Portland Trail Blazers

Blazers Accepting Donations for Haiti Relief at Tonight's Game

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 13:  In this handout image provided by the United Nations, Houses in a  poor neighborhood sit destroyed after an earthquake on January 13, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake killing possibly thousands. Numerous buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12.  (Photo by Logan Abassi/MINUSTAH via Getty Images)
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Busta BucketCorrespondent IJanuary 15, 2010

At tonight's Blazer game, you can help contribute to the Haiti relief efforts by donating to Mercy Corps. Here's the Blazers release on the donation process:

TRAIL BLAZERS, MERCY CORPS TO HOST COLLECTION FOR HAITI EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE TONIGHT

Fans can donate cash or checks during ingress of Trail Blazers vs. Magic

WHO : Portland Trail Blazers and Mercy Corps

WHAT : The Trail Blazers are partnering with Mercy Corps to respond to the urgent need for disaster relief following the devastating 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti near Port-au-Prince this week, leveling much of the city including at least one hospital. Mercy Corps is deploying an emergency response team to help survivors.

Fans can donate cash or make checks payable to the Mercy Corps to help with this effort. The Trail Blazers will match all donations made, up to $10,000. Volunteers will collect donations during ingress. For more information, please visit www.trailblazers.com or mercycorps.org/haiti.

WHEN : Tonight, Friday, January 15
During ingress of Portland's matchup with Orlando (doors open at 6 p.m.)

WHERE : All Rose Garden main entries

Also, if you're unable to go to the game and need an easy way to donate, the Red Cross has set-up a text-to-donate option. Just text HAITI to 90999 and it will automatically deduct an authorized $10 dollars from your cell phone account. More information can be found at the Red Cross Blog .

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