I spent two happy years living in Haiti as a small child and my family still has friends there today. It's hard to imagine having been there in a time like this.
If you're one of the many glued to your television for the latest news and images of the terrible suffering in Haiti, I hope you'll consider donating to one of the various organizations working on relief efforts. There is widespread destruction to homes, hospitals, schools, government buildings, roads, and lives. Immediate support is needed to provide food, shelter, and other relief supplies.
Visit http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2007/impact/ and http://www.clintonfoundation.org/haitiearthquake/ to find an organization that needs your support. Please give to organizations that are already on the ground in Haiti and that can provided what is most needed in these critical first few days.
(All images from MSNBC.com)