I finally got the courage to sit down and watch a tiny bit of the news this morning about the earthquake in Haiti. I just couldn't stop crying. I can't imagine what those people are going through. Seeing moms screaming for their children... - it simply is horrifying. Too, too much.
There are so many places and ways to donate the money that is so desperately needed - a quick google search will turn up a list - however, another way to help is by donating your gently used shoes and boots. Souls 4 Souls is putting together shipping containers of our shoes to send to Haiti. Right now with all of the broken glass, twisted metal, raw sewage and building rubble on the ground they need shoes more than ever.
Even if you don't have the money to spare, we all have extra pairs of shoes in our closets. In fact it is estimated that "Americans have 1.5 billion pairs of unworn shoes lying in our closets."
Just rubber band each pair together and drop them off at the designated locations. Here in Portland, the drop off location is:
Foot Solutions on SE 82nd.
God be with all of the people affected by this unimaginable tragedy.