Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Imagine eating lunch and having the building you are sitting in collapse over your head. The lunch you just ate was either your last meal ever or your last meal for five days. You don't know where your family is or even if they are alive, you are sealed away under the once peaceful restaurant wondering when or if you will die. That's what the people in Haiti are experiencing right now. It’s been speculated that over 100,000 are dead, wounded, or still buried; the earthquake that struck Haiti recently was one of the largest on record. The quake was at least 7.0 on the Richter Scale, causing mass destruction particularly in Haiti’s capital city of Port-au-Prince. But as many rescuers have found, the Haitians may have much sorrow and much pain but they have not lost hope. It is so hard to comprehend the loss of life when it comes to natural disasters but it almost makes me smile to see the whole world reach out to support the wounded, the lost, and the fallen. We can all help - if each person in the world gave two dollars, euros, colones, etc. to Haiti they could rebuild and recover. Imagine being pulled from the rubble and reunited with your family. Inspired by reading, watching and listening to news coverage over Google Reader.