Helping Haiti


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I am following the lead set by Wordtryst on the Haiti earthquake crisis.

Digicel is donating five million US dollars to Haiti and the Government of Trinidad and Tobago is forking out one million US. Guyana is also donating one million US. I understand that Digicel is the largest single foreign investor in Haiti so their ties run deeper than the any country in the Caricom or even all the countries in the Caricom combined. Many countries are pledging aid to Haiti especially the US who are always ready assist in times of disaster because of their wealth and nature. I am not sure if any terrorists have pledged aid, explosives or even an imaginary cause to help the Haitians at this time.

Digicel, through full-page newspaper ads this morning, has informed the public of a number they have setup, or soon to setup, so residents of Trinidad and Tobago can use to send TT$ 3.00 per text to help Haiti – text 5151 with the word HELP. I think Bmobile, a company some strangely like to perceive as being a true local company, is still putting out full page Beyonce and Green Carnival ads while Digicel is on the right ball.

Donations can also be made using Amazon Payments to MercyCorp and also by using this Google Haiti Earthquake Page

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10 thoughts on “Helping Haiti

  1. Good job in notifying us of this aka, we can also assist by donating money to any Republic Bank Branch. Acct. No. 180482517101

  2. Bmobile have set up a text donation thingummy too:

    Text HAITI to code GIVE (4483) to donate $10, according to a text message I got from TSTT today.

    Thanks for the Amazon and Google heads-up, akalol.

  3. I knew that TSTT would rise to the occasion simply because of peer and public-image pressure. The public image of TSTT is one of being ruthless and party-like and rather than compassionate and caring.

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