Haiti, the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, was hit with a magnitude 7.0 earthquake on Tuesday. The quake destroyed much of the nation's infrastructure, as well as a massive number of buildings. The Red Cross estimates that the death toll is between 45,000 and 50,000; as many as 3 million people may be homeless or injured. So far, there have been five aftershocks — two were 5.9 and 5.2 magnitude — and more are expected.
The full extent of the damage remains unknown. However, with 85% of the population already living in poverty, it is clear that Haiti is ill-equipped to cope with a disaster of this magnitude. At this very moment, there are millions in desperate need of food, water, temporary shelter, medical services and emotional support. They need our help.
Music for Relief has launched an emergency appeal for funds to help the survivors of this disaster.
Text RELIEF to 90999 to make a $5 donation to support recovery in Haiti. Or you can also make a donation via paypal here HELP HAITI NOW!
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Thank you for your support!
- Mike hard at work with @MusicForRelief and @HabitatAli! - http://twitpic.com/y4ij1
- Brad and @phoenixlp taking a break from the MFR and Habitat build today! - http://twitpic.com/y4i2s