Haiti Calling. How you can help.BY Laura Norkin, January 13, 2010
If you like to have fun while you do good, come to the SOIL fundraiser for the People of Haiti (www.oursoil.org) today, Friday, February 5th. Live performances by Haitian celeb Rosemond Jolissaint, and our good friends Bajah and the Dry Eye Crew, plus a whole host of DJs. The $10 door charge goes straight to SOIL and earthquake relief, so bring friends and make a night of it!
Where: Santos Party House, 96 Lafayette St., NYC
When: Friday 2/5 7-10pm
Help Haiti Online is an always evolving collection of all the ways to, well, help Haiti. Check it out to see what’s new, or to find ways to share the info with your friends. (www.helphaitionline.org) Kevin Powell talks more about it in the video below:
Already a center of extreme poverty, political and environmental strife, Haiti simply didn’t have the infrastructure in place to withstand the seven-point earthquake that rocked its capital yesterday. Reportedly the biggest in that region in 200 years, this shake has left thousands (possibly over 100,000) dead, prison walls collapsed, hospitals shut down, and a region in tumult.
In an age where twitter can break news of this type of event, it’s impossible to think there’s nothing we can do. Proof comes by way of Haiti native and fedora-loving musician Wyclef who started the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund for the teck-savvy to lend a hand.
Text “yele” to 501501 and a $5 donation goes right to the cause. Or visit the site for greater donations.
The Huffington Post also has a great roundup of relief organizations here.
So there are myriad ways to help, folks. We hope you’ll find at least one that feels good to you.
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