My intention for this blog was to keep everything on Geeb's Book Club 100% book review related, but sometimes something much bigger than our intentions happen and we have to go with our guts. I am sure everyone on the planet is aware of what is going on right now in Haiti. Something like 20,000 people and counting are dead, bodies being moved and dumped by front end loaders into massive graves. Water and food becoming scarce and people rioting because that's what people do when they are at the end of their ropes. I have a friend in Haiti right now and he told me that mothers are leaving their babies at the airport in hopes that someone will pick them up and take them home! He said that there were abandoned babies laying on the floors of the airport! Their families knowing that they will die if the stay there. My heart is broken. I have no words to describe how my guts are feeling tonight.
In the middle of this nightmare is a group of people that I wanted to tell you about tonight. These people are an extension of my family and some are in fact my actual family. I am so proud of them all. This group is EDGE Outreach, they are a growing organization located in Louisville Kentucky that (among other things) specializes in bringing clean water to third world countries, and when they heard about Haiti the first thing that they asked was how do we get a team of people down there to bring the people of Haiti some small comfort. Water. After a week of scraping together funds, we all witnessed a miracle. Today the first team left for the disaster zone. With them they bring water purifiers and capable hands to help in any way they can. In 10 days EDGE will send another team to relieve the first group and we will continue to send people until they don't need us any more.
I know I only have about 50 followers but that is 50 more people that may not have known about this organization and that may want to help. If you would like to donate any amount of money or your prayers or thoughts to EDGE Outreach please click the link below to visit EDGE's website. If you like what you see there, help. If you don't than all I ask is that you keep the people of Haiti in your foremost thoughts and prayers. It is an awful thing when we see human suffering, but it is an amazing thing when we see a people come together to help in anyway they know how.
Lets all try and do the next right thing.