Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Haiti: How To Help

On Tuesday, a massive 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti just outside the capital of Port-au-Prince. The damage is extensive and the potential for additional loss of life in the days and weeks ahead is enormous. This is the worst earthquake in Haiti's long history. You can help:

Tucson's World Care is accepting items (first aid supplies, OTC medications, emergency items, hygiene, etc.) as well as monetary donations. Learn more at

The American Red Cross has already made a contribution to Haitian relief, but can do more with your donation:

Raging Sage Coffee Roasters in Tucson (2458 North Campbell) is donating all proceeds on Sunday, January 17th to Doctors Without Borders' relief efforts in Haiti.

The Alliance for Global Justice holds a potluck fundraiser for Haiti earthquake victims on Sunday, January 17th starting at 5pm at 849 West Franklin Street. Donations will be funneled through Haiti Reborn and the Haiti Action Committee, two groups with excellent on-the-ground contacts. AFGJ National Co-Coordinators, James Jordan and Chuck Kaufman, just returned from a delegation to Haiti to investigate human rights abuses resulting from the US sponsored coup and occupation. They will be reporting back on what was learned. Info: 520-243-0381.

Contact the Haitian Health Foundation at

Hip Hop artist Wyclef Jean is urging people to donate $5 to his Haitian charity, YĆ©le Haiti, by texting "YELE" to 501501. (The donation will be automatically charged to your cellphone bill.)

As plans for additional relief campaigns become known (including a possible local music benefit concert), we will update this blog.


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