Wednesday, January 13, 2010

If You Can Help, Please Do.

This is not just your generic post about the devastating earthquake in Haiti. It's not a plea to help nameless, faceless people who have lost everything and may end up losing their lives as well. It's about two local young women who have dedicated themselves to living and working without pay at an orphanage in Port-au-Prince.

They are trapped.

The children they work with have no food or fresh water. The infants they look after will die if they are not evacuated.

Many of these children have adoptive homes waiting for them here in the United States.

But they are trapped in Haiti.

Communications from these women are sporadic but at this time it seems as though the only hope for getting them out is to get a private plane down there to evacuate them. Reports say that the airport in Port-au-Prince is functional.

Virginia Montanez, who writes the blog That's Church, is spearheading a local effort to find a way to help these women. To learn more about it go to her blog. If you can help in any way, please do.

I know that my readership is small but I'm doing what I can to get the word out.

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