Hamptons for Haiti – Rocking Relief Fundraiser Jan. 15
By Heather Buchanan
So you’ve got a scratchy throat and you can’t button your jeans after the holiday gluttony and you just ran outside in your bathrobe yelling, NOOOO to try and stop the automated home heating oil delivery because you can’t pay the bill. All valid bummers. However there is a thing called perspective, and if you sit down with Jonathan Nash Glynn founder of Wings Over Haiti and get a first person report on the human suffering front in Haiti you have a new outlook on how the pathetic state of your pedicure just isn’t important.
With a small plane and a big heart Sag Harbor resident Jonathan flew down to Haiti after the earthquake to help and found that direct action could not be stopped by corruption or disorganization. His personal efforts to bring in doctors and medical supplies grew into a non profit organization Wings Over Haiti to continue his hands-on and wings-on approach. With the help of key supporters such as Shad St. Louis and Melissa McMullen Wings Over Haiti has built a school there which is a beacon of hope in a hopeless situation. Donations don’t get lost in a red tape sea. For even $500 a person can support the school for a month which offers not only education, not only food, but dignity and a road to the future.
If you can still fit into that party dress you can turn out to support these efforts in Hamptons For Haiti Benefit on Saturday January 15th at East Hampton Studios. Groove to music from Grammy nominated singer and songwriter Melky Jean (sister of Wyclef Jean) and the “Voudou Rock ’N Roots” of Haiti’s most popular band RAM as well as other performers. The evening’s host will be celebrity goodwill ambassador Omarosa who captured the nation’s imagintion on Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice.” Here she’s using her sharp shooting negotiating skills to raise money for worthy causes.
3 – 7 Families for Haiti
Adults $20 Children under 12 $5
7:30pm to 2 am Performances by Melky Jean & RAM with host Omarosa
also Francois Alexander, Bastards of Boom, Alex Young, DJ Big Drop
NYC and Hamptons restaurants, drinks, silent auction
$50 in advance, $75 at the door, $500 VIP (special celebrity access and good karma)
Be sure to check out Alexa Winner’s Blog, Love It or Haiti It a first hand account of the incredible journey of working with Wings Over Haiti.