Yesterday, I was informed that one of my co-workers was desperately trying to get a hold of family and friends after the devastating 7.0 Earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12, 2010.
Today, sadly we were given word that his aunt and 5 of his cousins were killed after the quake caused their home to collapse on top of them. Fortunately, his parents and sister are alive. My office is launching a relief effort for my co-worker. From now through February 28th, my office will be accepting voluntary monetary donations in order to help out with what will be the daunting task of providing temporary housing for his mother and sister then the eventual rebuilding of a new permanent home.
If you would like to give to this effort, my wife and I will be handing in our donation in late February and you can hand yours in along with us. Just email me for more details (firstname.lastname@example.org). Since we are giving directly to a particular family I don't want to make public the names on the blog. I do however, believe this is the best way to have your donation make a difference because you are giving to a specific family in need rather then to an larger organization.
Of course your prayers for this family are also extremely valuable and I ask you to pray with us for them. Thanks for prayerfully considering to give.
Please Also consider re-blogging and posting this request to others!