Today I took my son bowling, we went for a nice meal together then sat cuddled up on the sofa together.
Tonight I will tuck both my children into a warm bed and they will be safe.
This morning English Mum sent me an email asking if I, along with a group of other bloggers, would like to get together to do something for the people of Haiti.
But really help them, help a family survive, help a family give their children warmth and shelter.
The essence of her email was: Let’s get off our ASSES and do something about really supporting the people of Haiti.
Let’s not just talk about it, write about it etc: let’s DO something.
And that is exactly what we are doing.
We want to buy one of these boxes to send to Haiti. Hell, we’d like to be responsible for sending LOTS of these boxes to Haiti.
And so we are supporting the work of Shelterbox.org and encouraging as many of readers, commenters, friends and family to donate through a Justgiving page.
As I write this we have just made enough money to buy one of the boxes – and I don’t know about my fellow bloggers but I feel a huge wave of achievement.
Now let’s buy some more.
Each Shelterbox costs nearly £500 and contains urgent supplies for disaster relief, including:
- A 10-man tent designed to withstand extreme weather conditions
- A stove for heat
- Cooking and dining equipment
- The containers themselves can be used as a waterproof cot for a small baby
- Thermal blankets for warmth
- And a children’s pack, including drawing books, crayons and pens.
One of these packs could save a family. Read about them at Shelterbox.org
Every single pound counts, so please please don’t feel you can’t make a difference, because if we all join together we can.
If you’ve stumbled on this post do something: even if it’s to spread the word.
Tomorrow my family were going out for Sunday lunch at a local pub, but instead I am donating the money it would have cost us instead.
I’ve told the children why and Dan also wants to give his last 3 weeks worth of pocket money (plus the money he made from shovelling snow!)
If you feel you can join in, then please create a post on your blog and encourage your fellow bloggers to do the same. Make sure you include a link to the Bloggers for Haiti Justgiving page.
And if you don’t want to join in this fundraising activity that’s fine too. Just as long as you do something, anything. These people need us and, as I always tell my children, treat others as you would have them treat you.