Yesterday, Haiti was hit with a 7.0-magnitude earthquake (followed by a series of strong aftershocks) that spawned complete, utter chaos and destruction upon the country.....needless to say, the death toll is outstandingly high. Buildings collapsed on top of each other...including schools, hospitals, and the embassy. Many dead bodies were found under the rubble. However, you can hear many people yelling and crying for help as they are trapped under the fallen structures. The worst hit was an impoverished area called Port-Au-Prince. Haiti was already aware of their poorly constructed buildings so, of course, it was nearly impossible to withstand a heavy-hitting natural disaster such as this. Obama is already sending troops and prayers out to help with the devastation....along with surrounding countries. Countries such as Spain and the Dominican Republic were also hit with the earthquake but none suffered superabundant damages like Haiti.


Disaster relief organizations are mobilizing to aid Haiti - and are asking or help. Funds are needed to provide enough safe water, temporary shelter and vital medical supplies.

UNICEF and Save the Children already have emergency teams in Haiti, and the Red Cross has released $200,000 in disaster funds.

You can donate to these groups:

- Text Yele. Wyclef Jean is urging donors to text 'Yele' to 501501 and make a $5 contribution to the relief effort over cell phone. Click here to get more information via Wyclef's Twitter page.

- Save the Children. Donate at savethechildren.org or make checks out to "Save the Children" and mail to: Save the Children Income Processing Department, 54 Wilton Road, Westport, Conn. 06880

- UNICEF. Go online to unicefusa.org/haitiquake or call (800) 4UNICEF.

- Red Cross. Go online to redcross.org and click Donate, or call (800) REDCROSS.

- Direct Relief International. Donate online at directrelief.org.

- Mercy Corp. Go online to mercycorps.org or mail checks to Haiti Earthquake Fund, Dept. NR, PO Box 2669, Portland, Ore. 97208 or call (888) 256-1900

To find information about friends and family in Haiti: The U.S. State Department set up a toll-free number to call for information about family members in Haiti: 1-888-407-4747.

via: NY Daily News

Disasters like this happen every now and then, but people care less when it doesn't hit close to home. All I can say is, put yourself in their shoes. What if your family and/or friends were there? What if this was you?!...caught in all of this against your choice. I'm not saying to gather your "troops" and head to Haiti (unless you are able)....but do your part by participating in these EASY ways to help out. TAKE A STAND PEOPLE!!!

The Monarchs are working on a plan to help out in our own way. Watch out for us and SUPPORT!!