Amid the many reports about the many fatalities and still-dangerous conditions in Haiti after a devastating earthquake Tuesday, one question has been constant: How can we help?
Well, if you don't decide to use the text-donation service vouched for on the U.S. Department of State Blog, there are many ways you can have an impact in Chicago. Here are the upcoming events:
Friday, February 26, 5:30-9 p.m.; $40 in advance, $50 at the door
Erie-LaSalle Body Shop, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, hosts this party featuring an open bar and complimentary appetizers. The admission fee will go to Partners in Health, which has been working in Haiti for more than 20 years.
People's Church of Chicago, 941 W. Lawrence
6:30 p.m.; free
The "Helpin' Haiti's Children" concert event features performances by Joe Jencks, Sam Williams and other local musicians. Bring along donations of clothes, baby formula, diapers and anything else you think might help - it'll all be given to the Haitian American Community Association. Cash donations will be given to Doctors Without Borders. Call (773) 784-6633 for more info.
Purchase a "Many Hands Make the Load Lighter" t-shirt from the locally based designer ($10); all proceeds up to $100,000 will be donated to the Red Cross.