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HAITI...6 MONTHS LATER

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:32 pm    Post subject: HAITI...6 MONTHS LATER
From Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:00 am to Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:59 am (included)
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Most of the media outlets are doing their 6 month update on Haiti and surprise surprise not much has been done and they are questioning where the billions that were donated or supplied by governments went.



This is like a broken record.



After every tragedy or natural disaster millions are collected by agencies that state they are using the funds for that specific event.



They get kind hearted people to donate and the money goes into their general administration fund to be spent when and where they want it.



We warned people up front that this was happening. (see below)



If the government really wanted to do something it would be really easy.



Compare the amount of money that was collected by these charities this year (from Jan through July) with last year.



The bulk of the increase could be associated with what was donated for Haiti.



Then check how much of that money was actually sent to Haiti and how was it spent.



But this will never happen.



Do you know that we could not get one of these charities to give us $15,000 to ship our T Shirts to Haiti?



We had to rely on individuals and small organizations and we are finally going to be able to ship the shirts.



Many of the people who we reached out to stated they already gave to these major charities and were shocked that they would not support our effort.



100% of what we collect will go towards shipping the shirts and the shirts will be distributed directly to those in need in Haiti.



We are making the final arrangements and should be shipping by the end of the month.



We are going to give everyone who donated a dollar or a shirt to sign labels that we are going to be placed on the shipping cartons to let them know who helped out.



We will also ask everyone who comes to help us load the container to bring a bottle of Dawn dishwashing liquid which we will be sending to the Gulf area to help with the cleaning of wildlife impacted by the oil spill.



We would like to thank everyone who has helped us with this effort. We will also let you know about a small fundraiser we will be planning to cover any additional costs we may run into getting the shirts through customs.



We hope that you will take part in some of our future events and hope that you continue to support other grass root efforts that are always there at every tragedy and really give you a bang for your donated buck





Follow the Money...The Donation Shell Game



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