So I think by now everyone knows about this. From the Red Cross
"On January 12, 2010 a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, followed by several powerful aftershocks, struck off the western coast of Haiti, causing buildings to collapse in Port au Prince and chaos as people fled the damage. It is estimated that 3 million people have been affected and 200,000 left homeless."
I've been reading a few articles about Haiti lately (like the rest of the world), and I've learned that 78% of the country lives in poverty, which means they survive on less than $2 (USD) a day. Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere. So even if you donate as little as 2 dollars, it all helps to make a difference. I've donated to the Red Cross because the Canadian government matches every dollar that is contributed by individual Canadians, so if you can find an organization that is willing to do the same, you can double your impact. With current death tolls estimated at over 100,000, Haiti is in great need of the entire world's help. help_haiti
is organizing a fandom auction to help the earthquake victims. You can put your own fandom talents up for bid, or bid on your favourite fandom people. Here is my thread
. I've never put work up for sale before so I don't know how this will turn out, but if someone is willing to donate, then I will most assuredly do my best to make that person happy. :) It's a small venture in the grand scheme of things, but Livejournal is a great community and every little bit counts, right?
Thanks. Stay safe and happy, everyone. ♥
omg girl you are fast. ;___; Thank you so much.
EDIT again: The auction is over! Thanks so much to everyone
who bid, but a huge, huge thank you to font
particularly. This is probably obnoxious of me to make public but I just really want to share how amazed I am by her generosity. Everyone, font
not only donated the amount of her winning bid, but also the amount of the second place bid too, for a total of $126 to Doctors Without Borders. If that is not a shining example of pure kindness and altruism, I don't know what is. Thank you forever, font