Call to Artists: Lucid Jazz Lounge Sponsoring a Silent Auction to Benefit Haitian Earthquake Survivors

Via CBS News:

After 36 hours of desperate and unanswered calls to Port au Prince, 31-year-old David Pierre-Louis left the safety of Seattle for quake ravaged Haiti in hopes of finding his family.

“I’m just walking, trying to find my mom,” he said.

He walked through the skeletal remains of the neighborhoods he once knew, to the block where his mother’s house once stood – not knowing what he’d find.

A lucky survivor, Augusta Pierre-Louis had been sitting outside in her garden that afternoon when the devastating quake demolished her home.

“Thank God I’m here,” she said. “I not die.”

But the joy quickly faded as Pierre-Louis realized the magnitude of tragedy all around him. Facing a sea of injured, he quickly grabbed a bag of medical supplies he had brought in for his family. Doling out bandages, first aid creams and antibiotics, with the help of a neighborhood nurse, Pierre-Louis’ mission changed in an instant.

“For whatever reason, medical supplies are not getting to the country like they should,” David said.

David Pierre-Louis is the owner of Lucid Jazz Lounge in Seattle’s University District.  In order to raise funds for relief efforts, Lucid is hosting a silent auction on Wednesday, February 10th. If you are an artist interested in doing something to help the earthquake survivors in Haiti, I hope you will consider donating work to the auction. The dropoff date is Sunday, February 7. Please email Lucid’s curator Leilani Lehman for more information.

~ by emilypothast on January 30, 2010.

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