Following the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in January, the HPA partnered with Nerdfighters and other fandoms (including Heroes, Lost, True Blood, The Wire and Firefly) to create Helping Haiti Heal, a home-grown effort to contribute to aid and relief. The HPA raised over $123,000 for Partners in Health in just two weeks. With the money raised, PIH was able to send five airplanes full of medical supplies to Haiti. Four of these airplanes were named after Harry Potter characters, while the fifth was named DFTBA after Nerdfighters’ “Don’t Forget to Be Awesome” slogan.
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