H2Ope for Haiti

By Ms.Gourmet on February 22, 2010 8:45 PM
After the terrifying earthquake that struck Haiti I too was left feeling overwhelmed by the sheer enormity of the tragedy. Soon after the disaster I read about a first-hand account over on Jeanne's blog of a qualified Boeing 747 pilot who had flown a relief flight to Haiti after the earthquake.

Rather than 'stand idly by as others suffered' Jeanne of Cook Sister and Between Hemispheres decided to organise her efforts and resources and is currently co-ordinating H2Ope for Haiti in conjunction with BloggerAid to raise funds for Concern Worldwide. