Wednesday, January 20, 2010


It's on everyone's mind. The death of a UVa student. The news headlines. The disorganized aid. How do I help?

With all the groups around grounds rushing to get students, faculty, and staff involved, I wonder what I can do. Stephanie Strom gives us the answer with her article, "Teaching Americans What Haiti Needs: Money" (Nytimes.Com).

Ways to give aid have become easier and manifest themselves through different tools, revealing the power of social networking and texting. For example, you can text "HAITI" to "90999" to give $10 to the American Red Cross. This has led to $24 million for aid. Washington Post has a list of charities that collect donations. UVa has a website devoted to updates about the relief for Haiti.

Let us not be idle.