One of our fellow workers here at the Office of Emergency Management has a good friend that works in Port-au-Prince. She is doing good work at an orphanage. However, nobody has heard from her since the earthquake. No phone calls; no postings on Facebook; no Tweets. We all hope that she is healthy; lacking electricity and a communication device; and doing what she normally does— busy helping others.
For those of you who are trying to locate friends and family in Haiti— contact the State Department at 888-407-4747.
As I indicated in my previous blog entry, if you want to help those suffering in this tragedy, please consider giving cash to disaster relief organizations. I placed web addresses for some good agencies in my last blog entry. Remember— cash provides these agencies with the means to purchase the specific goods that the victims need.
For more information on the disaster in Haiti, visit the Center for International Disaster Information at: