THE HAMPTONS FOR HAITI EVENT
Sunday, July 17, 2011 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)
East Hampton, NY
We Advance and Global Dirt are hosting this event to raise funds toward establishing the first ever ambulance service, and in support of our ongoing efforts in Cité Soleil, Haiti—the poorest slum in the western hemisphere.
co-founded by actress Maria Bello after the devastating earthquake in Haiti in
January 2010, is a micro-NGO that seeks to empower the mind, body and spirits of
Haitian women. We work in Cité Soleil because as founding partner and Haitian
activist, Barbara Guillaume said, “If we can change the worst of Haiti we can
change all of Haiti.” Our clinic services hundreds of women and children a week
with health care, community outreach, English classes and play programs.
Global DIRT is a micro-NGO also founded in January 2010 by Adam Marlatt. Adam and fellow Marine Robert Sullivan both responded to the disaster within its first week and have been on the ground ever since. Using their experience as members of the United States Marine Corps, they have constructed a small, all-volunteer force dedicated to providing immediate assistance to victims of disasters all around the globe.
In a sea of NGOs
trying to make a difference in these desperate times, DIRT stands out in the
crowd. It acts as a liaison between larger organizations, hospitals, the
military and victims. Its main objective is to put the best interest of those
in need first.
In spite of our small size, the dedicated volunteers of We Advance and DIRT provide immediate assistance when, and where, other organizations are unable. We work in the poorest and most dangerous communities - Wharf Jeremy and Cité Soleil - where security issues deter the work of most international NGOs.
Thank you in advance for your willingness to support the efforts of We Advance and Global Dirt.
Co-founded by activist and actor, Maria Bello, WE ADVANCE is a movement to advance the health, safety, and well being of women throughout Haiti. We work in some of the poorest slums in all of the western hemisphere – Wharf Jeremy and Cité Soleil – where security issues deter the work of most international NGOs. We start from the bottom because it’s where we are needed the most and, as co-founder and activist, Barbara Guillaume, says: “If we can change the worst of Haiti we can change all of Haiti.”
WE ADVANCE models an inclusive grassroots approach with a movement that collaborates with both other organizations and women from every socio-economic class.
WE ADVANCE is a rights- and community-based participatory program. We empower women’s minds, bodies and spirits and enable them to discover their own needs and priorities, benefiting the entire community.
WE ADVANCE brings in volunteer experts to train local community leaders in the aspects of health, safety and education.
WE ADVANCE’s goal is to, in the near future, leave our programs in the hands of Haitian women, the women who know best what they need and how to make it a reality.
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