I had a hard time coming up with this month’s charity, but after the devastating news in Haiti due to yesterday’s quake, this month’s charity became pretty fucking obvious.
If you don’t know, Haiti was hit with the worst earthquake in over 200 years yesterday. The 7.0 quake was followed by multiple aftershocks that were each over 5.0 on the Richter Scale. Millions have been displaced and thousands are feared dead or still trapped by the rubble.
Wyclef Jean started the Yele Haiti Foundation in 2005 to provide scholarships to thousands of kids after Hurricane Jeanne. He is directing the foundation’s entire efforts towards aid and recovery of the shattered nation. The picture above is from Boston’s Big Picture, which is doing a continually updated photo essay on the quake.
I’m upping my monthly contribution of $50 to all my ad revenue from the site this month. I really want to give as much as this site can muster to this cause, so if just being a part of High Definite’s contribution isn’t enough, me and the good people over at Texts From Last Night and Gotham Books are also giving away a copy of the new Texts From Last Night book coming out January 26th to a randomly selected donator this month.
To be part of The High Definite’s GAS Project Donation click here.
If you don’t trust me, you can also donate by texting “Yele” to 501501. $5 will be charged to your phone bill and given to relief projects through the organization.
Also, more ways to help can be found here.
Thanks for your help.