Haiti Aid Still Required Launches; #HealingHaiti Campaign on First Anniversary

On the first anniversary of the Haiti 2010 Earthquake, Aid Still Required is launching our Haiti initiative with #HealingHaiti, a Twitter campaign involving top musicians, athletes, and celebrities in Twitter outreach to their followers, numbering in the millions.

Campaign participants  include Paul Pierce, Blake Griffith, Kevin Love, Kevin Durant, Lamar Odom, Jason Kidd, Tyson Chandler, Greg Oden, Pau Gasol, Sting, Bonnie Raitt, Maroon 5, Tom Morello, Erykah Badu, Mia Farrow, Lauren Conrad, Maria Bello, Ed Begley, Jr, Stephen Collins, Madeleine Stowe, Paul Haggis, Spike Lee, Hans Zimmer

One year later estimates place rubble removal between 2 to 5 %.  A cholera epidemic has broken out with over 3300 lives lost, in addition to the 230,000 lost in the quake.  Between 1.3 and 1.5 million Haitians are living in tent camps, prior to the earthquake only 17 percent of Haitians had access to latrine and the situation has not improved. 100 rapes occurring daily. Clean water, sanitation, jobs are needed..empowerment of women is needed…..and education for the children, Haiti’s future, is needed!

Clearly, Aid is Still Required.

Our first two project partners and beneficiaries: St. Damien’s Hospital, the only free pediatric hospital in the capital city,  which is also home to The Academy for Peace and Justice, Haiti’s only free middle/high school.  Hospital also provides street schools, clean water, food. We Advance, providing medical care in neighborhoods  Delmas and Cite de Soleil, the largest slum in the Western Hemisphere, for women who have suffered rape and gender -based violence.

6 Comments

  1. In our media centric world, it is always about the next new disaster, and we lose sight of the ongoing suffering and pain of so many who have been affected by these disasters. Thank you for reminding us that these victims continue suffering long after the date of the disaster, and that they still need our help!

  2. Thank you for your important information and reminder of keeping all of these affected disaster victims in the top of our mind awareness. It is indeed sad how we tend to lose sight of the past as we move on to the next tragedy.

    Thank you for what you are doing.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Cheryl Lentz

    1. Aid Still Required

      Your comments are so appreciated, Dr. Cheryl.

  3. wow what a amazing article added 2 tweetmeme thanks

  4. Thank you so much for your efforts to keep us aware of the needs of those in Haiti. As I continue to educate my children to be grateful for all that they have, this is a very real world example of all the things the children (and people) of Haiti are without.

  5. It is so important for us to not forget those that have been devastated by this tragedy. Thank you for reminding us that there is still so much to do to restore and rebuild the lives of those in Haiti that have been affected in so many ways.

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