By: Portlight, 10:02 PM GMT on March 24, 2009
On Tuesday April 28th, Portlight Strategies will be delivering supplies to a rural community which lost 13 homes in the Myrtle Beach wildfires. Please join us via the webcam and visit the Portlight SC Wildfire Relief page for more information.
The Portlight Destin Dog Walk was a huge success, on a beautiful day. There were approximately 100 dogs in attendance and about $5000 was raised. All who participated in this event in one way or another helped to make it the success it was. Thank-you!
The date for the Houston Walk has been changed to Saturday June 20th. Please look for more information coming soon!
The New Orleans Walk was a great success as well; many thanks to wunderbloggers Patrap and tkeith, along with many others who put this event together. The groundwork is now laid for this to be an annual event due to everyone's hard work.
Both of the New Orleans and Destin events were excellent examples of how a small groups of dedicated people in any community can step up and make it happen. As hurricane season approaches, we need to be positioned to respond promptly; you can help by coordinating a walk or event in your area!
Please contact Paul Timmons if you are interested in helping coordinate an event. It is easy, fun, and will help support a very worthy cause.
The next Portlight Relief Walk is the Summerville Portlight Relief Walk. This walk will take place on May 2nd.
Plans for the Houston Walk are well under way as well. This event will take place on June 20th. We continue to look for people to help wunderblogger smmcdavid coordinate this event. If you are in the area, or have contacts in the area then please contact the city coordinator found on the Houston Walk page.
Along with these events; plans are also underway for events in Chicago, Panama City, Atlanta, and several other areas. Again, if you are interested in helping with any of these events or coordinating one in your area please contact us!
This is the banner for the Portlight Relief Events. Many thanks to the Weather Underground for stepping up to the plate as the national sponsor of these events. View the press release.
You can also find us on Facebook now! Please become a fan of our page, and join our cause as well.
Updated: 11:56 PM GMT on April 27, 2009