Thursday, January 21, 2010

Helping Haiti Through Art

Painted Thoughts
Here's something that you can do to help the people in Haiti. I just found this through the Everyday Matters group and thought I would share it with you. It's something that almost anyone could do to participate.
Just create a heart painting or design. Scan it in high resolution, and send it to the link above by midnight Januray 29. This should be one of those small ACEO (playing card) size designs.
Plans are for her to use photo shop to put all the designs into one larger design, then possibly put them onto something like t-shirts or a poster. The orignals could be sold or auctioned off for additional funds. I would imagine that it depends on how many she receives.
I know that there are people who just love to design hearts or doodle hearts, so get busy and contribute your own heart designs.
They really aren't my "thing", and neither is working that small, but I plan to do something to contribute.
We all want to do all we can to help and most of us can't go to Haiti or give big amounts of money. But we can do little things like this, which, when combined with others', makes a big thing.
Just thought I would share this with you.
Check out the blog at Painted Thoughts,
Here is another link for information on helping in Haiti. I saw Dr. Bill Frist on tv over the weekend, as he worked as a doctor in Haiti. He said he had gone with Samaritan's Purse, Franklin Graham's organization. Greta Van Susterin had tried to go into Haiti with them, right away, but they couldn't land and had to come back to the U.S. I guess that the plane with doctors, etc., got through later.
The website said that they are just using professionals, right now, such as doctors and nurses, but will be asking for volunteers later. So, if you want to volunteer, that might be a good opportunity for you.
Samaritan's Purse International Relief I think that is correct.
There are lots of organizations who are legitimate and do good work.
I saw an ad on tv for the Methodist church, too.
A&M United Methodist Church in College Station is building a second portable clinic from a container to send. They need some contributions to finish it out, and volunteers who want to work on it.
On the news, they said that the container was paid for, they just need more money for finishing the clinic.
They had already built one, before the earthquake, and it was the only one of its kind that survived the quake.
Everyone wants to help.
Wouldn't it be a good thing if things like this clinic were already in place and ready to go to anywhere tragedy strikes.
It seemed like it took way too long for the help that was needed, and is still needed, to get to Haiti. I think we need General Honore to be in charge and get things done-fast.
Wouldn't it be horrible to be one of those poor people trapped, or needing water and food, and, certainly, those who need medical care.
We just hope and pray for the people of Haiti, and everywhere, who are suffering.


Laure Ferlita said...

Thanks for your help and your contribution, Cecelia!

Cecelia said...

And thank you, Laure, for doing this. Maybe so, Kurtis. At least I can share some of my experiences to help others as they encounter similar things.