Long Beach Haiti earthquake relief
The devastation wrought in Haiti due to the catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake was tremendous. In its wake it left hundreds of thousands dead or injured and an estimated one million individuals left homeless.
The Salvation Army distributes one million meals per week in Haiti and will continue to do so through the end of March.
On Sunday, Februrary 28, core organizers and participating artists will present “Carnival del Corazón – My h(ART) goes out to Haiti”, a heartfelt benefit and festival, benefitting the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund.
On Sunday, January 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., a group of Long Beach residents will find out if they can meet a very ambitious goal — to raise $40,000 in just 4 hours.
On their “40 in 4” event flyer the group says, “We are committed to helping those devastated by the earthquake tragedy in Haiti.
FreeSpirit Yoga invites the entire community to attend “Help Haiti Recover,” a fundraising event this Saturday that will include a silent auction, opportunity drawing, and music. All proceeds from the event will go directly to Doctors Without Borders.
The Long Beach community comes together this Sunday, January 24th from 4-6 pm at Portfolio Coffeehouse [2300 E. 4th @ Junipero, LB; (562) 434-2486] to raise money for the victims of the Haiti Earthquake, and specifically for Doctors Without Borders, the International Medical Humanitarian Organization.
As the scenes of devastation in Haiti continue to unfold, many people are looking for ways to respond. There are many ways to do that – texting the Red Cross to make an instant $10 gift, donations via Facebook and other social networking tools, food drives, etc.
In order to get some quick cash to the Haiti relief effort, The Found Theatre is hosting an emergency fundraiser this Sunday evening, featuring fantastic music, comedy, poetry, spoken word…plus liquid refreshments and home-baked goodies.
Yesterday’s 7.0 earthquake in Haiti caused catastrophic damage and loss of life. The epicenter was about 20 miles outside of Port Au Prince, the country’s capital. According to reports, as many as three million people may have been affected by the quake, which damaged much of the country’s infrastructure, housing and commercial buildings.