Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Rotarian Foundation Fundraiser In Support Of Haitian Earthquake Victims At Roosevelt Island's Riverwalk Bar & Grill Thursday 2/4 At 7 PM

Roosevelt Island's Riverwalk Bar & Grill will be hosting a fundraiser for victims of the recent Haitian Earthquake. The fundraiser will take place at 425 Main Street on Thursday February 4 at 7 PM.

I asked owner Jonathan Hoo where the money raised will be going. Mr. Hoo replied:

Glad you asked!
All the money raised will be going to the Rotary Foundation's Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund. 100% of money earmarked goes directly to supplies and direct relief and rebuilding effort on the ground. We are very excited for the turnout with 100+ confirmed already coming from off island. Hopefully the residents and workers of Roosevelt Island will make a nice showing as well!
According to the Rotary Foundation:
Rotary clubs and districts worldwide are mobilizing resources to deliver urgently needed relief to the millions affected by Haiti's devastating earthquake.

District 7020, which includes Haiti, has flown in 70 planes filled with more than 60,000 pounds of medical equipment and supplies into the cities of Pignon and Port-de-Paix to bypass logistical problems in the hard-hit capital of Port-au-Prince.

The United Nations estimates that more than half of the buildings in the capital have collapsed. About 200,000 people are dead and millions more homeless...

...ShelterBox has already delivered more than 3,300 containers to Haiti, with another 1,000 or more scheduled to be deployed.

"This is the largest, quickest, and most complex deployment in our history," says John Leach, head of operations for ShelterBox. "We organized across four countries to get ShelterBoxes to the people of Haiti quickly."

Each box contains a tent that houses 10 people as well as a stove, blankets, and other essential items.

Doctors have been using supplies from the containers to treat the injured. Hospitals in the capital city are using the tents to provide emergency shelter for postoperative patients....

You Tube Video Of Shelter Boxes For Haiti Via the Rotarians