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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Txt 'Haiti' to 90999

Text ‘Haiti’ to 90999 to send a $10 donation via the Red Cross; because no one should have to fight for food, clean water, or medical attention.

Deuteronomy 10:18 ♥
He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing.

With the people of Haiti hungry, desperate and frustrated nearly a week after a powerful earthquake, sporadic violence and looting are erupting in the badly damaged capital. "People are actually stealing things, then will sell it later, and then they'll use that money for their families," CNN's Anderson Cooper reported.

No official death toll has been declared, but estimates range from 100,000 to 150,000 in Port-au-Prince alone. The buildings have crumbled to rubble, leaving hundreds of thousands of homeless survivors roaming the streets. About 3 million people -- one-third of Haiti's population -- were affected by the quake, the Red Cross said. About 10 million people most likely felt the shaking. All of this has occurred in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, where infrastructure is weak and many people were already living in poverty.


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