Haiti Earthquake Rebuilding

Program Updates:

May 18, 2010

Give Change and Architecture for Humanity - Supporting School Rebuilding in Haiti

GiveChange, an organization connecting charities with young philanthropists, will be collaborating with Architecture For Humanity to raise $5000 to help build schools in Haiti. This is the first in a series of monthly fundraising projects hosted by GiveChange. $5000 will be raised in 30 days through events co-hosted with homefrys and proceeds from deals sold through www.iGiveChange.org.

GiveChange will hold a final benefit event on June 25th in San Francisco. 100% of the funds raised for this project will go to Architecture For Humanity’s initiative to rebuild schools in Haiti.

Apr 27, 2010

Kids design earthquake resistant schools

Members of Architecture for Humanity found themselves in the East Bay late last week, holding a structures workshop for Earth Day. The beneficiaries of this exercise: a dozen middle school students. The AfH team presented principles of earthquake-resistant design and distributed kits of parts (cardboard sites, sized applicator sticks and jujubes) and programs for a school.

Apr 21, 2010

Remember Haiti

When: Thursday, April 22, 5-9pm
Where: 111 Minna, San Francisco, CA

Remember Haiti from Ashley Gutierrez on Vimeo.

Apr 14, 2010

Haiti team: housed!

Late last week found our Haiti team unpacking their belongings into what will be home for the next several years. The house, located just outside the Pétionville neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, is large–comprising several bedrooms, bathrooms and living spaces, an office, and spacious yard and driveway. The team intends to share these facilities with partners in the reconstruction effort, making the house effectively a live/work center of 20 people operating the initial Architecture for Humanity Haiti Design Center!

Mar 18, 2010

Haiti Quake Appeal: Immediate Needs

Currently our field team are looking to fill the following immediate needs urgently. If you can help, please email:

haitivolunteer(@)architectureforhumanity(dot)org

1) Diesel SUV (any brand, Toyota easist to repair and maintain in Haiti)
2) Creole/French Speaking Design Fellows. Please see the design fellow opportunity This is a great opportunity to give back and be a part of the long-term recovery effort.
2) Structural Engineers (on-going). Please sign up to volunteer if you are interested.
3) House Share: We're considering renting house if you are working in the area and want to share accomodation please contact us. We can let you know what the rates would be. Email: haitivolunteer(@)architectureforhumanity(dot)org

Want to get updates on the work in Haiti? Email: haitivolunteer(@)architectureforhumanity(dot)org

That's all for now.

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