I’ve been dying to get this post up, but details had to be worked out, charities and owners consulted, but finally I can announce that I’ll be helping out at the Haitian Libations Charity Event at Vertical Wine Bistro in Pasadena on February 6th. From 10pm until close, 50% of all wine, bar, and food [...]
From all accounts the outpouring of help and concern from around the world for the people of Haiti has been incredible. Money has been donated at an amazing rate, and help and supplies are coming in as quickly as they can be organized.
Before we start patting ourselves on the back, however, let’s remember that there’s a lot of work to be done.
A friend of mine had been in Haiti since before the earthquake struck, working for CHF International to help build the nation’s infrastructure. After the quake hit, those of us who know him waited anxiously for him to check in for over 5 days. When he was able to let us know that he was OK, he also shared a bit about what’s going on in Haiti today.
When I got to work this morning I started my normal routine. I hung up my coat and hat, said my “Good mornings” to my coworkers, got my first cup of coffee, and then settled in to read my morning news and see what the blogosphere was up to. I was horrified to see that [...]