Absolute in Haiti
I am sure you have all heard, in some form or another, about the great tragedy that has occurred in Haiti. Many of you, including myself, probably thought to yourself, “Really! This is the last thing this country needs!” It is true, parts of Port-au-Prince had looked like a 7.0 earthquake already hit it before January 12th and we can only imagine the state it is in now.I have been quite impressed by the volumes of messages and emails I have been receiving from people who want to do something to help. Everyone’s heart is broken for this nation and no one wants to sit by and let the people of Haiti deal with this disaster by themselves. LiveDifferent (formerly Absolute) has been directly involved with an orphanage of 60+ children in Port-au-Prince run by a man we know and love named David. You can read all about him in our 52 blog: http://52.livedifferent.com/2009/04/19/what-do-you-do-with-a-lost-pearl/. Currently, we have not been able to contact David or anyone connected to his orphanage. Some volunteers of LiveDifferent (formerly Absolute) have decided to jump into action and travel directly to where the orphanage is (or once was…) to make sure that all the children are safe and taken care of. Once this is done they will assess if there is something that LiveDifferent (formerly Absolute) can do to take care of our extended family. We will keep you posted on the progress of the team and will let you know if there is anything you can do to help.Please keep an eye on our website and facebook page (livedifferent.com) for more updates. Thank you for your concern and desire to help. To give towards this pressing need please contact our office, or donate online here.Hero Holiday is traveling to Haiti in May 2010. Check out the trip details on our website: haitiCheck out our 52 story on the earthquake: http://52.livedifferent.com/2010/01/14/but-a-breath/**UPDATE: LiveDifferent (formerly Absolute) has received word that the children at the orphanage are all safe and accounted for. This is great news! We are going to hear from our volunteers as to how their homes are but will keep you informed.