It’s been two years since the devastating Haiti earthquake killed 316,000 people, laying waste to a country already suffering from extreme poverty and environmental degradation. The crisis in Haiti continues today. Since the earthquake, Haitians have endured hurricanes, flooding, and a cholera outbreak. Adding to the chaos, a staggering 8 million people live without access to grid electricity, meaning families spend 12 hours every night in complete darkness.
With your help, Music for Relief responded to send aid to Haiti immediately following the disaster in 2010, and our response continued in 2011. All proceeds supported the extraordinary work of our partner organizations on the ground as they delivered food, clean water, medical care, education and tackled the challenges of long-term recovery.
Funds raised through Download to Donate also supported the installation of environmentally friendly LED solar streetlights to protect women and children from violence when walking in the camps at night.
Now MFR is bringing light to families in Haiti through Power The World and we need your help. With a $10 donation you can provide a solar powered light bulb to a family without energy access. Your donation will improve quality of life, enabling children to study, feel safe when the sun goes down and healthy without the soot and smoke emitted by frequently used kerosene lamps. Click here to make a donation and share the message.
Thank you for your support of MFR’s programs for Haiti over the past two years. Please help us as we aim to bring sustainable solutions to Haiti’s families without access to safe and healthy energy.
Founded by the band Linkin Park, Music for Relief is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid to victims of natural disasters and the prevention of such disasters. Since its inception in 2005, Music for Relief has raised over $5 million for victims of multiple disasters across four continents and planted over 1,000,000 trees to help reduce global warming. For more information visit http://www.musicforrelief.org.
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