I had planned a frivolous Friday post about this and that. But then I got an email from the Parish about our twin parish in La Gonave, Haiti and how we are able to contact anyone there - the people who administer the project or the priests who administer to the parish - to find out how they are doing.
We are having a special fundraiser collection at church on Sunday for them. If you'd like, you can read more about St. Paul's "Partners with Haiti" project. Note: the website is a little out of date, but the basic gist is there.
Part of our funds collected will also go to Catholic Relief Services, who are already on the ground in Haiti providing aid.
Having grown up in the Caribbean and having seen first hand the absolute poverty that many live in, I can't imagine what it must be like to actually be there. Can you imagine being a mom, with kids, not knowing how to feed them? No bathrooms? No place to do laundry? And that's probably their NORMAL everyday life. Now imagine what little shelter or comfort you have is destroyed. Yeah, makes our problems seem petty.