I added the Doctors Without Borders widget to my side menu because among the millions of needs that the people of Haiti have tonight and will have tomorrow and the many days ahead, medical attention is certainly most acute. Over 80% of funds donated to Doctors Without Borders goes to providing medical services. We can all do something small for the thousands of people in Haiti who are facing a sleepless night of being scared, possibly injured and homeless. These are our brothers and sisters, people who like us have family members that they love and who, possibly, they have just lost. Good medical care is only the beginning of their needs right now.
Like many Americans, I have no discernable skills that are of immediate benefit to people in a natural disaster of this magnitude. However, I can donate money to try to get those skilled volunteers there and with the supplies that they need to save lives.