We are all blessed to live in great abundance. Our abundance has been given to us not so we can get more stuff, eat more food or live a more comfortable life. It’s give to us so we can meet the needs of others, both those we know personally and those we do not. The people of Haiti are suffering and each of us has the opportunity to give out of our great abundance.
Here’s my challenge to each Frugal Living NW reader — Most importantly, pray. Next, figure out what you can sacrifice in the next week and give that amount to a relief organization of your choice. Go without coffee, a date night, buying groceries (Eat From the Pantry Challenge, anyone?). Take what you save and donate it.
If you would like to take me up on this challenge, do one of the following:
:: Leave a comment with what you and your family will sacrifice this week to help the people of Haiti. For every comment left between now and January 21, my family will donate $.25 to Samaritan’s Purse.
:: If you have a blog, post about what you and your family will sacrifice this week to help the people of Haiti. Encourage your readers to respond to the disaster too. After you post, leave a link on the Mr. Linky below. For every link left between now and January 21, my family will donate $.50 to Samaritan’s Purse.
Samaritan’s Purse is a Christian organization committed to providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Samaritan’s Purse is in Haiti now working with local hospitals and missionaries to provide clean water, temporary shelter, hygiene equipment and medical supplies.
Just a quick note about donating: scams abound after disaster strikes. Please be mindful about who is getting your money. I suggest finding an organization that was established well before the earthquake hit with a strong reputation and a presence in Haiti so they can get your donation to the people as quickly as possible. In addition to Samaritan’s Purse, Compassion International, World Vision, UNICEF, The Salvation Army and The American Red Cross are some that fit these guidelines.
I would like to acknowledge and thank Crystal at Money Saving Mom for facilitating this effort. Please stop by and check out what other bloggers are doing to help the people of Haiti.
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