STATEMENT BY WYCLEF JEAN ON HAITI EARTHQUAKE
NEW YORK—The following is a statement by Wyclef Jean on today’s magnitude 7.0 earthquake outside Port-au-Prince, Haiti:
"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 visit www.Yele.org for more information."
1-888 407 4747
Today (1.13.10) at 6 pm EST, please join Rev. Sharpton, NY Governor David Paterson, and NY Council Member Dr. Mathieu Eugene for a prayer vigil.
The vigil will be held in front of the Haitian Consulate of New York: 271 Madison Ave (b/w 39th and 40th Streets), Manhattan, NY
TODAY (1.13.10) A collection of supplies is taking place at the following location:
Help Haiti at Coral Reef. 5314 Church ave Bt 53& 54 from 6PM -1AM.
Bring canned goods, clothing, anything to help the Haitian Victims of the Earthquake. Donations will be going towards the Yele foundation. for more information call
AMERICAN RED CROSS
Text "HAITI" to "90999" to make a $10 donation.
2025 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
(800) REDCROSS (800-257-7575)
88 Hamilton Avenue
Stamford, Conn. 06902
P.O. Box 2669
Portland, Ore., 97208-2669
Haiti Earthquake Relief
P.O. Box 9716
Federal Way, Wash. 98063-9716
U.S. FUND FOR UNICEF
125 Maiden Lane
New York, N.Y. 10038
(800) FOR-KIDS (367-5437)
DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS USA/MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES (MSF)
333 7th Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001-5004
Save the Children
Save the Children has served the needs of some of Haiti’s poorest children and families since 1985. Today, through advocacy, by reinforcing government social services and supporting community-based development programs in protection, education, health, food security, livelihoods and humanitarian relief, we are improving the lives of some 425,000 children and adults in urban and rural communities in six provinces and 33 districts.
SAVE THE CHILDREN
Haiti Earthquake Children in Emergency Fund
54 Wilton Road
Westport, Conn. 06880
They began working in Haiti in 1954, providing emergency relief to people affected by Hurricane Hazel. Today we work closely with local NGOs (non governmental organizations), all levels of the Haitian government, companies and community organizations to help create lasting change in some of the most vulnerable regions, like the Grande Anse, West, Artibonite, and Northwest departments.
151 Ellis Street
Atlanta, Ga. 30303
(800) 521-CARE (521-2273)