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- Library partners…keep an eye out for an orange envelope arriving at your library in the next couple of weeks. Very special package! #
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- celebrating the birthdays of two Mangoes today. Happy Birthday Kevin Korach and Beverly Cornell!!! http://bit.ly/baVBqW #
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- Largest World Expo in History Opens in Shanghai… Amazing Photos http://huff.to/awhVqk #
Over the weekend, I was at the Boston ALA Midwinter Conference and every time I had a chance to look at a newspaper or the TV – pictures of the absolute devastation in Haiti due to the Earthquake flashed across the page and the screen.
The images are devastating for any part of the world, let alone this already impoverished country. The pictures are almost too hard for me to look at or watch. It makes me sick to my stomach to see what these poor people are having to face. Losing their homes, families and I am sure much of their sanity in such a dire situation. We need to care.
According to Wikipedia -
Haiti has a very interesting history. It was the first independent nation in Latin America, the first post-colonial independent black-led nation in the world, and the only nation whose independence was gained as part of a successful slave rebellion. Despite having common cultural links with its Hispano-Caribbean neighbors, Haiti is the only predominantly Francophone independent nation in the Americas. It is one of only two independent nations in the Americas (along with Canada) that designate French as an official language; the other French-speaking areas are all overseas départements, or collectivités, of France.
But on January 12, 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, with its epicenter 16 miles west of the capital and largest city, Port-au-Prince, which was devastated. Approximately two hundred thousand people were killed and counting, although it will take time to determine the exact number of dead; the Presidential palace, Parliament and many other important structures were destroyed, along with countless homes, businesses, hospitals, schools and shantytowns.
How can you help? We are suggesting you go to the Unicef website and donate money to help this country but more importantly to help the people rebuild their lives.
If you know of other ways to help please comment here!