Sunday, January 17, 2010

Pray for Haiti

By now, most of you have probably heard about the earthquake that took place in Haiti this past week. It is likely that you have seen the heartbreaking images, and have heard many accompanying tragic stories. It is all so overwhelming. While I typically blog on body image, eating disorders, and beauty and the media, I felt compelled to mention this!

I just wanted to share two quick things. First, a professor that I had in college who I greatly respect, Dr. Paul Robinson, posted a link on his facebook page to an article that was published in the NY Times today. The article contemplates faith and hope amidst such devastation and I wanted to share it with you all. Follow this link to read it. (Here is another article from that you may want to check out- it shares stories of those who have been rescued..)

Second, if you are interested in donating time or money to support the relief efforts in Haiti, here are some different options that I would encourage you to check out!

You can also text "HAITI" to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross. The Red Cross has raised over 8 million dollars on texting donations, which is awesome (UPDATE: as of 1/18, 21 million dollars has been raised!!). As you go about your day today, try to remember the people of Haiti in your prayers- for healing, for hope and for miracles.

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