The Drexel Haiti Justice Project, a service-learning project of the Earle Mack School of Law, held an earthquake relief fundraiser on Jan. 14 at the Pub and Kitchen in Philadelphia.
The event raised $1,900, which will benefit the LAMP for Haiti Foundation and its efforts to provide emergency medical care for those in Port-au-Prince suffering from the effects of Monday's earthquake.
"The event was a tremendous success, both as a fundraiser and as a means to raise awareness about the situation in Haiti, its current needs and the Lamp for Haiti's ongoing work there," said 2L Ted Oswald, founder of the Drexel Haiti Justice Project.
"We hope that we can turn this into an annual event to remind Philadelphia that even after the last emergency relief organizations leave Haiti, there will still be a profound need for sustainable development, healthcare, and justice that can benefit all Haitians," said Oswald.
LAMP, a federally recognized charitable organization, provides basic health care, investigates allegations of human right abuses, and provides educational and humanitarian aid to the residents of Cite Soleil, an impoverished section of Port-au-Prince.
For more information about LAMP and to make a donation, visit www.lampforhaiti.org.