Sunday, February 3, 2008

Such an important post

I am sure by now that most of you have heard about the storms in China. They could not have happened at a worst time. Workers were planning tripd home for Chinese New Year. For many, this is the only trip they will make home for the year. This is the only chance that parents have to see their children as many people work in the city and leave their children with their grandparents in the countryside. This year, they will not be making the trek. They can't. The weather is just too bad. People are stuck. My heart goes out to them.

But, we are now hearing of orphanages that have no money, no food, no water, no heat, no electricity. Half the Sky has started a fund called the Little Mouse Emergency Fund (in honor of Chinese New Year since it is the year of the rat). If you click on their name, you can read the latest update regarding the orphanages that they are in contact with. This doesn't include hundreds of other orphanages. There are babies in China starving, dehydrated, freezing, dying. I just can't imagine.

I just keep thinking "What if Brynn was still there?" Or "What if our second child is there right now shivering or starving?" I would do everything in my power to make sure they were ok.

If you are so moved, Half The Sky is accepting donations to help with the orphanages that are in desperate need. You can click the "Click to Give" picture on the update page of the above link. $10 can go so far in China. Please think about it.


sweet-P's Mum said...

oh Julie,

Paisley is still in a SWI in Jiangxi, we are so worried that we have LWB calling to find out what the needs of the SWI are...her's sadly does not have international we know that there is NOONE listening when they have needs. Hopefully the LWB troop can help us find out whats going on and we can try to get relief there asap.

Is my child hungry? cold? scared?

I just hope she is okay.


Vivian M said...

Our thoughts and prayers are in China right now. And thank goodness for agencies like Half the Sky, and Love Without Boundaries.