Help for Haiti: Bloggers Take Action

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As I see the horrific images on the news of the suffering in Haiti, my heart aches and longs to help. What can we do from the comfort of our sturdy, intact homes?

Yesterday, I told you about how one blogger stepped up to the plate to collect donations for the earthquake disaster. I purchased a few raffle tickets myself.

But I knew I could do more.

I have donated a one month ad spot here on my blog to be raffled off at Hope for Haiti. For as little as $1.00, you have a chance to win. All money received will be donated directly to Compassion.org and The Red Cross. More information about the donations can be read here.

I was also inspired by Crystal’s call to action. She has challenged bloggers and readers alike to step up and help the people of Haiti.

  • For every person who leaves their link to a blog post about how they are making a difference, she and her husband have committed to donate $10.00 to Compassion’s outreach in Haiti.
  • She will also donate $0.30 to Numana to provide one meal for a starving person for every comment or email with details on what you specifically did to help.

Crystal invited bloggers to host link ups as well, while making a financial commitment to donate. I thought long and hard about her invitation and talked it over with my husband.

My blog has provided ways for me to give in the past, and it continues to do so.

I am pleased to be partnering with White Cloud, a brand I respect and use in my home, over the next 6 months on a new campaign. I will be posting from time to time about my experience with White Cloud products. This opportunity was a unexpected blessing for me as a blogger, and one that is compensated.

I am committing to donating a portion of my blog earnings from the campaign to Compassion’s outreach in Haiti. Compassion is a charity that I trust and support. My family sponsors a child through Compassion each month.

Leave your direct link below to your post about how you are helping the people of Haiti. I am pledging $1.00 for every link, up to $500.

Even if you are not able to give financially, each one of us can do something. Pray. Blog. Get creative.

If you are looking for creative ways to help, swing by the links as they get added to see what others are doing. Then join in.

PS: You can text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10.00 to American Red Cross relief for Haiti right away. How easy is that?

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About Alyssa Francis

A thirty-something wife and mother of four! Two daughters by birth, one son by marriage, and a sweet baby boy born in April of 2009. Oldest sister of four girls raised by a single mom. California native. Grew up in Hawaii. Somehow ended up in North Texas. Once a single mom. Former agnostic. A survivor of abuse and addiction. Forgiven by a great big God. Married to my best friend.

Comments

  1. I’m buying raffle tickets . Seems too easy, but every dollar will add up!
    .-= Bonni´s last blog ..Ahh………………………… =-.

  2. My family is donating $100. Wish we could do more!
    .-= Melissa´s last blog ..Rain =-.

  3. We donated to the American Red Cross this morning. Thanks for using your blog to help convince people to donate.

  4. Thanks for what you are doing!!! Every cent counts!!!!

  5. Paul Williams says:

    My wife and I are heading down to Haiti on Sunday. We already had a mission trip planned with a group from another church. We’re not going to Port-au-Prince, but we will be building a duplex house for two people in Haiti. My blog post about it is in the CommentLuv link. Thanks for your support of Haiti. Blessings!
    .-= Paul Williams´s last blog ..Gone to Haiti – Be Back on January 28th =-.

  6. Our family is sending up prayers to the One who can do the most!!
    Our church also took and sent contributions in.
    My heart breaks especially for the little ones affected. We truly are blessed and I am thankful that we are able to bless others in return!
    .-= Jenn @ Beautiful Calling´s last blog ..I’m now on Facebook! =-.

  7. Thank you for doing this! It truly is amazing to see the way blogs are contributing to the relief effort

  8. My family donated $ to the Red Cross on Wednesday. And today I am visiting lots of blogs to help increase the donations.
    Thanks!

  9. This is such a fantastic thing that all of these bloggers are doing. Thank you! We will be donating directly to the Red Cross.

  10. I donated money through a text message to the Red Cross and I am leaving comments on blogs to help get the word out. I wish I could go there and help! It is heartbreaking!

  11. i texted my donations :) cheers to the blogosphere for keeping it real. I hope you’ll consider making a donation for each comment for those of us who read (rather than write) blogs :)

  12. We gave to Red Cross via txt and YeleHaiti via txt. Thanks for your efforts!

  13. My husband is a Haitian American, and we are devastated by this disaster.
    I appreicate all you do and keeping people in Haiti in your prayers. We donated to Red Cross and Direct Relief International. We are also planning on donating to other organizations as well. Again, thank you for your help.

  14. We donated 50 dollars to Redcross.

  15. thank you!!!!

  16. I decided to donate to ‘Doctors without Borders.’ Thanks for all you are doing!!

  17. We made a donation to Compassion International. Their website is: http://www.compassion.com/

    Thanks for all you do, KTKF Mom!

  18. I donated my Swagbuck points to the cause and am commenting on generous blogs like yours. :)

  19. I texted to give when the tragedy first broke. And now through Sunday, we will make a donation to the Red Cross in honor of everyone who comments on our blog post about Haiti. My hope is that this will push us, in a very public, very accountable way, to do more than we otherwise would have done.

  20. I’m giving to the Red Cross and the LDS Church. Thanks for doing this!

  21. thank you. I will be sharing heartwarming stories that bring hope and a sense of togetherness and friendship for those who are lost and/or suffering; we all can be that friend, that someone who can make a difference, if only we look a little deeper, and dare to think a little greater… in loving memory of ga

  22. I took advantage of a charitable contribution matching program with my employer so that every dollar I donated was doubled.
    .-= LeanLifeCoach´s last blog ..Sometimes More Is Less =-.

  23. What a wonderful thing you are doing. My prayers to go to all those in Haiti.

  24. Angelia Sims says:

    Spreading the word and I posted my link. Praying and praying for the wonderful people of Haiti.
    .-= Angelia Sims´s last blog ..Haiti’s Saving Grace =-.

  25. Alyssa Francis says:

    Staci- I am sure every little bit helps! Just think, those supplies will go directly to people in need, instead of stuck in the system like financial donations. :) Good for you!

  26. A friend in my MOPS group collected supplies this morning for drop off at Mt. Juliet Elementary for team leaving next week. I took her a bag full of 1st aid supplies (band-aids, gauze, ect.). It’s not much but I hope it helps.

  27. производители металлоконструкций says:

    Уау! Благодаря ви! Винаги съм искал да пиша в сайта си нещо подобно. Мога ли да взема част от вашия пост в блога си?

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