Haiti | Old Tourism Hotspot in Need of Help

Haiti EarthquakeEarthquake in Haiti

 

I wish I had a picture of the wood bowl my grandfather Saul Herman bought in Haiti. 

He died when I was a baby but my mom had the bowl for years. Maybe she still does.  It was a huge beautiful, dark wood bowl — big enough for a salad to feed a large family. 

He got it on a cruise to Haiti, probably in the 40s or early 50s. It was an easy voyage as we’re from Miami Beach. 

The bowl above is a modern one (taller and less squat than ours), crafted by a group i just discovered online who helps rural Haitians. They’re called Comite Artisanal Haitien

Here are links to organizations who are helping bring relief due to yesterday’s earthquake.  And this is the main CBS News Link

American Red Cross
Action Against Hunger
AmeriCares
American Jewish World Service
CARE
Beyond Borders
Catholic Relief Services
Direct Relief International
Childcare Worldwide
Doctors Without Borders
Feed My Starving Children
Friends of WFP
Haitian Health Foundation
International Medical Corps
Hope for Haiti
International Relief Teams
Medical Teams International
Meds and Food for Kids
Mercy Corps
Oxfam
Operation USA
Partners in Health
Samaritan’s Purse
Save the Children
UNICEF
World Concern
World Vision
Yele Haiti
• Wyclef Jean’s grassroots organization: Text Yele to 501 501 to donate $5 via your cellphone 

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