Saturday, January 23, 2010

haiti here we come.

well there has been a big decision to make in our home these last two days. we've pondered and prayed... and pondered and prayed. this coming friday grant and i will be joining leisa and paul (and grant's brothers- jordan and caleb) to haiti. i don't really know how to express my emotions about this. i had an ice cream date with my bff's trudy and jess, they helped to comfort and excite me. i think i'm excited, anxious, nervous, happy, determined, worried, (i could keep going, really) all at the same time. i feel very blessed for this opportunity, it's actually overwhelming (my eyes water up every time i think about it). most of all i can't wait to experience this with my husband. i love him so much.

there is a huge demand for medical supplies, as i'm sure all of you know. the earthquake left many children parentless and parent's childrenless. for the next week, we are working in coalition with children's hope (leisa's organization), and trying to collect as much as we can to bring down with us. sometimes in disaster situations, it's so easy to feel emotion about it. we feel sad for the people and have a desire to do something but all too often we sit back and wait for someone else to do the work. or we simply don't know what to do. but this is it. this is your chance to help. you hear it all the time but EVERY BIT HELPS. please help to spread the word. tell your family and friends. make announcements in your ward. post something on your blog. we will be collecting supplies until thursday. here is a list of things we need.

powdered baby formula
costco (bulk) advil (ibuprofen)
costco (bulk) tylenol (acetaminophen)
children's vitamins
prenatal vitamins

if you're willing to donate any of these, please email, call or text and we will send you our address. for those of you who aren't local you can email a pledge to childrenshope@live.com. we're also accepting checks made out to children's hope.

grant: 916.801.3488
brittany: 801.380.2519

granttany@gmail.com












































p.s. for those of you who wanted more journal entries, leisa has posted them all here. unfortunately with how busy she has been since she returned home, the last one is #5. i'm sure there will be more to come.

26 sweet thoughts:

{Layla} said...

oh you two are awesome. We wish we could join you! We would LOVE to go. We have been planning a service trip to Guatemala but with all this going on maybe we will go to Haiti instead.
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ChloƩ said...

I just texted you Britt. I am speechless, but at the same time, totally not suprised that you guys would do something like this! you guys are incredible! we are going to Costco today, so i will get as much as possible! is there anything we can help you guys do to get ready? please let us know!!

my name is lauren. said...

what an awesome opportunity to go bless the haitian people. you guys are doing such an awesome thing and i hope you have such a wonderful experience there. i'm sure the people will be so appreciative. you guys will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Jake and Jenna said...

if we didn't have goldie girl, we'd be on the next plane with you. honestly, we would. we'll do our best to get your some supplies by thursday. so proud of you. when i went to thailand for the tsunami relief project, i was so nervous, anxious, sad, excited to help... i KNOW those millions of emotions that you're feeling. at least you're going with grant-- i was completely alone and knew NO ONE! but this experience with your husband will be unlike anything you've ever experienced. please keep a journal. i look back on my thailand one and am so thankful that i took the time to write my feelings and experiences down. i'm excited to share them with my children one day. anyway, much love to you.

Niki {A*Lovely*Lifestyle} said...

oh wow. what an amazing opportunity! i can't wait to hear all about it!

thank you, this is just the kind of information i've been needing. i will definitely be contributing! you still have my email, right? can you send me your address?

thank you. thank you.

best of luck.

love and prayers. xoxo.

Nahl said...

Brittany, do you know how amazing this is? You guys have shown me that there's still hope for the world-that not everyone is as ignorant and as selfish as we think they are. Honestly, thank you SO much for being so brave and SO amazingly awesome of an person.
Kudos to you and Grant!

abby said...

WOW. what an experience. good luck with everything! wish i could send some stuff with you.

Rach Romney said...

You two are so great!!! I am definitely going to spread the word! Let me know when you are going so I can let people kow when you need stuff by!! You are going to touch so many lives and I can't wait to hear about your travels when you get home!!

Rach Romney said...

K never mind about when you need the stuff, I totally am not all here, so I will let people kow you need it by thursday!

Jess and Matt said...

