Wednesday, January 13, 2010

British Red Cross: Haiti Earthquake Emergency Appeal

A devastating earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck Haiti on 12 January 2010, killing hundreds and affecting thousands more. Please give what you can today to help thousands of people in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.

In the event that we raise more money than can be reasonably and efficiently spent, any surplus funds will be used to help us prepare for and respond to other humanitarian disasters either overseas or here in the UK. More, and secure donations.


Anonymous said...

Well done Chris.

I've never been to Haiti, but my parents have (a long time ago) and I guess these are some of the poorest people in the Western world - even before this earthquake hit.

Thanks to your hat-tip to the Red Cross, I've made a donation.

Jimmy said...

My next door neighbour found out at 3 am her parents were safe (I live 90 miles from Haiti). Others are still waiting for news. Thanks for the h/t. It makes the rest of the bollocks we talk about suddenly seem very small.

Chris Paul said...
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Chris Paul said...

Thanks both. My little baby Bro lives and works in Belize .. though this problem seems pretty localized to Haiti, so far at least. Though must say I didn't even think of that relative proximity when I posted this up.

benchilltory said...

A sad event indeed.
I have been watching various tv news channels coverage on this disaster.
i think that it shows how poor the British news broadcasters are.
The coverage on Al jazeera is far more informative.

Anonymous said...

All people with an ounze of humanity cannot have been moved by the sheer scale of the terrible disaster in Haiti.

The press, television and radio reports have given so such terrible detail of the suffering.

I cannot believe the hard faced cheek of some Rochdale Lib Dem councillors.

Two who are up for elction this year (Cllrs Rush and Clegg) have put their name to a letter in Saturday's Rochdale Ob telling supposedly ignorant readers what is happening in Haiti.

Jean Ashworth then goes on to preach in a seperate letter just how good things are in Lib Dem Rochdale compared to the earthquake-torn carribean island.

Utterly shameless drivel. Just how sick are these weirdos to try to make political capital out of the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people?

Lib Dem corruption and mismanagement in Rochdale? Don't worry it could be worse - look at Haiti.

Rochdale Lib Dems should hang their heads in shame.