Current Guns N’ Roses and former Replacements bassist Tommy Stinson recently made a trip to Haiti, and USA Today’s Pop Candy blog covered the trip with pictures.
Stinson is there to help raise money and awareness for Haiti schools, including Timkatec. Stinson attended a graduation ceremony for the Port-au-Prince school, who educates students in mechanics, electricity, sewing and other forms of skilled labor.
“All that I can say right now is that after almost eight hours of being in Port-Au-Prince, I am amazed to see that people are able to live beneath these ruins,” Stinson shared on his blog. “En route from the airport to the hotel, we didn’t pass through one single neighborhood that was not devastated by this disaster (as you can see from the picture here of the middle of our hotel). I thought I had a good idea about what I was about to see after having been through the Northridge earthquake in Los Angeles about 15 years ago, and I was wrong. Nothing could have prepared me for this.”
“On a positive note, the people of Haiti seem to be overwhelmingly thankful to have any help at all,” he added. “I couldn’t be more glad that I came.”
For more information on how you can donate, visit the Timkatec school website.