When I was a little girl, I was one of those anxious children who heard something on the news and immediately planned the demise of myself, my family, my favourite toy, etc. I remember being 7 years old and hearing for the first time that we lived on a fault line and that any day now we were expecting ‘the big one’. I hid under my bed that night and refused to go to school the next day, as the news anchor had explained that not all of our schools were up to proper earthquake safety guidelines. I will NEVER forget that day, it scarred me for life and I’m still terrified of the word ‘earthquake’.
Obviously nothing drastic happened earthquake-wise when I was a little girl, but it has happened in Haiti and it’s breaking my heart. The stories of hospitals and orphanages collapsing make me get inside the heads of those little children, some orphaned and all terrified.
I want to encourage every blogger who runs a for-profit site to participate in Kelly Diels’ Help Haiti Blog Challenge. And if you don’t run a blog but you run a local business, big or small, please do what you can to help with this disaster.
We are SO blessed to live where we do and to have the resources that are available to us. FVP is blessed to be succeeding on our journey, and we will be participating in this challenge. For the remainder of January, for all banner ads, video ads and upgraded directory listings purchased, we will donate $25 from each sale to Canadian Red Cross. 100% profit from the next Sponsored Pulse will be added to the pot as well. For information on any of these, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks, everyone, for your contributions, prayers and good vibes sent down to Haiti.