HAITI DISASTER..What we can do?

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What happens when the heart of your nation, its financial and political
capital, is virtually destroyed? What happens when at least 200,000 of your
family and friends are crushed by collapsing buildings and 3 million people –
1/3 of the population – lose their families, their homes, their livelihoods
– everything they've ever known?

You lose hope.

Martine leads a group of Art of Living youth leaders in Carrefour, Haiti, near
Port au Prince. She emailed a report and pictures of the street children the
group is working with. She signed off with "I love you. Big kisses." This
email was sent just hours before the earthquake ripped open her neighborhood.
Martine is only 22, and this bold girl wants to dedicate her life to empowering her people. She is
starting her teacher training to empower youth to become leaders, and responsible citizens. We haven't heard from her since the earthquake.

"My Haitian students are fierce and proud, with incredible devotion and resilience. When they smile, they light up a room. There's a depth in their eyes that comes from a deep connection with both pain and love. Whenever they start any activity, they pray. When hardship comes, they pray. God is almost always on their minds. They are praying right now." - Uma Viswanathan, Art of Living Teacher

Dr. RoseMarie Toussaint, a surgeon and Art of Living teacher, talks lovingly of
her homeland. "Being born and raised in Port-au-Prince, I am devastated by what has happened to my people, my friends and family. My country is suffering. I want to jump on a plane right now to help. But I need help to make a real difference."

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- Immediate supplies and food

- Trauma relief programs

- Long-term rehabilitation programs

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