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Haiti Relief Efforts

Reading about the recent earthquake in Haiti has been very upsetting. Thousands of people were killed by the natural disaster and millions of Haitians have been affected by it, through food and water shortages, loss of electricity, and barriers to aid efforts. I think as fellow human beings, we have a responsibility to help the people in Haiti who are suffering after this terrible event. Digital technology can help us act as humanitarians by assisting individuals across the world. For example, I read an article about using cell phones as a way to donate money to relief organizations at http://www.digitaltechnews.com/news/2010/01/mobile-giving-for-haiti-earthquake-relief-raises-over-20-million-in-donations.html. All we have to do is send a text message, a task which most people in the U.S. perform frequently every day, to send money to organizations like the Red Cross, Unicef, and the Save the Children Foundation. With the press of a few buttons, millions of contributions can be made for the earthquake relief efforts.

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