Wednesday, March 31, 2010

it's raining...

After two weeks of rain, much of New England has experienced record-shattering rainfall. Flood waters flow all around. Sink holes have appeared where streets once bustled with people in a rush to go nowhere. Among other disastrous consequences are many homes now left without heat, hot water or electrical power. I can't imagine what it's like for those who live on the streets.
The rainy season has also arrived in Haiti. Over 1.3 million people are still homeless, many living among the muddy, overcrowded grounds of tent cities. Men, women, and children. There remains nearly five hundred and eighty eight million dollars ($588,000,000) of Haitian relief funds sitting, just sitting, in the accounts of some charitable organisations like the American Red Cross - their executives explaining that there is no rush in spending this money, as they need to save it for the long term rebuilding efforts. (Excuse me?) I think the people of Haiti, who are enduring each day in some of the most uninhabitable conditions, may see things a little differently. The earthquake already took the lives of two hundred and thirty thousand (230,000) of their loved ones. These survivors are alive today. But many of them will surely die long before the rebuilding efforts begin unless there is immediate intervention. So tonight, I shall be writing a letter to my local charitable organisations to raise my voice for the people of Haiti. and i continue to pray...

15 comments:

Darcel said...

I had no idea there was flooding in New England until I saw the news this morning.
I can't believe all of that money is just sitting. I pray to God they are not spending it on something else. Those people in Haiti need relief RIGHT NOW!
What is wrong with people these days? Always waiting for the future. Don't they know the future is not promised?

suzyQ said...

I will pray with you...

Gayle said...

That's horrible.

Tracy said...

Keep safe and keep dry, my dear friend...*praying* along with you for so many reasons... :o) ((BIG HUGS))

Wanda said...

Standing beside you....

rochambeau said...

Stopping by to say what a great woman you are and to wish you happy Spring~
xox
Constance

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

I hope you are staying dry in the NE. I never donate to the Red Cross because they would rather earn interest on contributions than spending the money for its intended purpose. grrr.

Cam said...

I still think of Haiti and pray for miracles every day!

Hopefully, the rain will subside a little in the NE! We're pretty dry down here, and had an 80 degree day today.

Not used to that yet!!

cinner said...

Hi Selah, I have missed my visits while away...I am saddened by this post. They must be crazy to be holding all that money. The other day on the news it said that Canadians and the government had donated 440 million to Haiti fund. To think that they are not using it right now infuriates me too. It makes me sad that the people....are not being helped when they need it, right now. I had to wait two and a half years when I became disabled to get any help. I had not chosen to get sick, nor have the people of Haiti chosen to go through this....They can take their interest on the money and well you know what I think. Be strong selah, hugs to you. Sorry to go on and on. as christina would say one love.

Christina said...

Haiti remains in my heart.
always~

Anna, The Lemon Lady said...

Hello. I'll visit, pray and simply be hopeful.

vchelle said...

Well I guess NE can't complaing about a drout.. That's amazing you are getting so much rain there! Haiti's roots are so strong and endure so much that they again spring up aginst this way of thinking! Soon, nothing will be struggle for them any longer!

sunnymama said...

My thoughts are with the people of Haiti also.

kath said...

I didn't read this, because as you know, I'm too sensitive to these things ... I know it's there but I can't handle the rock hard truth.
But babe, your photo. It took my breath away. And that's enough, because it was one breath, for all of us everywhere.
much love
xo
K

patty said...

i just hear a wonderful story on bbc about a haitian baby being found in FL by his real family and reunited.i give thanks and pray for those still lost, still looking.