Sigh… I volunteered at Project C.U.R.E today sorting and packing medical supplies for Haiti. I just about cried when I watched as one woman was throwing away expired medical supplies. The woman who was talking to my Husband at the time and explaining the procedure saw the look on my face and I think that I just about made her cry too. It just kills me that the medical facilities don’t keep an exact inventory of their supplies and rid of them in time for others to use them. Just kills me! It always just comes down to the people doing the job I always say… laziness, terrible laziness. Especially when there are so many other countries that need everything that is just getting tossed away. I am at a loss of words.
I also donated this week, $20. It makes me wish I would have donated before I went to Costco and spent $730 on food for my family. That makes me really sick. Not to take care of my family, but to think about all that we have when others have absolutely nothing and some, nobody. My family is happy, healthy and has plenty of food and that is what is supposed to make me happy, right? Yes and no. The food I bought will last us for a couple of months. What that money could have done for Haiti is another story all together. I am going to keep giving every couple of weeks, I know the need will be there in months to come.
I was watching some of the videos tonight and also looking at some of the photos… wow… it was rough in Haiti to begin with, but now it is just devastation. My heart goes out to all of those homeless children… thousands and thousands of them. It is just miserable there, just miserable.
I have 4 young children of my own and am thankful that they are in warm beds, with fresh air coming in the windows and their bellies full of healthy food. I am so, so very thankful.