On the morning of January 12th, Haiti suffered a 7.0 earthquake which completely devestated the capital of Port Au Prince and left tens of thousands of people dead, severely injured, homeless and in desperate need of medical aid, shelter and food. After nearly a weeks passing since the disaster, aid is finally starting to get through but there is still so much more to be done.
It is in times such as this that our true humanity shines through. We all forget our petty differences and we band together to help our fellow man. Those that can, travel to these places to get hands on in helping the people who need it. Those who cannot do what they can in their own way, usually by raising funds so that the work to aid people in dire need can continue.
Designers in SL have been coming together to do their part to try to raise funds to this end. Some have created items for people to buy to show their support while others have placed out donation kiosks so anyone can donate as much or as little as they can afford… every single Linden counts.
OMGWTF Barbeque and Radio Signals, the owner of the Scribble Sim, has set up a special skybox in her sim where designers can come and place their items for sale to help to raise funds for The Red Cross International Response Fund who are helping to bring relief to the people of Haiti as they do for all people in situations such as this. All proceeds for items purchased will be sent to the avatar Redcrossdonations Guardian, owned by OMGWTF Barbeque, who will withdraw the funds after 2 weeks and make a donation on behalf of everyone, details of which will be posted on her Plurk, Flickr and Blog.
There is a wealth of things there for you to purchase if you can, or just simply make a donation at one of the Kiosks. I went there earlier and took a few pictures of the skybox for you to see, aswell as purchased a few items and donated.
Obviously this is a freebie blog, and no one should feel bad if they cannot make a donation. It isnt my intention to make anyone feel this way. I simply wish to bring this to the attention of our readers and if you can donate, then please please do.