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HAITI UPDATE: Doctors without Borders and Partners in Health

by Winston "Stone" Ford

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As we all know, the island nation of Haiti was struck by a major earthquake this week. We have already donated to relief organizations like the American Red Cross, however there are other organizations that we should look at as well.

Doctors Without Borders has been on the ground in Hatit for over 19 years, and has already opened up three makeshift hospitals in Port Au Prince. Donate to their Emergency Fund here.

Partners in Health have been on the ground in Haiti for over 20 years and needs money as well as specialized doctors on the ground. For more information about volunteering or donating, click here.

If you are located in DC, the Hatian Embassy will be hosting a survival kit drive at 2311 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. this Sunday at 11 AM. Items being collected include:

The National Organization for the Advancement of Haitians (NOAH) will
be conducting an earthquake survival kit drive Sunday, Jan. 17 at The Haitian Embassy, 2311 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. The event will start at 11 a.m.

Items being collected include:

Baby formula (dry/powder)
Baby wipes
Baby bottles
Diapers
Baby clothes
Toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothpaste)
Hand sanitizer
Vitamins
First aid kits
Over the counter medicines
Socks
Blankets
Mosquito repellent
Flashlights
Batteries
Candles
Flip flops
T-shirts, pants, lightweight jackets

Non perishable food that’s not in cans (examples include: seal-paks of tuna or sardines)