CARE BLOG

Before the earth quakes

2/5/10

We”ve seen the images, heard the statistics and given what monetary donations we can. We”ve spent nights on our knees praying, days filled with thoughts, and minutes counting our blessings.

Haiti
is full of ancient traditions, vibrant music, authentic food and
genuine smiles. But when the Earthquake hit in January, the world”s
spotlight shined down on Haiti and years of poverty became the
blueprint for charity and compassion.

Haiti is a representation of many countries that are struggling to live on very little; countries who live on less than $1 a day.

CARE
has been working in and with the Haitian community for over several
years. CARE”s focus in Haiti ranges from HIV/AIDS, water sanitation,
and child nutrition. As you can read on this website, their response to
the recent disaster has been involved and prompt. CARE
recently released article details about working to prevent sexual
violence in the aftermath of the disaster, as the U.S. Congress
introduces the International Violence
Against Women Act.

Now
is your chance to do something about those impoverished in Haiti, and
those who, fortunately, haven”t experienced such unexpected,
concentrated devastation. I am not asking for a donation. I am asking
you to become a CARE advocate.

I
am urging you to alert and educate your Senate and House Members about
global poverty. I urge you to encourage them to take a stand for
maternal health, girl”s education, gender-based violence, hunger and
microfinance. I urge you to mobilize your community, friends, churches
and schools against poverty. Again, you don”t need to give a donation
to be an advocate or a whole lot of time – you just need a voice.

I ask you to get involved now by contacting CARE, attending the HALF THE SKY Live movie premiere in your hometown on March 4 or attending the CARE National Conference in Washington, DC on May 11 – 12.

It
is unrealistic to think that we can solve everything, but it is more
heartbreaking to realize that we didn't do all we could do.

Please considering joining me as part of the CARE Action Network; before the earth quakes again.

Thank you,

Deesha Dyer

CARE Pennsylvania State Chair

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