Goal: assist Haiti

Thursday, 14.01.2010 / 12:58 PM / News
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Goal: assist Haiti
MONTREAL – During a time of crisis in Haiti, the Montreal Canadiens are doing their part to bring relief to some of the millions of people who have been affected by this tragic natural disaster. During Thursday and Saturday night’s games this week, all profits from the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation lottery will be donated to UNICEF and earmarked for Haiti.

Profits from the silent auctions during those games will also be given to help victims affected by the earthquake in Haiti. More details will be announced shortly regarding a monetary donation which will be made to UNICEF on behalf of the Canadiens organization.

An established and reputable aid foundation, UNICEF needs donations to help organize rescue operations, distribute water and food, and to help care for children who have been separated from their families.

UNICEF is rushing life-saving supplies into the hardest-hit communities in Haiti.

UNICEF’s response, coordinated with other UN agencies and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent is aimed at the children and women, who are the most vulnerable in times of crisis. Children under 18 make up nearly 50 per cent of the 10 million population of Haiti.

In the town of Jacmel this evening 2,500 kitchen kits and 5,000 1 litre bags of water will be distributed to enable the local population to prepare the food supplies by the World Food Programme.

A cargo plane will land tomorrow containing $500,000 of supplies to assist 10,000 people, including oral rehydration salts to combat deadly diarrhea episodes, water purifications tablets, tarpaulins and tents to provide temporary housing.

Another chartered cargo plane is expected to land tomorrow with more tarpaulins, blankets, emergency health kits, jerry cans and some other supplies.

UNICEF has released a total of $3.4 million toward the relief efforts from several emergency sources.  The agency says that more funding, basic medical and health supplies, family kits/shelter and water hygiene and sanitation supplies are urgently needed.

You can donate now by clicking here
Or by calling 1-877-955-3111