TORONTO, Jan. 22 /CNW/ - The earthquake in Haiti is a humanitarian crisis of historic proportions, and the worst earthquake to hit the island in 200 years. Millions of lives have been impacted. Thousands of people have been left without homes and hope.
It will take years to rebuild. As first responders work around the clock to save lives, Canadian television networks, celebrities, charities, government leaders and millions of caring Canadians are coming together at one event to help support long-term relief and rehabilitation efforts in the earthquake affected areas.
The NGOs participating in the Canada for Haiti partnership are extremely grateful to the organizers and supporters of this benefit concert and wish to thank all those who have contributed.
To aid media in knowing who to contact for further information, the following list provides a starting point.
SOURCE CANADA FOR HAITI
For further information: For further information: CANADA FOR HAITI - Background and general information - Jane Bargout, Cell: (416) 716-9738; Canadian Red Cross - Canadian Red Cross media line, (613) 740-1994; CARE Canada - Web: www.care.ca; Free the Children - Lindsey Coulter, Office: (647) 259-3469, Cell: (416) 528-9134; Oxfam Canada - Karen Palmer, Direct: (613) 240-3047; Oxfam-Québec - Phone: (514) 382-7922 No. 237, Web: www.oxfam.qc.ca; Plan Canada - Steve Theobald, Direct: (416) 920-1659 ext 211, Cell: (416) 568-6525; Save the Children Canada - Elysia Nisan, Direct: (416) 218-1882, Cell: (647) 273-7134; UNICEF Canada - Web: www.unicef.ca; World Vision Canada - Jessica Parker, Office: (905) 565-6200 ext 2152, Cell: (416) 881-0732