From an email:
829 7th St NW
Fri, November 18, 2016
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
A few weeks ago, Hurricane Matthew ripped through Haiti, leveling whole towns, leaving more than 1,000 dead and 1.4 million in need (more than 2x the population of DC). In Les Cayes – a seaside town on the south-western tip – almost all buildings have been wiped out, food and fresh water are in short supply, and cholera has been spreading like wildfire.
We can help. You can, too.
In 2010, many of you answered our call for Haitian earthquake relief, helping us raise ~$9k for medical aid in the wake of devastation and disaster. Through your support, our partner agencies (Partners in Health, Red Cross) provided direct medical services and supplies across the country. This time, we’re going hyper local.
We’re raising funds for the Haitian-American Church in Pompano Beach, FL. They’ve been tapped by public officials to coordinate city-wide relief efforts. (The Miami-Pompano metro area has the highest concentration of US-based Haitians). Funds collected by the church are being routed to 3 trusted Haiti-based organizations focused on Les Cayes recovery, providing medical relief, social services, rebuilding aid (Gasgov Clerge, Hosean Ministry, Haiti Christian Development Fund).
Our friend, Robert Daguillard’s, aunt co-manages the church.
How you can help:
Donate, here. Tell your friends to do so, too. (THERE IS A DONATION-ONLY LINK UNDER TICKETS.)
Join us, Friday, November 18th, from 6:30-10pm for a celebration of Haitian culture, details about the relief efforts we’re supporting, and light food & bevvies.
If you would like to make a donation and want to avoid the Eventbrite percentage fee, please make checks out to the Haitian-American Church and bring to the event or mail c/o Joan DeLuca 1108 Columbia Road N.W. Apt. 201 Washington, D.C. 20009
Relief Effort Rendezvous Details
Location: Cove, 829 7th Street NW, Washington DC 20001 (Co-working Space Upstairs Next to Hooters)
Date: November 18, 2016
Entrance donation: $30 (online donations of $30+ will ensure entrance … please RSVP in Event Brite to claim your ticket)
Listen to stories about Haiti (both as presented by speakers and captured in photo show and photo essays which will be on display) and hear about the relief efforts we’re supporting
Enjoy light apps and adult bevvies (free drink tix, as part of entrance donation; donations accepted thereafter)
Thanks for your support. It’s so deeply needed.
Joan DeLuca, Molly Bauch, Robert Daguillard, Anna-Paula Murphy, Kevin Jean Baptiste, and the Cove staff”