Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Yankees help Haiti. We should too.

I've been fighting tears all day, following news of the earthquake's devastating impact on Haiti and its people. The damage and destruction is going to take a heavy toll on a country whose people have already suffered too much. My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Haiti and their relatives and friends around the world.

We should all do what we can to help the massive humanitarian effort currently underway. Earlier tonight, I made a donation to ActionAid, which fights poverty and provides disaster relief to poor countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Anyone looking for a charity to donate to can go to for help finding a good organization.

My heart was lifted when I read that the New York Yankees were donating $500,000 to the rescue and relief efforts in Haiti. In a week when we were confronted head-on with the dark side of baseball, it's incredibly moving to see the positive side too, with the Yankees contributing to the humanitarian efforts and the Florida Marlins visiting our troops serving overseas. Let's follow the Yankees' lead and do what we can to mitigate this cruel tragedy.

Thanks to the US CIA via Wikipedia for the map.

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