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Also my friend Tara sent this email today about Haiti....please read and get in touch with her if you'd like to help.
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Email Subject: HOPE FOR HAITI, WILL YOU HELP?
Hello everyone,Wanted to ask you for any help you can offer in something near and dear to heart.
A few weeks before the devastating earthquake in Haiti, I got booked to go on my first mission trip to Haiti (of all places - when I always thought it would be Guatemala) Dec 4-11, 2010. I was beyond excited when I decided, then committed to going. NOW, I am even more committed to do ALL that I can to help a nation in such dire need.
THIS is why I am emailing you. Sometimes when tragedy happens we all wonder 'how can I help, I don't have buckets of extra money to donate', so I'd like to send some ideas of ways you can help that cost little to NO money at all. I'm putting myself out there (again) for my passion that run deeps, but isn't that what life's all about???
Here are some of the things I am committed to doing:
I've contacted our family doctor, who will be getting donations of over the counter medications for our trip.
I've contacted our dentist (and the others I am traveling with are doing the same) and it looks very promising that they will donate tooth brushes and tooth paste.
I'm committed to cutting our grocery bill by $20 / week to purchase many items like multi vitamins, band aids, over the counter medication, peroxide, rubbing alcohol, etc. Each week, I am purchasing $20 of items from the list of items (found on my blog) we determined we would bring with us (we're going to fill another 50lb bag of these items).
We've sponsored our 3rd child, this time from Haiti
We're making material sacs to distribute rice to the locals while there - and I mean hundreds of sacs (my friends trip in Dec 2009, they found the plastic grocery bags broke often as the families were walking away with their supply of food) - we plan on travelling with a 50 lb bag FILLED with these material sacs
We're making earrings (all materials donated), selling for $5 a pair (+ shipping, only a cost of a regular envelope) and 100% of the proceeds are going to the purchase of RICE & BEANS through New Missions (who is running very low on food because they are distributing to many in need in the Leogane Plain in Haiti - one of the hardest hit area and where we will be traveling) - I just posted YESTERDAY and already we've sold 8 pairs of earrings! To check out the designs and buy a pair or 2, click HERE. Or check them out on my Facebook, click HERE. More designs being posted today.
If you live in our area (Grand Falls, NB), a news article will be in the Grand Falls Cataract this week (and then possibly the Victoria Star, but not this week) for an article about with Roland Beaulieu about their trip this past December. I dont' know if you remember, but I collected donations for rice for this trip. We ended up raising $500.
If you want to do something, here are some ways you can. Will you? If we all do just a little, it all equals alot!
Spread the word, forward this email, share my blog address on your blog, tell someone about our cause
Buy some earrings for gifts, to sell, to wear
Donate some items
Talk to your dentist or doctors enlisting their help
If you have any other ideas about how you can help in the most simplest of ways, PLEASE contact me at email@example.com.
THANKS for taking 5 minutes to reading a legit email from me (not like my last email about the missing boy in Ontario - eeesh)!!!
Go to: Eyes Wide Open for more information on items we are collecting, earring designs and some inspiration.
Once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, know that we know, and holds us responsible to act.
Tara is working for a wonderful cause, I hope you can contribute, even if it's an email of encouragement or a small prayer for her.