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Have you done your part to help Haiti?

Updated on February 2, 2010

"It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little - do what you can"

This is not an article about the Haiti earthquake itself. No,this article is focusing on the American people. So many are willing to donate.Even those of us who do not have a lot of money to begin with understand the need that these people have,and will donate what they can afford. It makes me smile knowing that the American people are so willing to help others when the need arises. I am a firm believer in the saying "Every little bit helps".

Unfortunately,there are some bad apples out there. Working in retail,I see these people on a day to day basis. At my place of employment,we are currently helping to raise money through the red cross to help Haiti. Our cashiers are expected to ask customers politely if they would like to donate $1 to help heal Haiti. You wouldn't believe some of the responses from these people. One that really got me was from a man,whom I know.I do not know him personally,or as a friend. But I know of him. Upon being asked if he would like to donate,he responded that "He needs the money more than they do". This man was standing at the checkout line,buying 3 packs of cigarettes,at almost $6 per pack. He lives in a warm home,with a roof over his head. He drives a car. He is a bit pudgy,so clearly he is eating an ample amount of food. And he needs his $1 bill more than the Haiti earthquake victims?

Some of these people are living in the street. They have no clean water,very little (if any) food. They are wounded,sick,disabled,and in need of help. How can anybody be so selfish? He is one of many who have this type of attitude towards donating. I've heard others saying "They get enough donations from other people" or,"They don't need my money".

These types of people need to step back for a minute,and look at what they are saying. They are taking for granted the fact that they have clothing,food,and shelter. The Haiti earthquake disaster took the few things that some people had to begin with. All of these things are natural to us. We don't think about it because they are just there,like the wind. But like anything else in life,they can also be taken away at a moments notice. Nobody plans for a natural disaster. They happen,and they take many lives along with them. $1 is not going to make or break you. If you're going to the store and buying cancer in a box,then you can donate $1 to those who are in need. You might even walk away feeling good that you did it. The fact is,$1 is not very much to us. But when everybody contributes,it adds up to a lot of money.And to the victims of this horrible disaster,it could mean life or death.

"I am only one,but I am one. I cannot do everything,but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with that I can do. ~Edward Everett Hale


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