February 1, 2010

Help Haiti

The recent earthquake Haiti has struck our hearts and minds. Now it's time to open our wallets!

Following in good tradition, we'll be donating 10% of the entrance fees from this month's Web Wednesday social mixer on 3rd February in Hong Kong to Oxfam (樂施會) to support their relief efforts in Haiti.

An excerpt of a situation update from the Oxfam website, "Ten tonnes of new stock was flown from the United Kingdom to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic on Saturday and has now arrived in Port-au-Prince. Thirty tonnes of stock departed from the UK yesterday and will be followed by a further flight, carrying 50 tonnes of Oxfam aid on Friday. Water trucking has begun in several locations across Port-au-Prince, but operations were briefly halted because of lack of fuel around the capital."

Some photos from Oxfam Hong Kong's photostream on Flickr account to show the disaster...



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1 comment:

Vincent said...

The aftermath of the quake and human suffering are devastating! Millions have lost everything – homes, food, jobs! For the next 12 months, the World Food Programme says 2 million people will need critical food assistance! If you want to help and learn more about the crisis response, go to: http://wfp.org/crisis/haiti> or you can text FRIENDS to 90999 to make a $5 donation.