Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A plea for Haiti. And my pact.

The devastation from the earthquake in Haiti is extreme.

140,000 people were killed.

1,000,000 people are homeless.

I have been reading the blog of a doctor from Minnesota that is in Haiti providing medical care for the injured. She and her medical team are in immediate need of the following:

Emergency medicine/trauma surgery PA (or similar skill set)
Orthopedic PA (or similar skill set)
Physical Therapist

If you know someone that may be qualified, please pass this information on to them immediately. They are looking to have these people flown into Haiti in two days from now.

Click here or here or here to read about their relief efforts.

I promise you will be inspired.


Or click here to see pictures taken by a Minnesota family that is currently living and serving in Haiti.

Amazing.

Or click here to read about the efforts of New Kids on the Block, the Wheelchair Foundation and others to send a plane to Haiti. Yes ... INKOTB.

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I have seen a few bloggers make a pact with their readers to donate a certain amount of money for every comment left on their blogs. Wow ... I'm inspired.

I want to do it. It seems so much bigger than little, old me ... but whatever, even a handful of comments are better than nothing.

Right?

My pact --->

I will donate 25 cents for every comment left on this post between now and Friday, January 29, 2010, at 12:00 noon EST.

*ahem* Lurkers -- show your face please! *muah*

Spread the word ... Haiti needs our help!


130 comments:

  1. This is an awesome Idea. Praying for everyone there

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  2. UGH! My heart just aches for those in Haiti! I've been following several Haiti adoption blogs, along with those who run some of the Rescue Centers there. (I was reading those long before the earthquake!) There are people doing amazing things to help, and yet there is so much to be done. It almost seems impossible. And yet, I know through God, ALL things are possible. Still, my heart breaks for them!

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  3. Girl - thanks for doing this! You rock. Almost as much as your photos.
    Leslie

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  4. Friendly Lurker showing my face...or at least my name =)

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  5. I'd love to be part of your donation efforts. And I just love visiting your blog so I can see those cute faces at the top! You seriously have the cutest kids!!!

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  6. Well...since you are my new found friend, I guess I better leave a comment so you can donate 25 cents.....great job!!!

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  7. Well done, Bethany - our cousin was there when it happened - his e-mails are heart breaking.

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  8. Hello, lurker here. I've been reading since before Nika came home. I love reading and love your photos. Vicky in australia

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  9. Awesome, Bethany. Is there a limit on the number of comments?

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  10. That's wonderful of you Bethany.

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  11. Great idea Bethany!!!!

    Love Lisa (DanielsMommy)

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  12. You Go Girl!!! Love Ya B!

    Sheri

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  13. Hellllllooooooooooo.............

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  14. how can I not comment, you rock!

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  15. Thanks for doing this, you're awesome!

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  16. What a great thing to do! Thanks!

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  17. Great idea! Our family is doing it's part to help out as well! I'm proud to be part of a country of people reaching out.... thanks for donating a quarter on my behalf! ;)

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  18. Great idea Bethany! I hope you get a ton.

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  19. Great idea!And I too have had a burden for those in Haiti.A group from our church leaves tomorrow.Praying for the people of Haiti,and those there serving them.

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  20. Great idea! I've decided to do the same pact! And I've linked to you! :)

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  21. Here's my comment. What a nice idea.
    ---Jen

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  22. we actually had two people from iowa just come back with children they adopted from there. scary stuff!

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  23. lurker is out, thanks for the pact!

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  24. This is a creative way to bring focus to the devastation in Haiti and to those in need. Kudos to you, Bethany! Maybe you should start the "12 months of giving" :)!

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  25. Woman, you inspire me. Praying for all of the Haitians. We have a dear friend who is there right now working at the embassy. They need all the help they can get!
    Kaci

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  26. I'm all for spending a little of your money!

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  27. What a SUPER idea Bethany! Good Luck!

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  28. thanks Bethany! are you donating to the american red cross or do you know of another charity? I want to donate as well, but haven't decided yet where I am going to send our money.

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  29. Happy to help you help Haiti!!

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  30. Post a comment for a good cause...I am in.

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  31. I have been following your blog as I also have a little girl adopted from Russia. I think this is an incredible thing you are doing. Thank you for helping the people in Haiti.

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  32. You rock, Bethy!
    -Meegs

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  33. What a compassionate heart you have!

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  34. A brand new lurker - linked through the Livesays blog on which I am also a lurker....... Blessings all around.

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  35. Hi, my name is Karen and I've been enjoying your blog. This is a great idea. Thanks!

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  36. Hi! My name is Jacque..I'm a friend of Renee Garcia & have followed your story for a long time. So inspiring, honest, funny(love your humor) and open. I pray for your family daily. Please add my comment to the total..thank you for doing this! They're in such desperate need. Praying for you & your family:)

    Jacque Brown

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  37. I think what you are doing is wonderful. I will spread the word too.

    have been thinking about signing up for a missions trip... what better time....

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  38. I have been NON-stop thinking of all of the people that have been devastated by this disaster...you are doing an awesome thing!

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  39. LOVE your blog. Such a sweet family with BIG heart.

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  40. Praying for all the efforts on behalf of the Haitians.

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  41. You have a wonderful idea! We have been in prayer for them. A teenage girl was pulled out alive after 15 days!! Amazing!!!

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  42. My thoughts & prayers are with the Haitian people.

