I thought this was important enough for me to bust out a quick post. I was in work this morning and my missus called me to say she was listening to Ryan Seacrest, of Aaaaaaaaaaamerican Idol, and Eva Longoria (who won the Philanthropist of the Year Award for 2009) was on talking about a cause she’s involved in called A Home in Haiti. I hadn’t heard of it so i just looked it up and was so impressed I donated on the spot. Basically there are a million homeless people in Haiti at the moment, living in whatever makeshift homes or tents they can find. I know there are a lot of charities out there lookin’ for your hard earned cash but I like what their idea is. It’s pretty simple–They provide tents to whomever needs one. You can either buy a tent through them and have it shipped directly to them or donate some coin and they promise to only buy tents with it. With Haiti just entering their rainy season and with hurricane season starting in May, they’re in for a walloping with the wet weather (sounds like an Irish summer). Those not in tents will live in mud which carries disease. That’s what put it in perspective for us.
Listen, we all know about the devastation in Haiti from the earthquake but unfortunately now there is new news on the box so Haiti is not on the front pages any more. We mustn’t forget about them. What I really want out of this is for you guys to make up your own mind and at least take a looksie at their site (and hopefully donate). Tax season or not, these people need our help.