Two Vineyard organizations with longtime connections to Haiti are spearheading fundraising campaigns following the recent earthquake there.

Sense of Wonder Creations, led by Pam Benjamin, and Rhythm of Life, led by Rick Bausman, are currently accepting donations for the relief efforts. Each year Pam and Nat Benjamin visit Ile a Vache, an island off the coast of the Haiti and near where the earthquake was centered. Money raised will help with food, shelter and emergency aid.

Mr. Bausman has worked with drummers in Haiti for many years and was in the country when the earthquake hit. His organization Rhythm of Life will also be focusing relief efforts on Ile a Vache.

For more information about both organizations and ways to help, visit and