Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Haiti Gets Help, But Much More is Needed

Nearly three weeks after a devastating earthquake left the nation in ruin, the stories of heartache and hope continue to pour from Haiti. With the death toll in the hundreds of thousands and nearly 2 million survivors in dire need of food, water, shelter and medical attention, the Haiti rescue and relief effort needs all the help it can get - and then some.

Here in the Lone Star State, the Texas Peanut Producers Board is working tirelessly in partnership with the entire United States peanut industry to help deliver more than $90,000 in much-needed peanut butter to the hungry people of Haiti. The story of these extraordinary efforts can be read here.

While I wholeheartedly salute these hardworking Texans and their selfless compassion, they cannot go it alone. As Haiti’s unimaginable struggle continues, I implore all of our state’s agriculture producers and Texas citizens to give what they can. Whether it’s a surplus food commodity, monetary donation or an offering of volunteerism, your gifts are a godsend to those who struggle hour by the hour, day by day against agonizing odds. Please give what you can. To find out how you can help, go here.

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