Monday, 29 March 2010
HMYV Haiti Fundraising Dinner
A devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on January 12th 2010. It was the worst earthquake to hit the country in 200 years. Up to three million people live in the area worst hit by the quake, which centred 10 miles south-west of the densely populated capital Port-Au-Prince. The latest estimates are 230,000 people killed, 300,000 injured and 1.2 million left needing emergency shelter. Survivors lost family, homes, livelihoods and essential services. Hospitals, schools and government buildings were all destroyed.
The survivors’ urgent needs for medical care, food and water are increasingly being met, but the challenges remain huge. There is a critical need for appropriate emergency shelter and also latrines to prevent the spread of diseases. Homes, schools, health clinics and essential services such as water and sewerage must all be replaced or provided. Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere, greatly increasing the risk that people will suffer or die in the aftermath of a natural disaster.
Young People in Luton with the Support of Hear My Voice are working to raise money for the appeal by holding a Charity Fundraising dinner in Luton on the 4th of April to raise awareness as well as to raise money for crisis. Please support the cause by buying a ticket and donating on the day. All proceeds will go to Islamic relief who are working tirelessly on the ground to rebuild Haiti.
The Hear My Voice Haiti Fundraising Dinner will host:
- keynote speakers,
- witness accounts
- entertainment by Muslim Belal,
- 3 course meal and much more.
Tickets are £15, all proceeds go to Islamic Relief
For tickets and info, call 07852391733/07540181659/07971930655
do your bit for humanity!