Tipsters have noticed that local Morningside businesses have been doing their bit to help collect cash for Haiti relief efforts by replacing their own tip jars with collection buckets. Bwog understands this to be the work of the Columbia Activist Council.
AC Head Sarah Gitlin says that boxes have been placed in 90 stores in Morningside and the Upper East Side, with plans to plant 100 more. All proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders. Owners note that while donations are steady, they are mostly pennies and small change. For those too busy to cross Broadway, you can also donate by text.
UPDATE: We just received a tip that CC ’07 alum Christa Brelsford was seriously but not critically injured during the earthquake in Haiti. Brelsford, an original member of the Columbia Rock Climbing Club and an avid climber, lost part of her right leg, and a Facebook group has been created to raise funds for a prosthetic limb.