For me, I can not watch what is going on in Haiti for very long because I feel so helpless. There is just no way to stop all of the suffering and destruction in the blink of an eye. It seems like it takes so long to get them the help they need. Yet everyone is doing the best they can to help them. Watching the people suffer and see so many that have been injured and the ones that have died is just too heart wrenching for me. I wish I could wave a magic wand and fix everything for them but I can’t, no one can. All we can do is donate and keep them in our prayers.
We have many heroes in this country and countries all over the world that have sent their best search and rescue teams, doctors and nurses, engineers, construction workers and more to help them. These men and women are true heroes they don’t think about the dangers or anything else, just how they can help. We should keep them in our prayers to keep them safe and healthy in this horrific disaster. My heart goes out to everyone over there in Haiti and I sending them my prayers, my love and lots Angels to comfort them and hold them in their wings.
In response to the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked Haiti on 1/19/10, BloggersUnite is asking bloggers around the globe to donate funds to international organizations providing aid to Haitian citizens and to use your blogs to inspire others to get involved.
These are the places you can go to donate anything you can to help the people in Haiti. They need our help desperately and the need it now so please try to give as much as you can to help these people, they have nothing. Let’s all do our part to help our brothers and sisters in need.
An inflatable MSF field hospital, equipped with two operating theatres, is expected to arrive by air in the next 24 hours. Crucial personnel, including surgeons and anesthetists, and supplementary stocks of medical supplies are on the way as well.
CARE plans to start food distributions using stocks of high-protein biscuits from our warehouses in Haiti. CARE’s staff in Haiti has extensive experience responding to disasters, and we are immediately dispatching humanitarian crisis experts including an emergency team from other CARE offices around the globe.
You can help the victims of countless crises, like the recent earthquake in Haiti, around the world each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross International Response Fund, which will provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need. The American Red Cross honors donor intent. If you wish to designate your donation to a specific disaster, please do so at the time of your donation by mailing your donation with the designation to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013 or to your local American Red Cross chapter. Donations to the International Response Fund can be made by phone at 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish) or online at www.redcross.org.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.
Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
The Salvation Army has been in Haiti for many years helping them with education and better living conditions. They have allot of people over there helping in any way they can.
I don’t normally do this kind of a post but I thought it is important that we all know the signs of a stroke for the sake of our families and friends. We could save a life if all of us knew what to look for and what to do.
A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke…totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.
RECOGNIZING A STROKE
Thank God for the sense to remember the ’3′ steps, STR . Read and Learn!
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.
Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:
S * Ask the individual to SMILE.
T * Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (i.e. It is sunny out today.)
R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
New Sign of a Stroke ——– Stick out Your Tongue
Another ‘sign’ of a stroke is this: Ask the person to ‘stick’ out his tongue.. If the tongue is ‘crooked’, if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.
I hope this can help us if and when we may need it to save a friend or a loved one.
In today’s American Economy, how can we help America and Americans? How can we feed those who have lost their jobs? How can we help people who can’t afford the house they live in, let alone the bills associated with living in that house? How can we better anyone’s life? Even if it’s just one person’s life or one family or one community – let’s ban together and help America.
At BlogDumps they have decided to make a plan. While everyone else talks about America’s untapped natural resources for oil and natural gas, they are looking at America’s unknown, untapped natural resource – BLOGGERS.
They are going to make this as simple as possible. Just donate something, anything you can to our Bloggers Help America Fund by Clicking on the PayPal Button Below. After donating, you will be directed to a button page where you will choose the button that you want on your blog and simply copy and paste the code to your blog. This way only Bloggers who have donated to the fund will be able to display a button on their blog. Once the Button is successfully added to your blog, click the button and leave a comment letting everyone know YOU are a Blogger Helping America.
See, Simple – 3 steps:
2. Add a Badge to your Blog
3. Let everyone know you helped!
They will make decisions with your help. Polls will be set-up so that you can vote for the charity or cause or family you want the money to go. They will keep track of how much money is donated and display a counter on the front page of BlogDumps.
They want you to comment, vote, volunteer ideas, help promote and become invested in this process don’t just give and forget!
I think this is a great idea for all of us to help our neighbors through these tuff times. With all the bloggers joining together we can make a difference in this world so lets all join together and help as many of our fellow Americans as we can. Go here to BlogDumps for more information.
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is the virus that causes AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome). AIDS is a disease of the immune system for which there is treatment, but no cure, at the present time. The virus (HIV) and the disease it causes (AIDS) are often linked and referred to as “HIV/AIDS.”
HIV can be transferred between people if an infected person’s blood or other bodily fluid comes in contact with the blood, broken skin, or mucous membranes of an uninfected person. In addition, infected pregnant women can pass HIV to their babies during pregnancy, delivery, and breastfeeding.
HIV destroys a certain kind of white blood cell that is crucial to the normal function of the human immune system. Loss of these CD4+ cells in people with HIV is a key predictor of the development of AIDS. Because of their compromised immune system, people with AIDS often develop infections of the lungs, brain, eyes, and other organs, and they frequently suffer dangerous weight loss, diarrhea, and a type of cancer called Kaposi’s sarcoma.[*]
Some hopeful news is that, in recent years, HIV is no longer a death sentence, as it was when the epidemic began. This is largely because of treatment with HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy), a combination of three or more antiretroviral medications that can suppress the virus and prevent or decrease symptoms of illness.
We need to stop the spread of this disease that can be prevented. For more information on Hiv and Aids go here.
For a long time I have been following Darfur. It is so sad what is going on there. The following information came from the Women’s Commission.
The conflict in Darfur prevails, driving almost a quarter million civilians from the war-torn region this year, according to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
At a rate of 1,000 a day, more than 230,000 have fled from violence in Darfur in 2008, say UN officials. Since the conflict broke out in 2003, as many as 300,000 people have died and 2.5 million displaced from their homes.
Attacks against aid workers have also been on the rise, with numbers of incidents thus far in 2008 surpassing the total number of attacks in 2007. These include vehicle hijackings, abductions and break-ins.
We must do something to help these people. Let us unite to help in any way we can. Go to this site here to see what you can do.
One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, “Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday? He must really be a nerd.”
I had quite a weekend planned (parties and a football game with my friends tomorrow afternoon), so I shrugged my shoulders and went on. As I was walking, I saw a bunch of kids running toward him. They ran at him, knocking all his books out of his arms and tripping him so he landed in the dirt. His glasses went flying, and I saw them land in the grass about ten feet from him. He looked up and I saw this terrible sadness in his eyes. My heart went out to him. So, I jogged over to him as he crawled around looking for his glasses, and I saw a tear in his eye.
As I handed him his glasses, I said, “Those guys are jerks. They really should get lives.” He looked at me and said, “Hey thanks!” There was a big smile on his face. It was one of those smiles that showed real gratitude. I helped him pick up his books, and asked him where he lived. Read More ……………..
I love this story it shows us how important it is to treat others with love and respect. How will you choose to treat someone who needs a little help or kindness? What will you do?