Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Giving Them Shelter

I wrote this post late last night, before another quake hit Haiti.
It seems even more necessary now.


I was visiting BOBBIE’S blog this morning and saw a reference to a post from PAZ about helping Haiti through an organization called SHELTER BOX. I clicked over and then, to be brutally honest, I glazed over from all the desperation and pain and need.

Just now I was reading a tune post at LINDA’S and for the first time ever decided to click over to the host of the tune project. What popped open? A wonderfully detailed post about Shelter Box. What it is. How it works. How it helps.

And how we can make it happen.

You can read the post at DURWARD DISCUSSION – on her sidebar there is a link to a group of her friends who have gotten together to donate a shelter box for Haiti.

Or you can visit SHELTER BOX directly.

OK universe – I got past my glazed over period.

There is power in the blogging community and I am grateful to be able to pass on information.


a mom and her newborn waiting for help


shelter box response teams arrive in Haiti


a shelter box up and running in Haiti

photos from shelter box site

45 comments:

CG said...

A friend of mine is collecting for a shelter box. Aren't they a wonderful idea? I hope we can raise enough.

Raven said...

I have kind of gone into my own world of late and not been blogging or visiting much. Hope all is well with you. Nice pieces on Haiti. Glad that your friend is safe. Shelter Box sounds like a great idea. Oddly, for Christmas I "gave" my sister's kids money to build a home in Haiti through Greater Good.com and I chose to do what little I could in this crisis through Habitat for Humanity. Haiti was in so much trouble already. Sometimes the Universe is too cruel.

Glad your team is winning. Hope is growing up so fast. I'm pretty depressed about the Mass. election. She put a smile on my face this morning.

Ron said...

Good Morning Dianne!

Again, I thank you SO MUCH for passing on this information to us.

Yes, there IS power in the blogging community. That's what I think is so awesome about this blogworld.

I will definitely click over and check them out.

Bless you.

X ya, dear lady!

Ron said...

Hi...it's me again.

I just clicked over to Linda's blog. How wonderful! Thank you, dear lady!

X

Hilary said...

Another wonderful way to help. Thank you, Dianne.

I have linked to and explained The Extraordinaires as an expense-free means to help on my blog.

Doc said...

The situation in Haiti is just so devestating and overwhelming that it will effect and entire generation forever. do what you can in some small way to help.

Linda said...

Thank you so much, Dianne, for making me feel like I am NOT the only one who has gone over into the glazed-over look at this point. Try as I might, I can only handle so many pictures of destruction and woe as it just makes you feel so damned helpless about the whole situation and then along comes the frustration with WHY on earth it's taking so long to get people the much-needed help that they need. Why is it they can get every reporter with a camera crew in there to show us how bad things are but they can't get help in there so that they can then show us that people are trying very hard to help the people of Haiti out. I truly hate the media.

Whew ... got that off my chest!

Anyhow, Jamie is one of a kind and a gal with a heart of gold and wealth of knowledge. A true gem - I hope you continue to visit her after this as you can learn some wondrous things from her as well as hear some great music and drool over Hugh Jackman should you so choose!

Glad to be of assistance in some small way by pointing you in her direction!

Mrs. C said...

!!

I had seen NOT MUCH happening with all the donations in other areas and getting discouraged. And hearing of the aftershocks... too much!!

Thanks for posting a pic of someone somewhere landing a plane and getting supplies out!!

bobbie said...

So glad for your picture of the actual arrival of Shelter Boxes! I may post it too, because when it's seen that there is real help, it inspires others.

Paz said...

This is great.

Paz

Bond said...

This has been very difficult with the logistics and the horrible infrastructure...now the new aftershock...

Mountain Photog said...

That's wonderful to know that donations are being put to good use right away! Thanks for sharing that, Dianne.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Thanks for getting this out.
We are collecting here at work and my company is matching.
It is so hard to even imagine what these people are going through.
I keep praying.
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Daryl said...

You and Bobbie .. two fabulous broads with HUGE hearts!

Melli said...

What a great post Dianne! I had not heard of Shelter Box before - but what a great organization!

Can you just imagine being a mother and delivering a new life into this situation? My heart just breaks for these people... And ohhhh ... all the orphans! I sO wish I could adopt one...

Thanks for posting this.

tt said...

I knew you'd have mega info for us on your blog!! Had to visit and get the latest info...
plus: i got caught up a wee bit on pics of the wee grandurchin!!! What a treasure she is!!!
Missin on you!!
xoxo

Jay said...

It's just amazing how many worthy causes there are that should be supported. I think the best thing to do is pick one or two (or however many) and focus on them and keep supporting them in the future.

bobbie said...

I have to thank Daryl for putting me into your company. I think you're the greatest, kiddo!

Cloudia said...

Good job, Di!

Scott Oglesby said...

Thanks Dianne, I’ll check all of these sites and Shelter Box directly. I can’t believe that an aftershock hit so late! I always thought they occurred at least within a day or two.?.

Keep up all the good work, much love!!

Nessa said...

That's such a great idea.

Grayquill said...

Splendid - wonderful work

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Hi Dianne!

Truly amazing!

The blogging community is awesome! Often times we feel helpless and alone, but through sharing, we can stand united and find support. What amazed me was the story of a homeless woman who thanked blogging for getting her back on her feet!

When I was a newbie to the world of blogging, I was in awe of the compassion and passion of each blogger I have visited and have grown to love.

Truly amazing!

Wishing you and your family a wonderful weekend, Dianne! :))

Lu' said...

I checked out the Shelter Box site. I have never heard of them, what a great idea. I felt relief to see those women in a Shelter Box. Lord, the basics food water and shelter, too much to ask? I don't think so.

Anonymous said...

Keep on posting such articles. I like to read stories like that. Just add more pics :)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

The Shelterbox is a FANTASTIC Idea. Thanks for the 'heads up' Dianne. had not heard of them before...Such a great need in Haiti right now, too....

BTW: You received "HONORABLE MENTION" in the Capotion Contest, my dear....

jennifer said...

I'm checking it out now Dianne. Following your links, etc. I'd never heard of Shelter Box until now.

Your heart is HUGE. I know it hurts right now for the people of Haiti. Their situation is... well, it's just unimaginable.

Lily Hydrangea said...

Thanks for this great post Dianne.

Anonymous said...

What a great resource!

bschooled said...

You're right Dianne, there is power in the blogging community.
And I think we've all been through that glazed over period at some point(coping mechanism).

I love this post, thanks for introducing me to the Shelter Box.

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