On the 12th of January 2010, a magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake devastated Haiti. The catastrophe left nearly 300,000 dead and since the quake more than 1 million homeless. The displaced citizens of Haiti are now dealing with a cholera outbreak that is running rampant through the tent cities of Port-au-Prince compounding the initial tragedy of the earthquake.

Maha-Lilo (or Many Hands, Light Load) is a Seattle-based non-profit organization under Haitian leadership that is working to bring water filters to the tent cities of Port-au-Prince to stop the spread of cholera. Please enjoy dinner with us at Waid’s Haitian Cuisine and Lounge.

The event is on the 9th of January and goes from 4pm to 10pm. Through out the evening there will be appearances by local Seattle bands and hip-hop artists, a silent auction and spoken word. Voices of earthquake survivors and members of the Haitian community will come together to deliver remembrances and celebrate the culture of Haiti.

There will be a suggested donation at the door of $25. The silent auction will take place during dinner and among other thing will feature pieces of Haitian art. All proceeds from this event will go towards helping the victims of the earthquake and cholera out break.

Please save this date and help make a difference in the lives of people in need.

Sincerely,The board of directors at Maha-Lilo




  1. Jonis Davis said,

    Where can I mail a check?



  2. I’m wondering how this will work once it leaves the drawing board – whether it’s physical or mental – and is confronted with concrete situations. No doubt about it, it sounds great on paper.

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