Posted by: Kathy | January 14, 2010

How Are You Helping?

My posts are usually, light, and fun, and full of recipes and sarcasm.

However, today, my heart is heavy. My heart aches for the people of Haiti. Like I think it physically hurts.

There are a lot of theological discussions out there in blogger world. I’ve read some. I have my personal beliefs. But this I know. A tragedy happened. And they need help.

The question then becomes – how do we help?

There are MANY organizations that already had people on the ground in Haiti battling poverty. They are there and responding. They need our financial help.  Mary over at Giving Up Perfect compiled a short list. It has the biggest organiztions on there.

The Princess and I talked about it yesterday in the car and decided The House of Hills would donate to Compassion. We sponsor a child in Peru, but have several friends who sponsor children in Haiti. They still don’t know if their children are safe. Compassion headquarters was near the epicenter of the quake. Last I read, they still hadn’t made contact with the headquarters.

The Princess gave me all her “Give” money last night to add to the donation her dad and I were putting together. She’s seven and wants to help.

What are you doing to help?

Update: Just saw this on twitter. An Email from Haiti.

Another Update:

Many of the bloggers I read and follow on Twitter have joined forces to raise money for Haiti. I am so impressed with what these women are doing, that I want to be a part. Therefore, The House of Hills will donate $1 more dollar to Compassion for everyone who leaves a comment here. I’m new to this blogging thing, but am AMAZED by the reach and the power it has. So, let’s do something together and help those in greatest need.

Money Saving Mom has an entire list of bloggers who are donating money for comments and links to their blogs. She also has some links to other charities on her page. Visit and see what else you can do. Together, we can help this nation survive this horrible tragedy.

The biggest thing we can do is pray. Pray for those who are hurt. Pray for those who have lost a loved one. Pray for those who are traveling to help. Pray for the doctors and nurses who are working around the clock under horrible conditions. Just pray for the nation.

So what are you doing to help? How are you praying? Leave a comment, and the House of Hills will donate $1 to Compassion just for that comment.

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Responses

  1. Thank you for the link, but more importantly, thank you for talking about this and helping!

  2. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by kathill, kathill. kathill said: My heart is hurting. How do we help? http://bit.ly/7enIAO […]

  3. Hi, we are donating .25 per link or comment on our “Help for Haiti” post: http://www.mommiecheapest.com/2010/01/help-for-haiti.html

  4. Thanks – We’re donating $5 per link here: http://savingmoneyplan.com/haiti/

  5. My heart hurts for Haiti,too. Thank you for doing this. 🙂

  6. Come link up or leave a comment at Savings & Stewardship, where we’re donating $1 to World Vision for each entry!!

    http://savingsandstewardship.blogspot.com/2010/01/haiti-needs-our-help.html

  7. We donated $100 and are donating $1 for each comment/link.

  8. http://christianfrugalmama.blogspot.com/2010/01/giving-hope-to-haiti.html

    I blogged and will give $0.25/link or comment!

  9. We are donating $1/per link and $.50/per comment to World Vision.

  10. Thanks for doing this Kathy! My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this tragedy!

  11. I’m giving $10 eCOUPONs to my online gift store Gifts For One Gifts For All (www.giftsforonegiftsforall.com) to those that have donated to organizations helping the Haitian earthquake victims. When the eCOUPON is redeemed, 10% of the purchase will also be donated to organizations helping Haiti. Read my blog for more details at http:/bit.ly/DONATE2HAITI.

  12. Thank you for your generosity.

  13. You have the most amazing heart!


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