Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haiti is in need...UPDATE as of 1/19

Please help where you can.

I'm not here to push anything, but I will give a little nudge. If you've already donated, great! If not, please consider Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund. He is pledging 100% of all donations go to relief operations.

Many of you know I work for RED/Sony. Wyclef is one of our artists and is very hands on with his organization. He left immediately and is currently on the ground assisting in recovery efforts. To my knowledge he does not have a return ticket, as he plans to stay as long as he is needed.

The news stories surrounding this tragedy are eye opening. Hearing them first hand from a friend and co-worker is absolutely heart breaking. My friend and his wife are waiting every day for updates on the many missing family members still living in Haiti. A few have been recovered, yet too late. A little bit of happiness came in today when we learned his grandmother had been found alive. This 82 year old woman has been trapped in a tunnel underground for two days with no food or water, but she's alive and that's the point.

The economy stinks, unemployment is sky-high, cable customers are losing their HGTV, blah, blah, blah...we are alive and living in a developed country.

Hug your families and if you can, consider giving $5 to assist someone much worse off than you ever will be.

*steps down from her soapbox now*

Text “Yele” to 501501 to automatically donate $5 to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund
Wyclef has recently come under fire regarding the alleged mismanagement of funds within his Yele non-profit organization, with critics stating the group does not have the experience to handle the excessive amount of funding received in such a short period.
Wyclef will be speaking with Oprah tomorrow. Topics include eyewitness accounts from his recent time in Haiti and addressing the recent allegations facing Yele.

1 comment:

  1. No need to step off the soapbox!! Thank you so much for sharing this info!! The pictures on the news are just devasting. I hope everyone who reads this is able to donate.