As I have already said, I apologize if this is already common knowledge. Tomorrow an international fundraising and solidarity event will be staged. Everyone, everywhere can be involved. If we all step up together, and each of us makes a small contribution, we will make a difference!
From the Wear Red for Haiti facebook page:
Wear Red for Haiti
Type: Causes – Rally
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Time: 12:00pm – 11:55pm
Location: Everywhere (There’s no specific place, it’s a nationwide/worldwide event)
DescriptionCREDIT TO RACHEL YORKSTON FOR THIS LINK! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v… Everyone should listen to this. It’s called Together (A Song for Haiti) and was recorded by the High School of Recording Arts. The “first step” that they’re talking about? It’s exactly what you all are doing right now, coming together to show your support. By showing our support for these people, we WILL increase the donations given and we WILL make a difference in the lives of everyone affected by this quake.
Show your support for the victims of the earthquake disaster in Haiti by wearing red on January 19. We’re all one people and we all share this world, and we must stand up for one another when others begin to fall apart.
Everyone who joins this group, if you would invite all of your friends and tell them to do the same with theirs. If we work together then we can show our strong support for those who have been affected by this unprecedented tragedy.
IF YOU HAVE A TWITTER, TWEET THE LINK TO THIS EVENT SO THAT ALL OF YOUR FOLLOWERS WHO HAVE A FACEBOOK WILL BE AWARE OF IT! TELL THEM TO CONTINUE TWEETING IT AS WELL!
If you are interested in donating money to the victims, you can do so in several different ways:
1. Text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross which is also aiding in the efforts.
2. Obviously if you are aware of any charities sending money to the victims, these would work as well.
Here is a long list of organizations participating in Haiti as of right now, so if you have the money to spare, please give what you can to help these people. http://www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING…
UPDATE: Actor Ben Stiller has just announced that ALL donations given through his charity StillerStrong (http://www.stillerstrong.org/) will go directly toward the disaster relief in Haiti. This is just another excellent way to show your support for the Haitian people.
IMPORTANT: If you are searching for relatives or friends who may have been in Haiti at the time of the earthquake, go to http://www.familylinks.icrc.or… It is an excellent site that hopefully will reunite you with anyone that may be missing.
January 15, 4:00 AM – 40,000 members
January 15, 4:05 PM – 80,000 members
January 15, 8:45 PM – 120,000 members
January 16, 5:30 AM – 160,000 members
January 16, 12:50 PM – 200,000 members
January 16, 5:00 PM – 240,000 members
January 16, 9:10 PM – 280,000 members
January 17, 12:30 AM – 320,000 members
January 17, 10:00 AM – 360,000 members
January 17, 1:45 PM – 400,000 members
January 17, 5:05 PM – 440,000 members
January 17, 8:15 PM – 480,000 members
January 17, 10:50 PM – 520,000 members
I would just like to take this chance to explain some things that I’ve been noticing in the wall posts. This event is in absolutely no way limited to just wearing red as a show of support. In fact, I would encourage EVERYONE to donate, no matter how much or how little they can manage. Obviously only wearing red is going to send no tangible help to the citizens of Haiti, but what it WILL do is draw more attention to the cause, hopefully ultimately resulting in greater donations to the disaster relief. Will wearing red solve this crisis? No. But directing a greater scope of attention to the situation is extremely important, and THAT is the core purpose of this event.
Please pass the word along to your friends, family, neighbors, and internet friends, nationally and internationally!