Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Haitian Relief

The African American United Fund will be attending monthly meetings with Philadelphia's Mayor's Commission on African and Caribbean Affairs to create a coordinated response to the immediate needs of Haiti as well as creating an ongoing fundraising strategy to help rebuild the country.

For immediate contributions please consider a donation to Yele Haiti You can text YELE to 501501 to donate as little as $5.00 (which will be added to your cell phone bill).

AAUF will be hosting the first in a series of monthly fundraisers at our Conference Center, 2231 N. Broad Street, on January 29, 2009 from 8pm to 12am. The Dance Party for Haiti will be our ongoing effort to provide constant contributions to the immediate relief and to help rebuild Haiti. Ticket prices will start at as little as $20. Proceeds from this first event will be donated to the Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia to help them reach their goal to raise the last $50,000 needed to fuel a jet that was donated to fly medical personnel and relief supplies to Haiti.

Each month AAUF will host an event and donate the proceeds to organizations providing direct relief to the citizens of Haiti.

In the meantime, I encourage you all to contribute to Yele Haiti. If you spend on average $10 a day on lunch your daily or weekly lunch bill can save lives now. I implore you to make a $10, $20, $50 contribution to help rescue our world neighbors in Haiti.

If you feel compelled to donate items you can bring the following items to the African American United Fund (2227 N. Broad Street). This list will be expanding in the coming days, weeks and months.

-Nutrition Bars (individual or in packages)
-Ace bandages

Peace and Blessings,

Aissia Richardson

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