What Jamaicans can do besides praying

January 13, 2010

How much more can one country endure?

1. Contribute money to organisations that can make it go further than you can:  Red Cross, UNICEF, Lambi, Partners in HealthFood for the Poor, Doctors without Borders,

2. Know someone who has a yacht? Ask them to put it to use for this emergency situation.

3. Organise a team of doctors, nurses, health workers & medical students to go to Haiti, preferably on one of those boats.

4.  Set up a collection site: canned food AND a can opener, energy bars, peanut butter, oats, packages of milo, powdered milk, bread, crackers, etc. antibiotic ointments, bleach, water purification tablets, gauze, small towels, soap, batteries, plastic bags, infant formula and diapers, matches, gloves, plastic sheeting & drop cloths, blankets.

5. Be prepared to offer to host Haitian people who might need to be relocated to nearby islands.

6. Volunteer your time and efforts now, and when Haiti is no longer frontpage news. It will take decades to rebuild Port au Prince.    Decades.

Remember, however bad you think you have it, people in Port au Prince have it much worse right now.  Doing nothing is not an option.

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9 Responses to “What Jamaicans can do besides praying”


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  2. […] Publishers blog posted similar information for Trinidadian readers. Jamaican blogger Long Bench suggested six things “Jamaicans can do besides praying”. Miami-based Jamaican writer Geoffrey […]


  3. […] informações similares para os leitores de Trinidad e Tobago. O blogueiro jamaicano Long Bench sugeriu seis coisas que os “jamaicanos podem fazer além de rezar”. O escritor jamaicano […]


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  5. […] Publishers blog posted similar information for Trinidadian readers. Jamaican blogger Long Bench suggested six things “Jamaicans can do besides praying”. Miami-based Jamaican writer Geoffrey […]


  6. […] Two bloggers write posts on what Jamaicans can do to help Haiti (besides praying). […]


  7. […] memberitakan informasi senada untuk para pembaca di Trinidad. Narablog asal Jamaika, Long Bench, menyarankan enam hal “yang dapat dilakukan orang Jamaika selain berdoa”. Seorang penulis asal Jamaika yang […]


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  9. Astley Henry Says:

    I was really heartened by the response. Especially from poor and average Jamaicans. We have problems, but there is good in us as well.

    Great post!


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