Dear Yahoo Friends…
If this suggestion offends or runs counter to your beliefs, it was not intended to do so. It is simply thoughts put to paper…in search of solutions. If you would like to participate, add your suggestions. If you can take time to contact those who are in power and who can make a difference, here are some links.
http://directory.usayfoundation.org/ – for governor, senators and representatives
https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml – if you do not know who your representative is
http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/welcome.jsp – if you do not know the four digit extension for your zip code
If you think this is absurd, please just pass this by.
Please, no thumbs down for once.
The situation in Haiti is being described as a humanitarian crisis. It is beyond that; it is a human tragedy that will only perpetuate unless radical measures are taken. There is simply no infrastructure in Haiti that can rebuild in a way that the populace can grow and thrive.
Since the earthquake hit, my thought has been that the United Nations needs to get the best of the best from the fields of demolition and removal, architecture, government, hospital design and equipment, education, sustainable economy, roads, water support, and education (and the myriad of departments I have omitted) to go into Haiti, tear everything down, and start from scratch.
Create manageable and safe neighborhoods and towns; buildings that are architecturally sound; “green” energy sources–the location is perfect, and teach how to govern. This is not nation building if done by the international community. It is creating a backdrop for possibility.
It’s too late for these people? They have too many decades of poverty and graft? Never say never. You would be amazed what can be done when the heart is right and good minds work in concert.
This morning on NPR one of the commentators said that Haiti can only rise the ashes if the international community intervenes. So there are obviously many among us billions who have conceptualized this intervention. Are you familiar with the Hundredth Monkey Phenomenon? Any one of us could be that crucial hundredth one that creates the point of nuclear fission for human consciousness.
Great answers all–from prayer to providing mother’s milk to nursing infants.
I checked out http://www.mercycorps.org/ and they look like a great organization. I gave to Unicef and Habitat for Humanity, but I will also donate to Mercy Corps.
Former Presidents Clinton and Bush also appear to have an efficient means to getting aid to the people. I will send them something also.
Thank you all. I think the suggestion that the international community declare Haiti a disaster area and rebuild is what offers longterm hope for the people of Haiti, so I will go with that answer for BA.
Could you add your suggestions for the crisis in Haiti?
Dear Yahoo Friends…