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Portlight Making a Difference in Haiti
By: Portlight, 1:04 AM GMT on February 12, 2010
Check out this news story about what you're making possible in Haiti!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Portlight and the Liberty Schooner are sponsoring "The Haitian Food Voyage" shipping 10,000 pouunds of rice to Haiti! We need your help; $5 will ship one pound of rice, $50 will ship 10 pounds. We will continue to take donations until we have raised enough money to ship all 10,000 pounds. $50 donations will have their name added to the flag; the flag will remain in Haiti at the Universite Quisqueya as a symbol of your kindness. Please help with this initiative by donating now. Just click the PayPal button and make sure to put "rice" in the memo line of the payment!
Portlight Strategies, Inc. and Weather Underground
…offers a unique way for you to help under served, unserved
and forgotten people effected by natural disasters
All Honor Walk and Roll proceeds raised through June 30, 2010, will be earmarked for our relief and rebuilding efforts in Haiti.
2010 Portlight/Weather Underground Honor Walk and Roll
Weather Underground has again graciously stepped up to the plate as National Sponsor of our 2010 Honor Walk. And it’s going to have a new look and feel in the new decade.
The Honor Walk concept springs from our grassroots nature. The idea of participating in a personal fundraising project –on the Honor System – rather than as part of a big event, seems to resonate with many people. By the same token, some folks have enjoyed bringing friends, co-workers, etc., into their efforts. We have found, over the last two years that our Honor Walk works well for everybody. People who want to create a large group event of it can easily do so…people who just want to solicit a few sponsors and walk at a time and location of their choice can easily do so as well.
This year, we are approaching the Honor Walk in a way which will give everyone in our community more flexibility. Rather than focusing on one specific date, we’re spreading the fun out throughout the year. We are reaching out to groups and individuals to participate at whatever time…and in whatever way…works best for them. And we’re beginning to see that not limiting people to a certain date is opening up the prospect of much broader participation.
Please begin to give some thought as to when, and to what extent, you’d like to participate in the 2010 Portlight/WU Honor Walk. If you’re a lone wolf…and just want to do something individually…that’s great!!! And…if you want to make a somewhat bigger production of it…and involve friends, co-workers, etc. …that’s great, too!!!!!!! We have updated the website (www.portlight.org) with all the documentation you’ll need to solicit sponsors…just keep us posted.
All funds raised through the 2010 Portlight/Weather Underground Honor Walk are earmarked for our disaster relief work. We have worked hard to prepare effective response strategies and are confidant that, with your continued support, we can really make a difference in the lives of unserved, under served and forgotten people.
2010 Portlight/WU Honor Walk and Roll
No specific date… whatever works for you
A nationwide grassroots event to raise funds for and awareness of our ongoing efforts…
Un-served, underserved and forgotten people are depending on us.
Participants choose where to walk…it can be the park, the mall the neighborhood…anywhere you choose.
To register, simply e-mail us your intention to participate to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Portlight Strategies, Inc.
2043 Maybank Highway, Charleston, SC 29412 (843) 817-2651
Updated: 2:56 AM GMT on February 26, 2010
Your donations at work in Haiti
By: Portlight, 3:47 PM GMT on February 06, 2010
We just spoke with Richard. The makeshift hospital at University Quisqeya (our staging area) is serving 300 people a day. The only suppliues and equipment they have access to are those provided by us and a few other small NGO's. They have received no assistance from any governmental or large institutional relief organization or entity. Surgeries are being performed without anesthesia. Children are getting sick...and beginning to die...for lack of medicines. We are going to spend next week focusing on trying to facilitate the delivery of some specific medicines they are asking for.
Wednesday, February 10, @ 3P EST Portlight will host a 45 minute conference call with Richard Lumarque, our onsite coordinator in Haiti. Richard will give us a report of the situation there as he has experienced it and will detail all his activities on behalf of Portlight...as well as address ongoing needs and future plans. He will also answer your questions, as time permits.
Here's how it'll work: If you want to be on the call, please e-mail: email@example.com along with any question you may have for Richard. We will send you the call-in number and participant code. The call moderator will relay the questions to him, so as to avoid the confusion of crosstalk.
Again...please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your intention to be on the call. We ask that you not use blog posts or WU mail for this purpose.
Please join us to hear first hand about the situation in Haiti.
Updated: 12:54 AM GMT on February 08, 2010