HAITI: How you can help

The world sees the pleas for help coming from Haiti. Many have answered the call already through national and international relief organizations. But there are grassroots efforts springing up in communities all over the United States and across the world who are bringing the opportunities to help right to our front doors. Here’s a sampling of local, national and international groups that are answering Haiti’s cry for help. If you know of more organizations and groups doing something in your area, please let us know.

We plan on updating this listing on a weekly basis.

Thanks,

NY PR Diva

NATIONAL EFFORTS

THE CLINTON BUSH HAITI FUND
(Based in the United States)
Website: www.clintonbushhaitifund.org

The earthquake that rocked the coast of Haiti killed or injured a devastating number of people. Even more were left in need of aid, making this is one of the great humanitarian emergencies in the history of the Americas. In the aftermath of the disaster, President Barack Obama asked President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush to raise funds for immediate relief and long-term recovery efforts to help those who are most in need of food, water, shelter, medical care, and support. In response, the two Presidents established the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (CBHF) to identify and fulfill unmet needs in the region, foster economic opportunity, improve the quality of life of those affected over the long term, and assist the people of Haiti as they rebuild their lives and country. Presidents Clinton and Bush oversee the CBHF through their respective nonprofit organizations, the William J. Clinton Foundation and Communities Foundation of Texas. One hundred percent of the donations made to the Clinton Foundation go directly to relief efforts. Ninety-nine percent of the donations made to the Communities Foundation of Texas go directly to relief efforts.

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS

(Based in the United States)

Website: www.redcross.org

Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation’s premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering… An average of 92 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it relies on donations of time, money, and blood to do its work.

INTERNATIONAL EFFORTS

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THE CARIBBEAN

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CELEBRITY DRIVEN EFFORTS

YELE HAITI

(Wyclef Jean’s organization)

Website: www.yele.org

Yéle Haiti is a foundation started by Grammy-Award winning musician, producer and social entrepreneur Wyclef Jean that is changing lives in this desperately poor but optimistic nation…Through Yéle Haiti, Wyclef uses music, sports and the media to reinforce projects that are making a difference in education, health, environment and community development. In practical terms this translates to over 3,000 new jobs, close to 7,000 children being put in school, more than 8,000 people a month receiving food and approximately 2,000 young people a month learning about HIV/AIDS prevention… Among the many who have responded to Wyclef’s invitation to help are thousands of individuals like you, celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, as well as NGOs, world leaders and corporations.

NEW YORK- NEW JERSEY- CONNECTICUT

CONNECTICUT FOR HAITI

(Wethersfield, CT)

Website: www.ctforhaiti.org

Contact: info@ctforhaiti.org

The Connecticut Haitian American Organization is a non-profit organization that has been providing resources to the Haitian community in Connecticut for over 10 years. It has set up a committee that is working directly with community leaders, civic leaders, clergy members to launch a drive to collect monetary funds and basic supplies for those directly affected. The objective of the organization is providing direct assistance to victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

SAINT PAUL COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH

(Brooklyn, NY)

Website :www.spcbc.com

Contact : Monica Britton (general info) 718.257.1300 ext. 123 or Hakikah Shamsiden (volunteers) 718.257.1300 ext. 438

Drop off staging area for Yele Haiti, the non profit Haiti support foundation founded and  led by Grammy Award® Recording Artist Wyclef Jean. St. Paul is asking that donations be in the form of water, solar flashlights, medical supplies, protein /power bars and medical supplies. Financial donations are also being accepted. Checks should be made out to St. Paul Community Baptist Church with YeleHaiti in the memo line.

YELE HAITI FUNDRAISER sponsored by HUMAN INTONATION & B. Smith

(New York, NY)

Website: www.humanintonation.com

Contact: Verneda White, verneda@vernedaadele.com, 917 379 7917

WEILL CORNELL MEDICAL COLLEGE

(New York, NY)

Website: http://wcmchelpshaiti.org or www.med.cornell.edu/globalhealth/

Contact: 212-746-6680 or globalhealthweb@med.cornell.edu

Weill Cornell Medical College is serving as a conduit for both financial donations and donations of supplies. According to their website, they are in urgent need of medical and surgical

Supplies, bottles of water (not gallons) and ready to use food. Visit both sites for more information.

VARIOUS EVENTS AROUND NYC FOR HAITI

FRIDAY JAN. 22nd 6:30PM

I AM AYITI
RELIEF FUNDRAISER AND BENEFIT
SOLIDARITY FROM NY to NOLA to HAITI

7:00 p.m. to 10 p.m.

