One of my oldest and dearest friends, Guillermo Becerra, is the CFO of the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago. I asked him how I could help him, and the Red Cross, during what must be an incredibly busy time post-Haiti earthquake.
He asked me to use the power of social media to support their efforts to raise money and raise awareness of their efforts to help the people of Haiti and others here in Chicago who suffer from disaster and despair.
“The Chicagoland community will come together on Thursday, January 21 to give to the American Red Cross as we help the people of Haiti recover from the catastrophic earthquake that devastated their country last week.
The Chicago Helps Haiti media relief drive begins at 5 a.m. and lasts until 11 p.m. Nearly every TV and radio station in our area will be promoting this fundraising effort throughout the day. You can help too, by giving via phone or online, and sharing your thoughts here, on Facebook or Twitter, and by asking others to give.
To give from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. CALL 1 (877) 565-5000 or visit www.chicagoredcross.org/haiti
You can also text from your mobile phone. Send the word HAITI to 90999 to give $10 to Haiti relief….
Go to the blog of the Chicago Chapter of the American Red Cross for more information to to see how you can help in Chicago or your community.