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January 14th, 2010 at 02:04 pm

I have listened to the news about Haiti all day today. I had the good fortune to visit Haiti 4 times while on cruises. It was so much fun to ride horses to the top of a mountain to see an old "fort". You didn't exactly ride the horse. One guy pulled the horse and the other one pushed the horse. It was straight up!!
We did that on our honeymoon. My dh's two "guides" had memorable names. One was John and was one Kennedy!
The country was beautiful, but so poor even back then, over 30 years ago. People lived in grass huts and had nothing. There was very little work to be had and cruise ships really helped the economy, Then sadly, cruise ships quit going to Haiti.
My heart goes out to all the people of Haiti.

5 Responses to “Haiti”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    We're donating some money to Doctors Without Borders; the Red Cross could also use money if you're looking for a way to help. I just hope they move fast so they can save as many people as possible!

  2. HouseHopeful Says:

    It truly is horrible. That country has had many disasters in the last few years.

  3. boomeyers Says:

    It looks like it would be a beautiful place!

  4. miclason Says:

    El Salvador has sent a small contingent (about 16 people + 1 rescue dog), the famous mexican "topos" were among the first to arrive. China and Iceland have also sent rescue teams with dogs. The US, of course, has sent TONS of help...
    I've gotten to the point where I can't look at the news anymore! Iīm praying, thatīs all I really can do right (and, will try to donate through work).

  5. frugaltexan75 Says:

    The situation there is very sad. I've been thinking about how much I could afford to donate, and to which charity. I'm considering either the Red Cross, ADRA, or this place that makes water filters which run without electricity.

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