In what has to be seen as a silver lining to the tragic earthquake in Haiti, so many people have banned together to raise money for relief efforts. At the magazine, we've blogged about various places donating their proceeds to the Red Cross and I'm sure there are more out there.
I want to highlight one event in particular, taking place tonight, at Big Poppa's Bar & Grill in Patterson Park. Starting at 6:30 p.m., all of the bar's profits will go towards the American Red Cross' Haiti Relief and Development fund (a $5 donation is also suggested). In addition, the bar will be providing free food and entertainment (co-owner Rico Amero will play an acoustic set). Local resident, David Bersch, will be giving a presentation on his family's experience in Port-au-Prince during the earthquake. TVs in the back room will be tuned in to the State of the Union address at 9 p.m.
According to the Red Cross' website, this specific fund "will support emergency relief and recovery efforts to help those people affected by the earthquake in Haiti. Assistance provided by the American Red Cross may include deploying personnel, sending relief supplies, and providing financial resources."
As always, feel free to let us know of any other fundraising efforts going on around town.
[Image: courtesy of redcross.org]