27 January 2010

I made this?

Are you sure?

In my little ol' kitchen?

God bless you, Jim Lahey.

17 January 2010


We were so grateful for the opportunity to drop off relief supplies at the Embassy of Haiti in Washington, DC today. It was an amazing experience to drive in heavy, bumper-to-bumper traffic and hear not one horn nor have one driver try to cut around as we all inched along.

Police were allowing people to park right outside the embassy, to double-park, to park on the nearby traffic circle, to pull in or block neighboring embassy driveways...unheard of.

Volunteers were helping people unload bag after bag from their trunks and carry things up to more volunteers who were stuffing everything into plastic bags to protect it from the rain.

Local companies donated the trucks -- God bless people who have a solid understanding about resource allocation and doing the right thing.

It wasn't raining hard, but it was enough of a sprinkle that if you were feeling lazy, it could have kept you inside. But from the looks of the crowd and the piles and piles of supplies, that didn't happen.

We took so little -- tshirts, packets of tuna, raisins, shampoo, conditioner, soap, diapers, onesies, baby blankets, baby hats. My heart is heavy with those babies.

Thank you to the Embassy for being a collection point today in addition to all the other work they are doing night and day right now.

Please donate to UNICEF or the Red Cross. $10, $20, whatever you can do. Do not worry about the amount. Empower people who are in a position to help. Show the people of Haiti that we care, that they matter to us. Love for Haiti.