Monday, January 18, 2010

I See the Promised Land

The people of Haiti are suffering. What was a poor economic society is now left devastated in the aftermath of the largest earthquake this area has seen in over 200 years. Those who are on the ground are doing what they can but they need help and support.

Central has organized a fundraiser which will donate all of the money raised by this Friday to Doctors Without Borders in an attempt to help the medical aid making it's way into this country. We are taking donations through this Friday - give what you can, every bit helps. Keep in mind that when this natural disaster has slithered out of the headlines and is no longer a topic for discussion on the press' agenda - Haiti will still suffer, and will continue to seek support. Do what you can, do your part.


I See the Promised Land - One of my favorite Martin Luther King Speeches, given the day before his assassination, making this speech his final one.

"Let us rise up tonight with a greater readiness. Let us stand with a greater determination. And let us move on in these powerful days, these days of challenge to make America what it ought to be. We have an opportunity to make America a better nation. And I want to thank God, once more, for allowing me to be here with you." Full Speech

4 comments: Lindsey and Web Smith said...

Nicole, this is my favorite speech as well. Thank you for highlighting such a worthy cause.


Anonymous said...

Dear Nicole,

My family is from Haiti and many of them still live there. We fortunate that there were only injuries and no deaths in my family. However, many others were not that fortunate. My father is there now providing medical services and reports that the conditions are horrible. As a person whose family has been personally affected by this catastrophy, I just wanted to say how much I appreciate this generous and kind gesture by CFC and all those who donate.

Most sincerely,

Claudia Kirk

Nicole Hughes said...

@ Lindsey and Web Smith

Web - this speech is prophetic to say the least. BTW - loved your recent post on Haiti, I didn't know you and Lindsay had traveled there.

Nicole Hughes said...

@ Claudia Kirk

Claudia - I'm so glad to hear there were no deaths in your immediate family, I know this devastated so many people. The power this community has to come together and help people is always inspiring. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this tough time - Please let them know they are on the forefront of our minds. I hope to see you around the gym very soon!