A Tribute to The Beatles
14 Bands/4 hours (7pm to 11pm)
As you know, Last Tuesday Jan 12 a 7.0 magnitude Earthquake devastated the little island of Haiti. Authorities estimated 200,000 dead and 1.5 million homeless in the quake-ravaged heart of this tragic land, where injured sur…vivors still died in the streets, doctors pleaded for help and looters slashed at one another in the rubble.
After seeing a story on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 with Gary Tuchman who reported on two twenty something sisters- Jamie and Alison McMurtrie who run The BRESMA Orphanage in Port-au-Prince- Haiti we felt an urgent need to do something to help these girls who were living out side of the partially collapsed orphanage with all 25 babies and children ranging from 1 –13 years old who are all awaiting adoptions. These girls reminded us of us; except they were giving their lives to helping orphan babies in Haiti and we were not. The two McMurtrie sisters from Pittsburgh, PA have been running the BRESMA Orphanage for three years. All 25 of the children who survived the earthquake are in the process of being adopted by American Families. However, now all of the paper work doesn’t exist and the people who’d be able to do anything about it, they don’t exist anymore either. As Gary Tuchman interviewed Jamie and Alison under the shady tree where they all lived
now- it just seemed so hopeless.
These poor children who were already orphaned by their birth parents- now were homeless.
There are efforts by Jamie and Alison’s family and U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan to bring the sisters and the children to the United States. According to 9 News there are around 40 Colorado families awaiting Haitian adoptions and one for sure from this agency.
According to their family, ’It’s a very complex situation and it’s requiring a lot of coordinated effort. We’ll let you know as soon as we have any details that can be released to the public. We’re happy for the community support we’ve received and we’ll need additional support as the children are brought in.’
We are moved and inspired by these young women who are fiercely committed to the children and getting them placed in the same kind of warm bed we’ll be sleeping in tonight.
Please Come to Oskar Blues in Lyons, CO for a night of great music and be part of something that’s helping just one little part of the Haitian devastation.
We give our word that 100% of the Money Will go directly to Jamie and Alison’s Orphanage and these children.
To Watch the Channel 9 Story related to this event CLICK HERE.
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