Posts Tagged as ‘earthquake’

guide to: 10 out-of-the-box ways to contribute to relief efforts in Japan

The devastating magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that rocked Japan on March 11 has left the country and its people in dire need of the world’s help. As the search and rescue efforts yield little results, and some of the country’s nuclear power plants are at serious risk of meltdown, governments and institutions across [...]

March 14, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: One year later, Haiti needs us more than ever

One year ago, we saw the first photos of the ravaged land of Haiti. We heard on-the-ground accounts of what it was like to be standing in a building when the first rumbles were felt. Then, we saw video. We watched people walk through battered streets looking up at what had once been an office [...]

January 13, 2011 by Michelle | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shocker: Haiti faces aftershock as Wyclef Jean runs for Haitian Presidency

Born in Haiti, settling in Brooklyn, NY at age 9, rising as a Grammy-winning hip-hop artist, and gaining international acclaim for his humanitarian disaster relief foundation (Yele Haiti), Wyclef Jean now pursues Presidency in Haiti. Serious doubts persist that Jean is ready for a role beyond that of goodwill envoy – most of them focused on his controversial management of [...]

August 4, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: A Haitian American attends rally for a man who faced deportation to Haiti

Today, I went to a rally for Jean Montrevil, a green card holder who is being held for deportation to Haiti. If deported, he would leave behind his wife, Janay Montrevil, and four young children. We did two posts last week on this ongoing issue. The backdrop of the rally has changed. Now, devastating images [...]

January 14, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

b-activists: Haitian, Wyclef Jean, uses his nonprofit to send funds home

In light of the recent earthquake, Haitian, Wyclef Jean, is using his nonprofit organization Yéle Haiti Foundation, to raise money for relief efforts in his home country. People can text “YELE” to 501501 to donate $5. On Yéle’s site, Wyclef said 100% of the donations will be put toward disaster relief. Normally, the organization founded in 2004 [...]

January 14, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

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