Monday, February 22, 2010

H2OPE FOR HAITI

From Sunday, February 21 to Sunday, February 28th, BloggerAid Changing the Face of Famine (BA-CFF) will be launching H2Ope for Haiti, an online raffle to raise funds for Concern Worldwide's relief effort in Haiti.

According to Tom Arnold, CEO of Concern Worldwide:
“The destruction is profound, you see the devastation everywhere, but you see the depth of this tragedy most in the eyes of the people you meet as they
struggle to survive, to respond and to grieve. The task ahead is huge.

Concern Worldwide estimates that its initial response to the emergency will last at least six months. In the coming weeks, Concern Worldwide’s priorities are to: Initiate a cash-for-work cleanup campaign to help victims of the earthquake earn a basic living - Build temporary latrines for 15,000 people - Provide temporary shelter (tents
and plastic sheeting) for 25,000 people - Set up 7 outreach nutrition centres in camps for displaced persons, especially children under the age of one.

What can you do to help in some small way to finance Haiti’s recovery process?

1) Go to the Justgiving donation page at www.justgiving.com/h2ope4haiti and follow the instructions on how to win. You will find the list of great raffle prizes donated such as an I-Pod Shuffle, artwork, autographed cookbooks and so much more!!! You can also see the list of prizes on Cooksister at www.cooksister.com/2010/0
2/h2ope-for-haiti-the-prizes.html.

2) Choose which prize you would love to win!


An injured child at a Hotel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti Photograph: Ivanoh Demers/AP

The money raised by this raffle will be paid directly into a Justgiving page (http://www.justgiving.com/), meaning that nobody at BA-CFF will have any money their possession - the money gets paid directly into the charity's account, to be applied exclusively to the Haiti relief effort. This is the most secure and least controversial way to do it, even if it attracts a 7.5% fee. The other benefit of Justgiving is that they accept credit cards, debit cards and Paypal as payment methods, making it as easy as possible for people all over the world to donate and participate.

3) You can also donate a prize for the raffle.

Bloggeraid is trying to make this raffle as international as possible, so they would like to confine the prizes to things that could be shipped anywhere with ease (books, original art or photographs, art, vouchers for online stores) – please, no food parcels or restaurant vouchers that are difficult to post or confined to one city. They also ask that the value of the prize you donate be at least $30 (£25), and that you take responsibility for paying for and arranging shipping to the winner at the end of the raffle.

Final deadline for prize donations is Friday 19 February – please contact Jeanne at emailcooksister (AT)googlemail (DOT) com, or Val and Giz at blogs4famine(AT)gmail(DOT)com if you can help.

32 comments:

  1. Hola Rosa,thats so beautiful to have u write this ....love the love that goes around and yup we need to do the best we can n a little more....

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  2. Thank you for sharing the info on a great way to help this cause!

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  3. Excellent post for a good cause! Haiti was such a poor country even before the earthquake...they have no infrastructure at all. It is an enormous job. In fact, mind-boggling. And so many Haitians are fearful. I have heard some doctors say many of them refuse treatment.
    Such a staggering problem and we have barely made a dent.

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  4. I wish you luck with this charity event Rosa. We've took our part, and every single cent helps.

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  5. a big kudos to you for bringing awareness to a fundraiser with a great cause :)

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  6. Thanks for the info and for posting on such an important cause, Rosa!

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  7. Great post to bring awareness to this charity event!

    Sawadee from bangkok,
    Kris

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  8. Rosa, thanks so much for supporting this project and raffle. The deadline for buying tickets is Sunday February 28 (I have donated a prize so check out my blog post to see what it is!). I hope everyone buys tickets to support such a great cause!

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  9. Rosa thanks by sharing this with us, and is a very important cause! gloria

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  10. AS Jeanne says, "Although each person's donation may be small, even single drops of water will eventually fill a swimming pool." Thank you for spreading the word Rosa:D

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  11. Rosa, thanks so much for heightening our awareness to help the people of Haiti. You have made it very easy for us to visit the appropriate sites to make donations. Everything counts!

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  12. A beautiful post about this, Rosa. Way to go!

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  13. Thanks Rosa for putting this up and letting more people know about it. Wish I had put up a prize donation before the deadline but have just bought a ticket this morning! :) x

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  14. Hello my friend...
    Great that we all are posting for the same cause, hope this help the Event...

    thank you

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  15. Belle initiative.
    J'irai voir.
    A bientôt.

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  16. Great post ... this is an honorable effort indeed and I wish everyone all the best with it. I have already participated and hope many more bloggers will do the same.

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  17. Well said, Rosa. Thank you for spreading the word.

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  18. There are so many great prizes. It's hard to choose!

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  19. bravo pour l'initiative et merci pour les infos .
    bises et bonne fin de journée

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  20. Thank you for posting this. It is always wonderful to spread the word to help others.

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  21. A terrible disaster...thanks for spreading the world to this charity event!

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  22. What a beautiful post to spread the message Rosa...as Jeanne said, every little drop helps!

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  23. This is delight full and Joanne being ur fren too, am inviting u here for her little party which is a suprise party for her ...do leave her a wish in the sprinkles ok.....my feeds arent working so am trying my best to find all her pals to leave her a wish in the sprinkles before she gets there or even after....will ya help too to make it a little sucess....and leave her a wish too?

    http://vanillastrawberryspringfields.blogspot.com/2010/02/joannes-birthday-middle-eastern-chicken.html?showComment

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  24. What a wonderful idea. We need to keep Haiti in the news! I just got a canvas bag today. I'm going to look at this too. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Merci pour l'information Rosa.

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  26. merci de nous avoir informé c'est une belle initiative de ta part
    bonne journée

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  27. Great post for a good cause.:)

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  28. Thanks for getting the word out Rosa!

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  29. Great cause chamber of the heart my dear Rose Thank you ~

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  30. Well done and your Marscapone looks amazing.

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