The HUMANITARIAN COALITION

January 21, 2010 14:59 ET

The HUMANITARIAN COALITION Applauds the "Canada for Haiti" Telethon Initiative

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 21, 2010) –

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The HUMANITARIAN COALITION applauds the "Canada for Haiti" telethon that will air on CBC, CTV and Global this Friday at 7 p.m. The HUMANITARIAN COALITION's member agencies, CARE Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Quebec and Save the Children Canada will all be among the beneficiaries of the funds raised.

"The HUMANITARIAN COALITION is grateful to the broadcast media, Canadian celebrities and the many Canadian volunteers who have graciously put together a special televised event that will pay homage to the Haitian people's struggle, determination and courage and will raise funds to help them in this time of need." said Nicolas Moyer, coordinator of the HUMANITARIAN COALITION.

"Through communication and teamwork, the members of the HUMANITARIAN COALITION have taken the guesswork out of giving. By working together, the HUMANITARIAN COALITION has simplified the process for Canadians to give to Haiti, while ensuring that their donations are going where they are needed most," said Moyer. "Friday's national telethon will be a tremendous boost to our efforts and will show Canadians how their donations can help Haitians immediately on the ground."

The HUMANITARIAN COALITION, with the joint efforts of its members, CARE Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Quebec and Save the Children Canada, provides a widespread and effective response to emergencies, with a combined presence in 120 countries. In Haiti alone, the HUMANITARIAN COALITION has more than 600 aid personnel on the ground, ensuring that the donations of Canadians reach those in desperate need in an efficient, effective and coordinated fashion.

To donate to the HUMANITARIAN COALITION, call 1-800-464-9154, visit humanitariancoalition.ca or send donations to the HUMANITARIAN COALITION, PO Box 65035, Ottawa, ON, K2G 5Y3

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NEW B-ROLL AVAILABLE AT: www.humanitariancoalition.ca
NEW BLOG POSTINGS FROM WORKERS IN HAITI AT: www.humanitariancoalition.ca

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