Thursday, January 14, 2010

God Bless Haiti

My mom is haitian...my family is from Haiti & Barbados. The 1st slave colony to ever revolt successfully and gain it's independence has had a history of problems dealing with the economy and more. To date, the haitian people fight on to survive. Recently Haiti got Rocked with a 7.0 earthquake! God Bless My family! If you would like to help or send donations.. even $1 is enough to donate. Below are tips on where to donate and how!!!!!
peace always MeccaGodZilla

My sister is taking donations..email me about it if u wanna donate.. more info is below

Peace G.A.ME Family: My peoples at Malcolm X Grassroots Movement are consolidating information on how to help people in Haiti. One of the main things that some organziers have been concerned w/ is donating to the right organizations. I agree w/ the apprehension and skepticism of donating to an org. you don't know. But, in the end, all we can do is trust folks we know... Sometimes, money is all we can provide, nonetheless, the attachment by Prof. Lumumba Bandele illustrates ways to donate in-kind items. So take your pick. I am going to donate some money, not because I don't have a plane ticket, but because more seasoned forces are in motion there.


Remember, organizing is not made up of some leader, director, or super organizer who is special w/ her integrity and super gifts. He/she relies on others to do their work in their part of the world while she/he concentrates efforts in his/her area. My recommendation is to let Haiti and those on the ground and those in NYC who have been on that mission for years receive our resources that are most easiest in our possession. If you have fam or a personal connection there you are in a great position to give guidance, knowledge and a voice to what we should do. If I didn't know the organizers who recommended these spots like Prof. Lumumba, Rosa, & Rockia I would be skeptical too and would have NO clue on how to move.

Hopefully, you know I wouldn't steer you wrong.

1. Check the attachment

2. Make a Donation to MADRE, Inc.'s Emergency & Disaster Relief Fund
MKU's third national philanthropy, MADRE is a reputable organization that is working to get aid to members of the community and local organizations that are working to support the earthquake survivors. Through this secure link you can make a contribution of any amount to MADRE, Inc.'s Emergency & Disaster Relief Fund--please share this link with others in your family, your co-workers and your social networks.

3. Send Clothing and Food to Donations to the Yéle Haiti Foundation
The Yéle Haiti Foundation was founded by musician/activist Wyclef Jean "to restore pride, a reason to hope, and for the whole country to regain the deep spirit and force that is part of our heritage." The Foundation's mission is to create small-scale, manageable and replicable projects to contribute to Haiti's long-term progress. If you would like to make donations of clothing or non-perishable food items, contact the Foundation at info@yele.org or via postal mail at PO Box 2345, New York, NY 10108. To leave a voicemail message, call (212) 352-0552.

4. The Caribbean Cultural Center will serve as a Drop off for new clothing and food donations.
408 W. 58th St. (between 9th and 10th Ave.)
212.307.7420 ext.3008

5. RADIO HAITI of east flatbush

I thought MXGM was doing something in addition, however, they are currently working with the listed forces.

G.A.ME has made no official move to become a site location to receive donations, however, I would be open to hearing from soemone who would coordinate that from a phone and computer. Coming to the Bronx office would be optional. If such a move was designed we would link w/ more seasoned folks close to the ground who could offer direction and move resources to Haiti. Currently, the official G.A.ME move is the usage of the information I have provided. Any additional information can be passed through this listserve at will. Generally, no information passed through this listserve needs anyone's validation.

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Omowale Adewale, Executive Director

Grassroots Artists MovEment (G.A.ME)

G.A.ME Center: 235 E. 172nd Street
Bronx, NY 10457
Phone: 718-690-3393
Fax: 646-792-3323
Cell: 917-239-8992
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