The devastation in Haiti is unimaginable and terrifying.
Here is a note posted on Facebook by a knowledgeable SMC classmate about the situation, including recommendations for donations.
It took me quite a while to decide where to send money, but I finally decided on Save the Children.
Also, while I am on the subject I thought I would share my current list of other favorite charities:
Addison County Readers, Inc. -This is the brand new website for the organization with which I am most active. We work very hard to sponsor the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program here in Addison County. A free book is sent each month to all registered children birth to age five. Every child in Addison County is eligible and approximately 850 currently receive books.
Wells Mountain Foundation-Organization founded by my close family friends, Tom, Carol, and Jordyn Wells. We sponsor around 30 students in developing countries pursuing post-secondary education as well as numerous programs here and abroad, including Addison County Readers.
Vermont Public Radio
Saint Michael's College
Bristol Friends of the Arts
Tari Shattuck Education Foundation-The foundation formed soon after my mother passed away in her memory to support educational activities here in Addison County.
Platt Memorial Library-My local library.
Addison County Parent Child Center
Counseling Service of Addison County
Petra Foundation-Foundation founded after the passing of my second cousin.
United Way of Addison County