the hotel in which he was staying. The news out of Haiti is in fact spotty, Sam was another case in which there was conflicting info; at first the news came out Friday that he had been rescued with minor injuries but yesterday the truth came out that he had died before rescuers got to him.
My heart goes out to all that have suffered personal loss in this tradegy.
My prayers go out to them and everyone.
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Old 01-17-2010, 02:28 PM   #68
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Where was all this goodwill and $$$ before the earthquake?
It has always been there. You just weren't paying attention. Was is it they say? Whatever you focus on expands. Why don't we all focus on moving forward with helping hands instead of dolling out the cynicism?

Here is a great example since you asked for it...
My brother works for the Center fo Justice and posted this on his blog today regarding a wonderful family who is are like family to him, that have been doing work in Haiti for over 4 decades. They never got a single lick of attention from the so-called "Liberal" media.

If you want to read the whole thing go here: Heartbreak in Haiti | Center for Justice
My brother wrote this intro:

"....I have worked at one time with one or more of the Close sisters, Frances and Gracie, activists, philanthropists, and humanitarians from South Carolina who’ve touched lives all over the world. Frances is my daughter’s godmother ......"
One of the Close family’s special interests over the years has been humanitarian assistance and hands-on economic development in Haiti. Frances’s and Gracie’s brother Buck was working on the outskirts of Port au Prince at the time the magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck on Tuesday.

By Wednesday he had written an initial report on the events he witnessed that day that appears, in full, on the popular blog site The Daily Beast.
Buck has been working in Haiti for four decades and directs a non-profit organization called 1,000 Jobs/Haiti.
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Gengel of Rutland, Mass. still missing in Haiti | NECN

wow. this really sucks. this girl's family was told she's alive only to be told later that she is still missing. i happened to be watching CNN when they interviewed her joyful dad right after he was told that she was alive. for some reason, this made my stomach turn.
Yes it's horrible. They've rescued other people from the rubble of the Hotel Montana but time is running out for Britney. It would truly be a miracle now. She was there doing relief work with others from her college with a group called Food For The Poor.

I didn't want to give via my credit card because the credit card companies are actually charging transaction fees and whatever else they do and making money off of this. I don't care what they've donated, it's the principle. I don't want my cell phone company making money off it either. Usually I would give to the Red Cross so I just gave cash at my church.
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Groups Send Aid to Diabetics Earthquake Victims in Haiti | Diabetes News Hound


Groups Send Aid to Diabetics Earthquake Victims in Haiti
The aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Haiti has left an estimated 300,000 diabetics in that country in urgent need of help.

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and Australia-based Insulin for Life sent a relief package to the country which includes insulin, testing meters and strips, as well as other supplies. The shipment was sent to the Haitian Foundation for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, the only dedicated diabetes clinic in the country. It is believed to be still standing.

An additional shipment of diabetes supplies was sent to the Haiti Diabetes Foundation project coordinator in Washington, who traveled to Haiti on Sunday with the aid and has begun distributing it to those in need.
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lol, daygloeyes, i just noticed that you quoted me in your signature.

i think that was one of my all time best responses to ZOOTVTOURist ever.
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Wow -- what a sad video.

Anderson Cooper Carries Bloody Child To Safety In Haiti (WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO)
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Meanwhile, CNN's Sanjay Gupta performed brain surgery on a Haitian child today.

How are the Fox newspeople doing? <wink>
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Amazing that people are still alive, 6 days later. NBC news just showed a clip of a woman being freed after 6 days. She had some broken bones in her hand, but seemed to be fine. They pulled her out, and when someone asked if she thought she would live, she answered:

"Yes. Why not?"

What a wonderful response.
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Amazing that people are still alive, 6 days later. NBC news just showed a clip of a woman being freed after 6 days. She had some broken bones in her hand, but seemed to be fine. They pulled her out, and when someone asked if she thought she would live, she answered:

"Yes. Why not?"

What a wonderful response.
Some station showed trapped survivors who were fortunate to be in a supermarket when it collapsed - they were in for about 6 days and looked great. One guy said he ate PB&J from his aisle.
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