Oh Wow Britt, this is going to be such a life changing experience-both for you, and for the people you help. I got teary just reading this. I am so excited for you guys to be able to go down there; this is so amazing. I wish you the very best, and I hope that you are able to collect tons of the things you need. I can't wait to hear all about your time there. Good luck to you. Lots of love.

xoxoKrysten said...

I don't know you guys. Stopping over from Chloe's blog. I just want to thank you for doing this and tell you that you're both absolutely amazing. It truly does warm my heart. Good luck and you'll be in my thoughts.

Shane and Chelsea Elton said...

I think you guys are incredible. I know you'll do so much good there. Thank you for your courage and determination to actually do something. You guys are an inspiration and I wish I could join you in your efforts. God bless. We'll keep Haiti in our prayers as well as you two.

shona said...

i found out about this through another blog, and it really is truly amazing what you are both doing.
the world needs more people like you guys with initiative to actually get up and do something about things that go on in the world!
living in england makes donating to you both a bit of a problem, and i would help out if i could. but i'll be helping out in my own way, this really is inspirational, as so many before have already said :)
all the best,
shona :)xx

Anna said...

i am so happy that you and grant get to go. i wish i could come, too! i think i've said this before, but with being a nurse and all i feel SO HELPLESS. i am going to pledge some $ to Children's Hope since i live so far away and can't get you any supplies. please keep a journal and share w/ us all when you get home. thanks for your example!

madelyne said...

oh this is so sweet, i teared up! this is such a great thing you guys are doing! you're going to change/help so many lives. all of the things people are doing in these times are so touching! i watched that telethon on fox on friday and i cried for like an hour straight and went right to the website and donated. if you don't get enough people participating, i would love to pitch in some more! just let me know :)
you two are amazing!

madelyne said...

this is Maddie BTW, i was logged into my other gmail account. oops. hehe.

Jaeme + Randy said...

I can't believe you are going that is so awesome of you two. I look up to you so much and you will be so blessed for helping these people in need. I will talk to my family and see if they would like to donate some items. We were just talking about how we wanted to donate but don't know what organizations to trust so I am so glad you are doing this!

the hopkins said...

This is so neat Britt. What an incredible opportunity for you and Grant. Seriously, I can't wait to hear about it.
I'm trying to spread the word. I told my parents about it and told them to tell people. So hopefully they'll come up with some stuff. Anyway I will let you know. Love you, tons :)

the hopkins said...

I can't believe you're going to Haiti! I want to talk to you. Do you have time before you go or are you too busy getting things ready?

Bree and Phil Killian said...

Oh, my. I mean, you talk about inspiration, GIRL. are you kidding?! If there was any way possible to just jump on that plane to haiti with you. I would. Its an incredible thing youre doing. I dream of going to 3rd world countries and working with the sweet orphans and i mean, I could live that life. You are my hero! You go girl, and thanks for the sweet comment! Im glad I inspired someone today! :)

Tara Bishop said...

Your mom told everyone about you going in Sacrament meeting yesterday. You are going to be able to participate in some amazing miracles.

I would love to donate some of the items listed. Are you going to see your mom before you leave? If you are could I just leave some stuff with her? Let me know,

tbbishop10@gmail.com

ChloƩ said...

so my mom just dropped off 8 cans of formula, and we have some more for you and vitamins and ibuprofen, so you let us know when we can come drop it off! love you guys!

samnhal said...

What you guys are doing is truly selfless. That is really special. I will probably be sending you an e-mail in a bit about donating. Also, would you mind tracking down the little boy my sister is trying to adopt, stealing him, and bringing him back with you? haha, just kidding. sorta.

trudy...{and jamo} said...

i.
am.
so.
proud.
and i know you will we watched over when you go.

i really think you will love this:
myfarmhouse.tumblr.com
she has a lot of wood inspiration.
love ya!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Browns said...

what an amazing opportunity. you guys are so great. i have loved reading the journal entries about grant's mom. what a neat lady. let me know when you guys are going.

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It is so inspiring and important, what you are doing. I'm not sure I would be strong enough to go. Best wishes to you.