On the 12th of January, Haiti suffered a massive earthquake.
For the last 7 days, the entire world has been pulling together to help. The United States and many other countries have not only asked their citizens to donate but have also allocated funding, medical staff, firefighters, equipment and transportation to help.
An interesting thing happened that I have not observed in previous disasters like 9/11 or Katrina. It seems that many people found it more interesting to bicker about who was the “best helper” for the people of Hati. I even saw @ev, CEO of Twitter, wonder this aloud:
It’s that time of year again for Project Homeless Connect Minneapolis. I have participated twice now and really enjoy it!
Register for training so you can be there on December 7th, 2009 with me or you can donate money. It’s an all volunteer organization and I have to say, the get a HECK of a lot done twice a year at this event.
I help in the computer lab. People want to find things on Google, apply for jobs, get their resumes typed up and print out phone numbers to call.
Join me to help people who just don’t have a place to call home!
Starting email from Project Homeless Connect: