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>> Thursday, January 14, 2010

Regular readers, I'm sure, know that I'm a bit reluctant to make money requests at Giant Midgets, so I'm a bit leery of doing this, however--

If you were interested in helping with Haitian relief efforts and able, and just haven't had the opportunity yet or weren't sure where to direct your attention, word is that Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) is short of funds and staff in Haiti right now. DWB/MSF is one of my personal favorite charities, a secular organization focused on bringing assistance to regions in which war or disaster has severely damaged or destroyed medical infrastructure. (A history of the organization can be found here, at Wikipedia, if you're curious.) They're good people, doing good work.

Donations may be made, here, at DWB/MSF's website.

Thank you, and please forgive the solicitation. I'll try to come up with something about ninjas or Wookies or Wookie ninjas by the end of the weekend, if I can. (No promises!)


6 comments:

David Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 12:32:00 PM EST  

Bravo Eric.....Great Post. And a wonderful organization.

Random Michelle K Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 8:52:00 PM EST  

Thanks Eric.

Speaking of wookies, did you see the bit by Carrie Fisher re the Star Wars Christmas Special?

Eric Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 10:04:00 PM EST  

This one? (If so, thank you--I looked for it because you mentioned it!)

Random Michelle K Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 10:57:00 PM EST  

Yup.

I loved the line, “I did the voiceover for some of the Star Wars discs or whatever and I made it a condition that he would give me the Star Wars Christmas special so that I could, you know, have something for parties … when I wanted everyone to leave.”

neurondoc Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 11:05:00 PM EST  

For a brief time in my life, I really wanted to work for this group. But you need to be physically fit to go to the places they go. And I am not. Plus "neurology" is not exactly one of the specialties they want. Now if I was a neurosurgeon, that'd be another story. And I'd be driving a way nicer car. :-)

I donated a chunk today. I had been debating which organization to donate money to and for some reason hadn't thought of DWB. Thanks for the reminder and the spur.

minter = just a little bit more minty

WendyB_09 Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 11:13:00 PM EST  

Thanks Eric. I suspect I know a couple of the docs affiliated with DWB who are going from the Atlanta area. I'll be donating before the weekend is out.

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