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What can we do for Haiti?

January 13, 2010

It can be confusing at a time like this.  Too much misery on TV and not enough information to actually do something..

Even if you can’t travel to Haiti, or don’t have lots of money to donate to relief efforts, there’s a lot that can be done simply by spreading the word. Here’s our original post with some added ways you can help out.

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Here’s just a small collection of what’s out there.

1. Huffington Post has an ongoing list of relief efforts and how you can get involved that it is going to continue updating. Check it out here.

2. Matador is trying to use the power of its network of passionate travels to make a difference. They’re trying to get Jet Blue to sponsor a flight of volunteers to provide on the ground support. They need help with exposure, logistics and simply spreading the word. Take a couple of minutes to help out and re-tweet this message:

@JetBlue: If @MatadorNetwork could fill a plane with volunteers, would you fly them to Santo Domingo to help #quake vics in #Haiti?

3. CNN has compiled a list of organizations that will be providing support to the estimated 3 million people that have been affected by the earthquake.

4. Many people are engaging the Twitter community to raise awareness, as well as funds. Search “Haiti” and see what the latest updates are.

5. Musician Wyclef is asking people to raise money for Yele Haiti by texting Yele to 510 510 and donate $5. You can pass the message along via Twitter:

RT @wyclef: Haiti is in need of immediate AID please text Yele to 510 510 and donate $5 toward earthquake relief.

6. President Obama has pledged his support, and you can follow the Administration’s recommendations on how you can help via the Whitehouse.gov blog. Families of Americans living in Haiti are encouraged to contact the State Department at 888-407-4747

7. Help the Red Cross out by donating on the website or texting “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10. Help out my re-tweeting this message

RT @redcross You can text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 to Red Cross relief efforts in #haiti.

Making something happen starts with you.

Roots

November 21, 2009

Whoever tells me there is no difference between film and digital photography, they must be blind, or they don’t know how to look.

I have previously put (somewhat of) same photos of MOE on this blog but they were shot using my digital camera.  Do you see the difference?  That’s why I always go back taking photos using my semi-ancient camera, hey I am an artists and I should do what makes my art better.  In this case, shooting film = going back to my roots.

Remembering the taste of Summer

November 4, 2009
Summer HarvestCurlyEnlightened ChardKale ForestGiraffe in Greenpoint

Strangely adorable giraffe at the Greenpoint Rooftop Farm. I hope that crane isn't building some high-rise condos to cast huge shadow on the farm...

Days of hot, burning Sun have long been gone, now that we are in the beginning of November…  I was remembering the days I made it to the Greenpoint Rooftop Farm as I think of my up-coming holiday feast; purple kale forest, enchanted chard, sweet curly squashes.  I wish I could be there more often, sorting out arugula and picking hairloom tomatoes but for now, I must wait till the next farming season.

For those of you who can’t wait till next Spring, here’s their website to virtually appreciate the goodness of wholesome food.

http://rooftopfarms.org/