THE IMAGES coming from Haiti are chilling.  It’s hard to wrap out heads around the vast amount of devastation and life loss that this area is experiencing.  Feeling like you can’t make a difference?  We can. 

In conjunction with Crystal at MoneySavingMom, I am taking her challenge to join together as bloggers to make a difference.  As a result — after talking with my husband– I am happy to donate $1 for every comment and tweet Houston on the Cheap readers make on this post (up to $500) to Compassion International.  My family sponsors a child each month through Compassion, and this organization serves 64,000 children in Haiti. Compassion will use the money to immediately provide assistance to the families and children it supports there.  If you tweet or post to your Facebook, just come back to leave a comment here.  Share how you might be helping the helpless in Haiti.

Hundreds of other bloggers are joining together in this effort (check out the list here) to provide help for Haiti.  We can make a difference, and I’m thrilled Houston on the Cheap readers can partner together on this mission.  I’ve removed my original time frame for this project — but let’s get the word out quickly. A reader named Kim mentioned a great idea in a comment below:  Are there any corporate sponsors who might want to step up to match the funds?  That would be awesome!  Thanks for the great idea!