Posted by Mackenzie on Thursday, January 14, 2010
I'm just so overwhelmed by the stories of suffering coming out of Haiti this morning. I was listening to the Brian Lehrer Show (it's a WNYC radio show we listen to every morning) and a Haitian New Yorker called in saying that his mother had called him from Haiti on her cell phone. She was trapped in her home, legs pinned under rubble, and he had no way to help her. He couldn't get to her, (there's no way to get into Haiti right now), he had called the Red Cross and a bunch of other places only to wait on hold for hours. In desperation, he called the radio show to say her address on-air so that anyone listening would know where she was, in hopes that someone might be able to help. He was at his wit's end, just desperate to save his mom. It was so horribly sad.
I would feel completely useless posting anything other than the following today:
Send a text message saying "YELE" to 501501 to donate $5 to the Yele Haiti Foundation (the cost will be added to your cell phone bill).
Send a text message saying “Haiti” to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross (the cost will be added to your cell phone bill).
**The address, as I understood it, is this:
The woman is the mother of Charles Darvey of NY, is trapped under her house at 300 Avenue Mavramboise (?), Port-au-Prince, Carrefour