fun facts on haiti

Fun Fact 91

Music for Relief a non-profit organisation founded by Linkin Park to assist those affected by disasters and poverty raised more than $8 million between 2005 and 2015 to help the survivors of more than 30 disasters. The organisation has also planted 1.3 million trees to offset climate change and brought solar power to people living in Haiti, Africa and South America. 

In 2015, Chester Bennington and Joe Hahn donated their birthdays to Music for Relief. They asked friends, family, and fans to give to MFR for their respective birthdays with the agreement that whoever raised the most money at the end of the challenge got to smash a cake in the loser’s face.

RIP  Chester Bennington

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Did you know?

“In the late eighteenth century, the French colony of Saint-Domingue (Haiti) was the richest colony in the world. Set in the Caribbean Sea, a short sail from some of the principal American colonies of Britain and Spain, in the 1780s it produced about half of all the sugar and coffee consumed in Europe and the Americas.” - Ada Ferrer “Haiti, Free Soil, and Antislavery in the Revolutionary Atlantic”

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