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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Im Grieving with Haiti Today

Above is a picture of the Haitian Palace. A beautiful, magnificent construction... and now look at what the earthquake has done....

I was upset with myself for not really knowing what happened on Tuesday, January 12,2010 in Haiti. I really felt that I slacked on the news especially with something this crucial and important. This 7.0 earthquake has taken a toll on Haiti, I am sooo upset about this. Although, I am not Haitian, I have friends from this area.. and I feel the pain as though I were. I am part Jamaican and I can only imagine how devastated I would be to find out my family was in danger like this. I pray for all the people of Haiti. Those that have lost their lives, those grieving on loved ones, those injured and those that survived this ordeal. It is painful for us all. I know God is there stronger than any other time now. We are all still children of God and He WILL turn this around! God has a reason for everything He does in this world. Its hard to not be upset about this whole situation though.. I started to cry every time

I saw pictures of people who were affected by this, whether it is here in the states or internationally.. I literally broke down and started to sob uncontrollably.. I can feel their pain through my heart. I pray and pray for safety, healing and restoration! GOD PLEASE COME INTO THIS PLACE! I LOVE YOU LORD, YOU ARE MIGHTY AND CAN DO ALLLLL THINGS!!!!

Timberland has joined forces with Haiti and Wyclef.. per email I recieved you can donate:

Timberland cares about Haiti.
In the wake of Haiti's earthquake disaster, we pray for those whose lives and families have been devastated … and we unite, in concern and compassion and with a desire to do whatever we can to contribute to the relief and recovery Haiti and its community desperately and urgently need.

A few months back, Timberland announced its partnership with Yéle Haiti - a grassroots movement that builds global awareness for Haiti while transforming the country through educational, cultural and environmental programs. At the time, the vision for our partnership with Yéle Haiti was one of reforestation – building a tree nursery in Gonaives, a city in northern Haiti devastated by a series of hurricanes and storms; enlisting local farmers to maintain it; and using the trees grown there to reforest the hillsides surrounding the city.

As part of our partnership with Yéle Haiti, Timberland makes a donation to the organization for every pair of Earthkeepers™ Yéle Haiti boots and Yéle Haiti t-shirts that we sell. While the original intent for that donation was to support Haiti’s reforestation, we’re now rededicating our efforts – and our donation – to the country’s earthquake relief.

Should you wish to contribute personally to the massive relief effort underway, this link will allow you to donate directly to the Yéle Haiti organization. You can also donate $5 to the Yéle Haiti Earthquake Fund by texting the word “Yéle” to 501501.

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