A year has passed since the 7.0 earthquake that devastated the Haitian people and we thought it would be a good time to share with you some articles, videos and photos to better understand its state of affairs.
Swoon and Upper Playground Present:
The Walki Print for The Konbit Shelter Project
New York based artist, Swoon, has teamed with creative lifestyle brand, Upper Playground, to release the limited edition Walki print – 100% of the proceeds from the print will go towards support of The Konbit Shelter Project. The Konbit Shelter Project was created with the idea that a group of artists, engineers, architects and builders could pool their individual knowledge, resources and time to make a lasting difference in post-earthquake Haiti.
Partners in Health, along with the Clinton Foundation and artists Swoon and Ben Wolf, are hosting a fundraiser to improve drinking water conditions in Haiti, six months after the devastating earthquake that hit the country on Wednesday July 14th at Honey Space in Chelsea.
If you read our blog regularly, you know we’re big supporters of charity:water. UNSHAKEN is their new fund raising campaign specifically to help bring clean water to the people of Haiti. Please take a look at this video to learn more about this cause & how you can help. On World Water Day, Monday, March 22, charity: water will launch UNSHAKEN, a campaign to help Haiti recover by providing long-term water solutions.
One-third of the nation lacked access to safe drinking water before the quake; now, the situation is devastating. charity: water plans to provide sustainable water projects to serve at least 40,000 people through UNSHAKEN. 100% of donations directly fund water projects.
[Blackout Arts Collective] Our good friend Jennifer Cedana Armas is performing along with other great artists in solidarity with the women of Haiti this Thursday at Rebel Diaz. There will be plenty of talent in various disciplines all for a good cause.
Thursday, March 11, 2010 7:00 – 9:30 pm @ Rebel Diaz Arts Collective
If you read our holiday post on charity:water you know we are big fans of their operation and practical approach to the global epidemic of clean water. Now we are happy to announce that they’re applying their know-how and resources to the devastation in Haiti. They will be accepting donations at their offices in Manhattan between now and Monday for a plane that is leaving for Haiti on Tuesday!
Please gather your gently used clothes, sheets & blankets that take up too much room in your little closet & get yourself over to the charity:water offices. This is a REAL and CONCRETE way to donate and feel that you’re helping ease the pain & suffering being felt at this time. Also, please spread the word, retweet, post this link or theirs – get to it please. Time is of the essence. Thank you!
I finally saw photos & video of the devastating earthquake in Haiti and couldn’t hold back my tears. I’m sure we would all like to help so I’ve put together a few links to make it a bit easier.
Our good friend and artist we love Samira Idroos is donating a portrait painting. Basically she will paint a portrait of your choice & donate the money to yele.org, Wyclef’s relief organization. The bids start at $500. Take a look at Samira’s beautiful work at her site http://samiraidroos.com and reach her via Twitter @samiraidroos.
Texting donations is quite easy and practical. Here are a few ways:
– Donate $5 by texting YELE to 501501 or at www.yele.org
– Text the word HAITI to the number 90999 to donate $10 to Red Cross relief efforts or donate online at RedCross.org. The US Red Cross has already raised $800,00 and pledged $1Million to the cause.
– Canadians can donate through text messages via the Salvation Army by texting the word “Haiti” to 45678 for donations of $5.
– Haitian information sharing & communication http://twitter.com/nprnews/haiti-earthquake
– US Citizens attempting to locate loved ones in Haiti, please contact the State Department’s American Citizen Services line at 1-888-407-4747.
– Message board for locating friends & family http://www.koneksyon.com/