UPDATE UPDATE: Etsy and the Etsy Admin combined raised $13,270!
UPDATE: Etsy Admin decided to donate our personal money, and Etsy (the company) will be matching what we Admin raise. Our donations will be going to Partners in Health.
Our blogger friend Jen over at IndieFixx told us about a fundraiser she is putting together where artists have already donated work. Here are the details:
Haiti Relief Fundriaser: I am coordinating a silent auction, which just started today, with 100% of the proceeds to go to the Red Cross International Response Fund. Lots of Etsy shops have lined up to donate items and I’d like to raise as much money as possible. Here’s a list of the Estians who have pledged an item for the auction.
and more to come!
Image by Khristian A. Howell
[The following was originally published on January 13, 2010.]
As I am sure many of you have seen, there was an enormous (7.0 magnitude) earthquake in Haiti last evening that has destroyed much of Port-au-Prince and the surrounding area, home to some 1.8 million people. Reports are still coming in but there is no doubt that the Haitians, most of whom live on less than $1000/year according to many UN and relief agency reports, will need all the help they can get for days, weeks, months and years to come.
Our hearts, prayers and best wishes go out to the people of Haiti and to their friends and family around the world. The Huffington Post has a good list of organizations assisting in the rescue efforts and I am sure there are many others as well. Many Etsians will no doubt want to help artists directly as well — with phone lines down and already limited infrastructure in ruins it may take some time to reach or get responses from people or agencies. Let’s all be patient and do our best to help.