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got this in my inbox this morning and using the first link provided made giving easy. You can choose credit card OR
amazon payment so if you're already set-up at that site, it's almost like buying a book.
Be patient though, they are EXCEEDINGLY busy (YAY!!) and going from page to page can take a minute.

gayle --

On Tuesday, a catastrophic earthquake struck near Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The full extent of the damage is still being assessed, but the death toll -- already in the thousands -- is climbing fast.

This is the worst earthquake to hit the area in more than 200 years. Entire communities have been ripped apart and as many as 3 million people have been directly affected, including tens of thousands of American citizens who are in Haiti.

Our neighbors in Haiti are racing to confront the enormous devastation -- and the OFA community can help.

Click here for more information about essential relief efforts and ways you can help today.

Footage is pouring in of homes collapsing, Haitians carrying injured family members, and hospitals being overrun in what was already the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere.

I have directed my administration to respond with a swift, coordinated, and aggressive effort to save lives. Personnel from the United States and our partners in the international community are on the ground in damaged areas right now, working side by side with the Haitian people. They're providing much-needed food, water, and sanitation supplies, saving lives and helping local communities start to rebuild.

Despite the fact that we are experiencing tough times here at home, I encourage those who can to reach out and help. It's in times like these that we must show the kind of compassion and humanity that has defined the best of our national character for generations.

Click here to find out what you can do:

http://my.barackobama.com/Haiti

As this story continues to unfold, I hope you will continue to keep the people of Haiti in your thoughts and prayers, as well as the many Haitian-Americans who have done so much to enrich our country and who are worried about friends and loved ones in this time of need.

Thank you,

President Barack Obam
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corposant
Jan. 15th, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC)
Our family is making collective donations to UNICEF and the Red Cross. The tragedy seems miles around from my house in the suburbans but I'm glued to CNN; I seem to have it turned on in the background whenever I'm in this house. These are crucial moments. And it heartens me to see this out pouring of kindness.
gaeln
Jan. 18th, 2010 10:34 pm (UTC)
'And it heartens me to see this out pouring of kindness'
I absolutely agree with you.
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