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UPDATED March 08, 2010 at 14:02

‘Drinking Water for Haiti’ closed successfully!

Good news! The fundraising campaign ‘Drinking Water for Haiti’ – a volunteer grassroots donation appeal devised to provide the Haitian population with personal water purification devices: LifeStraw® – was closed successfully.

Going beyond our expectations a total of  $4,922.44 USD was pledged, which means safe drinking water for 720 families. The LifeStraw® filters will be shipped to the Santo Domingo airport in the Dominican Republic where they will be taken to Belladere, Haiti and distributed by missionaries of the International Baptist Church (Iglesia Bautista Internacional).

Initially, the Life Straw water filters were destined for Port-au-Prince but given the reconstruction process underway, people have started to move elsewhere in search of shelter, food and water – especially to cities situated close to the border of the Dominican Republic. Aid workers and missionaries currently operating in Haiti have confirmed that Belladere, a small town positioned on the Central-East border of Haiti (see map) and less devastated by the earthquake, has become a key destination for those on the move (mostly families of 6/8 members) and is therefore in extreme need for clean drinking water to meet increasing demand.  See maps and infographics by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA): Population Movements out of Port-au-Prince Internal Displacement and Population Figures

The shipment is due to arrive on March 26 2010 but this date could be subject to change as the airport of Santo Domingo is experiencing flight re-schedules in view of the increased traffic of relief and civilians since the earthquake on January 12 2010.  We will be keeping you updated on this project, bringing news and stories from volunteers on site who will be handling the distribution of the filters.

We would like to make a heart-felt thanks to everyone who contributed to this project, and whose support and generosity will directly change the lives of the earthquake victims in Haiti.

Please visit this page frequently to stay up to date on this project.

69 DONATIONS / $4922 PLEDGED OF $3500 MINIMUM GOAL / PROJECT CLOSED

69 DONACIONES / $4922 RECAUDADO DE $3500 META FINAL MIN./ PROYECTO CERRADO

69 DONAZIONI / $4922 RACCOLTI DELL’ OBIETTIVO MIN. DI $3500/ PROGETTO CHIUSO

Belladere, Haiti. Image courtesy of Iglesia Bautista Internacional

  1. Haiti:NEWS/NOTIZIE/NOTICIAS

    -Fierce Quake Devastates Haitian Capital by SIMON ROMERO and MARC LACEY. The New York Times. Published: Jan. 12, 2010
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/13/world/americas/13haiti.html?scp=4&sq=haiti&st=cse

    -Terremoto ai Caraibi, Haiti devastate di Paolo G. Brera. La Repubblica, 13 gennaio
    http://ricerca.repubblica.it/repubblica/archivio/repubblica/2010/01/13/terremoto-ai-caraibi-haiti-devastata.html

    -Haiti Lies in Ruins; Grim Search for Untold Dead by SIMON ROMERO. The New York Times. Published: Jan. 13, 2010
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/14/world/americas/14haiti.html

    -Terremoto ad Haiti, video e immagini sul Corriere della Sera
    http://www.corriere.it/esteri/10_gennaio_13/multimedia_haiti_742e89be-0020-11df-b35f-00144f02aabe.shtml

    -Haiti nel caos, arrivano i marines, di ANGELO AQUARO. La Repubblica, 15 gennaio 2010
    http://ricerca.repubblica.it/repubblica/archivio/repubblica/2010/01/15/haiti-nel-caos-arrivano-marines.html

    -Strong Aftershock Hits Haiti, Causing Panic by REUTERS. The New York Times. Published: Jan.20, 2010
    http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2010/01/20/world/international-us-quake-haiti-aftershock.html?scp=3&sq=6.1&st=cse

    -Nightmare in Haiti: Untreated Illness and Injury by MARC LACEY. The New York Times. Published: Jan 20, 2010
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/21/world/americas/21haiti.html

    -CAPITAL RECOBRA VIDA: Haití comienza a cambiar la cara tras la devastación, Ramón Pérez Reyes. Listin Diario 2/1/2010
    http://www.listin.com.do/app/article.aspx?id=130023

    -Fighting Starvation, Haitians Share Portions by DAMIEN CAVE. The New York Times. Published: Jan. 25, 2010
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/26/world/americas/26hunger.html?fta=y

    -ASISTENCIA AL PUEBLO HAITIANO: República Dominicana ha hecho millonarios aportes, Wanda Méndez – Listin Diario Enero 25/2010
    http://www.listin.com.do/app/article.aspx?id=129244

    -A Deadly Quake in a Seismic Hot Zone By HENRY FOUNTAIN. The New York Times. Published: Jan 25, 2010
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/26/science/26fault.html

    -TRAGEDIA EN HAITÍ: Francia elogia la asistencia de República Dominicana, Ramón Urbáez – Listin Diario Enero 28/2010
    http://www.listin.com.do/app/article.aspx?id=129580

    -Testimonianze, poesia e musica: Una serata per non dimenticare Haiti. Corriere della Sera, Redazione online, 28 gennaio 2010.
    http://milano.corriere.it/milano/notizie/cronaca/10_gennaio_28/serata-solidale-haiti-piccolo-teatro-grassi-1602366954491.shtml

    -Giving Life in a Land Overflowing With Pain by DAMIEN CAVE. The New York Times. Published: Jan 29, 2010
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/30/world/americas/30birth.html

    -EDITORIAL: Cantamos por Haití. – Listin Diario Enero 29/2010
    http://www.listin.com.do/app/article.aspx?id=129695

    -DARÍO CONTRERAS: Madres de RD atenúan el dolor de niños haitianos, Doris Pantaleón – Listin Diario Enero 29/2010
    http://www.listin.com.do/app/article.aspx?id=129730

    -TRIBUNA ABIERTA: La reconstrucción de Port-au-Prince, Ezequiel García Tatis – Listin Diario Enero 31/2010
    http://www.listin.com.do/app/article.aspx?id=129946

    -UNIDAD POR HAITÍ: Jóvenes haitianos juntos por su país, Arlene Reyes Sánchez – Listin Diario Enero 31/2010
    http://www.listin.com.do/app/article.aspx?id=129899

  2. drinkingwaterforhaiti is on studiolabo
    http://www.studiolabo.it/blog/?p=1841

  3. A Company Prospers by Saving Poor People’s Lives by DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. The New York Times. Published: Feb. 2, 2009
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/03/health/research/03prof.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=vestergaard%20frandsen&st=cse

  4. Haiti: A Creditor, Not a Debtor
    Naomi Klein
    The Nation, February 11, 2010

    http://www.thenation.com/doc/20100301/klein

    This article appeared in the March 1, 2010 edition of The Nation.

  5. THIS PROJECT IS NOW CLOSED!
    THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

  6. HAITI – Registration of Haiti’s Displaced Gathers Momentum

    Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM)

    Date: 09 Mar 2010
    http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/SKEA-83DDED?OpenDocument

  7. Thanks a lot for the blog.Thanks Again. Cool.

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