The last place a major earthquake should have struck.
It's bad enough that Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere, but it is even worse that a country that is dirt poor had to withstand a 7.0 magnitude level earthquake. In a situation like this, we can only pray and send what we can to help. Reports are claiming that one out of every two houses have been leveled by yesterday's earthquake, and the death toll could go into the tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of people. Haiti was barely functioning as a country before the massive earthquake, and now it's beyond crippled. There are reports that the main hospital has collapsed as well as the presidential palace. My trust rests with the charitable organizations that are trained to handle emergencies like this. The Salvation Army as well as the Red Cross are already on the scene. The people of Haiti also now have no clean water, food and shelter. Humanitarian charities from around the world are already on their way. It's great to see the world come together to help out in what has to be one of the worst natural disasters of all time to impact a country. I have a feeling that most churches will be taking up collections to help the people in Haiti, so please give what you can. I know money is tight for a lot of people, but the old biblical saying goes something like "give and it shall be given back to you". Keep the people of Haiti in your thoughts and prayers.