Haiti Disaster Relief Effort

 

** YOU MAY BRING ITEMS FOR DONATION TO THE REDRESS RALEIGH BENEFIT SHOW THIS EVENING!**

From BBC News:

“The 7.0-magnitude quake, Haiti’s worst in two centuries, struck south of Port-au-Prince, on Tuesday. Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive told US network CNN he believed more than 100,000 people had died. The Red Cross says up to three million people are affected.

The quake, which struck about 15km (10 miles) south-west of Port-au-Prince, was quickly followed by two aftershocks of 5.9 and 5.5 magnitude.The first tremor had hit at 1653 local time (2153 GMT) on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said. Phone lines to the country failed shortly afterwards.”

Beleza is teaming up with MERCI, which is sponsored by the United Methodist Church, to get goods in the hands of the people quickly. If you want to donate any of these items to this cause, you can deliver them to Beleza (2014 Cameron Street Raleigh, NC 27605).

Items Needed for Haiti Right Away!
Basic Needs
Blankets
Sheets
Towels
Wash Clothes
Health Kits*
Food
Tarps

Medical Needs
Plastic or Fiberglass Casting
Suture 3-0,4-0 Nylon
Suture Instrument Kits
Betadine
4×4 Dressing
Roll Gauze
Web Roll for Casting
Saline IV and Irrigation
Injectible Pain Medication
Injectible Antibiotics IV and IM Rocephin, ANCEF, KFLEX
External Fixture
Tools to put them in (tool boxes??)
Traction Bows and Pins

*A Health Kit contains specific items:
1 hand towel (15” x 25” up to 17” x 27”)
1 wash cloth
1 comb (large and sturdy, not pocket-sized)
1 nail file or fingernail clippers (no emery boards or toenail clippers)
1 bath-size bar of soap (3 oz and up)
1 toothbrush (single brush only in original wrapper; no child-sized brushes)
1 large tube of toothpaste
6 adhesive plastic strip sterile bandages
All items should be placed inside a sealed one-gallon plastic bag. No money, notes, religious or political literature, or other items should be placed in the kits.

The people of Haiti need your help!!!