Hip Hop Caucus Launches Website to Help Haiti Relief Efforts

Hip Hop Caucus Launches Website to Help Haiti Relief Efforts

Published January 19, 2010

With America continuing their efforts to help the people of Haiti, The Hip Hop Caucus announced the launch of a new website, HipHopHelpHaiti.Org, for the cause.

HipHopHaiti.Org is an online network designed to educate the public on how they can become more involved in relief efforts related to the devastating earthquake in Haiti. The website also has up-to-the-minute video coverage from various media outlets reporting on the disaster. Information on events such as food and clothing drives will be available on the site as well as provide information on how to donate money to Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti’s Earthquake Relief Fund.  The site will be updated daily with information on what’s being done to help Haiti, and will allow members to interact to increase awareness and effectiveness for local relief events.

“We are all deeply saddened by the destruction and tragic deaths that have resulted from the earthquake in Haiti,” said Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr. President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus. “The Hip Hop Caucus is committed to encouraging the public to support the Haitian people by donating to the relief effort.  Our goal with the national conference call, and launch of HipHopHelpHaiti.Org, is to pull together an infrastructure for the Hip Hop community to stay supportive, engaged, and organized around what will be a long struggle for the Haitian people to recover.”

The Hip Hop Caucus will also host a national conference call on Tuesday, January 19th at 9:00 p.m. (EST) with members of President Obama’s administration, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Haiti experts, and celebrities such as David Banner, MC Lyte and others.



Written by <P>By Meka Udoh</P>


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