On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the country of Haiti. Raleigh residents are rallying to provide relief to Haiti. If you live in Raleigh and would like make a donation toward disaster relief in Haiti, here are some local options for you to consider:
How Raleigh residents can make donations to provide disaster relief in Haiti – Beleza Fair Trade Boutique
This boutique, located at 2014 Cameron Street in Cameron Village, Raleigh, is accepting donations of medical supplies and other items on behalf of the MERCI Mission Center. To see a full list of the supplies that are needed, click here.
How Raleigh residents can make donations to provide disaster relief in Haiti – Dine Out at an Empire Eats restaurant
Enjoy a great meal while providing disaster relief to Haiti at the same time. On Tuesday, January 19, 2010, Empire Eats will donate all of its profits for the entire day to disaster relief efforts in Haiti. The money raised will be forwarded to the American Red Cross. The six Empire Eats restaurants in downtown Raleigh are The Duck & Dumpling, Gravy, The Morning Times, The Raleigh Times, the Pit, and Sitti.
How Raleigh residents can make donations to provide disaster relief in Haiti – Shoes-4-Souls
Shoes-4-Soles, located at 400 Oberlin Road in Raleigh is accepting donations of new or gently used shoes to send to Haiti. Donations are being accepted now and will continue until the containers are filled and are ready to be shipped. Donations can be made at 400 Oberlin Road in Cameron Village between 9:00am and 5:00pm every day. For further information you can 919-805-3007 or visit www.DonateMyOldShoes.org.
How Raleigh residents can make donations to provide disaster relief in Haiti – Joy in Hope
Joy in Hope is an organization based in Cary, NC. The organization was founded in 2008 specifically to assist the people of Haiti. Joy in Hope has participated in numerous outreach programs in Haiti, including medical mission teams and school feeding projects. To make a donation directly to this organization, please visit their website, www.joyinhope.org or mail checks to Joy In Hope – Earthquake, 2731 NC Hwy 55 #251, Cary, NC 27519 to help provide much needed food and supplies to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.
How Raleigh residents can make donations to provide disaster relief in Haiti – North Hills
North Hills is joining forces with the Horne Memorial United Methodist Church in Clayton to provide disaster relief to Haiti. The North Hills mall in Raleigh’s midtown will be the collection location for medical supplies and non-medical items that are needed in Haiti. Collections will take place on Saturday, January 16, 2010 and Sunday, January 17, 2010 in the North Hill Commons from 12:00pm until 4:00pm. Bright yellow tents will be set up to make it easier to find the collection location. In the event of rain, the collection location will be moved inside the space located between Learning Express and Lenscrafters. If you want to volunteer to help collect items, send an email to email@example.com.
Sources: New Raleigh website, News & Observer blog, WRAL website, Shoes-4-Souls website, Joy in Hope website, Raleigh Craig’s list