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Why we should help Haiti now

I would like to share with our readers this information from the University of Miami PR alumni association.
 
From the UM PR ALUMNUS
 
Why we need to act on Haiti now

Friends, as you all know or will know soon, our neighboring country of Haiti has just experienced a devastating earthquake, hitting 7.0 on the Ritcher Scale. Facts are still trickling in but we know that thousands of people have been displaced, a hospital collapsed and a already poor nation will be shunned into further poverty and misery.

I know that some of you may be thinking that we should focus on our own problems first. Other's will help Haiti, let us worry about our island that is also being ravaged by crime and economic crisis. Although I share the concern those of you may have with our island, and I agree that we must act on that, the fact remains that a little effort on our part can have a positively disproportionate result in Haiti. The amount of money we spend on a night out in Old San Juan, Santurce or our favorite drinking hole can easily feed an entire family for days, provide shelter, buy a tarp for children to sleep under or medication for the sick.

I know times are tough for us, and this isn't about asking for a second mortgage on your house or half your paycheck. For now, all we ask is for your willingness to help, to be a part of a community, here in our island, that will stand up for our brothers and sisters in Haiti.

Tonight we know of the disaster but we are still figuring out how to get the help their way. Tomorrow and in the coming days we will have more information on what you and I can do to help, but for now, all we are asking is one question: Can we count on you?

Please say yes.

Email us at PuertoRicoForHaiti@gmail.com and we will email you more information as soon as we have it.

For now, please go to http://www.unicefusa.org/news/releases/unicef-urgently-appeals-for.html for immediate action.

We will update this message with more information at:
http://www.jean.laacera.com/2010/01/haiti-we-need-to-act.html

Thank you.

-Jean

Comments

  • Haiti needs our help 4 years ago

    Help the Haiti disaster www.sandjpicklepop.com .we think this is a "big dill" .pray and help us help them can you help us help them???

  • Here we all can help Haiti 4 years ago

    WE ALL CAN HELP HAITI NOW
    www.sandjpicklepop.com/HAITIPROJECT.html
    plz repost to all ur friends/we all together/help them.

  • Remus 4 years ago

    Like to know why we are helping Haiti when WE DIDN'T Help New Orleans and still haven't LOL LOL Andd we live in the Rich Country Ha Ha

  • Remus 4 years ago

    I agree with Remus Is New Orleans rebuilt yet ha ha What a country the US is LOL LOL And where did the money all of sudden come from LOL LOL LOL Why wasn't it there for New Orleans.OMG and we can't even give our children here coats.We should be ashamed

  • haiti 4 years ago

    how about taking a few millions dollars from the billion dollar stealth fighers.. just a small little insignificant million dollar thought that politicians prefer to sit on making their own pockets fuller

  • emily 4 years ago

    yes we should help because what if that happened to us would we want someone else to help us YES!!!what if u lost your family?

  • Haiti helper 4 years ago

    we should help Haiti because it needs our help they have nowhere else to go they're a country that doesn't have enough money to begin with and they know that we could help there citizens and there country WE NEED 2 HELP!!!!!!! What if that happened to OUR COUNTRY? Who will Help us??????????????????

  • Alycia Geiger 4 years ago

    Why should we help Haiti and we can barely help our selves ...Obama wasted to much money on them already ???We have no phones , no money, and no clothes ... So i refuse to help haiti's if we can't get help ourselves ..And i agree with Remus ,,because where were they when we didn't have lights, food and water..They were at home eating and enjoying water while we we here suffering..??!!NEVER AGAIN WILL I PITCHIN A BOTTLE OF WATER THEY BETTER HELP THEY SELVES..........

  • branden gaines 4 years ago

    no cuz it is so messed up

  • Jasmine west mecklenburg high school 3 years ago

    I DONT GIVE A DAMN ABOUT HOW NO ONE FEEL BECAUSE NOBODY TOOK THE TIME OUT TO SEE WHAT THIS COUNTRY HAS DID TO THE HATIANS BACK IN THE 1800S SO YES WE SHOULD HELP THEM BECAUSE THEY HELPED THE UNITED STATES GET WHERE THEY IS TODY AND ALL YOU PEOPLE CAN THINK ABOUT IS YOURSELF YOU NEED TO THINK ABOUT IF THAT WAS YOU IN THAT SITUATION YOU WOULD WONT THE TO HELP YOU SO DONT BE SO COLD HEARTED NOTHING GOOD COMES OUT OF IT

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