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There comes a time in everyone's life where a disaster happens. And this time im talking about something bigger then that bad grade you got in science, or that ugly divorce your parents are going through. It's easy to get caught up in your own problems and forget to aknolage the ones around you. Over the past few years the world around us has gone through big changes. Many have been devastating. Wars and terror have followed us from 2001 and up till now, no one really knows when it will all end. Natural disasters have also been a major event. Innocent people loosing their homes, their loved ones, due to unexplannable causes. Science may warn us, but when it comes down to it, disasters like Tsunamis, earthquakes, tornados, blizards, are much too tragic and much too devastating, to truly prepare for. It's times like these that the world must come together. No matter what race, gender, age or social status you find yourself in, someone out there needs your help. It’s understandable that maybe you don’t have money to donate, but what about your parents, your neighbors, teachers and friends. Found raisers seem small but they can have such big impact on others. Let's go beyond money, what about clothes, chances are everyone of you have at least one pair of sneakers you dont frequently wear, that sweater from last season, the pants that just doesn’t seem to fit , how about taking them all and putting them in a box, talk to your friends, they might want the extra closet space too, The feeling you get when you help those less fortunate, is something every person out there should experience. Think about it, wouldn’t you like others to help you if the situation was reversed, help your family members, the ones you care about the most. Every moment that passes there is a kid somewhere, a kid just like you, who breathes and eats, plays and dreams, crys and laughs, who needs your help. 5 dollars, 10 dollars, one sweater, two, a bag of rice and a gallon of water, all these things we maybe take for granted everyday, things that might not seem like much, but to them, could make all the difference. Mohandas Gandhi once said, "A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave," So let us all be brave and help those around us. Let's just give and not think of the take, lets be human in a time when compassion is the greatest gift.

Links that are now helping Haiti Earthquake survivors :

https://secure.unicefusa.org/site/Donation2?df_id=6680&6680.donation=form1

https://secure2.convio.net/dri/site/Donation2?idb=137039094&1170.donation=form1&df_id=1170

http://www.redcross.org/portal/site/en/menuitem.1a019a978f421296e81ec89e43181aa0/?vgnextoid=a8712721ea326210VgnVCM10000089f0870aRCRD

https://www.wfp.org/donate/haiti

https://www.theirc.org/donate/donate-now-haiti

http://www.socialvibe.com





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m&m10 said...
Mar. 9, 2010 at 6:43 am
good article, great cause.
 
MJ10 said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 7:42 am
Now with Chile sufering too, its time to set differences aside.
 
RG021 said...
Mar. 1, 2010 at 3:57 pm
Interesting point, the world must find a way to help those in need.
 
MO090 said...
Feb. 27, 2010 at 7:44 am
I do agree with this person, maybe if there was more poeple working together, the world would be a much better palace.
 
boo123 said...
Feb. 20, 2010 at 6:43 pm
I also agree. In times of disaster, it is the duty of all of us to come together and help. Like, after 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, America really showed the good they can do when everyone pitches in.
 
Mimi123 said...
Feb. 19, 2010 at 8:14 pm
I agree completly, it isnt enough for the goverment to do something, we have to do something too.
 
steveee28 said...
Feb. 19, 2010 at 7:20 pm
This person is absolutely right. People usually only care for themselves, but when disaster strikes, everyone must come together and fight for survival and be one to overcome challeges. And donations and fund raisers are an awesome idea to help out those less fortunate.
 
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