Thursday, February 18, 2010

Report from Haiti

Here is a slideshow about the the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti and the American Jewish World Service's extraordinary work there.  It remains heart wrenching that some 230,000 people died in one small country, most in a single city.   Haiti's population is nearly 10 million.  Even before last month's disaster over 80% of the population lived below the poverty line.  There is much work that remains to be done there and much suffering to alleviate.  As a Jew I strive to respond to suffering everywhere.  The AJWS is a worthy organization to help us begin such efforts.

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