My thoughts and prayers are going out to the people of Haiti.
Some of the first video shows that it’s hell on earth… chaos…
Papa and I have agreed, as soon as relief efforts are set up here in Houston, we’re going to go buy quite a bit of Non-perishable goods to help. Houston is notorious for giving and helping. When disasters like this hit, relief effort is quickly organized so that Houstonians can send some help, if even a pallet of bottled water.
I think of those people now, and am reminded how good I have it. I live in a place that’s prepared for disasters. Ike was horrible, but we were able to recover, though it’s been gradual. Some people have gotten more help than others… but progress is being made.
Can you imagine living in a seismically active location and all of the buildings you live and work in are not built to withstand an earthquake? In fact, they’re mostly mud huts and loose plaster. How horrid it must be. From the video, it looks as though everything is destroyed, even the presidential palace. Haiti is one of the poorest nations on the planet. Since they won their freedom from the French, they have struggled to maintain a viable, productive country.
Have a good day… be safe!
© ‘Fizz’ 2010