Today is National Humanitarian Day. It couldn’t come at a more appropriate time.
You don’t have to look far to see the outpouring of support for the victims of the tragic earthquake that devastated the small island country of Haiti earlier this week.
While I’m no expert on world affairs, and I could never claim to be the most active in volunteerism, my heart is definitely going out to the people of Haiti this week.
The power and human compassion shown by strangers in countries around the globe, never ceases to amaze me in times of trouble. From the tsunami in Indonesia in 2004, to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the humanitarian efforts surrounding these disasters are always staggering. Governments, cities, charities and individuals – all coming together to lend a helping hand.
Whether it is water, food, blood or the spare change found in the glove box, every donation makes a difference. It isn’t hard to find shirts, mugs, caps: hundreds of printed promotional products available to purchase with proceeds going to the various charities and humanitarian efforts working to piece Haiti back together.
Just three days after the 7.3 magnitude earthquake ripped through Haiti, people are making a difference. Whether by selling bags and tees to raise much needed funds or digging through the rubble in search of survivors, doing what you can – when you can – is what humanitarianism is all about.
I’m not asking you to donate. But take a moment to reflect on the humanitarian efforts taking place today. If you are interested in learning more about ways to give back, Acree posted a great blog this week with some great links and resources.
Thanks for reading and thanks for all you do. You are making a difference!
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