Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Hurt For Haiti - Limerick fundraising Event 21st Feb from 3pm

The earthquakes in Haiti have killed an estimated 110,000 men women and children. Countless amounts of people have been left homeless and without food, water or anywhere to turn.

The disaster is an abomination, and although we can't change what caused it, we can help a little with the consequences.We're going to hold an event in Limerick that will involve food, music, dance, performance and sport. We have people from every strand of society working on this, and so far nobody we've approached has paused for a millisecond before saying yes.

The generosity of people is simply stagggering. The event will be an all day family friendly affair with entertainment for smallies as well as grown ups! We will be taking over Bentley Barkers~upstairs, downstairs,the outdoor area at the back, and The Brazen Head next door.

There's a massive amount of space to fill and we will be filling it with some of Limerick finest Musicians, Djs and performers. We will be giving 100% of all takings to The Irish Red Cross.The Red Cross in Ireland is working closely with its staff in Haiti to ensure that emergency supplies are delivered to those coping with the disaster in the most efficient way possible.Noel Wardick, Head of the International Department, Irish Red Cross explained, "Red Cross teams in Haiti have been working since the disaster struck to provide tarpaulins, tents, blankets, hygiene kits, kitchen sets and jerry cans to almost 13,000 people, as well as distributing more than 2 million litres of water in Port-au-Prince and Leogane. Another 40,000 people will receive relief items in the coming days.

"The Irish Red Cross announced this weekend that it had raised over €1 million in its Haiti Appeal thanks to the Irish public’s generosity in the wake of the disaster. However, funds are still urgently needed.This is a very serious situation, the people of Haiti will need help for a long time to come. We need to step up and offer something significant to them, not spare change from the bottom of your pockets, something that will hurt you a bit.

Hurt For Haiti
Feb 21st Bentleys/Brazen Head

If you want to volunteer your help, a special email address has been set up: hurtforhaiti@gmail.com

Check out Bock's Post on the event - Bock The Robber