[click the image to view a New York Times photo gallery of Haiti, post-earthquake]

This tragedy is overwhelming, I don’t quite know what else to say. Please donate if you can, text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross (it’ll show up on your next phone bill). If you want something out of it, buy a “Hope for Haiti” tee here (proceeds go to PIH) or visit Bleeding Heart Bakery in Chicago & buy the Haiti fundraiser cupcake (proceeds go to the Red Cross). Preferably, give whatever you can afford directly to the cause – visit Partners In Health to donate on their website.

I encourage America to see this through, completely, too. This is an unthinkably wealthy country and the best thing we can do is to give our resources freely to those in need.