Saturday, February 27, 2010

"Rock for Haiti" Benefit


A Facebook Group ( recently posted the following note (


On Tuesday January 12, 2010 around 4:55pm local time, an earthquake which registered 7.0 Mw in magnitude, struck near Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital, taking the lives of over 200,000 people, leveling their homes, schools and hospitals. Fifty-two aftershocks, over the following 12 days continued the devastation and struck further fear in survivors. More than a million people are now homeless and hundreds of thousands injured. Virtually all affected by the quake are still without clean water, food, medical care, shelter, and other basic amenities.

A unique and growing fundraising campaign, a collaboration of New York City’s diverse multi-cultural communities, grew out of the vision of Pascal Jadot, a young Manhattan middle school student and musician. Pascal’s desire to do a concert with his band, Sidewayz, to benefit the children of Haiti, is creating a groundswell of support that has grown into a multi-faceted relief campaign.

The focal point of this campaign will be the ROCK FOR HAITI Benefit at Petite Abeille, 401 East 20th Street (at 1st Ave.), on Sunday March 7, 2010, 5-8pm.

In addition to a performance by the SIDEWAYZ rock band, entertainment for the evening will also feature the extraordinary young singer-song writer, Savannah Jeffreys, who will perform a few of her original compositions. Internationally acclaimed recording artist, Garland Jeffreys, is scheduled for a limited appearance and will perform two songs. Jose Obando, Latin musical instrument consultant to the Museum of Modern Art, and his Salsa All-Stars band will add their up-tempo rhythms and musical heat.

All Benefit proceeds will be donated to Doctors Without Borders (USA)/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the American affiliate of the international medical humanitarian organization formed by doctors and journalists in France in 1971. Today, MSF, which received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999, provides aid in nearly 60 countries to people threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, lack of healthcare, or natural disasters. MSF provides independent, impartial assistance to those most in need.

In and around Port-au-Prince, MSF has over 700 emergency workers providing medical care to earthquake survivors. Their teams are currently working in Choscal Hospital, Martissant Health Center, Trinite Hospital, Carrefour hospital, Jacmel Hospital, and have established a 100-bed inflatable hospital in the Delmas area.

Support Haiti Relief NYC by donating GOODS, SERVICES or MONETARY FUNDS to the ROCK FOR HAITI event.

Donations can take many forms:
• Monetary Funds: you can make out a check to Doctors Without Borders
• Services: please contact us to discuss the type of services for example: printing.
• Goods: please contact us to discuss your proposal. We are accepting any items not too large in size, with significant value and in good condition. These items will be auctioned/raffled off on March 7th at the ROCK FOR HAITI event. We will maximize their value by announcing it on Facebook and Twitter days before the event.

Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. (MSF-USA) is recognized as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax-deductible in the United States. (Exempt identification number: 13-3433452). MSF-USA is a member of an international network of private non-for-profit MSF associations. Funds collected by MSF-USA support field programs implemented by its MSF partner organizations, which are headquartered in Europe, and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, of which MSF is a founding member.

Please contact us if you want to help in anyway:

Bineta Seck
Public Relations


Granville Leo Stevens
Collymore Stevens & Associates
(212) 473-9300

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