Thursday, July 22, 2010

ARTISTS FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE


I found this link and must share it. Artists for Peace and Justice is an organization that is on the ground in Haiti, doing great work to help the lives of Haitians.

Visit their site and make a donation now. 100% of all donations go directly to the relief effort.


Mission Statement

Artists for Peace and Justice, established in early 2009, is a fundraising effort founded by Paul Haggis and friends that encourages peace and social justice and addresses issues of poverty and enfranchisement in communities around the world. The organization’s immediate goal is to build schools to serve the poorest areas of Haiti, providing an education, hot meals, clean drinking water and regular medical treatments to the children living in the slums.


About Father Rick Frechette

For the past 22 years Father Rick Frechette has worked in the slums of Haiti. He came to the country as a priest and soon saw that what they needed more was a doctor. He began studying for his degree and continued working in the slums of Port-au-Prince on the weekends. APJ is committed to supporting the community outreach programs led by Father Rick in the poorest country in the western hemisphere.