As you know, PanZOu created Hearts for Haiti shirts to help raise money. Our board has chosen QIFD,Quisqueya International Organization for Freedom & Development, a nonprofit organization that works on the grassroots level to advance political, economic and social rights and support development initiatives. We met the Executive Director while we were in Haiti in 2007 for a Symposium of Gang Violence. They do amazing work all over Haiti. Below is an email I received following the earthquake on Jan 15th:
It is with a heavy heart that I type this email. I am so completely and utterly devastated. Our office in Port au Prince is gone and many of our staff are still missing. Eric,my partner of 10 years is missing, I can’t find him. Our office is gone and have only accouted for 1 staff.My god daughter and her family did not make it as their house crushed them. Words can not do justice on how I feel, but I have to fight on for the people of Haiti. There is no time for mourning….yet.
If you can pass the word along to your friends, colleagues, family to go to our website www.qifd.org and click on the yellow donate button. No amount is too small. 100% of funds raised witll go towards the relief effort. Let them consider investing in the long term recovery of Haiti by giving to an organization such as QIFD that have been serving Haiti long before the earthquake and will be here long after other aid organizations have gone home.
I know so many Haitians and friends of Haiti are going through the same nightmare and anguish as me. Please pray for everyone’s loved ones that are missing, injured or have not survived and pray for my missing staff and friends. Will keep you updated as I can.
QIFD website: www.qifd.org
Show your support today by donating $20 and wearing your Heart for Haiti shirt proudly. Please send us a photo!