{What’s on?} A benefit concert for Haiti’s long-term relief

I realize I don’t normally advertise for this sort of thing on my blog, but in the aftermath of Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake, I’d like to bring your attention to Architecture for Humanity New York’s benefit concert for Haiti’s long-term relief effort. I admire the angle that they are taking because they are not just giving relief now – they are planning for the future needs in the relief effort for Haiti. The benefit will be held in the fashionable neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn on February 23rd, 2010. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go directly to the parent organization, Architecture for Humanity’s long-term re-building effort in the disaster-stricken region.

Cameron Sinclair, Architecture for Humanity Founder, explains, “At the heart of the reconstruction process is to get schools and community centers built, bringing an anchor of normalcy back to the lives affected. We’ve been fortunate to garner the support of a number of companies and individuals to allow us to build a number of facilities in the coming years.”

AFH, Yele Haiti, AIDG in Haiti and other non-profit organizations have raised a phenomenal amount for immediate disaster response. But in order to provide sustainable recovery assistance and construction, Architecture for Humanity New York is asking for your rallying support. *If you are not in New York and would like to give to this cause, visit the AFHny website.*

*Architecture for Humanity New York is the New York City chapter of Architecture for Humanity. They provide a platform for socially responsible design advocacy; partnering design professionals with local non-profit organizations, schools, government agencies and community groups, to create innovative, sustainable, affordable solutions to humanitarian issues.*

Suggested donations for tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Skidmore Foundation takes the stage at 7:20pm with drink specials running from 6-7pm. Company lane rentals are available for $500 per lane from 6-10pm. Individual lane rentals are available for $50 per lane. All bowling proceeds during the event will be forwarded to AFH. To purchase tickets, please visit: www.brooklynbowl.com.