T.J. ENGLISH reading at the Relief for Haiti Benefit, February 24, 2010.
IAW&A RAISES $107,500 FOR HAITI RELIEF
The earthquake in Haiti has created a crisis that will last for many years. On the night of February 24th, the organization IRISH AMERICAN WRITERS & ARTISTS, INC. (IAW&A), co-founded by author and journalist T.J. ENGLISH, hosted a benefit to raise money for relief in Haiti. ISLAND PEOPLE SUPPORTING ISLAND PEOPLE was the theme of the evening. Many musical acts, readers and guest speakers were featured, and the event was co-hosted by T.J. English. The benefit raised $107,500 to be donated to CONCERN WORLDWIDE, a Ireland-based relief organization that had boots on the ground in Haiti even before the earthquake struck. For more on IAW&A, check out their website at http://www.i-am-wa.org.