Beyond Words for Haiti

Words for Haiti found a new friend and her name is Dawn. She was in Haiti during the earthquake and generously made time to share her story with us and now you.

The idea behind Words for Haiti is to spread hope and encouragement to those who are suffering. However, in doing so, we also stumble upon new ways of helping; beyond words and even beyond monetary donations. Aid takes many forms and if during these hard times a monetary donation is not a possibility, maybe you can donate the old crutches you’ve had in the attic for 10 years, the three pairs of shoes you never wear, or any number of things we forget we have.

During the interview, she said something that struck me. It’s just a band-aid, what good can one band-aid do? One band-aid is near worthless; however, to someone who needs a band-aid to ward off infection it’s worth the world.

Click the video below to go to YouTube where you can add a comment or video response. Spread hope, spread encouragement, share this with a friend, and go Beyond Words for Haiti.

This was made possible through the work of let’s dabble and GiveForward.

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One Response to Beyond Words for Haiti

  1. Adam says:

    This video speaks volumes. Dr. Nordlund is a dermatologist I know that travels to Haiti a few times a year, and has since 2001. He teaches and works to build the medical schools of Haiti. I was surprised to learn how important healthy skin is in depressed areas. Untreated epidermal issues can cause colossal repercussions. Unfortunately, the facilities, schools, and housing he worked so hard to establish were all destroyed in the earthquake – taking with them, many of his Haitian colleagues and students. Obviously, all money and supplies we can send are a must, but his advice to me was, if you want to help, go there. Dont go there to look around for a week or so, go there to help and stay and/or go back. Start something that can be built upon. Hopefully, we can all start a chain of events that will have a bigger impact for the Haitians than the earthquake had on the country.

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