The reports from Haiti are devastating and I think it is a good time for all of us in the coffee industry to be extremely thankful for what we have and how supportive our community really is. I think it's a great time to do what we can for those who have been effected by the recent earthquake, and join those who are doing all they can to help.
I realize it's not the easiest time to donate money for a lot of us, but every small amount counts, and I am confident we at bX can help.
I donated $100 to the Yele Haiti
fund tonight on behalf of Barista Exchange, and encourage other companies to do what they can.
Below are some links that will take you to organizations that are helping to make a difference on the ground — please do everything that you can to spread the word.
* American Red Cross
* Doctors Without Borders
* YELE HAITI
You can also use your mobile device to donate – here are two options:
* Text “Yele” to 501501 to donate $5 to the Yele Haiti
Earthquake Fund (it will be charged to your cell phone bill) or you can visit Yele Haiti and click Donate.
* You can also text “HAITI” to “90999″ and $10 will be given automatically to the Red Cross, charged to your cell phone bill.
Wyclef Jean has been a longtime advocate for Haiti. Since the earthquake hit, he’s been tirelessly working on raising money and donations to help aid disaster relief. His Ning Network, ClefZone
, launches today and is a great resource for getting involved and learning more.
Thanks again bX, I am so happy to be part of such a great community.
- Matt Milletto