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Haiti & Visions for the Website

Posted by Marijan Pejic on January 14, 2010 at 10:13 PM

As I'm sure all of you know, a catastropic earthquake struck Haiti. There are estimates of as many as 500,000 victims. I am not sure what words could accurately describe this tragedy.

Here is a video of the actual quake (look at the buildings on the left): Video 1

Here is a video of the aftermath: Video 2

There is a video on the American Red Cross website and information of how you can help.

If you're going to make a donation, I would encourage you to do so over the phone instead of mailing a check (time is crucial). You can also text HAITI to 90999 to donate $10 to the relief efforts (the $10 will be charged on your cell phone bill).

I have read reports of how medical workers from many, many different countries have volunteered to help Haiti. I then wonder and think... if these efforts were all coordinated with all the healthcare workers communicating together, then the efforts would probably be more efficient and more healthcare workers would go help (since they could go in teams).

I hope that as the 100s of visitors turn into 1,000s that this website comes to a point where it could be a major source of help in the uneventful case of another disaster anywhere in the world.


Maki Pejic

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