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Spring Relief Walk Info
By: Portlight , 8:16 PM GMT on January 09, 2009
1-23-08 Spring Walk Update
This morning there was a conference call with some of the city coordinators for the Spring Walk. This morning we discussed New Orleans, Atlanta, Charleston, Summerville, and a potential walk in the Kissimmee area. In order to have the walk in the Kissimmee area, we will need one or two more people to help coordinate in that area, so if you are interested then please contact us. In Atlanta we are working to have the walk at Centennial Park in early April. In the Destin/Fort Walton Beach area a dog walk is in the planes as well. As we lock down more details on walk location and date in the various cities we will continue to update.
Over the next couple of weeks it is critical that we secure the location and date for each of the cities that we are having the walk in. In order to do this we will have a couple of conference calls a week with the city coordinators. It is not critical that every coordinator attends every call, but our goal is to communicate at least once a week with each of you. If you are interested in assisting with a scheduled walk, or coordinating one in your area then please contact us and we will get you involved in these calls.
We received this update from the New Orleans walk and wanted to pass it along...
Were getting organized to an extent here.Blogger tkeith is going to help us here in New Orleans.
We hope to hammer out the details when we all get together.
Our goal is to Raise a boatload of Money and Bring the effort to the local media as well as the date of our walk approaches.
March 21st looks to be our target date.
Will be speaking to tkeith today and hope to have another person in the mix as well.
Along with New Orleans, we have had someone step up and take on St. Augustine. The walk coordinators in Houston are also moving forward with the walk there. The coordinator for the Summerville, SC walk is currently working to set the location and date.
We will continue to update on the walk in each location as details become available. In the meantime we are going to schedule a conference call for Friday morning with all of the city coordinators, so if you are interested in coordinating a walk in your area please let us know and we will get you the call in information.
We have just about wrapped up our Ike work, and now we plan to take the lessons learned from that experience and begin to build our future.
Our goals are to expand our network of supporters, continue to create a sense of ownership and community…and create a financial reserve. Achieving these goals is critical to us being able to serve future hurricane victims in a strategic, pro-active and efficient manner.
We are working now on a national multi-city grassroots event which is crucial to our success.
Our Spring Relief Walk will continue our grassroots tradition…while helping us achieve our critical goals.
Here’s the deal.
In March and April of this year, we want to have 40 local Spring Relief Walks – each with the goals of raising $3000-$5000 from 20-50 walkers. We are providing enough guidance to local coordinators to make the job pretty painless…while allowing enough flexibility to make it fun…and unique to each location.
So far, we have about 20 cities committed. So…if you live in one of the cities listed below and you want to be involved, please contact us and we’ll connect you with organizers in your area.
If you’re willing to take this project on in a community not listed, PLEASE contact us. Our goal is 40 communities. But more would be great. And remember: these don’t all have to be big cities and towns. Smaller places are great, too. Just one church group, youth group or other organization of 20 people is really all it takes.
This began in a spirit of community. This event will build on that.
It’ll be fun, for sure. More importantly, it continues our Wunderful opportunity to serve.
Atlanta, Ga 2 coordinators
Tampa Bay, Fl
Lake Placid, Fl
Houston, Tx 2 coordinators
New Orleans, La
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