"To my generation and also my parents the red star was sacred. It would never be allowed to be painted imperfect and be used for a game. But to the younger generation, many of my students, it doesn't mean the same thing. To them the star is only part of a story, but to my generation it was part of our daily experience."
If you want to help, try the following organizations. Some of them I have used myself, and others are favored by people whose opinion I trust. By no means is this list exhaustive. Also, waiting to see which organization's donations will be met with matching funds might also be a good idea.
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I'm getting my news from family members via telephone and fb. Oh! If you're on facebook, you might want to look at
Haiti 7.0 Earthquake news, info, pictures--For Us, By USNumerous, Good Intentions Are Not Enough & the Koneksyon Missing Person List.
Twitter feeds that may be useful are: http://twitter.com/InternetHaiti and also http://twitter.com/carelpedre
Some of my family is still unaccounted for in P-a-P.