Look, we've never liked having to say this, but basically the Red Cross fucking sucks. They do a lot of shit, but certainly not as much as people believe, definitely not as much as they portray, and beyond a shadow of a doubt with the heavy burden of "administrative costs" lessening their ability to effect positive change with every cent dropped.
Invest your donation money wisely. Is Project Medishare any better? I medi-sure fucking hope so, because I just donated 10 bucks (you can pay as much or little as you want) to download the new track by a Miami all-star band dubbed City Of Progress. All download proceeds (barring "itunes processing fees") go to that organization. Click here to go to the download site.Here's a list of all the people who got together to make this track happen, after the jump.
Jan Sebon (Kazak International) - Haitian drums and percussion, vocals, poem.
Jude Papaloko Thegenus (Loray Mistik, Jakmel Art Gallery) - Haitian drums and percussion, vocals
Inez Sebon - (Kazak International) lead vocals
Le spam (Spam Allstars) - guitar, bass, production
Brian Robertson aka B Rob (Awesome New Republic) - organ
Cleaveland Jones - cavaquinho, backing vocals
Mark Kondrat (Locos Por Juana) - guitar
Juan Carlos Valdivia - violins
Sonya Feldman (Rumberos De La 8) - lead vocals
Nil Lara (Miami as Fuck) - Lead vocals
Itagui Correa (Locos Por Juana) - backing vocals
Raffa Jo Harris (Raffa and Rainer) - backing vocals
Rachel Goodrich - backing vocals
Jesse Jackson - backing vocals
Asuka Barden - backing vocals
Tomas Diaz (Spam Allstars) - backing vocals
AJ Hill (Spam Allstars) - backing vocals
Merecedes Abal (Spam Allstars) - backing vocals
Filmed by - Steve Yeomanson, Belinda Ho, Yussef Shaw, Le Spam, Juan Maristany
Animation and Editing - Juan Maristany
Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.