"Shame on you America: the only country where we have homeless without shelter, children going to bed without eating, elderly going without needed meds, and mentally ill without treatment - yet we have a benefit for the people of Haiti on 12 TV stations. 99% of people won't have the guts to copy and repost this. I'm NOT afraid !!!!!"
Wanna see homeless without shelter?
Wanna see children going to bed without eating?
This is a child brought to a rescue center on 1/28/10 in Haiti who is severely malnourished.
Unfortunately, there are thousands more just like him in Haiti.
Not the typical look of a "hungry" American.
Not the typical look of a "hungry" American.
Wanna see elderly without needed meds?
I think this elderly Haitian woman has gone without needed meds far too long.
Visit The Livesay Blog for many more photos of Haitians undergoing amputations without anesthesia, maggots eating the flesh of living people, children being sewn up without "needed" meds.
Don't see that happening in the US. Nope.
Wanna see mentally ill without treatment?
Haitian boy (from Buckner gallery) thrilled to be alive, flies and all, without treatment.
Probably the same as in America though.
What does Jesus say about all of this?
Jesus is our Rock. Our Foundation. All other ground is sinking sand.
Statue of Jesus on the cross in Haiti remains strong and steady while everything around it crumbles. (Photo from Buckner Gallery.)
Matthew 25:34-36, "Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'
Matthew 25:40, "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me."
Praying God will remove the veil from ALL of our eyes.
"Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due when it is within the power of your hand to do so." Proverbs 3:27
Praising God for all the veils He's already lifted.
"Sometimes I would like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine and injustice in the world when He could so something about it...but I'm afraid He might ask me the same question." ~Anonymous
Thanking all those who have responded to the Haitian tragedy with joyful, selfless obedience, serving the least of these with your love, your prayers, your time, talent and treasure.
"Do unto others as you would have them do to you." Luke 6:31
Asking what YOU are doing to help those in need...both in America and around the world?!?
"A friend loves at all times." Proverbs 17:17
Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) — Two weeks after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti, the numbers have mounted. The numbers tell stories of death and destruction, as well as a global outpouring of aid.
CNN has compiled the latest, most reliable figures available as the devastation continues to unfold:
150,000: Latest estimate of the death toll, from the Haitian Health Ministry. The European Union and the Pan American Health Organization, which are coordinating the health-sector response, have estimated the quake killed 200,000 people.
194,000: Number of injured
134: Estimated number of people rescued by international search teams since the quake
9 million: Population of Haiti
3 million: Estimated number of people affected by the quake
1 million: Estimated number of displaced people
800,000 to 1 million: People who need temporary shelter
235,000: People who have left Port-au-Prince using free transportation provided by the government. The number who left by private means is undetermined.
At least 50: Aftershocks of magnitude 4.5 or higher that have hit Haiti since the January 12 quake
300,000: Children younger than 2 who need nutritional support
90: Percentage of schools in Port-au-Prince that have been destroyed
363: Haitian orphans who have been evacuated
THE RESPONSE IN DOLLARS
$1.12 billion: International aid pledges
$783 million: Funds received as of Tuesday
$317 million: U.S. assistance as of Monday
THE RESPONSE IN MANPOWER
17,000: U.S. military personnel in and around Haiti
8 million: Meals the World Food Programme has delivered to nearly 400,000 people
300: Aid distribution sites that are up and running
130 to 150: Flights arriving every day at the single-runway Port-au-Prince airport with aid
EFFECT ON FOREIGNERS
12,000: U.N. workers in the country at the time of the quake
53: U.N. workers still missing
At least 82: U.N. workers dead
27: U.N. workers injured or hospitalized
11,500: Americans and family members who have been evacuated
4,800: Americans unaccounted for