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Haiti, a disaster.

  1. motricio profile image62
    motricioposted 7 years ago

    Please take a look to this and then come back and express your feelings:

    http://www.rtve.es/mediateca/fotos/2010 … 3972.shtml

  2. Daniel Carter profile image91
    Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago

    I'm a softy when it comes to human suffering. Not only have I experienced a lot of it myself, but seeing others go through it wrenches me. As I read the headlines I wasn't affected much until the photos started pouring in. It could have been *any* of us that could be in this position now. All the more reason why it's heart-warming to hear and see the kind of humanitarian relief efforts that are being made.

    I think it would be well for us to take a moment and ponder how easily it could have been any of us, and what we might do in such circumstances. In fact, it may well be any of us, since these disasters are happening around the globe. The Chinese earthquake, the Tsunami of 2004, and Katrina are not so far in our past.

    1. motricio profile image62
      motricioposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for posting this touching comment Daniel.

  3. Luciendasky profile image77
    Luciendaskyposted 7 years ago

    It is so sad and so heart-wrenching.

    1. motricio profile image62
      motricioposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes it is, global disaster are always a point in which we can join hands together and remember what is really important.

      1. The Rope profile image61
        The Ropeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Disasters are the "great equalizer", aren't they? They have a tendancy to elevate us all to the common ground of empathy and compassion.  What we do with those feelings can make all the difference in the world.

  4. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    I hope they are getting comforted as much as possible. sad breaks my heart hearing of such disasters.

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    Thank you.

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    Will Bensonposted 7 years ago

    The relief effort will be difficult and expensive. Many organizations will be involved and they need donations. The Red Cross and others would welcome any amount that you can give.
    Thanks.

    1. motricio profile image62
      motricioposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Indeed, even my favorite Dj; Tiesto has been deeply touch by this situation and as a community we support him in his efforts.

  7. prettydarkhorse profile image66
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    in our own little way as writers, am sure we can be of help somehow

    it really made me teary eyed, yes, specially the children

    I experienced 7.7 magnitude when I was in the Philippines, and the memories flashed back, cant help but to stop for what I am doing, it is scary to see the many bodies filing up, but I can almost feel the emotions and the direction where the people are going into

    they need food, water and emotional support

    but we can be of help

    try to read the articles also of Dao and Rope, plus HubPages staff  emailed us about where to give donations etc

    1. The Rope profile image61
      The Ropeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks PD!  We are doing something! Even your post here will help. The more we, as writers, post about ways to contribute legitmately and the more we, as compassionate humans, can find ways to help, no matter our financial status, we provide assistance.  Thanks for getting the word out.

  8. rebekahELLE profile image90
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    when a part of the world suffers like this, it affects all of us.
    to give in whatever way we can will help, whether it be with $, donations, prayer, silence, reaching out to others.

    thanks for posting. smile

    1. motricio profile image62
      motricioposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      wink

  9. GeneralHowitzer profile image63
    GeneralHowitzerposted 7 years ago

    I think the thread's title can be misleading... Nevertheless I found your thread very good overall... Yeah the angst is all over the place as many people were trapped and even killed beneath the rubbles. The building collapses and other many other infrastructures were simply reduced to pulp, same scenario that happen to us in the Philippines in 1990...

    1. motricio profile image62
      motricioposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      We need to give not only material support, but also humanity.
      Company; and let this people know that we are with them, 'cause this situations can take persons to several metal illness and deep traumas that are indeed sometimes, worst than material lost.

 
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