Where to Donate to Harvey Victims (and How to Avoid Scams)

Christina Caron, The New York Times
August 28, 2017

A large and complicated rescue operation is underway in Houston as floodwaters continue to rise, fed by unrelenting rain.

So far, there’s no end in sight.

Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to produce 7 to 13 more inches of rain through Friday over the upper Texas coast, where some areas — including the Houston metropolitan area — may see accumulations of up to 50 inches.


A temporary shelter set up at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston. Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times

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Haiti Cherie: Pride. Love. Commitment. 6 Years Strong

2016 – Haiti Cherie – Event: Saturday, June 4, 2016 – NYC

Haiti-Cherie-benefit2Tickets are available now for the 6th annual Haiti Cherie: Pride, Love & Commitment event set for 6-11 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Landmark On the Park in New York City. Haiti Cherie is an annual benefit founded by Fabrice J. Armand, producer, philanthropist; native son of Haiti in order to fund raise for organizations that are making a sustainable impact in Haiti. Haiti Cherie celebrates the beauty, history of the Haitian culture while honoring the resiliency of its people. The event honors professionals who have achieved significant success in their fields and serve as beacon of light through their hard work and dedication. Moet Hennessy has agreed to sponsor us for our 6th year in a row and they are planning some fun surprises. The 2016 Honorees will be announced soon. Read The Rest

Your Day with Tyra Banks on the Set of ANTM (via CharityBuzz.com)

According to CharityBuzz.com, you have the chance to win a day with the international supermodel and media mogul Tyra Banks.  For the next two weeks bidders can compete for a meet and greet with Tyra, a spot at the private closed judging on set with the cast and a professional photo with Tyra on set!

Talk about “Gone With the Wind Fabulous”!!!

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Halle Berry, Cast And Creators Of “The Call” Join 9-1-1 Professionals To Launch National ‘Friends of 9-1-1’ Campaign

NENA – The 9-1-1 Association on Wednesday kicked off the NENA Foundation’s “Friends of 9-1-1” fundraising campaign with a special screening of the new film The Call and an in-person appearance by the film’s star, Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry.

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Bill Clinton and Sir Richard Branson Launch the Haiti Forest Initiative

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, founder of Yunus Social Business, Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Unite, and U.S. President Bill Clinton, founder of the Clinton Foundation, announced last Sunday the launch of a new social initiative called Haiti Forest. The partnership aims to solve social and environmental problems in Haiti by bringing sustainable, productive and socially responsible forests to the country.

Bill Clinton and Sir Richard BransonTen thousand hectares of land are being promised by the Ministries of Agriculture and Environment to develop the new, bold Haiti Forest Initiative in the Artibonite and northern part of the country. Haiti Forest has full support of the Government of Haiti and is in line with the priorities of the Government to support long-term reconstruction efforts, especially those that create jobs and promoting economic opportunities. The multi-year project will provide affordable food, timber, and employment in Haiti, and will be organized as a Social Business – a company set-up for maximizing social benefit rather than private profit. Read The Rest

NYC Taste Makers, Movers and Shakers Attend Fabrice Armand’s 3rd Annual Haiti Cherie

Taste makers, movers and shakers came out in full force to support Fabrice Armand’s 3rd Annual Haiti Cherie.  The event was held at the beautiful Broad Street Ballroom in the Wall Street area of Manhattan.  The crowd of what looked to be three or 400 people enjoyed a great program led by former WNBC New York Anchor and current Atlanta Anchor DeMarco Morgan while sipping on signature Hennessy sponsored cocktails.  Honorees included, Circuit Court Judge, Honorable Judge Lionel Jean Baptiste, CEO of Monami Entertainment Mona Scott-Young, Founder of Rodney Leon Architects Rodney Leon.

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Hip Hop Heavy Weights Perform Concert for Sandy

Triple platinum artist, Waka Flocka Flame performed in front of a sold out B.B. King’s crowd to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy on Thursday, in celebration of his “No Hands” single, which amassed 3 million in total sales.

A plethora of artists (Swizz Beatz, Maino, Wooh Da Kid, Wyclef, Erick Sermon, and Raekwon) performed sets of their past and present hits to the engaging crowd. Records such as “Ruff Ryders Anthem”, “C.R.E.A.M”, “Incarcerated Scarfaces, and “Music” took the 90’s generation-based crowd on a walk down memory lane.

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Waka Flocka Flame

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Philanthropist Fabrice Armand to Host 3rd Annual Birthday Benefit – Haiti Cherie

On Thursday, February 28th, Haitian born philanthropist Fabrice Armand will host his 3rd Annual Haiti Cherie Birthday benefit at Broad Street Ballroom (located at 41 Broad Street) in New York City.  Haiti Cherie is an annual fundraising event aimed at celebrating the beauty and resiliency of the Haitian culture. The event also provides a platform to celebrate and honor Haitians and Americans that have inspired us and have been an advocate for Haiti. Read The Rest

Sean Penn & Friends Help Haiti Home

Talk about having friends in high places!  On Saturday, January 12th, the stars came out in full force to support the 2nd Annual Sean Penn and Friends Help Haiti Home event at the Montage Beverly Hills Hotel.  The event, presented by Giorgio Armani and hosted by Anderson Cooper, brought out Hollywood royalty.  Among them, the eternally handsome Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Django’s Leonardo DiCaprio, Skyfall’s Daniel Craig and Reese Witherspoon – just to name a few.  The A-List crowd raised $4 million to benefit J/P Haitian Relief Organization.  The live auction included big ticket items like a day with Bill Clinton won by Leonardo DiCaprio and an Armani runway show scooped up by Reese Witherspoon –at six figures each.  Check out pics from the event down below… Read The Rest

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