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    Earthquake in Haiti

    http://www1.voanews.com/english/news...-81311282.html

    Thousands Feared Dead After Haitian Earthquake
    The 7.0 magnitude quake that struck Tuesday is most powerful to hit the Caribbean nation in 200 years.
    VOA News 13 January 2010

    Haitians are lining bodies along the streets of Port-au-Prince, where thousands are feared dead after a massive earthquake destroyed much of the capital.

    The 7.0 magnitude quake that struck Tuesday was the most powerful to hit the Caribbean nation in 200 years.

    The temblor collapsed the presidential palace, ministries, homes, schools, monuments and the city's largest hospital.

    The International Red Cross says up to 3 million people have been affected.

    Bodies were pulled Wednesday from the collapsed United Nations headquarters in Port-au-Prince. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says more than 100 U.N. personnel are missing, including the mission chief, Hedi Annabi.

    Mr. Ban is dispatching Annabi's predecessor, Edmond Mulet, to the island.

    The Brazilian military says four Brazilian peacekeepers died in the quake. Roman Catholic missionaries with the Saint Jacque Society say the archbishop of Port-Au-Prince, Monsignor Serge Miot, also is among the dead.

    About 3,000 U.N. peacekeepers are based in Port-au-Prince. They are clearing roads to assist search and rescue teams.

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    Haitians walk past damaged buildings in Port-au-Prince, 12 Jan 2010
    The work is difficult, however, as rubble is everywhere and communication and power lines are out across the city.

    The disaster has spread beyond the capital. A Haitian woman, who lives 19 kilometers east of Port-au-Prince, told VOA Creole Service her brother and nephew are trapped under rubble. She said late Tuesday their voices could be heard but nobody could reach them.

    The Red Cross says there is an urgent need for search and rescue volunteers as well as field hospitals, emergency health, water purification and telecommunications. Offers of international aid are pouring in.

    Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Recent development efforts have suffered severe setbacks because of political violence, lawlessness, corruption and natural disasters.

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    What a benighted country.

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    Text HAITI to 90999 to donate $10.00 to Red Cross for relief from the earthquake, they're predicting up to 500,000 dead...
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    Re: Earthquake in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    Text HAITI to 90999 to donate $10.00 to Red Cross for relief from the earthquake, they're predicting up to 500,000 dead...
    Also, Matthew 25 Ministries is a great place to donate to help get needed supplies to Haiti.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric_the_Red View Post
    Also, Matthew 25 Ministries is a great place to donate to help get needed supplies to Haiti.
    I agree. For those who are able, send along a donation to Red Cross or some other relief organization. My wife and I sent some money to Catholic Relief Services first thing this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric_the_Red View Post
    Also, Matthew 25 Ministries is a great place to donate to help get needed supplies to Haiti.
    A friend of mine will be in Blue Ash on Friday to work at Matthew 25 Ministries. Just saw a bit on Fox news that the Haitian Leader is saying 30-50,000 dead at least.
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    My goodness, this is an absolute nightmare for the people of Haiti, a country that can't seem to find peace, or luck.
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    Earthquakes are the pits, especially in underdeveloped countries or on soft land areas. been 20 years since 89 but it seems like just yesterday and still scares the heck out of me to think about it.

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    Here's a link to an extensive list from the Washington Post of organizations that folks can donate to for the relief efforts http://bit.ly/5fWzsD
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    Re: Earthquake in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    Here's a link to an extensive list from the Washington Post of organizations that folks can donate to for the relief efforts http://bit.ly/5fWzsD
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    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    Here's a link to an extensive list from the Washington Post of organizations that folks can donate to for the relief efforts http://bit.ly/5fWzsD
    Do you know if there are any of these that take Paypal? That would be the method for me to donate. I can't afford much but I would really like to send at least a little something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    Do you know if there are any of these that take Paypal? That would be the method for me to donate. I can't afford much but I would really like to send at least a little something.
    Save the Children is one of the organizations from the list that has a way to donate through Paypal here:

    http://www.savethechildren.org/get-i...aiti-0110.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reds Fanatic View Post
    Save the Children is one of the organizations from the list that has a way to donate through Paypal here:

    http://www.savethechildren.org/get-i...aiti-0110.html

    Thank you! I made my donation.
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    Jimmy Buffett asks Parrotheads to help Haiti in this time of need. Simply text "haiti" to 90999 to make a $10 donation to the American Red Cross Relief for Haiti.

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    Re: Earthquake in Haiti

    Just saw this on Twitter

    Commissioner Selig announces #MLB donation of $1 million to UNICEF 4 Haiti
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