Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haiti Earthquake.

I'm sure you have all heard about the terrible earthquake in Haiti on Tuesday, the Red Cross has estimated 45,000 to 50,000 people have been killed in this devastating event. Nations across the world have came forward to pledge money to help the relief effort as well as offer medical and food supplies. The long term effects on this already extremly poor nation will be catasrophic. Please read this statement by Haitian native Wyclef Jean-
“Haiti today faced a natural disaster of unprecedented proportion, an earthquake unlike anything the country has ever experienced.

The magnitude 7.0 earthquake – and several very strong aftershocks – struck only 10 miles from Port-au-Prince.

I cannot stress enough what a human disaster this is, and idle hands will only make this tragedy worse. The over 2 million people in Port-au-Prince tonight face catastrophe alone. We must act now.

President Obama has already said that the U.S. stands ‘ready to assist’ the Haitian people. The U.S. Military is the only group trained and prepared to offer that assistance immediately. They must do so as soon as possible. The international community must also rise to the occasion and help the Haitian people in every way possible.”

Many people have already reached out to see what they can do right now. We are asking those interested to please do one of two things: Either you can use your cell phone to text “Yele” to 501501, which will automatically donate $5 to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund (it will be charged to your cell phone bill), or you can
click here to DONATE.

Thank you,

If you can please donate either through the link above or by calling the National Disaster Comitee on 0370 6060 900.


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