HAITI RELIEF Fundraiser: Take time on 2/26...
HAITI RELIEF FUNDRAISER -- GREAT SUCCESS. We raised $2500 and drew 165 fundraiser ticket buyers. This NEW 2/26 Happy Hour is well worth repeating in the future.
ON MARTIN LUTHER KING's DAY, we watched Haiti, lying in ruins, needing our long-term help.
PCW has now launched Haiti relief help, including donations to the Bush-Clinton Haiti Relief Fund. You're welcome to choose other paths, including the BCHR -- http://clintonbushhaitifund.org/.
NEW OPPORTUNITY for IVY ALUMS: PCW and the Ivy Clubs of Washington are co-sponsoring a Haitian Relief Fundraiser on 2/26. PCW will join other Ivy Clubs in a round-robin of fundraising efforts in DC throughout the year.
WHAT: FUNDRAISER 2/26 for HAITI RECONSTRUCTION
Sponsored by The Princeton Club and Ivy Club Network of Washington
Join many -- from alums, guests to our Ivy Club members from DC.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ALL-IVY FUNDRAISER a GREAT SUCCESS! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
FELLOW, ALUMNI: THANK YOU....
The event was a huge success. We sold approximately 165 tickets
for either $10 or $20 and had a number of additional donations.
We raised $2,500 for Haiti Reconstruction. The feedback from guests
was really positive as well. In addition to benefiting a great cause
the event also turned out to be an excellent networking night.
We had a really diverse crowd of all ages, fields, clubs, etc. The
manager of the bar was also very pleased and would be happy
to host future events.
I do hope we can commit thru the Ivy Club Network to a monthly
event to benefit Haiti/Chile etc. This seems like a great way to
bring the clubs together. If someone from one of the other clubs
volunteers to host the next one, I'd be happy to assist them.
FYI - Through our marketing efforts, the event was listed on a
few blogs as well as in the Washington Post, see below.
It also made it on some blogs -
We wanted to let everyone know that in addition to the postings we've
done through the All Ivy club, facebook, etc. One Lounge received
a nice plug in the Washington Post.
-- Saroj Siegler '03, Princeton Club of Washington, DC
FUNDRAISER DETAILS ....
Hosted at One Lounge
1606 20th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Metro Accessible: Dupont Circle Q St Exit
Entertainment provided by:
Christine Moritz, Brownrice Collective, and
Sean spinning Funk, Jazz, Downtempo
NOTE: Food & Drink Specials until 8pm
$10 Donation in advance -- USE THIS: http://haitireconstruction-efbevent.eventbrite.com
$20 Donation at the door. Attendees are strongly encouraged to purchase a ticket in advance.
If you are unable to attend, any donations are greatly appreciated.
*All proceeds benefit Architecture for Humanity: Haiti Reconstruction
For additional information, contact:
Sean Quinn and Saroj Siegler '03 at firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR A VIEW OF THE EARTHQUAKES and their IMPACT ....
[quote] PAHO Visualizes Haiti's Earthquakes
by Wade Tibke --
The Pan American Health Organization published an interactive
dashboard showing the location of last week’s devastating
earthquakes in Haiti. The view spans three days and makes it
easy to see the sheer number and strength of the aftershocks
that reached magnitude 5.9. [endquote/snip]
SEE THIS UNIQUE GRAPHIC "VIEW" HERE ....
To stay informed, here are quick starting points:
TEXT DONATIONS for HAITI HAVE TOPPED $7 Million (1/19) -- READ it HERE...
RESOURCES for JOURNALISTS and OTHERS - GO HERE...
TO HELP via DONATIONS to RED CROSS ...GO HERE....
BESIDES texting support via phone charges, or sending money to
the Red Cross, CARE or other major groups, you should practice due
diligence NO MATTER which path you choose.
- Identify how quickly your help will have an impact.
- Learn how fast is the distribution of food or clothing you send.
BELOW are NOTES on NGOs that work EFFECTIVELY in HAITI -
AVAAZ - Raised nearly $1 Million for Haiti thus far, and its help goes
to several key local organizations:
-- Honor and Respect for Bel Air, a community network in Port-au-Prince
-- Coordination Régionale des Organisations de Sud-Est (CROSE),
which operates thru community groups in the Haitain south (earthquake
struck hardest there).
FOR Avaaz DONATIONS ($1 million for Haiti thus far), go here...
FOR Habitat for Humanity DONATIONS, go here ...
FOR World Concern DONATIONS, go here...
FOR AmeriCares DONATIONS, go here...