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Coverage of the tragedy in Haiti

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I want to congratulate CNN for their very excellent coverage of the catastrophe in the impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti. I am not usually a big CNN fan, but IMO their coverage of this event has been stellar.

I find myself turning away from some of the horrific images of dead and dying and wounded, especially when it involves children, but then in a strange way I feel like I must watch. This is such an unspeakable tragedy. What else can one say about it?

I hope that everyone will donate what they can to help the people of Haiti, who are our neighbors in the Western Hemisphere. Here is a good website that lists several avenues for donations. Or you can go to Clintonbushhaitifund.org.

Where do the poor people of Haiti go from here? Their nation is for all practical purposes totally destroyed and it will take many years of hard work and a lot of money to make a difference.

Haiti is on the front pages now, and there is as lot of attention being payed to it. But what will happen after a while when this story fades from the front pages and we move on to our next tragedy? Haiti will be a long term project. We are talking about the lives and well being of millions of human beings here. I pray that God will look over the people of Haiti and bless them with peace and redemption.
posted by John, 6:13 PM

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