Haiti- The Devastation and Growing List of Ways to Give.
Haiti is in a state of crisis due to the massive earthquake it suffered less than 72 hours ago. She is a far cry from the choice destination she is depicted to be in this photo. To view coverage and find ways to donate, please continue reading.
Viewing the footage provided by MSNBC is simply heart breaking. Here is a list of ways to donate..
Now, we all still have a bad taste in our mouths over the Katrina incident. We have to realize that the Red Cross is a foundation that helps everyone. Even though you donate with a specific cause in mind, that does not mean that is where the donation will end up. Visit http://www.redcross.org/ or you can text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross relief for Haiti.
Wyclef hails from Haiti and posted this on the Yele site
“Either you can use your cell phone to text “Yele” to 501501, which will automatically donate $5 to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund (it will be charged to your cell phone bill), or you can click here to DONATE.”
Doctors Without Borders
If you are a medical professional and want to help, Doctors Without Borders is currently seeking volunteers. Please visit http://doctorswithoutborders.org/
Elise Joseph Foundation
My former classmate has been passionate about her family’s home Haiti since I met her back in 1993. Her mother runs this foundation, and if you would like to view more about their history please visit http://www.elisejosephfoundation.org/ . This organization is based in Philadelphia. If you want to have more of a say about the distribution of funds or a time line of giving, feel free to join them
Date: Friday, January 15, 2010
Time: 7:15pm – 9:15pm
Location: Drexel University- Bossone Center, 1st floor
This is a message from the Executive Director
DONATIONS CAN BE SENT TO: Haiti Rescue Fund P.O. Box 12421 Philadelphia, PA 19151 Elise Joseph Foundation P. O. Box 12595 Philadelphia, PA 19151 Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia 308 Hedgerow Lane Wyncote, PA 19095 ALL ARE WELCOME. Thank you for your prayers and support. Gilda Jean-LouisPresident and Executive Director Elise Joseph Foundation and on Facebook
The Samuel Dalembert Foundation
You can donate by going the the link above.
1-888-407-4747 is the number to call is you need to get in contact with family members in Haiti.
If you have any more organizations to add to this list, feel free to email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is Anthony Anderson on helping out in Haiti..
“Heroes” fans knows this actor as “The Haitian” on the show…surprisingly enough he is actually from Haiti. Jimmy Jean-Louis publicly shared with us his dispare over his failed attempts to contact his parent.
According to recent reports, he has made contact with his parents.
Haitian Professional of Philadelphia
This memo just passed my desk
Haiti Relief CollaborationVivant Art Collection&Haitian Professional of PhiladelphiaGreetings:It has been a difficult night. Many of us are in a state of shock or more fittingly in disbelief. As an business that prides itself in keeping the rich culture of Haiti alive in Philadelphia, myself and the Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia (HPP) send our deepest and most sincere condolences to our Haitian family in our area and around the world.We have secured a private jumbo jet to transport supplies to Haiti which is leaving in the next 24 – 48hours. We are in need of DOCTORS, NURSES and DONATIONS to go to Haiti in order to provide medical care. Vivant & HPP is currently coordinating with The Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia, the Haitian Clergy of Philadelphia, Beyond Boarders, the Mayor’s Office, Temple Haitian Student Association, University of Pennsylvania Haitian Student Association, Congressman Brady’s office, Philadelphia Young Democrats, political officials and other Haitian organizations in the surrounding area to devise a plan to provide assistance to Haiti. Frequent updates will be made to the site www.hphilly.org and www.vivantartcollection.com/events/ so please check back often. In the meantime, if you wish to provide assistance we urge you to do the following:Supplies Needed
· Make a monetary donation to Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia to the Haitian Relief Fund viapaypal. All funds will go towards purchasing of items that must be bought in Haiti to defrayshipping cost as well as medical supplies.
· Purchase or bring cots and tents that will be instrumental in providing temporary shelter to thosewho have been displaced.
· Medical supplies such as band aids, alcohol, peroxide, etc.
· Water and non-perishable food items.
· Generators and Industrial supplies for building will be needed for rebuilding.
· Supplies for children such as diapers, baby clothes, wipes and bottles are of great need as well.
· Call elected officials in your area and ask them to partner with HPP.
Current Drop Off Sites
The Office of State Senator Leanna M.Washington
1555-A Wadsworth Ave.
Philadelphia PA 19150Leon H. Sullivan Charitable Trust (UPDATED)5601 Vine Street Unit 9Philadelphia Pa 19139Vivant Art Collections (Monetary donations & Medical Supplies Only)
60 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19106FUNDRAISER AT VIVANT ART COLLECTIONIN CONJUNCTION WITH HPP, HCP, VIVANTUNICEF & RED CROSS
MONDAY, JANUARY 18TH, 2009MLK Day of Service
12PM – 8PM
DONATE NOW at hhphilly.org
For further information on how to help, please call Yve-Car Momperousse, Board Chair at 973-280-2307 or Florcy Morisset, Community Development Chair at 310-612-4636. You can also send an email to email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.orgPress Contact: Please call Alain Joinville, Public Relations Chair at 215-287-7373 to coordinate interviews.Moving Forward,
Vivant Art Collectionvivantartcollection@gmail.com
Philadelphia Area Events
A percentage of proceeds from the following events will go towards supporting Haiti’s recovery efforts.
Weekly Event – Every Friday
Philadelphia, PA | Ms. Tootsie’s
Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 10:00 PM (ET)
Philadelphia, PA | Marathon Grill