Arcade Fire, Josephine Baker, Alan Lomax, Wyclef on Haiti, Music, Love, Charity
The Arcade Fire have released a statement urging everyone to donate to help relief efforts in Haiti. Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, whose family is from Haiti, have a strong connection to the island.
Haiti needs your help in her darkest hour.
We just got off the phone with our friends at Partners in Health.
Most of the medical infrastructure in Port-au-Prince is down.
Since Partners in Health's clinics are in situated the surrounding areas and haven't been damaged, they are mobilizing their resources towards the capital, setting-up field hospitals to treat the injured on the ground. Also, Paul Farmer (the founder of PIH) is at the UN and has access to the best information on where to direct the money... so for the moment if you want to help, we suggest sending funds to:
Canadian residents with Roger cell phones can text HELP to 1291. 5 $ will be directed to Partners In Health's Haiti emergency fund.
Please be generous as time is of the essence.
Win and Regine
p.s. these photos convey some of what is going on: www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/01/earthquake_in_haiti.html
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