"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be." - Shel Silverstein

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Help for Haiti

Hey y'all! I have seen a few big name bloggers do this and I thought I would give it a shot. By no means do I think I am a big name blogger, in fact just the opposite. But I thought it would be a fun way to raise money for a good cause and help out our brothers and sisters in Haiti.

Spit it out already, you say?

OK, here goes...

For every comment I get on this post, here on the blog and on Facebook, Jeremy and I will donate $1 to either the Red Cross, Compassion International, or Samaritan's Purse. Only one comment per person, please. And you must comment no later than 10:00 PM, Colorado time, Sunday, January 17, 2010. Please comment and also vote on which of the three organizations I just listed we should donate to. The organization with the most votes wins! I am hoping this will bring any lurkers I may have out of hiding. And, just in case I only get 14 or 15 comments between the blog and Facebook combined, Jeremy and I reserve the right to decide to double or triple the amount as we see fit. All I need from you is a comment on this post. Pretty easy, right?

Let's review:

~ Comment on this post, either here or on Facebook
~ In your comment, vote for which of the three organizations should get our $$
~ Comment and vote by 10:00 PM Colorado time, Sunday, January 17, 2010
~ One comment per person, please

I will update Monday with the results.

So c'mon peeps! Let's reach out to Haiti in a tangible way! They definitely need your prayers but they also need monetary assistance.

Thanks and God Bless you!


Michelle said...

Raise that money sister!!

Red Cross!
Love you!
Auntie Chelle

Michelle and Sean said...

Hey there, I was going to comment anyway to see how things went at the ped appt today and to wish you late luck!!

I pray that she get through these hip problems without too much trouble.

And I guess you can donate to RED CROSS!!!

Thats so awesome that you are doing this!

Shauna Quintero said...

This is a great idea! I'm not partial to any organization just as long as it gets to Haiti!

Red Cross would be my vote!

And, p.s., be my friend on facebook! Shauna Quintero

The VW's said...

Great idea!!!!!

I've been talking to our boys about what we should do to help, but haven't come up with anything. Maybe I'll copy you, if you don't mind?

It is so sad thinking of all those people suffering right now! I was sitting down to dinner with my boys lastnight and talking to them about how blessed we are and that we never wonder where are next meal is coming from, let alone having to go through such a huge disaster! My heart and prayers are going out to this country big time! Those poor children and families!

Anyway, great job trying to help!!!

I'd vote for the Red Cross as well!

Thanks for inspiring me this morning! Love and Hugs!!!

Momof5 said...

Red Cross, baby!! You are an awesome advocate. I hope you get a million comments.....that might be a little expensive, huh? I hope you get a bunch! LY girl.

Beth H said...

Stumbled in from When Hello means goodbye! Good luck! What a great way to raise money! Red Cross

Nana and PaPa said...

Well, it was a toss up between Samaritan's Purse and the Red Cross...both of which donate 90% of a contribution to the relief itself. SO.........since everyone seems to be going towards the Red Cross....my vote will be........................................................RED CROSS!
What a wonderful idea. Thanks for your help...I'm sure Larry & I will also be donating through UMCOR (United Methodist Committee On Relief) through the church. Any donation of any kind or any amount will help.
Nana & PaPa

Kate said...


compassion :)

Lisa Darden said...

Fun idea...
my vote goes to Compassion in honor of our friend David Hames who is in Haiti filming a video for them when the quake hit... he hasn't been heard from since... please join us in praying for his safe and quick return home!!!
and I'm gonna spread the word about your blog :)

catherine said...

jumping over from when hello means goodbye. any of the organizations would have my vote

Finding Normal said...

Great idea!

Gretch said...

Red Cross

cotphaiti said...

From someone who used to live in Haiti and do missionary work there I would recommend a smaller organization right in PAP. Your money will go directly to the relief effort. Some reputable organizations that I know of personally are Heartline Ministries (www.heartlineministries.org) and God's Littlest Angels (www.gla-missions.org). They are both in desperate need right now as they trip and help the people of Haiti.r

Hope said...

What a wonderful idea! I vote Red Cross, but I really have no preference since it's all going to a great cause.

dudem3ister said...

Good job! Red Cross....

happygal said...

Great effort. I am doing something similar on my blog, too. Feel free to pop over there and do the same.

Ann said...

I vote for Compassion, but any would be great. Thanks for doing this.

Janice said...

Charity of your choosing is fine by me. You are an awesome daughter-in-law. Kiss that baby for me too!

Myssie said...

You go girl!

Red Cross!


Jessica K. said...

Another dollar!!

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Tyler said...

So awesome! glad we can all join together to do what we can to help people who are suffering so much!

Blessings to you and your family

Faith said...

Nice work.

Brian and I are giving to Compassion International so my vote's with them :)

Keeslermom said...

My dollar is for Compassion International!

Brandi said...

You guys rock! My vote is for Compassion International because they have been in Haiti for 40 years and are well established. They have 240ish churches there so people know where to go for help. Dan Woolley who was rescued from the big hotel there goes to our church. Today they had a great video showing all about it and about how to help. Wanna hear something cool? While Dan was trapped he talked with another Haitian man in the elevator next to him. During this time, the Haitian man put his faith in Christ and in now a Christian! Wow!

Anonymous said...


This is awesome what you are doing.

I would say Red Cross...