Published Jan 14, 2010Following Wyclef Jean's urgent plea yesterday (January 13), Arcade Fire are the latest band to call for charitable donations after Haiti was hit with a 7.0 level earthquake this Tuesday (January 12).
Via a post on their official website, the Montreal band (which have ancestral ties and a close professional relationship with the devastated country) are urging for fan generosity in Haiti's "darkest hour." The band's post includes a link to the official website of Partners in Health, who are currently "mobilizing their resources towards the capital, setting-up field hospitals to treat the injured on the ground."
The band's entire message can be read below, and a link to photos of the horror following the tragedy can be seen here, although discretion is advised.
Haiti needs your help in her darkest hour.
We just got off the phone with our friends at Partners in Health. Most of the medical infrastructure in Port-au-Prince is down.
Since Partners in Health's clinics are situated in the surrounding areas and haven't been damaged, they are mobilizing their resources towards the capital, setting-up field hospitals to treat the injured on the ground.
Also, Paul Farmer (the founder of PIH) is at the UN and has access to the best information on where to direct the money... so for the moment if you want to help, we suggest sending funds to:
Please be generous, as time is of the essence. love,
Win and Regine
these photos convey some of what is going on: + www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/01/earthquake_in_haiti.html