Friday, January 15, 2010

Haiti's Hemorrhage

The recent devastation in Haiti has undoubtedly forced the world to take notice of its social and economic poverty. This is the opportune time, to not only rebuild the desolation caused by this week's earthquake, but to help rebuild the livelihood of the people themselves. Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. With three-quarters of the population living on less than two dollars a day and the remaining on just one US dollar per day. I urge you to do what you can to help out with the relief efforts and stop the societal hemorrhaging that is taking place. Below, are some reputable organizations that can use our support. Thank you.

To make a donation for the children of Haiti.

Wyclef Jean's Organization
Text "Yele" to 501501. $5 will be charged to your phone bill for Haiti relief.
Yéle’s community service programs include food distribution and mobilizing emergency relief.

More than 2,000 patients have been treated so far at Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) locations in Port-au-Prince.

Money will go toward immediate humanitarian needs in Haiti, which may include food, water and temporary shelter.

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