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Haiti isn’t “all better” now

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The benefit we held for Haiti was a gratifying example of an agency, and more importantly, its people pitching in and giving back. We raised $5k for Voice of Haiti in a single evening (you can always donate more at any time).

It’s been a month since the earthquake and Haiti is no longer the lead story, or often, any story on the news right now. Maybe Angelina Jolie will adopt 75,000 or so kids and grab our collective attention again, but until then, we plan to be part of a continuing effort to help.

The majority of Haitians are still suffering from medical, food and shelter shortages. There are no jobs. Government offices and many businesses no longer exist. For most, the only activity is lining up at dawn hoping to get a sack of rice.

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February 12th, 2010 at 4:58 pm

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MKTG Help Haiti Now Benefit

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There’s no silver lining to the tragedy that struck Haiti on January 12. In a nation already teetering on a razor’s edge, the devastation wrought by the most powerful earthquake to hit the country in 200 years cannot be measured by the cost to rebuild, the number left homeless, or the ever rising death toll. But amidst the suffering, the pain, and the uncertainty there have been rays of hope, and outpouring of international support has united our global community in unprecedented ways.

At MKTG we were obviously shaken by reports and images of the destruction, awed by the magnitude of charity and support – but also concerned with Haiti’s future. “What happens after the cameras and network anchors are gone?”

Rather than wait for the answer, we decided to become part of the solution. With generous contributions from Nike, Nintendo, Diageo among others, we’ve opened our doors tonight for cocktails and a silent auction. All donations will be going to Voice of Haiti, an organization focused on rebuilding communities.

For anyone not able to attend but interested in contributing or participating in the silent auction please email helpinghaiti@mktg.com.

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January 28th, 2010 at 10:00 am