In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in mid-January, people in New York City, across the United States and around the world immediately asked themselves what they could do in the face of such an immense tragedy. Anyone who has viewed coverage on television or the internet of the horrors on the ground in and around the capital city of Port-au-Prince has a sense of the immense amount of destruction and the long term struggle to recover that Haiti faces.?The Multicultural Music Group and Mott Hall High School music students joined forces with “X & Y Bridging the Gap” by participating in a fundraiser at the Hip Hop Cultural center on March 25th, 2010. ?MMG students performed a full set of music in an event attended and supported by students from all five boroughs.
The students have decided that the funds they raise will be donated to two not-for-profit organizations: Yele Haiti, Wyclef Jean’s grassroots organization that includes education and reforestation among its initiatives, and Doctors Without Borders because the health care crisis in Haiti is so severe. These youth have a tremendous amount of love to bring to their endeavor, for it is their way to say, “We care and we will support Haiti in whatever ways we can.”