I have been receiving some useful links and information on how to help Haiti in this terrible catastrophe that they are going through, so I though I will share it with you all.
We're extremely concerned about the massive earthquake that struck the Caribbean nation of Haiti. The latest field reports as of this morning show more than 3 million impacted with over 100,000 dead and tens of thousands more injured. This is one of the worst natural disasters since the Asian tsunami of 2004, which affected so many of our artisans.
Haiti is a country with such a difficult history. It is one of the most impoverished nations in the world. Haiti is also known worldwide for its amazing folk art. Some of the best artisan painters in the world live in Haiti. We're very saddened that this disaster has impacted so many people, including many of these talented artists.
We're also saddened by the impact on so many relief workers stationed in Haiti. They had traveled there to do good and help people, and now had this terrible natural disaster befall them.
If you'd like to directly support the relief efforts, here are some direct links:
Mercy Corps: http://www.mercycorps.org
Doctors without Borders: http://doctorswithoutborders.org
The Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org
We are joining the relief efforts by donating 10% of our sales from Brazil, Mexico, and Peru:
Our hearts are with all the victims.
Just wanted to let you know that this weekend 10% of all sales from http://www.jfold.com/ will be donated to the relief efforts in Haiti.
help us help the devastated people of haiti and please join us in supporting mercy corps emergency response efforts in haiti! baby star will donate 10% of january sales to www.mercycorps.org
And I also want to help the Haiti nation so a 10% off all January sales from: www.born2impress.com will go to help the efforts in Haiti.
See Kai Run:
In response to the dire need, See Kai Run has put together an emergency shoe donation of nearly 3,000 pairs to help the children in this ravaged part of the world. The donated shoes will be distributed through Soles4Souls, the international charity dedicated to providing footwear to disadvantaged people around the world. According to Soles4Souls, a sturdy pair of shoes is absolutely necessary in times like these when the amount of broken glass, twisted metal and raw sewage is staggering.
What Can You Do to Help?
Soles4Souls accepts ongoing shoe donations from individuals and retailers. You can donate new or gently worn shoes that are just taking up space in your closet -- every little bit counts. Just bind each pair with rubber bands and drop them off at a participating location. Or, send them to a Soles4Souls warehouse facility.
Please visit Soles4Souls to find out other ways you can donate.