UPDATE via Jason Parker: We sent David off this morning with about $2000 cash and about $700 in supplies, i.e. water tablets, first aid kits, etc. It was nice to see the outpouring of support.


We got this too late last night to post, but David Pierre-Louis, owner of Lucid Jazz Lounge, has family in Haiti and is heading out this morning with cash and supplies raised at a fundraiser last night at Lucid.

There are plenty of ways to help:

American Red Cross: https://american.redcross.org/
Unicef: http://www.unicefusa.org/
Doctors Without Borders: http://doctorswithoutborders.org/

And musician Wyclef Jean and his Yele Haiti Foundation has been helping Haiti for years. With this disaster they are at the forefront of getting relief to the area.

From The Huffington Post:

The Yele Haiti Foundation, begun by Haiti native Wyclef Jean, is collecting donations to help those affected by the Haiti earthquake.

Jean said in a statement:

“I cannot stress enough what a human disaster this is, and idle hands will only make this tragedy worse. The over 2 million people in Port-au-Prince tonight face catastrophe alone. We must act now.”

Jean urged people on his Twitter account to help in the Haiti disaster relief effort by texting “Yele” to 501501. This donates $5 to the Yele Haiti Foundation, automatically charged to your cell phone bill.

People can also donate to the Yele Haiti Foundation online here.

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