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The response to the Haiti Earthquake has been incredible and inspiring. We are honored to share two programs created by a couple of Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity’s ongoing partners and their foundations, Ricky Martin (Ricky Martin Foundation) and Linkin Park (Music for Relief).

Ricky Martin and Habitat for Humanity International’s CEO, Jonathan Reckford, visited earthquake-ravaged neighborhoods in Port Au Prince shortly after the 7.0-magnitude quake. During the visit we announced the Ricky Martin Foundation/Habitat for Humanity Haiti Recovery Fund.
Martin was deeply moved by the trip and recorded a video message while he was there. To view it in English click here, or view it in Spanish here.
There are four ways to support Martin and Habitat for Humanity’s rebuilding efforts.
Text: Text ‘rmfhaiti’ to 25383 to make a $10 donation to the RMF/HFH Haiti Recovery Fund.
Donate: Click HERE to donate any amount you can to the RMF/HFH Haiti Recovery Fund (early responders will win special prizes from Martin)
Bid: Bid in the auction launching Sunday (1/31) at Charity Buzz and help raise funds for families affected by the earthquake.
Advocate: Put the RMF/HFH Haiti Recovery Fund Banner on your website and help spread the word. Download banners here.
For updates on the Ricky Martin Foundation/Habitat for Humanity Haiti Recovery Fund follow @ricky_martin @rm_foundation @habitatali @habitat_org @habitatlac on twitter.
Download to Donate for Haiti is an amazing campaign put together by Music for Relief/ Linkin Park.
Visit Music for Relief to download tracks from your favorite artists including: Peter Gabriel, Linkin Park, Dave Mathews Band, Alanis Morisette, Lupe Fiasco, Kenna, Enrique Iglesias, Slash and The All American Rejects. The tracks are available to download for whatever donation amount fans choose to contribute. The compilation will also be released on iTunes with a suggested list price of $1.29/track and $9.99/album.
Artists and songs will be added to this album, breathing new life into the relief effort in Haiti. As Music for Relief’s ongoing partner, Habitat for Humanity will be one of the three beneficiaries of this project. Our funds will be allocated to the reconstruction and rebuilding of Haiti in the form of food, water, medical support and long-term sustainable housing. Other organizations benefiting from this program are the UN Foundation/Central Emergency Response Fund and BAMA Works Foundation.
For updates on “Download to Donate” follow @musicforrelief @lpunderground and @habitatali on twitter.

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About EMC
Erin G. Rank is the President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA), which serves 112 cities and unincorporated areas in Los Angeles County. Erin has been a valued member of the Habitat for Humanity organization for more than 15 years and remains dedicated to making housing a global priority. She has served on Habitat for Humanity International’s U.S. Council, which oversees policy making for all U.S. affiliates of Habitat for Humanity.

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