Posted December 15, 2014
We are all so lucky to be living here in Santa Barbara, let alone the United States. One of my passions is to help others in other countries that are less fortunate than us. One organization in particular I was taught about at my church is called LiveBeyond.
In 2010 there was a 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti. It killed 300,000 people in 6 seconds. 1,000,000 locals were injured and 30,000 children orphaned. 45,000 ended up dying from cholera and 500,000 people lost their home. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. And with this catastrophe it only made matters worse.
The non-profit humanitarian organization brings help to those in third world countries. They brought medical and maternal healthcare, clean water, orphanage support and community development. They have established a long term presence in the community and created an operative hospital with a medical clinic, surgical suites, an OB/GYN clinic and an inpatient hospital. LiveBeyond hosts monthly medical missions where American doctors and nurses can help treat the people.
Knowing the facts can make a difference. Donations are always helpful. You can also volunteer your time or sign up for a mission. To find out more information on this matter and how to help, you can go to their website at www.livebeyond.org/Get-involved.html.