Saturday, January 16, 2010
I know everyone knows about the 7.0 earthquake that struck the nation of Haiti this week. I wasn't planning on posting about this, but after seeing the images on MSNBC, I felt led to try and help. We don't really have any money to give right now, so I thought there was nothing I could do. But, after reading on Crystal's site, I decided I could help. She and her husband are giving $10 for every person who links a post to her blog about how they are personally helping the people of Haiti. That is so generous of them!
I've been praying for the people there ever since it happened. It doesn't seem like enough after seeing those images. I found out today, I could donate my Swagbucks and they would then convert those donations into a cash donation to these organizations:
* American Red Cross
* Doctors Without Borders
* Yele.org (Wyclef Jean's relief effort)
When I told my son and husband about being able to donate their swagbucks, they both told me to donate all the swagbucks that are in their accounts. It was then that I felt so selfish! I was planning on only donating a portion of my swagbucks, as I was going to trade some in for Amazon gift cards today. I decided if my son and husband could give so freely, I should too! So I am donating all 102 of my swagbucks. My son gave his 29 up and my husband gave all 39 of his. So, we are donating 170 total. I know it's not much, but every little bit helps.
If you want to see how other bloggers are helping visit Money Saving Mom.