Skip to main content

Ebola - How you can help today


Ebola is one of the world’s deadliest diseases on record and the outbreak is not the challenge of several countries or even that of one continent alone. It is an unparalleled epidemic ravaging West Africa necessitating global aid. 
Half of the nearly 5,000 cases have occurred in the last three weeks, and officials said Tuesday that it's possible that as many as 20,000 could become infected before the outbreak is over.

So, what can you do today? 1. Know the facts! 2. Do not spread misinformation! If you don’t know what you’re talking about, educate yourself. Refer to point one. 3. Make a donation now!  No amount is too small. There are numerous aid organizations with people on the ground putting their own lives at risk in the interest of bringing this to an end. They could certainly use your support. Don’t know where to donate? Here’s a list:
Doctors without Borders Has treated hundreds of people with the disease and helped to contain numerous life-threatening epidemics. Their humanitarianism transcends political and religious boundaries and prioritizes the welfare of those suffering.

MAP A global Christian health organization partners with people living in poverty to save lives and develop healthier families and communities.

Medical teams international Provides medical and dental care, humanitarian aid, and holistic development programs to all people in need, regardless of religion, nationality, sex, or race. They respond to disasters around the world by sending teams of volunteer medical professionals and medical supplies to care for the sick and injured.
Project CURE The largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world.
Red Cross The National Red Cross Societies in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia have mobilized more than 1,500 volunteers to respond to the Ebola outbreak with support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Please do not delay. Help today.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

10 simple joys

Recently "Chewbacca Mom" reminded the world that life is about the "simple joys". Think about it - more of  life is about the everyday moments than the sexy milestones. Though I've written a lot here about gratitude, this got me reflecting yet again on the simple joys I am thankful for. This is my list right now, though in no way complete.
1. Snuggling under a cozy duvet 2. That first sip of freshly brewed coffee in the morning 3. Hugging my partner tightly 4. Smiling to strangers and getting smiles back 5. Taking in a beautiful skyline view 6. Mastering a new skill that was unknown to me 7. Being awakened by the chirping birds outside my window each morning 8. Watching a scary movie and jumping with fright (this is a guilty pleasure, I'll admit) 9. Grocery shopping with my partner (yes I know, weird but true - we are talking simple!) 10. Camping adventures (s'mores included ;))
What are your simple joys?

What a Twit: Part IV

I am an avid Tweeter and take to sharing my favourite tweets with my blog followers every three or four months. This year started off with a bang and I have more tweets than usual...lots of them funny, some inspirational, and others informative. Enjoy!

@TheLoveStories Never regret something that once made you smile.
@TravelBloggr Dear Twitter spell check, Pancetta is not "pancreas." Just thought you should know. Learn some foodie Italian please.

What a Twit!

Over the past three years that I’ve been on Twitter, I’ve “met” tons of interesting people around the world who are doing cool things, have interesting ideas, are funny and sometimes/often even have similar interests to mine.
Twitter allows you to “favourite” tweets, bookmarking them for easy future reference.  Since many of my closest friends aren’t on Twitter, I wanted to take this opportunity to share some of my favourites - favourites because they are insightful, funny, hopeful or all of the above. Hopefully they make you take pause, laugh, or reflect.
There is a Top 5 (in no particular order), then some of my other faces. Enjoy!