If you’re getting a lot of email appeals to help the disaster relief efforts in Haiti, consider going to the website of the Southern Arizona chapter of the American Red Cross (www.redcrossarizona.org) and donate online.
Or do as I did today, drive down to their office at 5301 E. Broadway (between Rosemont and Craycroft) and donate in person. Their office is open today 9 till 5 p.m., tomorrow (Sunday) as well as Monday (a holiday), same hours. Donation phone line is 520-318-6740.
Money is desperately needed for everything according to Executive Director Richard White: water, food, medicine, first aid supplies, tenting for shelters, etc. etc. Your donation goes to the American Red Cross, then to the International Red Cross for all these relief efforts.
I grew up on an active volcanic island (Big Island of Hawaii) with lots of earthquakes, but we’ve never had such a devastating earthquake as Haiti experienced last Tuesday. The photos coming back via the media have been heart wrenching, especially those of the injured, parentless children.
Please help. Donate now. Ask your family, friends, community groups to help also.