Haiti Earthquake

I know you guys come here daily for punk rock, ska, and hardcore tunes, but hear me out for a second.

For those who don’t know, yesterday, a natural disaster hit Haiti in the form of a deadly 7.0 magnitude earthquake. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere with 80% of the population living below the poverty line, and is already plagued with a bunch of problems. The death toll from this earthquake is believed to be in the hundreds of thousands. Much of the infrastructure has completely collapsed. Most hospitals are not functioning due to damage from the quake.

The Red Cross estimates that 3 million survivors need emergency aid: medicines, bandages, first aid, and field surgery supplies are needed immediately, as well as emergency food, shelter, and clean water.

It’s time for us punk rockers to practice what we preach, and actually help out those in dire need. If you can help out, think about donating what you could to one of these emergency organizations to provide emergency relief for these people.

Mercy Corp
Yele-Wyclef Jean’s Organization

You can find a huge list of places to donate here.

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