BDI Supports Haiti Relief Effort
On January 12, 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti just outside the capital city of Port-au-Prince. The devastation – in lives lost, property destroyed, and families displaced – has been immense. The critical needs in Haiti are great, but they are also simple: food, water, shelter, and first-aid supplies. The best way concerned citizens can help is to donate funds that will go directly to supplying these material needs. BDI has elected to support Doctors Without Borders to help support the victims of the earthquake. Together, BDI, our employees and sales representatives have raised $7500 to contribute to the ongoing relief effort.
“We would be very concerned about a quake of this magnitude anywhere in the world, but it is especially devastating in Haiti, where people are acutely vulnerable because of poor infrastructure and extreme poverty,” said Bill Becker, CEO and Design Director of BDI. “I am pleased that BDI has been able to support the efforts of Doctors Without Borders. The outpouring of support for the relief effort has been a true inspiration.”
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971. Today, Doctors Without Borders provides aid in nearly 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. Doctors Without Borders provides independent, impartial assistance to those most in need. MSF reserves the right to speak out to bring attention to neglected crises, to challenge inadequacies or abuse of the aid system, and to advocate for improved medical treatments and protocols.
To make a donation to Doctors Without Borders, please click here.