I can’t believe what’s going on in Haiti. The images flashing up on the news are so heartbreaking. To think - I was just there a year ago as an Ambassador with PSI, a global health organization I support. That trip was so incredible and it changed my life. Watching everything happen, I can’t help but think about everyone I met there.
I was so overwhelmed by the complete lack of basic necessities I saw while in Haiti last year, and I can only imagine how much worse it is now. One of the most memorable parts of that trip for me was playing with a few of the children in a rural village just outside of Port-au-Prince. I was so inspired by them as we played together at their tiny mud home. Now I wonder where they are and if they’re ok.
It’s hard to believe how close I am to Haiti here in Miami, but I feel a world away from those I met last year – the little boys by the river, the mother selling mud cookies in her village. But there is something we can do, even from here. PSI is mobilizing their relief efforts for the millions of Haitians affected by the earthquake. PSI isn’t a disaster relief organization, but they are really good at getting large quantities of health products to people in hard to reach places. And with over 20 years of work in Haiti, they have an incredible network there that will allow them to distribute life-saving products quickly and efficiently. I saw this last year while I was there, and I was so impressed.
I hope you’ll join me if you can at www.psi.org/donate. All donations received will help PSI and its partners provide life-saving products to clean and sanitize local water supplies along with general humanitarian relief for earthquake victims as they transition from basic survival to recovery.
It doesn’t take much – for only 50 cents, you can give safe drinking water to a family of four in Haiti for a month.