Thursday, January 28, 2010

Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting in Haiti with CARE

As the terrible scale of the disaster in Haiti unfolds, the international Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting Movement continues to deliver funds, support and thoughts to their Girl Guide sisters in the devastated country. For more information on the activities of The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) in response to the disaster in Haiti, check out updates on their website.

Next, head over to read a fantastic article in The Huffington Post highlighting the efforts of CARE in Haiti. Instead of just pulling up with a truck full of food or supplies, CARE is empowering members of the community to partner with them in distribution. Specifically, Scouts in the region have been tapped to help distribute food or supplies, often times lending comfort to those in need. Patrick Solomon, CARE's Senior VP of Global Support Services says that,
"perhaps the most inspiring sight was of young girl and boy scouts helping
maintain order...They stood guard to help control the anxious people gathering
CARE has provided a video, which I've posted below, of Girl and Boy Scouts distributing Hygiene kits in Haiti.