Save the Children — 1 of the world’s premier aid organizations — began working in Haiti in 1978. With 200 staff members in that country, they are in great position to deliver aid in the wake of the devastating earthquake.
But being a leading agency means the pressures are great too. Save the Children staffers here in Westport are raising funds, organizing relief, worrying about victims, worrying about their own friends and colleagues there and here, and doing it all around the clock.
“06880” reader Jane Horton is concerned about the devastation in Haiti — and about what it means for the many Save the Children folks right here on Wilton Road. She says:
To steal a line from Jack Mitchell: They probably can use a hug right now.
How do we give them encouragement when they’re not even coming up for air? How do we tell them we are so proud of the work they are doing for so many mothers and babies? How do we tell them we’re so sorry for their loss? I feel like they need to know Westport cares about them.
That’s a great question. “06880” doesn’t have the answer. But we’re sure “06880” readers will.
Click on the “Comments” link at the top or bottom of this post. Let the rest of us know what we can do for Save the Children — as they save the children (and adults) of Haiti.
Or just leave a comment that says “thanks.”
Every little bit helps.
(Click here to make a monetary contribution to Save the Children’s Haiti efforts — or text “Save” to the phone number 20222.)