Earthquake kills 100,000 in Haiti

Support long-term action in Haiti


Over 100,000 people are feared dead, following a devastating blow that hit the Carribean nation of Haiti.

There are two ways to donate:
Via PayPal

or Mail check made out to:
"Haiti Emergency Relief Fund/EBSC"
donations tax deductible
send mail to:
East Bay Sanctuary Covenant
2362 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

EBSC is a non-profit 502(c)(3) organization tax ID#94-3249753
All donations are acknowledged.

Haiti has been hit by the strongest earthquake in 240 years. The enormity of the effects of this devastating 7.0 quake are only barely understood at this time. It's feared that 100,000 people have been killed and perhaps millions left homeless. This is a moment in which your solidarity is of critical importance.

As the only nation of African people in the Western Hemisphere to lead a violent revolution for freedom, this country -- the poorest in the Carribean -- holds a special place in the African Diaspora.

The outpouring of support has been outstanding, following a Twitter led campaign by celebrities like Wyclef -- a Haitian native -- and others. The FBI has warned of internet fraud and scammers attempting to profit off the suffering of Haiti.

The Black Hour is encouraging those who wish to make a donation to support the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund. Donations will be forwarded to people on the ground to help them rebuild what has been destroyed.

The Haiti Action Network -- a grassroots movement including labor unions, women’s groups, educators and human rights activists, support committees for prisoners, and agricultural cooperatives – will attempt to funnel needed aid to those most hit by the earthquake. Grassroots organizers are doing what they can – with the most limited of funds – to make a difference. Please take this chance to lend them your support.

From the Haiti Action Committee:
Since its inception in March 2004, the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund (H.E.R.F.) has given concrete aid to Haiti’s grassroots democratic movement as they attempted to survive the brutal coup and to rebuild shattered development projects. We urge you to contribute generously, not only for this immediate crisis, but in order to support the long-run development of human rights, sustainable agriculture and economic justice in Haiti.

They emphasize:

Oakland Seen reports Oakland activists Walter Riley and Barbara Rhine are unaccounted for in Haiti. Riley is father of legendary Hip Hop artists Boots from The Coup.

Families of Americans living in Haiti are encouraged to contact the State Department at 888-407-4747.

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