Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haiti needs your help!

On January 12, a massive 7.0 earthquake struck near Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince, causing massive death and destruction. While the death and injury toll is only beginning to be understood, a large part of the capital is in ruins and there are reports of “total disaster and complete chaos”.

Between 2.5 and 3 million people are believed to live in Port-Au-Prince and are struggling with the aftermath of the earthquake. Haitian government officials are estimating death tolls in the thousands, and thousands more are living in the streets.

Bob’s Caribbean Blog (SkipJackMarketing) would like to join Boomers Abroad Online Community & Social Network and the millions of voices from around the world in expressing its profound sympathy for the people of Haiti in the aftermath of this devastating earthquake. We encourage all of our readers, colleagues and friends to become involved in the relief efforts.

Please Contact the Haitian Embassie in your country or host country for information on how you can help!!!

The following organizations, among others, are mobilizing rapidly:

> From Canada
· Canadian Red Cross (
· Care Canada (
· Doctors Without Borders (
· Direct Relief International (
· FTC Canada (
· Oxfam Canada (
· Plan International Canada (
· Salvation Army (
· Save the Children Canada (
· The Humanitarian Coalition (
· UNICEF Canada (
· United Jewish Appeal of Greater Toronto (
· World Vision Canada (

> From The USA
· American Jewsih Relieve Service (
· Catholic Relieve Service (
· Mercy Corps ( established a box on its homepage today where customers can contribute to Mercy Corps' relief efforts.
· Net Hope
· Pan American Development Foundation (
· Save the Children (
· The American Red Cross (
· The Jewish Federations of North America (
· Unicef (
· United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)
· World Vision (

> From Mexico
· Cruz Roja Mexicana (
· Naciones Unidas (
· Unicef Mexico (

> From Panama
· Cruz Roja de Panama (
· Sistema Nacional de Protección Civil (
· Unicef Panama (

Thank you to the folks at Boomers Abroad Online for blasting this information out to me via email.

Please find a way to help! You can even help immediately by sending “Yele” by text message to 501501. I saw this on GMA and just read an article on Yele Haiti is the foundation established by Wycleff Jean who was born in Haiti. According to GMA $ 0.90 of every dollar makes it to the fund. They are sending protein bars candles and flashlights via two FedEx planes tomorrow.

Calling ALL Parrot Heads (non-Parrot Heads too) Jimmy (Buffett of course!) Asks For Your Help - Donate To Haiti Relief
Jimmy is asking all Parrotheads to help Haiti by texting the word "haiti" to 90999 to make a $10 donation to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief


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