23,000+

23,000+Yesterday, while many of us returned Christmas gifts, hunted for Boxing Day bargains and relaxed after a day of celebration and heavy eating, there was a violent earthquake under the sea near northern Indonesia. The resulting tsunami was absolutely devastating, sending huge waves crashing into coastal resorts across south and east Asia.

When I first read about this natural disaster yesterday, they were reporting 3,000 dead. Throughout the day and over night this total grew and now stands at 23,000. 23,000 from Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Burma, Maldives and Somalia are dead. I fear this total will only continue to grow before all is said and done as mass graves are dug and people hunt for the missing.

The Canadian Red Cross is appealing for cash donations for earthquake and tidal wave relief in South East Asia. Follow my lead and Donate Online. The Canadian Red Cross will process your credit card information securely in real time using the latest available encryption technology...give that $40 you received from Great Aunt Judy or that $50 you were going to use to buy that DVD you'll never watch.

Our world is smaller than you think and fellow citizens dealt a brutal blow by mother nature need our help. Help.


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