Thursday, January 14, 2010

heavy hearts

Little pieces of our hearts have flown off to Haiti to be with the devastated people there, as I'm sure has happened in your family, too. Somehow this huge tragedy is made all the more poignant by the fact that Haiti was already such a hard place to live, even before this calamitous earthquake.

Many years ago, in collaboration with a Haitian friend of ours, Troy designed a solar water system for a Haitian village that was suffering due to lack of irrigation water to grow food. Unfortunately, the project was never built as the funding dried up. But, ever since, we've felt a little draw to Haiti and planned to complete the project. Now that the majority of the infrastructure in the entire country is destroyed, it might be a good time to pick that project back up to bring safe irrigation and drinking water to those who remain and carry on. I'll keep you posted on how that project goes and how you might be able to help.

In the meantime, hold your own families a little closer, send love, light, and prayers to those in need in Haiti, and, if you have the means, donate money to the organizations doing work right now to relieve the suffering.

Partners in Health
Doctors without Borders
International Red Cross

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