Friday, January 15, 2010

Haiti Relief - We Will Donate $1 for Every Comment

My husband and I have been considering how we can help those in Haiti. We would like to be able to go and help with the relief effort but we cannot at this time - perhaps we will have that opportunity later. And so we are praying as a family, teaching our young children about Haiti, about hurting people, and about the power of prayer, and we are giving. We've been thinking of different organizations and ways to give and as I mentioned yesterday, we are Compassion supporters.

So, we have decided that in addition to what we already planned to give, that we will donate $1 (up to $200) for every person that comments on this post between now and Tuesday, January 19
to Compasion International. We do this, to raise awareness and to encourage and challenge others. Let's rally around the people of Haiti and give in whatever ways we can! Please help spread the word through blogging, facebook etc.! All you have to do is leave a comment - it doesn't take much time!

Here are some other links for Haiti Relief:
Money Saving Mom (there are many links here for matching donations, ideas of ways to give etc.)
World Vision
Mission of Hope Haiti
Haiti Children

58 comments:

FarcinsFollies said...

I have been wondering what I could do to help, too. I will definitely check out your links. I certainly want to give to a credible source. I enjoy reading about your little boys. They remind me of my 6 grandsons. (Who knew grandkids would be so much fun!!) Your WV friend

Gretchen said...

This is a great idea to bring awareness.

Jen said...

Awesome!!

Kim said...

What a great idea!

Rachel said...

Every little bit helps.

tac said...

This is a great idea ..

Micah said...

Thanks, Alaina. Isn't this just horrible? I felt so guilty last night putting our kids to bed - knowing they were safe, then getting into bed myself, thinking of all the nice things we have, and expect to have. I thought of all the people that are working around the clock saving lives. I am just praying, praying, praying.

Heather said...

Thank you both! I have been sick over this. Even debating canceling our dinner and donating that money. :-(

Nash said...

Fantastic idea! You have such a great heart!

Blue Bird said...

I'm Nash's mom!! This is a wonderful idea. Hope you get all 200 comments!!

aultfamily said...

GREAT idea! I'm a blog buddy of Kim's and that's how I found your blog. I've been watching the news coverage and have felt so helpless being here in the US while thousands there die and need our help.

stephanie said...

Thanks for doing this!

Anonymous said...

Great idea !

Margaret said...

Hats off to you for finding a practical way to get people involved!

Karen said...

God bless you and the courageous people of Haiti.

JODI said...

God bless you!!!

Anonymous said...

Blessings to you and your family Andrew and Alaina!

Laura Zellman

Carrie said...

I can't stop thinking about it either. The devastation and the country that had so many problems already. I considered adopting from there and really looked into it seriously.

What a wonderful and caring idea. You are amazing.

Julian and Sara said...

Great idea! Thanks for letting us share and contribute.

Jean Marie Bibby said...

Bravo, bravo, bravo!

Kelly and Sne said...

You go girl!

Jenny said...

I'm working hard to finish my world vision sweater (they're now maintaining the Guideposts sweater) for someone... and it could be someone in haiti... or not...
Here's a comment.

missionary girl said...

I've always loved Haiti!
"The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."
I'm thinking of what Isaiah said the Messiah's ministry was all about.
So thankful Jesus is still doing all that through his children in Haiti. Praying for people to be literally freed from the bondage of buildings lying on them and for the Lord to free them from the bondage of sin and voodoo. Praying for love, comfort, healing and restoration.

Kristan and Mark said...

Thank you!!! You are inspiriing.

Derek said...

Alaina, GREAT idea! We are also donating to compasion and maybe docotors without borders as well. I almost can't watch footage or hear coverage because it is SO heartbreaking! We have been praying daily for everyone there.

Angela said...

I landed here through Kim's link. I am also a Kaz adoptive parent. What you are doing is awesome!

Katie @ Heart Gone Walking said...

One more dollar!

Beth said...

Thanks so much for doing this!

Holly said...

Great Idea!

Jennifer M said...

Great idea, and thanks for the links!

Jenna said...

Great idea Alaina! Here is my $1 comment!

liz nelson said...

thanks for doing this! we continue to pray!

Kevin Swan said...

My company is in on it, too:

http://kissweddingbooks.com/blog/2010/01/help-for-haiti/

Pam said...

Thanks for thoughtfulness and your compassion.

Lora said...

I'm in - I would like to donate clothing for the orphans. Any ideas? Chapel Rock Christian is accepting items but I haven't checked the website yet.

Rona's Home Page said...

We plan on making a donation to the Red Cross.
It's great to see how the blogging world is responding to this disaster.

Jodee Leader said...

What a great idea!

Chris said...

great idea!

Outside My Comfort Zone said...

Please count me in!

Monica said...

Thanks Andrew and Alaina.

Anonymous said...

What a blessing! Thanks for loving the least of these in a tangible way.

Heather L. said...

Thanks for doing this!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for helping to make us all more aware.

Jude said...

Kudos to you all for this creative way to raise money! God Bless you.
Aunt Jude & Uncle Franke

Mama10EE said...

What a wonderful way to teach! Have the boys talked much about it after your talk?

Thad and Ann said...

you are such a sweet person! THis is a great idea!

Eddie said...

post

Sarah said...

You're inspirational.

kitzkazventure said...

I love your family's sweet heart for others! Go Colts! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Great idea Alaina,
(Ginny)

Jill said...

Awesome idea!

Amy K said...

Another dollar to match, 'cuz everyone counts. Thanks for your generosity!

Erin K. said...

Commenting! :) We also made a donation to Compassion and will be looking for ways we can continue to donate in the coming months. Thanks for doing this and for posting other places where people can donate. It looks like it will take support from everyone to help Haiti through this tragedy, and it's heartwarming to see so many jumping on board.

Karen & Glenn said...

Thank you!!!

K, G, & M.

Meegan said...

Great idea for making a contribution. I've been a reader of your blog for a while, but don't comment much. Here you go!

Anonymous said...

Great idea!

Catherine said...

Thank you for your thoughts on how you're helping your children to understand, that was very helpful. We've been getting updates from missionaries our church supports and the scope of the need is just staggering.