After the Hurricane Local Artists, Churches and Civic Groups Hold Event to Bring Clean Water to Haiti
Prior to the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 not one single case of Cholera had been seen in the country for over a century. By March of 2011, some 4,672 people had died and another 252,640 cases were reported. The United Nations projected that the total number infected would likely rise to 400,000 but researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, say this is a gross underestimate. They believe the toll could reach 779,000, with 11,100 deaths by the end of November 2011.
Yet with all that Haiti has endured, there are many signs of hope.
In order to celebrate that hope and to raise awareness and funding to support relief, a group of area artists, churches and not-for-profits working in Haiti are sponsoring “Action – H2O”
The event will take place on August 30, 2011 at The Cathedral of All Saints, in Albany, NY, Beginning at 5:00 p.m., the evening will be filled with a wide variety of family fun to include Latin music, incredible food stations, auctions, entertainment and great activities for people of all ages.
Rev. Kesner Ajax-Haiti
Executive Director of the Bishop Tharp Institute and Partnership Program Coordinator of the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti will be the Keynote Speaker
The evening will feature the music from the Jazz Band Las Manos, The Agape Singers, Vocalist Caroline Gregg as well as a Latin Dance Demos
Jessica Layton, WNYT-Channel 13
ChrisGloninger, WRGB-Channel 6
Steve Ammerman, WTEN-News 10
Every adult ticket holder will receive a Hand Painted Glasses Tumblers crafted by Local Artists at the Colonie Art League including Jane Morrison, Annatastia Robertson, Mara Bouyea, Alyssa LaPatra, Cheryle O’Toole, Jenn Hogan, Joanna Butterfield, Theresa Hayes and Teresa Brobston.
For ticket information, visit our website at www.rhythmsofhope.org
Robert M Lillpopp Cindy Schmehl
Working press will be invited to the event and the setup on Monday evening after 5pm at the Cathedral for interviews
Media Contact Rob Lillpopp 518 937 8206