A fight over biscuits

By: Josh Gauntt
By: Josh Gauntt

Since a magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked Haiti, millions are without food, water, and shelter.

In less than 30 seconds, the country of Haiti was turned upside down after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked the country.  An estimated 200,000+ are dead while millions are homeless.  The video and pictures are unbelievable.  I was watching CNN the other day and a reporter was doing a story on the supplies coming into the country.  When I say coming in, I mean very slowly.  The reporter was showing his audience a U.N. truck with food onboard.  As soon as the truck pulled up, hundreds of biscuits were being handed out to the desperate crowd.  As you can imagine, the crowd swarmed the truck.  People began fighting over not receiving biscuits.  They also were complaining the biscuits were expired.  Not so, the reporter checked the labels on the biscuits and they were just fine.  People were confusing the date the biscuits were packaged on, which was 2008, with the expiration date which is November 2010.  The truck had to pull off because the crowd got out of control.

Ask yourself this question.  Have you ever fought over biscuits??  People were knocking other people out of the way over a flaky, baked product.  What does this say about our country? We argue when the drive-thrus mess up our orders.  Do we take a few things for granted?  If you answered yes, how can we fix it? For starters, you can give back to those in need. 

 

Here's a list of a few charities:

-You can text "90999" to donate $10 to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts.

-http://www.redcross.org/

-http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/www_usn_2.nsf

-http://clintonbushhaitifund.org/

 

Even if you can only give $5, it can go a long way.  So, if you're thinking about giving back, how about sharing some of your own "biscuits" to people who really need them.

Keep the faith,

Josh Gauntt

 

 

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