Monday, February 15, 2010

Haiti, one month after the earthquake. How you can help!

A month has passed, now what?

The disaster that hit Haiti last month and left the country totally devastated is still fresh in all of our minds. It is even more so in the minds of those who lived it and are still living through it. Let's not forget about them as we go on with our daily lives. We won't stop talking about this and finding ways to contribute to the rebuilding of that nation until it's done. Here is a great opportunity to be a part of the relief efforts.

On Wednesday February 17th, Living Measure will join YP4C, The JI Group and Triumph in holding a special fundraiser in support of Haitian relief and recovery called "United for Haiti" from 5:30pm to 9:00pm at Nikki Beach in New York City.
Event Proceeds and Details
Proceeds from the fundraiser will be directed to one of the following two entities: 1) President Obama's Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. Email confirmation printout receipts dated after January with personal ID must be brought to the event for admission.
2) The Haitian American Alliance (HAA) of New York. All payments through our dedicated eventbrite link will go directly to HAA. Email receipts for tax purposes will be sent by HAA to donors and will not need to be brought for event admission.
Our keynote speaker for the fundraiser will be the Reverend Al Sharpton. Other special guest speakers include Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer, Manhattan Deputy Borough President Rose Pierre-Louis and HAA Founder Dr. Jean Claude Compas. We will also have a musical selection performed by American Idol contestant Joanne Borgella, who is of Haitian descent.
VIP tickets will be sold for $100 and general ticket prices are $25. We will be offering expedited venue entry, a private section as well as complimentary appetizers for VIP ticket holders. We also will be auctioning off a few very special items to event guests.
This will be a wonderful evening. Hope to see you there!
Love, Kelie

Just a thought...

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in other; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."

- Audrey Hepburn