Friday, January 29, 2010

Haiti - One way to help right here in Canada

With each passing day, we are hearing and seeing one horrific story after another in Haiti. We, at Dynamix, have been trying to think of practical ways we can help. Although we can't be there to sort through the rubble and literally pull people back to life, we have realized that we can make a difference. There are many people making their way from Haiti to Canada with nothing but the clothes on their backs, with 90% of them heading to Montreal. Right here in our own community, within our borders, there is a lot we can do to help.

So this is where we reach out to you, we would like to collect as much winter-wear clothing to make refugees from Haiti feel comfortable, safe, warm and at home. Please take the time to find any winter-wear clothing you have that you don't use anymore. You can bring it by our office, in Toronto or Montreal, where we will have a box in the front for your donations (visit the Contact Us section of our website for our address). We will be sending all of your generous donations to to the Haitian Community Centre in Montreal, who will distribute it to those in need. Even a simple hat can make a significant difference in someone’s life.

To learn about other ways you can help/donate, visit our previous blog entry for all the details.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and effort,
The Dynamix Team

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haiti Relief- What you can do to help

I'm sure many of us have spent the last few days glued to our TV's watching the horrible images being shown from Haiti in the wake of the devastating earthquake.

In case like many people you were wondering what you can do to help, I wanted to provide a few organizations that I've found online that are accepting donations. It is crucial that we get them this money ASAP. This is a country that was in financial ruins and political disarray even before this disaster, and they need our help now more than ever. Today, the Canadian government has generously pledged to match every dollar raised in these efforts (up to $50 million).

The easiest way to donate? As you will see in the list below, you can donate through the Salvation Army with a simple text message. Just text: “Haiti $5 donation” to 45678.

Every single dollar counts.

The Red Cross Donations by phone or online 1-800-418-1111

Doctors Without Borders Donations by phone or online 1-800-982-7903

Global Medic Donations by cheque or online 20 Claireport Cres. Unit 9 Etobicoke, Ontario M9W 6P6

The Humanitarian Coalition Donations by phone or online (Care, Oxfam and Save the Children) 1-800-464-9154

The Salvation Army Donations by phone, text and online 1-800-725-2769 Text: “Haiti $5 donation” to 45678

World Vision Canada Donations by phone or online 1-800-268-5528