Thursday, January 14, 2010

Path of Peace - praying for Haiti


"Le Chemin de Paix" - from Haiti Peace Quilts

The pictures and stories coming out of Haiti are heartrending. Like many, I immediately wanted to know what I could do. But, after speaking with a Haitian friend, he urged me to remember that the Haitian people are going to need an enormous amount of help for a long, long time. Right now, countries and organizations the world over are pouring aid and experts (thank God!) into the country. My friend urges you to work through trusted organizations (list here) if you wish to contribute. The picture above is from an online gallery of an organization called Peace Quilts that collects and disseminates fabric and supplies to Haitian women so they can build themselves a life through creating and selling their art. Quilting will be the last thing on their minds for the foreseeable future. However, the time will come when the crisis subsides, but need still remains. Please remember the Haitian people in the months and years to come.

1 comment:

Barb said...

Nice post.
My heart is heavy with what has happened there.
barb

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