Portlight Disaster Relief

Volusia County, FL Flood Relief

By: Portlight, 7:00 PM GMT on May 27, 2009



Portlight Volusia County Flood Relief

It is estimated that more then 1500 homes in Volusia County have been impacted by the heavy rains that hit Florida during the week of May 18th, 2009. Many of the homes that were lost were in low-income housing with residents that did not have flood insurance. Portlight Strategies, Inc., is now working to assist in this area by providing durable medical equipment to the disabled, elderly, or injured that have lost equipment due to the flooding. Equipment will also be provided to local shelters and other organizations working with flood victims.

Once again we need our donor base and the Weather Underground community to step up and help fund this effort. One anonymous Weather Underground blogger has already stepped up to the plate and donated $1000 to this effort. There is still a long way to go to provide the aid that is needed in this area; so please, make a donation today. Please note "For Volusia County Flooding" on donations for this effort. Simply use the Paypal button...



or send donations to:

Portlight Strategies, Inc.
2043 Maybank Hwy
Charleston, SC 29412

Paul Timmons
Board Chair
paul@portlight.org
843-817-2651


Rainfall amounts over Florida for the two weeks ending on May 27, 2009. Images credit: NOAA.

Another excellent way to support these efforts is to buy and wear the 2009 Portlight Limited Edition T-shirt!

Also available on Ebay....



In the very near future there will be FAQ section added to Portlight.org. This will allow us to answer user submitted questions and keep them archived in one location.

You can also find us on Facebook as well! Please become a fan of our page, and join our cause as well.

Updated: 4:44 PM GMT on May 29, 2009

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Portlight - WU Shirts & Pirates

By: Portlight, 2:41 PM GMT on May 27, 2009





In the very near future there will be FAQ section added to Portlight.org. This will allow us to answer user submitted questions and keep them archived in one location.

2009 Hurricane Season Limited Edition T-Shirt

Shirt Front


Now available on...




We need about 100 of you to step up to the plate and work with us on a project. If you have 10 friends, family members, co-workers...or just 10 people in your life who'll give you $20 to just leave them alone...then this is for you

We are offering a special limited edition treat for our supporters as the 2009 hurricane season approaches. And, of course, it's also an opportunity for you to stay involved in our efforts.

Our 2009 Commemorative T-Shirts can be ordered from now through July 31(first shirts ship mid to early July)...for the astonishingly low price of $20.00 each. But you can get one free.

All ya have to do is sell 10 to your friends, family and co-workers. That's right! For every 10 you pre-sell, you get 1 free T-Shirt.

Thanks to Weather Underground and other sponsors the costs of producing and shipping the shirts are covered. So every dime of the sales price will go toward funding our efforts to meet the needs of un-served, under served, and forgotten people.

Order forms are available to be downloaded and printed, so that you can sell to friends, family, co-workers, etc.

T-Shirt Order Form

So...please continue to be a part of this special work by selling, buying and wearing this one-of-a-kind T-Shirt.

We will only print 1000 of these shirts. The first one off the press will be given to Dr. Jeff Masters of Weather Underground for all he's done to facilitate our efforts. The second shirt off the press will be given to National Hurricane center Bill Read...as a shameless publicity stunt.

Let us know if you're willing to commit to helping sell these!


Shirt Back

Houston Event Update!!!



On Sunday June 21 from 5-7pm Portlight will be holding a post Pirates of Penzance Performance Party at Dionysus Theatre in Houston, Tx. There will be snacks, drinks, karaoke, and a hearty time to be had by all! Everyone who attends the post-performance party will receive a commemorative Portlight Event t-shirt as well. Get your tickets early since there are a limited number available! Please see below for ticket information.

Many thanks to EmmyRose and smmcdavid for putting this event together! For ticket and contact information please visit the Houston Event Page.

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.

Paul Timmons
paul@portlight.org
843-817-2651




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: 2:41 PM GMT on May 27, 2009

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Shirts on Ebay - Portlight Pirates

By: Portlight, 11:41 PM GMT on May 13, 2009





2009 Hurricane Season Limited Edition T-Shirt

Shirt Front


Now available on...




We need about 100 of you to step up to the plate and work with us on a project. If you have 10 friends, family members, co-workers...or just 10 people in your life who'll give you $20 to just leave them alone...then this is for you

We are offering a special limited edition treat for our supporters as the 2009 hurricane season approaches. And, of course, it's also an opportunity for you to stay involved in our efforts.

Our 2009 Commemorative T-Shirts can be ordered from now through July 31(first shirts ship mid to early July)...for the astonishingly low price of $20.00 each. But you can get one free.

All ya have to do is sell 10 to your friends, family and co-workers. That's right! For every 10 you pre-sell, you get 1 free T-Shirt.

Thanks to Weather Underground and other sponsors the costs of producing and shipping the shirts are covered. So every dime of the sales price will go toward funding our efforts to meet the needs of un-served, under served, and forgotten people.

Order forms are available to be downloaded and printed, so that you can sell to friends, family, co-workers, etc.

T-Shirt Order Form

So...please continue to be a part of this special work by selling, buying and wearing this one-of-a-kind T-Shirt.

We will only print 1000 of these shirts. The first one off the press will be given to Dr. Jeff Masters of Weather Underground for all he's done to facilitate our efforts. The second shirt off the press will be given to National Hurricane center Bill Read...as a shameless publicity stunt.

Let us know if you're willing to commit to helping sell these!


Shirt Back

Houston Event Update!!!



On Sunday June 21 from 5-7pm Portlight will be holding a post Pirates of Penzance Performance Party at Dionysus Theatre in Houston, Tx. There will be snacks, drinks, karaoke, and a hearty time to be had by all! Everyone who attends the post-performance party will receive a commemorative Portlight Event t-shirt as well. Get your tickets early since there are a limited number available! Please see below for ticket information.

Many thanks to EmmyRose and smmcdavid for putting this event together! For ticket and contact information please visit the Houston Event Page.

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.

Paul Timmons
paul@portlight.org
843-817-2651




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: 10:14 PM GMT on May 19, 2009

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Relief Events

By: Portlight, 2:43 PM GMT on May 01, 2009





Portlight would like to thank the Red Cross for referring the "under served, un-served, and forgotten" victims of the Myrtle Beach wildfires to us for further assistance. Please consider making a donation to help support this effort.

On April 28th, 2009 Portlight Strategies, Inc. delivered drinks to rural fire fighters that are still “mopping up” after the Myrtle Beach wildfires. This process of extinguishing embers and hot spots will likely continue for several weeks as they work to prevent any further loss from these devastating fires. The drinks Portlight delivered were greatly appreciated as all they had on the truck was water. We are proud to have aided and salute the first responders who put it on the line to keep us safe.

During this trip we also identified other needs in this rural community near Nixonville, SC. We are currently working to determine how we can further assist these wildfire victims in the rural communities.










Many thanks to all who have helped to make the initial Portlight Relief Events such a success. We had another day of great weather for the Summerville Walk and raised about $3,000. These 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.

Paul Timmons
paul@portlight.org
843-817-2651

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: 12:51 AM GMT on May 05, 2009

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