Saturday, February 20, 2010
As we watched the horrifying events unfold in Haiti and reflected on how soon in the new decade thousands of people's lives had been destroyed, it was easy to feel overwhelmed. We talked amongst ourselves and contemplated on how best we could help those who desperately needed any help we could give them. We received a letter from Jeanne one of our members of BloggerAid-Changing the Face of Famine who set the wheels in motion with her dedication to a new project. As you know there is always much to do behind the scenes and plenty of co-ordinating to get any fundraiser started.
The biggest hurdle was to choose a charity with an excellent reputation where we would be assured that any funds we raised would go directly to Haiti. I think we have made an excellent choice since our charity was already on the ground and committed to helping the people of Haiti long term.
So from Sunday, February 21 - Sunday, February 28th, BloggerAid Changing the Face of Famine (BA-CFF) will be launching H2Ope for Haiti, an online raffle, similar to Menu for Hope, to raise funds for Concern Worldwide's relief effort in Haiti. As clean drinking water was one of the most acute needs in the aftermath of the quake, we selected Concern Worldwide because of its long track record and quick response after the quake to provide clean drinking water and water purification tablets. Slowly the infrastructure is being rebuilt.
For full details and how you can help please visit our Home Page at BloggerAid-CFF as well as our donation page at Justgiving . A list of prizes will be available on the Justgiving site when we go live on Sunday, February 21st. The prizes will have international appeal and the generous donators will ship anywhere. Justgiving will handle all of the money raised for our charity for us and accept all manner of payments including debit cards and credit cards
We want to thank Jeanne from Cook Sister who has been the lead in getting this project off the ground. Each raffle ticket costs a minimal amount. As she says, "Although each person's donation may be small, even single drops of water will eventually fill a swimming pool."