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    Posted January 14, 2010

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Haiti - Emergency Assistance Info

Haiti is a scene of unimaginable devastation and human tragedy today.

Please do all you can to help Haitians survive Tuesday’s massive earthquake by donating to one of the service organizations at right.

I know this is a tough time for many of you. But we show our true character by helping those in greater need than ourselves even when it is hard.

Union members and other working family activists are the most giving, selfless people I know.

Can the people of Haiti count on you today?

Thousands of Haitians may have died, and no one knows how many remain trapped in rubble. Haiti, already the poorest nation in this hemisphere, desperately needs medical services, food, water, shelter—everything.

“Parliament has collapsed. The tax office has collapsed. Schools have collapsed. Hospitals have collapsed.” — Haitian President René Préval

Please do your part by making a donation today to one of the organizations at right. Just click to give.

Thank you for your life-saving generosity.

In solidarity,

Arlene Holt Baker
AFL-CIO Executive Vice President

P.S. National Nurses United activated its nationwide disaster relief network and has recruited more than 3,400 nurse volunteers to assist Haitians. Urban search-and-rescue (US&R) teams made up of Fire Fighters from across North America are already on their way to provide rescue operations, medical care and other emergency services. The Steelworkers and other unions are contributing and raising funds to help. For updates on union efforts, follow the AFL-CIO Now blog.


The people of Haiti need our help.

Despite the millions of dollars in donations already raised, earthquake survivors still need immediate life-saving supplies such as medical supplies and tents. Plus, the people of Haiti will need support to rebuild devastated areas in the months and years ahead.

Maximize the power of your contribution by donating online and Union Plus will automatically double your contribution to the AFL-CIO Solidarity Center's Earthquake Relief for Haitian Workers Fund. That means your $10 becomes $20, your $25 becomes $50 and your $100 becomes $200.

Union Plus has committed $100,000 through this dollar-for-dollar donation match to help Haitian earthquake relief efforts through the non-profit Solidarity Center.

Your donation will help rush life-saving relief supplies including food, clean water, medical supplies, blankets and tents to the Haitian people currently being distributed through the Confederation of Haitian Workers training center.


Or send a check payable to "Solidarity Center Education Center" to:

Solidarity Center Education Fund
Attn: Joan Welsh
888 16th Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington DC 20006

Please designate "Earthquake Relief Fund for Haitian Workers" in the memo line of the check

*NO union dues will be used for the matching donation campaign.

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