Update: $1916 was raised in the direct donations and matched by MMAWarehouse.com. And additional $3773.17 was raised from proceeds of sales throughout the week. In just one week we were able to raise over $7,500 and we consider that to be a big success! Thank you again to those of you that contributed and we'll be leaving our donation page up for any future donations.
MMAWarehouse.com has teamed up with Mercy Corps to help aid victims of the Haiti Earthquake.
A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Haiti's capital of Port-au-Prince Tuesday afternoon, collapsing buildings, including at least one hospital. The quake affected roughly one in three Haitians: about 3 million people. Anywhere between 30,000 and 100,000 are feared dead and even more are injured in the largest quake to strike the impoverished Caribbean nation in 200 years. Power is out, telecommunications are spotty and food and water are reportedly growing scarce.
I can't imagine what it must be like to suddenly lose your home and all your possessions, or worse yet, your friends and family members. I know that everyone's economic situation these days is far from perfect, but I encourage you to count your blessings in life and give what you can to your fellow brothers and sisters across the globe who are truly in dire need.
Mercy Corps is a highly efficient charitable organization and be rest assured your money will go to good use. Emergency response teams are en route to help survivors. Follow the latest updates at mercycorps.org/haiti.