Sunday, January 17, 2010

help us help haiti!!!

Saturday was an amazing day at work....truly amazing!

Thursday night was the first night that I had sat down and watched some o the CNN coverage on Haiti......I was distraught......I just couldn't believe what I was seeing. My heart was breaking. These people and children....it was just devastating what was happening. I was thinking to myself here I am listening to a woman's cry for help as she lay squashed between the ground and a huge boulder of concrete as my husband and I were discussing our weekend activities.....sick it was just sick......I had to do something!!!

As I sat and thought about it, I of course thought well tomorrow I will get online and make a donation.........but for some reason as I laid in bed that night...a small donation just didn't seem like enough........so I tossed and turned with visions of all the small children I had seen on the screen that night when it finally came to me.........I was going to do something at work...........I decided I was going to donate my sales from Sat to relief efforts in Haiti!!!

I asked T what he thought of the idea first thing and of course he was on board thinking of different things I could do to get more people involved........so it was decided.....I called our local radio station and they did a short interview...I sent out emails and facebook announcements....Sat morning I made posters, got balloons and timbits...........and we were off!!!

What can I say........the clients at the salon are AMAZING AWESOME...so GENEROUS.......ahhh it was so great.......everyone chipped in, people were coming in off the street buying products, getting their hair trimmed....all because the sales were going to be donated.....it was just so great to watch and be a part of.....the best part was, we were able to raise a little over $1500 to give to Haitian Relief!!!

If we can help even a few people.....by giving them the simplest things....like water, shelter ever as simple as bandages.......that would be so great.........

m :)

5 comments:

Corey Family said...

M this is fantastic! You have inspired me to maybe put a jar on my desk for "change for Haiti" since I work in an office environment :)

H said...

That was a great idea! I'm so glad everybody pitched in and you made so much...I'm sure it feels fantastic!!!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea Michelle! You should be very proud of yourself! I admire your quick thinking in such a time of devastation for so many.

miraculouslymyownaz said...

Wow! That is awesome! I am impressed!

Sally Bacchetta said...

You're awesome, Michelle. "Be the change you want to see in the world." (Ghandi) You certainly are!