Miami for Haiti: earthquake relief fundraiser Friday

Posted in: Haiti Info ♦ Thursday, January 14th, 2010, 1:08 pm ♦ 5 Comments

By Jennifer Browning

Miami for Haiti will host a benefit for Haiti’s earthquake victims this Friday, January 15 at Cafeina at the Wynwood Lounge.

The fundraiser begins at 7 p.m. and the group is asking for a $20 donation. Miami for Haiti is also accepting non-perishable items like blankets and clothes (clothing, blankets, etc).

ALL donations from the event will benefit The Carma Foundation and Project Medishare for Haiti. Cafeina is also donating a percentage of the proceeds from bar sales for the evening.

Anyone interested in volunteering for this event should contact Corey Ciorciari at [email protected] or at 516- 652- 9538.

Cafeina is located at 297 Northwest 23rd Street, Miami, FL; 305-438-0792 (23rd Street and NW 2nd Avenue)

EARTHQUAKE UPDATE: Additional Project Medishare trauma teams arrive in Haiti

Posted in: Haiti Info ♦ Thursday, January 14th, 2010, 1:08 pm ♦ 2 Comments

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – Haitian First Lady Elisabeth Debrosse Delatour, President Rene Preval and Barth Green, M.D., professor and chairman of the Miller School’s Department of Neurological Surgery, discuss the earthquake relief efforts in Port-au-Prince on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

By Jennifer Browning

Driving up toward the Hotel Villa Creole in Pétionville this morning, the Project Medishare team encountered streets full of people sleeping outside. The dead and injured were everywhere.

Project Medishare Executive Director Ellen Powers describe the scene as apocalyptic.

Powers reported that there are makeshift hospitals set up everywhere. Hotel Villa Creole has one outside their doors.

Three additional Project Medishare teams arrived in Port-au-Prince this morning. The teams will be divided and set up at the General Hospital, Hospital Universitaire de la Paix, and the Hotel Villa Creole to administer aid and trauma care.

Powers said that while there was a need for medical supplies that logistically getting these supplies into the streets of Port-au-Prince are nearly impossible right now.

Powers is asking that donors do not send supplies right now, but to send money so that Project Medishare teams may purchase supplies.

Please support Project Medishare in our task to help in Haiti. We are asking supporters of Haiti to donate to the Earthquake Relief Fund so that our medical teams can purchase necessary supplies.

It doesn’t matter what amount you can give–$5, $10, $25, $50 or more. Every little bit counts, and every little bit will be used towards alleviating the pain of those affected by this horrible tragedy.Click here to donate to Project Medishare’s Earthquake Relief Fund.

Those who prefer to send a check to Project Medishare’s Earthquake Relief Fund, may send it to the following address:

Project Medishare,
8260 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33138

We will continue to give updates as we receive them. Thank you to all who have donated. Your comments, thoughts, prayers and support means the world to those medical teams on the ground and to the Haitian people being helped right now.

Project Medishare medical team member interviewed on TODAY Show

Posted in: Haiti Info ♦ Thursday, January 14th, 2010, 1:07 pm ♦ 2 Comments

TODAY Show’s Ann Curry and Al Roker speak with Project Medishare medical team volunteer Anna Morrison. Morrison works at Holy Cross Hospital in Miami. Holy Cross donated $5000 worth of supplies for the medical team to take to Haiti this morning. Click here to see the TODAY Show video clip.

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