Haiti Needs Our Help

In as much as I don’t want to put a break in the series, I have to. The Haitians need our help.

The year has just started but Haiti is unfortunate enough to have already been hit by an earthquake that measured 7 on the Richter scale. Millions of Haitians are in need of assistance.

News has said that the Haitians already need to prepare for a high death toll. Just a day after the huge quake, it has been speculated that there could be as much as 30,000-50,000 people dead. Now, it is estimated that as much as 100,000 people could be dead.

For the people who are lucky enough to survive, most of them are left homeless. They desperately need our help.

World Food Programme was fortunately already on the ground in Haiti, and we have extensive stocks of emergency food that we’re able to ship across.  Additionally, because many houses have been destroyed, and people have no access to cooking facilities, we will focus on the distribution of high energy biscuits in the initial phase of this emergency operation.

Help Haiti Now

Care2.com also give a list on a few ways how you can help Haiti here.

Also, you can do an activity or two in my SocialVibe badge at my sidebar [look left]. I am supporting Music for Relief which is currently helping the people in Haiti. Thank you!

For the Victims of Typhoon Ketsana (Ondoy)

Music for Relief at Social Vibe has set its new goal to the Philippines – relief for the victims of typhoon Ketsana. I actually didn’t wanna leave the Whaleman Foundation until the goal is reached but I would also want to help the victims of Ondoy. It is an immediate need and another typhoon is headed their way. It is really a good time for everyone to come together and help each other.

Please click on my badge to help. Every click is certainly gonna count.

It’s just too bad that these sponsor badges don’t work here at WordPress. I just wish WordPress can do something about this as SocialVibe gives us two sponsors but we can’t post their badges…

Update: New sponsor badges from SocialVibe…


I’ve been on SocialVibe for quite a while now and I just found this cause. Truth is, it made me want to change the cause I am supporting at the main SocialVibe site but I’d want to stick with The Whaleman Foundation for my reasons. But I would also want to support research on lymphoma. I’ve been over it and just thankful that I continue to live. Somehow, I’d hate more suffering from this disease. So, join us at SocialVibe to help fund research, education, patient services and advocacy for people suffering from this disease.

MJae invites you to SocialVibe.com

Save the Whales

Save the whales, save the world!

Well, that sounds like Heroes‘ “Save the cheerleader, save the world!” But in any case, Hayden Panettiere, Heroes‘ cheerleader that needs saving, is calling for help to save the whales.

This is a call to help stop the needless slaughter of the whales in Japan, Norway, and Iceland.

Click here to join us!

Save the whales again!

Today 11-02-08

This sucks! This sucks! This sucks!
I was after the play count when I did each song in my iTunes library one by one editing each songs location! When everything was set, I thought it was ok but how did it get damaged! Argh! This sucks! This sucks! This really sucks!
What bad thing can happen more today, huh?!
Earlier, the bus broke down thrice!
What more, what more? Lord!
Why should this be happ’nin’!

Pure Religion

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”1

As the late Karen Carpenter used to mournfully sing, “Loneliness, it’s such a sad affair.” How true this is for so many in today’s digital world.

Special holiday times such as Easter, Christmas, birthdays and even weekends are joyous occasions for many. For others these are some of the loneliness times of the year… especially for those who are alone, for those who have lost their spouse or a child, and for single adults … all of whom remember happier times and suffer a deep kind of loneliness at these times.

Many Daily Encounter readers have been there. Some are there right now. I’ve been there, too. I know the pain. This is why all of us need to be sensitive to the needs of all in our circle of relationships, remembering that many a smiling face hides an aching heart. We need to reach out to those who are lonely and hurting—invite him, her, or them over for a meal. Call them on the phone or send them an email to let them know you are thinking about them. Ask if there is anything you can do for them. Visit an elderly friend or neighbor. Provide gifts for the children of a family that is in deep need. Provide some food for the hungry.

I had a dear friend whom I met in kindergarten. We went all through grade school and technical college together. We’d been in national service together, too, and even though we’d lived thousands of miles apart, we never lost contact with each other. A while ago my friend fell on hard times, became discouraged, withdrew into himself and took his life. A tragic waste! Sadly, he never let me know of his struggle. How sad it is when, in our hour of need, as adults, we forget to hold hands and reach out for the help and support we need—so we can, as Jesus taught, “bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ”—and practice pure and true religion!

Suggested prayer: “Dear God, thank you for all your endless blessings given to me. Help me always to be responsible, loving, kind, a burden-bearer, and above all to be Christ-like in all that I say and do. And when I need help, give me the courage to reach out and admit that I have a problem and ask for help. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus’ name, amen.”

from DailyEncounter, 03-23-2008