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Like the rest of you, my eyes are glued to the TV today watching for more news and updates about the devastation in Haiti right now. It’s so sad that I just want to sit at home and cry. During my 3 years in Los Angeles, I’ve become accustomed to the fact that we could have an earthquake at any point and I’ve been lucky enough to only experience one so far that even registered on my own “scary scale”…meaning that my house was rocking but without any damage. It’s hard for me to even imagine what it might be like if my own house had collapsed, along with all of the other homes and buildings in my neighborhood. I know that I would hope that someone was sending help my way.

So I encourage everyone who is reading this right now to make a donation to help Haiti. Even if you don’t have a lot to give, give something. The easiest way is probably to text the word “HAITI” to 90999 to make a donation to The Red Cross which will appear on your phone bill.

If you are reading this and you’ve been considering having a portrait session with me, for the next 3 days (until Friday), I will offer a gift certificate for a weekday portrait session (a $400 value) in exchange for a $200 donation to the American Red Cross. They need this funding now so if you are interested, please drop me an email at justine@justineungaro.com/backup-old-wordpress and I’ll send you a Paypal invoice & a gift certificate that can be used anytime in 2010.

One Response to “Please donate to Haiti”

  1. diana says:

    bill clinton wrote a good editorial about this today in the Washington Post, and he is deeply committed to the reconstruction of haiti. he has a charity as well. perhaps people might like to give now to the red cross and later to bill clinton’s more rehabilitative work?

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