@ Caribbean Cultural Center
408 W. 58th Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues)
212-307-7420 ext. 3008
www.cccadi.org

Minimum Donation $10 but feel free to donate more!

FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY:
DJ Laylo on the 1s and 2s
Kalunga Neg Mawon
Tiga Jean-Baptiste & T’Chaka
Jhon Clarke (formerly of Black Parents)

CCCADI is a Drop off location for supplies – What to Donate:

FIRST AID SUPPLIES: Ace bandages, gauze pads, bandage & tape, Water purification tablets & Rehydration salts, antibiotic and antifungal (Mycology) creams, anti-allergy medication (i.e. Benadryl), anti-parasite medication, Tylenol; children’s Tylenol, cold and cough medicine, diarrhea medication, eye drops, insect repellent, hydrogen peroxide, skin disinfectant spray

Other Items: toothpaste and tooth brushes, soap and deodorant, sanitary napkins, brand new underwear (adult and children’s sizes), nutritional bars, fruit and nut bars, cereal bars (NO CANNED FOODS PLEASE), flashlights and batteries, sleeping bags
All proceeds will benefit Konbit Pou Edikasyon. Donated items will benefit Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees

For More Information:
Konbit Pou Edikasyon: go to www.konbitpe.org.
Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees: Call 718.735.4660

For more information about I AM AYITI, contact Shantrelle P. Lewis at 212.307.7420 ext. 3008 or slewis@cccadi.org.

SPONSORED BY: CCCADI, Valery Jean of FUREE, NY Chapter of the Young Friends Society of ADI, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Green Worker Cooperatives

SATURDAY JAN. 23rd 7:00PM

I Am Haiti/Yo Soy Haiti.
Come and join us in a Celebration of Solidarity, Community and Love.

The Rebel Diaz Art Collective

478 Austin Place

South Bronx – 6 Train to E. 149th

Performances by:

Mariposa
Dj Mellow G
Hache St
Reyes Del Bajo Mundo
Sally Hyppolite
Danza
Delaceiba
Los Andino del sur del Bronx
Dj Eli Efi
Dj Laylo
Kahlil Khan
Casa Atabex Ache
Yenny Love
Bodoma
Elaine Eversley
Fesah Rollins
Atiyya
KumbaCarey
Division X
Dominican and Haitian collaboration
and more

Suggested Donation: scale $ 10 to 20 dollars
No one will be turn away!

L’Union Fait La Force (“Unity Makes Strength”).

For information please call Nathalie Tejada646 548 8282

Gracias al Gran pintor Rey por tan grandioso flier/bolante

SUNDAY JAN. 24th 5PM

KAMPE ANSAM!

(STAND TOGETHER)

A Haiti Relief Benefit Concert

@ SouthPaw

125 5th Avenue Brooklyn, NY

Doors Open 5pm – 10pm

Raffle * ALL AGES * Face Painting

Admission: $10

Featuring:

DJ Laylo

DJ Parler

Wordspit

Martalicia

Tecla Esposito

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Guillermo Brown

DJ Kraff Swagger

Trezure the Empress

+

NRO

Christelle Durandy

Members of the Cast of

Fela: The Musical and more!

All Proceeds benefit Yéle Haiti www.yelehaiti.org

Contact the Kampe Ansam Coalition by sending an email tokampeansam@gmail.com

Sunday, January 24th (4pm – 4am)

“SONG, DANCE & LOVE for HAITI”

4-5pm        Joaquin ‘Joe’ Claussell
5-6pm        Jephté Guillaume
6-7pm        Sabine Blazin
7-8pm        François K.
8-9pm        Hex Hector
9-10pm      Danny Krivit
10-11pm    DJ True
11-12am    Jellybean Benitez
12-1am      Antonio Ocasio
1-2am        Louie Vega
2-3am        Josh Milan
3-4am        Nicolas Matar & Willie Graff

ALL PROCEEDS will support DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS in HAITI
www.doctorswithoutborders.org

$20 Suggested Donation
Open Vodka Bar 4-5pm

Cielo
18 Little West 12th Street – NYC
www.cieloclub.com

We’d like to give a special thanks to Cielo for opening their doors in this time of dire need and to everyone volunteering their time.

Event Organized By: Joann Jimenez, Jephté Guillaume and Antonio Ocasio

@ LIBATION DONATION ITEMS FOR HAITI WILL BE ACCEPTED,
CHECK BELOW FOR LIST

PEACE,

Below is a list of supplies which are urgently needed by our brothers and sisters in Haiti. This is for folks who want to insure that their donations are going directly to folks on the ground.

