It’s 8:30 am on Friday, October 7. As I write this blog post the rain and wind from Hurricane Matthew thrashes against my windows. But here I sit – comfortable, dry, full. Although our power goes in and out, we are fine.
Much of the Southeast US hasn’t been so lucky. Millions, including my in laws, have had to evacuate their coastal homes in anticipation of one of the most intense storms Florida has faced in years. Thousands more are without electricity.
Yet those of us in the US have had days to prepare and evacuate. We have an active and responsive government, a plethora of Red Cross shelters, and businesses like Airbnb that are connecting evacuees with free housing.
When disaster strikes, the America I love shines. Politics, prejudice, and pride momentarily disappear – and our nation comes together to solve the problem at hand. This week, I am again proud to be an American.
Although Hurricane Matthew is giving the US a beating, we will overcome it and move on – seemingly with minimal loss.
Haiti, on the other hand, wasn’t so lucky.
I’m living in more comfort during the hurricane than most Haitians enjoyed before encountering Hurricane Matthew.
Still recovering from the 2010 earthquake, another 800+ people have been killed in Haiti due to the hurricane – and 350,000 people are in desperate need of assistance. The devastation from the hurricane is horrific – only adding to the many challenges facing this country from past disasters, sickness, and malnutrition.
While most Americans struggle with traffic and annoying bosses – Haitians are battling for survival.
How to help Haiti with Hurricane Matthew recovery #AdForAid
“Each one of us can make a difference. Together we make change.” – Barbara Mikulski
If you want to make a donation (which is a great idea) you can visit UNICEF, World Vision, or Food For the Poor. These are a few of the many humanitarian organizations providing exceptional aid for Haiti.
Meanwhile, if you have a business or blog looking for extra publicity, you can advertise on Money Nomad! Receive a substantial discount on my normal advertising rates – while making a difference.
Why am I doing this?
The moment I heard about the hurricane in Haiti, I knew I needed to help in some way. When the wind and rain woke me up at 5 am this morning, a plan came to mind…
I’m not a doctor or millionaire – so I can’t provide healthcare or substantial aid on my own. However, I am a blogger with a decent reach. Therefore, I’ve decided to use the resources I have to make a difference – however small it may be.
“Anyone who thinks that they are too small to make a difference has never tried to fall asleep with a mosquito in the room.” – Christine Todd Whitman
Advertise on Money Nomad for $10 to help Haiti
From now through October 16, you can buy a 25 word advertisement and permanent link on Money Nomad for $10 – with 100% of my revenue from the sale (less Fiverr fees) going directly to aid in Haiti’s relief.
I typically charge $100 for a mention on Money Nomad. This means that you receive a 90% discount on my advertising rates while helping Haiti.
Simply visit my listing on Fiverr to make the purchase.
Your business and link will be permanently listed with other supporters in a single blog post – and you will become part of the Haiti #AdForAid movement. Together, we can put capitalism to good use and make a positive difference in the world.
Where and how will Money Nomad donate the #AdForAid funds?
I am currently researching the best way to use the funds raised. Of course, if I only make $10 I’ll likely donate it through one of the charities listed above.
However, if I sell substantially more ads, I will make an effort to find the most beneficial way possible to help. Whether that’s through a charity or by giving cash directly to those impacted (which some argue is the best way to help those in need). If you have a great idea, feel free to share it with me in the comments. Ultimately, I just want to make sure that this money provides value to those in need.
Although some of you reading this article know and trust me, others have no idea who I am. Therefore, on Monday, October 17, I will share an update with screenshots and data showing where the money is going. My goal is to make this entire project as transparent as possible.
And now that you’ve read this entire post, jump over to Fiverr and purchase my sponsorship gig to get a heavily discounted ad on Money Nomad! 100% of what I make will go to help in Haiti. As I’m only offering this through October 16, you don’t have much time.
What are you waiting for? Grow your business and help Haiti with the #AdForAid movement – right now!
Purchase your advertisement on Money Nomad by visiting my gig on Fiverr. In doing so you will receive a valuable backlink and visibility – while making a difference.
Meanwhile, if you’re a blogger or influencer, consider joining the #AdForAid movement by selling ads for Haiti on your own site. Tell me about it in the comments below and I’ll gladly share it on my Twitter account.
For the comments: What are your thoughts regarding this attempt to raise money for Haiti? What do you think is the best way to ensure that the funds offer the maximum possible impact?