It is hard to turn off the news on this day off, but it is also hard to watch. The situation in Haiti is unimaginable to all of us sitting in our homes. The mass graves, the injuries, and the lack of supplies are heartbreaking. Thank God for the Red Cross that goes into situations like this and provides whatever relief they can.
Hopefully you've heard about the donation agreement set up with mobile carriers and the Red Cross. By texting "Haiti" to 90999 you can have a ten dollar charge added to your cell phone account that goes to the relief efforts in Haiti. I sent my text, but I am also passing the word on to anyone who might not know.
As teachers, we hope to raise kids who will be productive citizens. We hope that the world we bring to our classroom every day will be a little better when we send our kids out into it. I really believe that it has to start with us. I believe that when we are confronted with people who need help we have to reach out without hesitation. We all really have to do our part. Now is the time!