Archive for January, 2011

HOPE FOR HAITI

 
Click on the link below to read and view a news interview about the good Lambi Fund of Haiti is  doing for earthquake victims.  If you ever pondered upon making a donation for Haiti relief efforts, Lambi Fund is a good , sound organization to donate to.  In this tough economy, I feel confident that every single cent I donate to the Lambi Fund  will be used to actually help the earthquake victims.  Please feel free to leave comments.
 
See Lambi Fund interview with NBC affiliate 9News at http://bit.ly/dZ6NO4 about finding the hope in Haiti a year after earthquake
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HAITI: ONE YEAR LATER

 

SIGNING OF EMERGENCY GRANTS
HAITIAN GIRLS ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL

Hello all :  Below is an article I wrote that was published on Blogcritics earlier today.  I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all who gave a donation for Haiti relief.   I also want to say thank you to those who have purchased a copy of “Marie and her Friend the Sea Turtle” I donate a portion of the proceeds from book sales to the Lambi Fund of Haiti.

Today is the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake that changed my native Haiti forever. Even though life in Haiti will never be the same, I would like to take a moment to talk about some good news I received from Karen Ashmore, executive director of the Lambi Fund of Haiti, an organization whose goal is to assist “community-based organizations that promote the social and economic empowerment of the Haitian people.”

Immediately following the earthquake, the Lambi Fund sprang into action to provide immediate and effective relief to needy families. The Fund distributed emergency grants to 44 grassroots organizations to purchase life essentials like food, water, shelter, and medical supplies. A total of 8,000 – 9,000 people received emergency relief, representing 1,080 families with an average of eight people per family.
It is truly heartwarming to have learned how quickly the Lambi Fund staffers came to the aid of the Haitian people.

Here is what two individuals had to say about the Lambi Fund:
Mr. Josephat, a member of a community organization in the Artibonite, recalled:
“I had 21 people, strangers staying with me and my family. We did not think twice about welcoming them, but we had not yet figured out how they would be cared for or how they would be fed.
“When we heard about Lambi Fund’s program to help impacted families, I was so happy that I cried. I cried because I was touched and shocked that people who had been at the center of this disaster had the time to think about us.
“I was so proud to be a member of a strong organization, and I really deeply understood why being organized is the path to a better life. We would have been left to our own devices without Lambi Fund’s support.

“The government never came and the NGOs which did drop by brought free food supplies and their methods of distribution stripped us of our dignity.”

A beneficiary of the Fund’s assistance said:
“My name is Ostazia. My husband and I have 10 children and we live in the North West. After the January 12, 2010 earthquake which destroyed Port-au-Prince, our household increased by 10 more people. This was extremely problematic as we did not have the means to care for them. It is thanks to my organization and the Lambi Fund that we got the relief we so desperately needed. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, THANK YOU!”

The above news made my day. I am very thankful for such a great organization as the Lambi Fund. I will continue to donate money to the Fund, because I know that the money is being put to good use.
For an extensive breakdown of Lambi Fund’s earthquake relief, please read the Earthquake Activities Update on their website.

Read more: http://blogcritics.org/culture/article/haiti-one-year-later/page-2/#ixzz1Ar8tc6Mg

Read more: http://blogcritics.org/culture/article/haiti-one-year-later/#ixzz1Ar79MkPS

BOOK REVIEW: HORATIO HUMBLE BEATS THE BIG “D” BY MARGOT E. FINKE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many school children are diagnosed with dyslexia every year. Parents are often completely lost not knowing how to handle such devastating news.

If you are a parent or teacher looking for a way to talk to a child about dyslexia I highly recommend reading Horatio Humble Beats the Big “D”.

Horatio Humble Beats the Big “D” is a fun rhyming book written by Margot Finke. Margot is a talented author who has a unique ability to write in beautiful rhyme. In this delightful book, the author tackles a very serious subject in a fun and easy to read story.

Dealing and understanding dyslexia is not easy, but Horatio’s story offers hope that plausible solutions are possible. The story details ways that all children with dyslexia can overcome the disability with help from teachers and supportive parents.

The illustrations, masterfully done by Ellen Gurak, capture quite well the emotional up and down Horatio goes through upon learning about his dyslexia.

Lastly, the author provides two pages of reference material included at the back of the book. A parent with a dyslexic child will find the resource very informative. I am sure parents and children will be encouraged to learn that Bill Gates and Albert Einstein overcame dyslexia along with famous actors such as Tom Cruise and Orlando Bloom.

Read more: http://blogcritics.org/books/article/book-review-horatio-humble-beats-the/#ixzz1AbDP8Ui6

 

Paper ISBN: 13: 978-1-61633-101-6 

eBook ISBN: 13: 978-1-61633-102-3 

 

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http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/horatio.htm

 

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http://www.amazon.com/Horatio-Humble-Beats-Big-D/dp/1616331011/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1291775934&sr=1-1

 

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