Hey Friends & Acquaintances,

You can help directly with money (in any amount) to the What If Foundation http://whatiffoundation.org created by Margaret Trost & the late Father Gerard Jean-Juste ten years ago when Wadner Pierre, whom you may have met through our film project at the farmer’s market, was their Program Coordinator.
At the WhatIfFoundation you’ll see a daily news blog where you will get a more hopeful picture from Margaret than from anything mainstream.  As of this morning WhatIf had three trucks with water & food coming in from the Dominican Republic.
If you want to understand the fire behind all the smoke created by the BigWigs who made their statements in the NYTimes today, read the open letter from Haiti’s authentic, charismatic leader, Bertrand Aristede.   He was exiled by GWBush six years ago when he continued to press his agenda to help the poor majority despite the financial interests of the very few elite. Go to http://haitianalysis.com

Also,

The Red Cross may have a spotted past but they are trustworthy and they making it easy to donate. I made my donation of $10 today so please do the same. Instead of getting your morning coffee help save a life. You really can make a difference in this time of need. Info Below…

American Red Cross Pledges Initial $1 Million to Haiti Relief

Send a $10 Donation by Texting ‘Haiti’ to 90999

Editorial note: You can make a donation by calling 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish) or click on the Donate Now button.

The American Red Cross is sending money, supplies and staff to Haiti to support relief efforts there after yesterday’s earthquake, which caused catastrophic damage and loss of life.

According to reports, as many as three million people may have been affected by the quake, which collapsed government buildings and caused major damage to hospitals in the area…

Here is the link to the Red Cross