Wednesday, January 13, 2010


The situation in Haiti has been on my mind since the news broke. My daughter volunteered there for 2 weeks last May at God's Littlest Angels Orphanage. Thank God that though it's not far from Port au Prince, it didn't sustain any damage -- yet.

That said, the UN Peace-keeping mission building there has collapsed, government is in dis-array, and Medicins Sans Frontiers/Doctors Without Borders are working out of tents and the open air.

Thanks to Stephanie Pearl McPhee, the Yarn Harlot, Tricoteuse Sans Fronties/Knitters Without Borders was chartered in 2005 to help the cause of MSF and their good work around the world, including Haiti. Today, Steph has put out this Knit-signal: a call to all knitters to come together, dig deep, and give once again. The need is significant -- I'm guessing this disaster is on the magnitude of Hurricane Katrina, if not larger, and the after-shocks continue.

If you're not a knitter, you might consider donating to the cause through MSF anyway -- or through the Canadian or American Red Cross, which are active in the country, and will need help too.

And if you're a person of faith, include prayers with your donation. :-)

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