Yesterday, the worst earthquake to hit Haiti in 200 years devastated the small country and left countless dazed survivors wandering past dead bodies in rubble-strewn streets, crying for loved ones. Some say that the death toll could be up to 500,000 but no one is really sure yet. One thing is certain, however; Haiti needs our help!
Today, I sat at my computer and wrote emails, worked on some music and caught up on American Idol and the Conan/Leno debacle in my warm house, with my family, all safe and sound. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of people have been left homeless and lost loved ones just a couple thousand miles away from me.
The more I hear about this tragedy in Haiti, the harder it is to ignore God's call to help the helpless.
I have a new song that I just finished recording called Got A Lot To Give. The song comes from this place. It's hard to think about all the brokenness in the world, and to be completely comfortable, yet have this longing to change the state of humanity and help those around me. The song is a prayer asking for help to be shown how to be used.*
But how can you help Haiti?
Well, there are a lot of ways to give donations for aid. Please look at the following options and research for yourself how to help the Haitians in this horrific time:
2. Text "HAITI" to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross' Haitian relief efforts.
3. Text "Yele" to 501501 to donate $5 to Yele Haiti.
4. Donate to charity:water.
5. Donate to Partners In Health.
We are so blessed to live where we live and to have what we have, and the easiest way for us to help is by donating a little bit of money to these people who need a lot of help. So, please do what you can... and spread the word!
*Got A Lot To Give will be available for download on iTunes and AmazonMP3 in February! Stay tuned for updates!