More on Haiti Part 3

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James Ridgeway at Mother Jones notes that most of the country only seems to hear about Haiti when there’s a disaster of some kind.

There’s a rumor on Twitter about UPS doing free shipping to Haiti. This is untrue, but UPS is donating a million dollars in cash and in kind aid to the people of Haiti.

Belleisa at PostBourgie has a beautiful piece titled “My Haiti.”

You knew Pat Robertson wouldn’t be the only asshole to talk about Haiti. In fact, they’re getting thick on the ground.

The US Navy and the Coast Guard are responding.

The Red Cross has raised over $800,000 through its text message campaign. That’s at ten bucks a pop, with most donors being informed via social media.

An update from the SOS Children’s Villages.

South Florida universities are helping in the relief effort.

And finally, we don’t generally talk about uber-mainstream celebrities here at The Rumpus, but Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie fucking rock. Seriously. (via @MacMcClelland)


Brian Spears's first collection of poetry, A Witness in Exile, is now available through Louisiana Literature Press, and at his personal website. He is the Poetry Editor for The Rumpus, and teaches poetry at Drake University. More from this author →