Update: This event did receive mention on FOX 5 News (still link-hunting on that) and has a listing on Yelp and on Meetup. Still confirming officially if this is indeed occurring, as it is (obviously) difficult to contact the Embassy at this time.
In the meantime, the Embassy of Haiti and ServeDC are asking for volunteers to man the embassy’s telephone banks. If you’d like to help in that capacity, contact ServeDC at 202.727.7925.
There will be a Survival Kit Drive on Sunday, January 17 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Embassy of the Republic of Haiti located at 2311 Massachusetts Avenue, NW. In appreciation of your assistance light refreshments will be available. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 718-755-0119. The following items are requested:
Baby formula (dry/powder)
Toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothpaste)
First aid kits
Over the counter medicines
T-shirts, pants, lightweight jackets
Non-perishable food that are not in cans (seal-packs of tuna or sardines, for example)
There are dozens more items needed; this is just a starter list. Think flat, lightweight, and easily packable. If you can offer a little of your time, awesome.