Thursday, January 14, 2010

safe ways to help Haiti -email from Latin Am and Caribbean Stds from U of I

safe ways to help Haiti-email from Latin Am and Caribbean Stds from U of I

Hi, I would like to share Angelina Cotler's email [from the Center for Latin American And Caribbean Studies from the University of Illinois] with everyone:

"In light of the horrendous earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, and the
devastation that has followed, the Center for Latin American Studies is
calling upon its community to support the relief efforts that are currently
underway. At this moment there are a number of opportunities to lend your

American Red Cross: “The American Red Cross is sending money, supplies and
staff to Haiti to support relief efforts there after yesterday’s earthquake,
which caused catastrophic damage and loss of life. According to reports, as
many as three million people may have been affected by the quake, which
collapsed government buildings and caused major damage to hospitals in the
area.” Please refer to their website to see what you can do:

Yéle Haiti: Additionally, the Yéle Haiti organization is currently accepting
donations. Yéle Haiti “is a grassroots movement that builds global awareness
for Haiti while helping to transform the country through programs in
education, sports, the arts and environment. Yéle’s community service
programs include food distribution and mobilizing emergency relief.” Please
refer to their website for information on how to donate:

UNICEF: “In coordination with other UN agencies present on the ground,
UNICEF will provide supplies to allow access to adequate sanitation, safe
water and basic health care. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF has already release
$500,000 to assist in the emergency response.” 100% of your contributions
will reach the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to support emergency relief efforts.
Please click to link to find ways to support UNICEF’s relief efforts:

Please consider supporting the relief efforts in Haiti during this difficult
time. Our thoughts are with everyone in Haiti, and their loved ones abroad.

Thank you,

Angelina Cotler"