Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Chicago Helps Haiti: Live Blogging All Day!

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

You can also text from your mobile phone. Send the word HAITI to 90999 to give $10 to Haiti relief.

We’ll be posting content here on this blog throughout the day. We’ll get news from our phone bank, which has been generously donated and staffed by the great people at Hewitt Associates in Lincolnshire.

We’ll also be posting facts and inspiring content about the Haiti relief effort from across the Red Cross network, re-posting your insightful comments and documenting what we’re sure will be a tremendous outpouring of generosity.

Stay tuned throughout the day as we blog live here!

Photo caption: Michaelle Fleamvil carries supplies distributed by the American Red Cross at Croix Desprez. She is helped by Red Cross worker Matt Marek. January 20. Photo: Talia Frenkel/American Red Cross. For more photos visit

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