Most of you know, by now, that Haiti was hit, yesterday, by a massive earthquake...measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale.
The Presidential Palace collapsed and the UN headquarters were also destroyed.
The damage has been devastating and is not fully known this morning as communications are spotty at best. Widespread destruction and chaos have taken hold and no one even knows the number of lives lost or how many people might be trapped in the rubble.
The quake hit near the capital city of Port Au Prince...an area of concentrated population.
In 2008, Haiti had been stuck very hard by hurricanes. In September, you might recall, I ran an auction, here on my blog, with the proceeds going to the wonderful organization Hope For Haiti. I was blessed to be able to send a total of $650.00 to the people of Haiti. Hope For Haiti is a non-profit, charitable organization. 95.2% of each dollar goes to charitable programs. I would like to call on you, my blog readers, once again to open your hearts and help, if you can.
So...I'm auctioning off this piece of my jewelry "Working Through The Numbers."
"Working Through The Numbers"
I'm happy to do my small part with this auction, here on my blog. Any of you who would like to make a donation, without bidding, can send me payment, through paypal, at my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org I will match the winning bid with my own funds and combine that with any donations. The total amount will then be sent directly to Hope For Haiti. There is NO pressure here....just a desire to help and open an opportunity for others to help.
steel wire; vintage key; hand formed focal from copper, brass and antique bingo card, mica, brass rivets; faceted carnelian, rough carnelian
I will also direct you to Rebecca Sower's blog. Rebecca is a lover of the Haitian people and has just returned from a trip there. Rebecca is the one who inspire me to run my original Help For Haiti auction.
hand formed copper links; steel wrapped faceted smoky quartz; vintage religious medal
vintage mercury glass; vintage brass bead caps; African recycled glass beads
I will start the bidding at $50.00. Please leave a comment on this
post with your bid. I'll take bids until Saturday, Jan. 23 at noon, central time. Thank you!
Would you all be willing to link to this post on your blogs?
Haiti: sending prayers your way...