VAUGHAN, ON, Jan. 23 /CNW/ - Humanity First - a Canadian humanitarian relief organization has announced the holding of a fundraising event in support of Haiti Earthquake Relief. The event will be held on February 4, 2010 at Woodbine Banquet Hall, Rexdale, Toronto at 6:00pm.
On January 12, 2010, Haiti was hit by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that killed more than 200,000 and injured tens of thousands. More than 3 million people are affected due to devastation caused by the earthquake in this impoverished nation.
The first Humanity First Disaster Response Team is returning to Toronto on Saturday night while the second team consisting of 21 members that includes doctors, surgeons, paramedics and aid workers has left today for Haiti to continue providing medical aid and distribution of relief supplies. Humanity First is working with United Nations to assess the current needs and possibility of future rehabilitation projects.
Commenting on the activities on the ground, the chairman of Humanity First said, "Our doctors have treated hundreds of patients in last few days. We are also looking at long term projects that will improve the quality of life for Haitians".
The upcoming fundraising and awareness event will be held to raise funds for relief efforts in Haiti. Humanity First is appealing to the public to join us at this event and help Humanity First to continue providing medical aid, food and emergency supplies to Haitians. Please visit our website at www.humanityfirst.ca to purchase tickets or to donate.
Donations can be made online at http://www.humanityfirst.ca/donate/, or by mailing a check to Humanity First. All donations are tax-deductible.
Notes to editors:
Humanity First is an International Non-Profit Charitable Organization established to promote and safeguard the preservation of human life and dignity. Humanity First is a non-political, non-sectarian international relief and development agency that works with communities around the globe to improve the quality of life for some of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people. Humanity First has been granted a special consultative status with the United Nation's Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). For further information please visit our website http://www.humanityfirst.ca
SOURCE HUMANITY FIRST CANADA
For further information: For further information: Nadia Ahmed, Media Relations Coordinator, Humanity First Canada, Tel: (416) 440-0346; Dr. Aslam Daud, Chairman, Humanity First Canada, Tel: (416) 560-7933