The devastation in Haiti is heart wrenching beyond description. Already the poorest country in the western hemisphere, the nation was plummeted last week into the deepest depths of chaos and destruction by an unforgiving earthquake and its powerful aftershocks.
The death toll, currently at about 75,000, continues to rise. The 3 million who survived the 7.0 quake are far from safe, as they struggle for the basic necessities of life – water, food and shelter. The sobering images we see on the news don’t begin to capture the cries for help, the pain of loss and the gripping fear of despair.
In an effort to help the people of Haiti, I ask all Texans who can to consider donating time, money, medicine, food and other resources so desperately needed by struggling survivors. No donation is too small and no good intentions should stall or idle.
Please give what you can today so that the people of Haiti might survive tomorrow. The American Red Cross is a great place to start to help Haiti. Thank you and God bless.