Join us for Rhythms of Hope II – Concert Event Thursday, November 15
On Thursday, November 15, 2012 we cordially invite you to take action with hundreds of other supporters to raise funds for the people of Haiti’s Central Plateau. The Cathedral of All Saints, in Albany, NY, will host “Rhythms of Hope—Working in Harmony to Help Haiti II: ” beginning at 6:30 p.m. The evening is filled with a wide variety of family fun to include music, food, auctions, and information for people of all ages.
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 had been 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.
Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere, needs our help to bring clean water to its people. The Empire Haiti Coalition (EHC) consisting of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, St. George’s Episcopal Church, St. John’s Episcopal Church, St Paul Episcopal Church, Albany and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Troy lead by To Love a Child, Inc. form a local partnership that assists four communities on the Central Plateau of Haiti reaching well over 2,000 children and touching the lives of thousands of other adults.
To combat the lack of potable drinking water at the partnership locations, the EHC has adopted a mission to provide a dependable water supply by the end of 2011. Each location will have an individual water project implemented to serve the specific needs of the community. Each system will also include a solar-powered filtration system to remove any bacterial contamination such as cholera.
A response form is attached for your convenience and we ask that you kindly respond by August 10th so that you will be included in our promotional materials.
We thank you in advance for taking action to provide clean drinking water and saving many men, women and children from suffering or dying of Cholera.
The Empire Haiti Coalition Event Committee