Two, count them TWO, new benefit hardcore shirts are available with all proceeds benefitting One Hundred For Haiti. We’ve been working with friends in bands around the world to bring you great shirt designs which benefit the work that we do.
Our friends in Earth Crisis donated an unused design from the “Destroy the Machines” tour featuring a graphic for the song “The Order That Shall Be” (which has been scientifically proven to be the best Earth Crisis song)
And our friends in Mean Season offered an ORIGINAL design on an ash grey shirt (the best t-shirt color, says the colorblind guy typing this).
Today is #GivingTuesday!
We hope you will continue to show your support to our ongoing efforts in Haiti. We know that in these tumultuous times, there are many worthy organizations who may be on your giving radar.
One idea: donate to more than one group. Many of us at One Hundred For Haiti will give outside of our own organization this year as well. Ultimately, we hope that you give as much as you can afford to groups that most closely align with your hopes and concerns for the future. Put your money and actions into real substantive change, and in organizations like ours with little or no overhead.
As always, do your research and ask questions, and use your voice and wallet in the most effective ways possible!
We are so very thankful for your support on this day and every day.
One Hundred For Haiti has entered into a partnership with LUSH (www.lush.com). LUSH has decided to provide us with partial funding for our Rural Water Project and GTPE Anti-Sexual Assault work. LUSH is amazing and we are so thankful for their support.
The next time you’re in a mall and see a LUSH store, please go in and tell them that you are thankful for them adding One Hundred For Haiti to their “charity pot” program which is a collective effort to support non-profits who are helping with humanitarian, environmental, and animal rights efforts.
In downtown Seattle the other day I went in and thanked the people working in the Westlake Center LUSH store as if they were the decision makers for the whole company. They were so happy to make a human connection with the charity pot program recipients they sell products for daily. One girl said “This is so cool! I’m gonna cry!” I left before she did but it was still pretty great.
After Hurricane Matthew, our local contacts in the north of Haiti have been inspired to make their communities safer for the future. They just sent us a photo of yet ANOTHER completed water cistern (which YOU provided the funding for!) to protect yet another group of families from cholera.
Each tank is locally designed and locally constructed, and catches naturally flowing water at its source and holds it so that it can be treated in the case of any natural event or disaster which might reintroduce cholera or contaminants from the water table.
The Ron and Don Show featured Executive Director Greg Bennick on their afternoon show today to talk about the values of One Hundred For Haiti, our approach to relief efforts after a disaster like Hurricane Matthew, and how people can get involved to help.
The interview is runs 9 minutes and 18 seconds. Thank you Ron and Don! Check them out on Facebook here.
Photos just in from Haiti. Your donations are being put directly to work by One Hundred For Haiti. We partnered with trusted Haitian contact Thony Bellevue who put together the following support for people in need in the south and then delivered that aid directly to them in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Your donations have been part of a group effort which delivered:
• 278 kits (containing packets of crackers, bread, and other foods, personal items like toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, soap, Kotex)
• Clothes for 62 men
• Shoes for 28 men
• Clothes for 42 women
• Shoes for 53 women
• 12 hand saw
• 10 machetes
Our partners report that they were also able to shelter:
• 5 big families
• 4 small families
And also give small amounts of financial support directly to 20 mothers who have babies under 3 years old.
This is just the beginning. Next we will likely be using your donations to support a pediatric team heading to the south. We are in communication with them today awaiting details and plans to make sure all money will be used as its intended. We will always act in ways which insure the best possible use for your donations.