by Monika Kowalczyk - 65 Reviews - 40 List
The effects of the horrific devastation in Haiti have rippled profoundly throughout the world and across our home fronts. Austin has been quick to respond with aggressive relief efforts in hopes of mitigating the hardships of the Haitian people in whichever way possible. In addition to donating to the
Partners in Health, you can lend your support by visiting a few of our neighborhood businesses committed to this cause.
Updated: February 22, 2010
Antone's is urging both the general public and surrounding medical facilities to drop off any donations of medical supplies such as surgical gauze, insulin, and splints & slings at the venue's 5th street location. A full list of requested items can be found online at <a href="http://www.antones.net"> Antones.net</a>
The Grass Patch in Leander has set up a drop-off box for tarps and sleeping bags. Only these items will be accepted. This relief effort is propelled by the Austin-based non-profit organization, <a href="http://www.thirstnomore.org"> Thirst No More</a>. Drop-off times are: Mon-Fri, 7:30AM through 5:30PM and Saturday, 8AM-12PM
Cam & Celia White, owners of Total Relief Footwear, are urging the public to consider the importance of donating not only money, first aid kits, and food & water supplies, but shoes to protect the feet of those treading through the island's rubble, and amidst broken glass, twisted steel, sharp objects and raw sewage. In conjunction with Soles4Souls, the shop is accepting gently used donatable shoes. (Work boots, sneakers, walking shoes, and children's shoes are particularly requested.)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 24th: "Help Austin Help Haiti" Benefit Concert, organized by musician Joe Ely, starts at 2pm and goes on until midnight. With tickets $28 in advance/$33 at the door, the charity event boasts an impressive lineup with the sounds of Bob Schneider, Billy Joe Shaver, The Gourds, Guy Forsyth, Reckless Kelly, and many more. A concurrent silent auction will also be held.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 28th: 8:00 start time for the "Hip Hoptronic Haiti Relief" event at Aces Lounge. Hip hop, Electronic, Reggae, Acoustic, and Funk for a $10 suggested donation at the door. 100% of the proceeds benefitting <a href="http://www.yele.org">YELE.ORG </a> and their earthquake relief fund.