Sunday, January 17, 2010


I actually intended to do a small post on another subject but the urgency of the situation in Haiti trumped that. As it is now crystal-clear what a terrible disaster has befallen the small Caribbean nation I'd like to once again encourage people to donate, even if it is only a small sum. I think this is not the time to hide behind arguments that your support will never reach its intended target. Even if one would know that only 10% of a donation would come through, that's still better than nothing. Now, there ARE organizations out there that are doing prodigious work and where a gift is certainly making a difference. If you are still suspicious, just do some research and take your pick.

In the meantime I'd like to recommend either the Red Cross or Doctors Without Borders. I certainly have my issues with the Belgian branch Artsen zonder Grenzen/Médecins sans Frontières, and especially some of their leadership, but what is clear is that their field workers are doing a hell of a job.

These people need your donation in order to work, so please...

To make it easier for Flemings or our friends the Dutch, click here. Walloons and Frenchmen, click here s.v.p.

Thank you for your gift. You acted like a human being.


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