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Not to sound like a broken record of everything on the news lately, but I thought I would quickly put in a word about what's going on in the world. As I've always said, real beauty comes from within and there is absolutely nothing more beautiful than helping others. (I know, I know, cheesy and probably the same words as on every beauty blog but I do mean that from the heart.)
After the devastation from a giant 7.0 earthquake in Haiti, the whole country is basically wrecked and in need of our help. I can't even begin to comprehend the death toll and brokenness on the streets. Reports say that it looks like bombs after WWII because of the shattered roads and collapsed buildings. Even small donations could help the lives of thousands of people! Sometimes we live in our safe little lives and forget that there are people who could use a few bucks more than we could use that new lipgloss.
I'm not saying that I'm trying to guilt trip anyone, but plain and simple, those who REALLY have less right now could use a little help from those who have something to give.
Lookee, technology even made it easy for us to be helpful! In the comfort of our own homes, we can donate to the American Red Cross (www.redcross.com) by texting "Haiti" to 90999 to donate $10 which will go directly from our phone bills.
Another easy way to donate includes texting YELE to donate $5 to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund (www.yele.org).
Here is a list of additional reputable charities to donate for Haiti earthquake relief.
Frankly, we could benefit from a little more love and a giving heart in this world. :)
EDIT: I just received an e-mail from a girl who told me about a smaller organization who could use help as well. Here is an article about donating to Matenwa, a community learning center on an nearby island to Port Au Prince. The community has been deeply affected by the earthquakes as well and aren't getting reached by the larger organizations. It seems legit to me, so if you'd like your donations to go to a smaller community to make a bigger impact, please help support Matenwa.