Please add any more locations you are aware of around NYC or elsewhere.

PLS FORWARD WIDELY!

These are the materials that are most needed:

FIRST AID SUPPLIES:
• Ace bandages, gauze pads, bandage & tape
• Water purification tablets & Rehydration salts
• antibiotic and antifungal (Mycology) creams
• anti-allergy medication (i.e. Benadryl)
• anti-parasite medication
• Tylenol; children’s tylenol
• cold and cough medicine
• diarrhea medication
• eye drops
• insect repellent
• hydrogen peroxide
• skin disinfectant spray

PERSONAL HYGIENE GOODS:
• Toothpaste and tooth brushes
• soap and deodorant
• sanitary napkins
• brand new under wear – adult (small & med.) and children sizes

DRY FOODS & OTHER ITEMS:
• Nutritional bars, fruit & nut bars, cereal bars (NO CANNED FOODS PLEASE)
Tea Light candles & quality batteries (AA & D)

DROP-OFF LOCATIONS IN NYC:

MANHATTAN:

Uptown

Iglesia San Romero de Las Americas: at 752 West 178th Street, Suite 1A
between Pinehurst and Fort Washington Avenues.

Will be receiving all donation, economic and materials (LIMITED TO THE LIST ABOVE) during the following dates

Thursday, January 14th from 5- 8pm
Friday, January 15th from 5- 8pm
Saturday, January 16th from 10 am – 3pm
Sunday, January 17th from 10:30 am – 5 pm
All checks or money orders can be made payable to San Romero de Las Americas, please indicate in the memo “Ayuda Haiti.”

Midtown

Caribbean Cultural Center/African Diaspora Institute
408 West 58th Street, New York, NY 10019
| (212) 307-7420

FRIDAY, JANUARY 22nd 6:30PM (ONLY)
Also a fundraiser featuring Kalunga Neg Mawon, Tiga Jean Baptiste and T’Chaka, and DJ Laylo on the 1s and 2s. Doors open at 6:30pm. Solidarity From NY to NOLA to Haiti.

THE BRONX:

Green Workers Cooperative
461 Timpson Place
718-617-7807

Green Worker Cooperatives/ ReBuilders Source is now collecting medical supplies to get to Doctors Without Borders in Haiti for the relief effort.

BROOKLYN:

EVENING DROP-OFF HOURS ARE MON. & WED. 6:30-8:30 P.M.
HAITIAN WOMEN FOR HAITIAN REFUGEES
335 Maple Street, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY (this is not a mailing address) (718) 735-4660
Please use rear entrance on Lincoln Road between Nostrand and New York
Avenue. Enter through St. Francis Church parking lot

DAYTIME DROP-OFF HOURS ARE MON. – FRI. 11:00-4:00 P.M.
@ FLANBWAYAN HAITIAN LITERACY PROJECt
774-3037 208 Parkside, 2nd floor, Brooklyn, NY 11226

SANTO DOMINGO:

Ayuda para Haiti: el Centro de acopio sera desde el miercoles a las 8am en el Edificio Centro Bonó ubicado en la Calle Josefa Brea No. 65, casi esquina 27 de febrero, Mejoramiento Social, Santo Domingo. Se necesitan enlatados, agua y medicamentos.

PENNSLYVANIA- DELAWARE

PEOPLE FOR PEOPLE, INC.: Haiti Relief Effort: A Call to Action
(Philadelphia, PA)
Website: www.peopleforpeople.org
Contact: Jamil Kali Gilliam, jgilliam@peopleforpeople.org, (215) 235-2340

People for People, Inc. has decided to take action and is working with one of our partners already on the ground in Haiti, the Mennonite Central Committee. You can help a family in need right now by making a donation. Go online to www.peopleforpeople.org/donate.php
OR drop off your donation at 800 N. Broad Street, Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA OR call (215) 235-2340.
Checks should be made payable to People for People, Inc. with “Haiti” written in the memo line.
No donation is too small or too little

WASHINGTON DC –MARYLAND- VIRGINIA

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THE SOUTH

EPISCOPAL RELIEF & DEVELOPMENT

(Memphis, TN)

Website: www.er-d.org

Contact: er-d@er-d.org

Working in partnership with the worldwide Church, ecumenical agencies and local organizations, Episcopal Relief & Development saves lives and strengthens communities around the world. Our programs work toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals, which aim to cut extreme poverty in half by 2015.

FLORIDA

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CALIFORNIA –  HAWAII- THE WEST COAST

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MIDWEST

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OTHER

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