The devastation is Haiti is unfathomable. My heart aches at the pictures of the children and I feel so incredible helpless.
So many people have donated financially, $2 million so far through text via cell phones. Countries have pledged millions and help is pouring in from across the world, but here is my dilemma and I am hoping that my friends can help me with it.
There is a football player from our college team, who is from Haiti, and he is collecting donations, monetary, hygiene products and clothing. I will be in Oregon next week and was going to take what was needed to the drop off point and this is when my dilemma started.
I thought about the homeless shelter in our new town that has been desperate for donations throughout the year. I thought about the help that they did receive and which is now being diverted to Haiti. So amongst our own, the suffering becomes greater.
What are your thoughts? Have you donated to Haiti or are you keeping it within your community? I would love to hear from you.