Helping Haiti

Life remains hard for the survivors of the earthquake on January 12th. My friend Mr. Lange Rosner reports that art business can be transacted, though the streets are hard to drive. Still to be discovered is how many of Haiti’s most famous artists in all media are alive and uninjured.

I am often asked about legitimate organizations in need of donations. One of the best is the University of Miami Haiti Project. A recent ad taken in the Miami Herald by this worthy group reads: “As the first medical team on the ground, UM Miller School of Medicine physicians and staff treated more than 250 critically injured patients within forty-eight hours of arriving in Haiti. Since January 13th, nearly 300 UM doctors, nurses and other personnel have served in Haiti, where we opened a 240-bed tent hospital with operating rooms and advanced technologies. Our staff has transferred dozens of the most critically injured to the United States for care.”

The University of Miami campus in Coral Gables, Florida is holding fund raising campaigns for essential items needed in Haiti. Donations can be mailed to the UM Global Institute and mailed to: UM Global Institute, P.O. Box 248073, Coral Gables, Florida 33124.

–Candice Russell