Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010


American Red Cross 

Pledges Initial $1 Million 

to Haiti Relief

Send a $10 Donation by Texting ‘Haiti’ to 90999
Editorial note: You can make a donation by calling 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish) or click on the Donate Now button.
National Headquarters
2025 E Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
Contact: Public Affairs Desk
Phone: (202) 303-5551
WASHINGTON, Wednesday, January 13, 2010
The American Red Cross is sending money, supplies and staff to Haiti to support relief efforts there after yesterday’s earthquake, which caused catastrophic damage and loss of life.
According to reports, as many as three million people may have been affected by the quake, which collapsed government buildings and caused major damage to hospitals in the area.
The Red Cross is contributing an initial $1 million from the International Response Fund to support the relief operation, and has opened its warehouse in Panama to provide tarps, mosquito nets and cooking sets for approximately 5,000 families.
In addition to Red Cross staff already in Haiti, six disaster management specialists are being deployed to the disaster zone to help coordinate relief efforts. At this time, the American Red Cross is only deploying volunteers specially trained to manage international emergency operations.
There has been an outpouring of support from the public. To help, people can make an unrestricted donation to the International Response Fund at or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767). The public can also help by texting “Haiti” to 90999 to send a $10 donation to the Red Cross, through an effort backed by the U.S. State Department. Funds will go to support American Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti.  
Debris and collapsed bridges are making access to many areas extremely difficult. Telephone service and electricity are out in many places. Haitian Red Cross staff worked throughout the night to rescue people still trapped in their homes and provide first aid. The priority remains to provide food, water, temporary shelter, medical services and emotional support.
The American Red Cross already had fifteen staff in Haiti providing ongoing HIV/AIDS prevention and disaster preparedness programs. All are reported to be safe and responding to the disaster.
To date, there have been no requests for blood products from the government of Haiti. However, some patients at an affected facility in Haiti have been moved to a Guantanamo Bay hospital, and the Armed Services Blood Program has asked both the Red Cross and Florida Blood Services for support for those patients. In addition, the American Red Cross will be sending a shipment of blood products to the United Nations Mission in Haiti.
While communication with those in Haiti is still difficult, people should contact the U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Citizens Services at 1-888-407-4747 if trying to reach a U.S. citizen living or traveling in Haiti. If trying to reach a Haitian citizen, callers should continue to call or contact other family members who live nearby.
While donations are coming in for Haiti relief, the initial American Red Cross response is made possible in part by contributions from members of the Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP). The following partners designate a portion of their ADGP commitment to the International Response Fund: American Express, John Deere Foundation, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Morgan Stanley and State Street Foundation.
How to Help
  • We are not accepting volunteers to travel to Haiti. If you would like to volunteer for the American Red Cross, please contact your local chapter.
  • For inquiries about relatives living and who have citizenship in Haiti, please be patient and call repeatedly until the lines clear or contact other family members who live nearby. Telephone, Internet and other communication lines are often disrupted in times of disaster.
  • People trying to locate U.S. citizens living or traveling in Haiti should contact the U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Citizens Services, at 1-888-407-4747 or (202) 647-5225.

Photo: American Red Cross
Photo: Matthew Marek, American Red Cross
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at

Sunday, January 10, 2010



20 years on the air!! 
It seems longer.  
I still have my Emmy certificate from 1988 when the first shows aired. We were all working at Klasky Csupo in '88. 
The show has changed studios, added and lost crews, directors have left the show, directed other shows and features, and come back to work on the Simpson's. 
There is a bond with all of the various crew members who now work on Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, and many other network series.

I feel lucky to have been a part of this historic TV series and will never forget all of the great memories.

Carol Wyatt
BG cleanup, BG design, Color Stylist, Color supervisor, Assistant Animator
on The Simpsons from 1988 - 1992
First 5 seasons.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


Brendan And The Secret Of Kells

Dir: Tomm Moore. Ireland-France-Belgium. 2008. 78mins.

I absolutely LOVED this film!!! It sets a new bar for 2D animation.

Sunday, January 3, 2010


on FOX 
Sundays at 8:30 PM


ADULT humor

Saturday, January 2, 2010


Is 2 D dead?

What happens if The Princess and the Frog don't sell enough tickets this month?

Here is a great article written by Rhett Wickham for The Laughing Place: