Great Post. There are a ton of takeaways from this on so many levels.
A friend of mine was actually in Haiti when the earthquake hit. She and her husband Mark have been involved in the adoption process with a son from Haiti and she was down there with her other 8 month old baby girl when the earthquake hit.
She used Social Media (Blog, Twitter, Facebook) to communicate with her family when phone lines were down. Her personal recap of her experience is here and MSNBC had a conversation with her earlier today about the challenges she and other adoptive parents are facing with the children in Haiti that now are suffering in tragic circumstances.
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To keep up with the development of the Howerton's story, and the pending situation with Haitian orphans, visit Kristen's blog.
One of the key takeaways for me from the text donation story is the enablement of micro-payments which allows lots of people to give a little and make a HUGE DIFFERENCE in lives around the world. We'll likely see much more of this in the near future.
The test of the human spirit will be the continued dedication to help those in need when the news stories fade, and the real work is still left to be done.
Sincere thanks for turning our attention to something greater than ourselves and the latest advances in technology. May the human spirit live on.