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  43. Found this on twitter. Great cause!

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  44. Good for you! It's a wonderful idea and every quarter (or even penny!) is sure to be welcome.
    Sara

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  45. wonderful idea! lurker unlurking :)

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  46. I still enjoy your blog now that we have been home with our son from Russia for over a year.

    Thanks for your creative idea/way of giving to Haiti!

    Heather
    www.russianblessings.wordpress.com

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  47. My 6 year old emptied her piggy bank and had me donate the money to Haiti...we can all do something! Bless you!

    Donna

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  48. Great idea--looks like we follow some of the same blogs!

    www.xanga.com/happyomom4

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  49. Saw the "comment request" on a "tweet", so came by to add another 25 cents...that is so awesome you are doing this :o)

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  50. Blessings to you! Julie

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  51. Great idea, Bethany. And a great example to your adorable kids! Darcey

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  52. Love the idea! You are very inspiring!

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  53. This is great! I love NKOTB too!

    Traci Jones
    Moore, OK

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  54. I've never commented but I've been reading since before you brought Nika home. We used the same agency to adopt our two children.

    Cindy

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  55. Can't even imagine trying to take care of a family in all that chaos and grief. Hope you go broke! :) (Not really)

    Peggy

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  56. God Bless you!!
    Joede (DS adopt board)

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  57. How wonderful of you to do this!! Wishing you the best :-)

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  58. First time here, but Great time to show up, huh?

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  59. Found your blog today through twitter...and I love it!!! Your kids are just precious...your photography to die for...and you know a good cause when you see one. Thank you for doing something to help the people of Haiti...may God bless your efforts and bless you ten fold!

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  60. Such a sweet, wonderful and compassionate thing to do! You are awesome!. God bless you and yor family for doing this for Haiti.

    Evelyn (NYC)

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  61. May we all bring Haiti back up before we bring your servers down!

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  62. This is so great of you! I saw your post when Kellyskorner Re tweeted it on twitter. :)

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  63. You have beautiful children!

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  64. Even though this is my 3rd comment, hopefully it will still be counted as 3 diff comments! lol.

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  65. Thank you for your gift to Haiti and your inspiring blog. Thank you. One person can make a difference and you are inspiring others to do the same!

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  66. A friend sent me a link to your blog - good for you!

    Elizabeth

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  67. Thanks for doing all that you can.

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  68. God Bless Haiti and YOU!

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  69. You go Bethany! I have been reading and watching and it is just absolutely heartbreaking!

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  70. Bethany=)

    You are amazing. Amazing mom, amazing advocate, amazing photographer and amazing at getting people inspired to get involved!!

    Susan Karalias

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  71. Way to go Bethany! I will spread the word :)

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  72. Another lurker here. It feels so good to be out of the closet that I might have to come back again a few times before Friday at noon.

    -Renee

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  73. It's always nice to know that in our darkest hours we strive to find the light. It is a simple reminder that people are basically good beings. Bless your soul Bethany!

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  74. Hi Bethany, devoted lurker here. I went to high school with Shay and Jeremy. My youngest sons birthday is next month and this year we asked that people donate money to the Haiti relief effort rather than give presents. We have been so blessed and wish to pass on some of those blessings to those in need. Keep up the blogging, I enjoy following you and your family. One of these days I will get cracking on the blog I started a over a year ago! How do you keep up with yours so well!!!??

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  75. It is so great knowing people have stepped up to help people from other lands. We don't have much, but we cut back to donate. We all need to strive to help out each other. This is what is important in life.

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  76. Thank you so much. What a good idea! My heartbreaks for the people of Haiti.

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  77. what a wonderful idea to help. My heart breaks for the people of Haiti and the struggle it will be to rebuild.

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  78. Thank you for your generosity!

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  79. Amazing idea. Thanks for being so thoughtful.

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  80. Love your blog ... and think that this is a awesome and selfless idea!!

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  81. Look at all those comments!!! WOO HOO! You rock!

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  82. Add a quarter for me. : ) You're awesome.

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  83. Great idea! Here is my comment...finally :)

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  84. Thank you for doing this. I donate to an orphanage in Haiti (glahaiti.org) and, while the buildings of their orphanage were spared damage, all of the people there have been impacted in unthinkable ways.

    Pam C.

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  85. What a creative way to give! Haiti has been on my heart as well http://www.andgodlaughs.blogspot.com/2010/01/haiti-on-my-mind.html

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  86. That'll be twenty-five cents please!

    This was a great idea! Good job!!!

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  87. Count my post please! And God bless you for doing this. Makes me want to get a blog again, and join you. We are working with hubby's company to send relief there too! Just so sad!

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  88. Bless you for all you do. My friend sent me the link to your blog and I have been a reader for several months. You are a teacher and example to us all. Thankyou.

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  89. Bethany, what a wonderful idea!! I'm going to post it on my FB and get the quaters rolling :-)

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  90. Ok i just have to do a first comment for the cause. Great effort Bethany!.
    Kylie

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  91. You are a wonderful person in all ways!!

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  92. you continue to amaze me! you have the biggest heart I know!

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  93. Thanks for the opportunity to help others in a small way.

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  94. oh no, i think i'm tooo late. =( well thank you for making this happen. oxox

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  95. I cant see mine I tried through FB hmm I'm here sorry

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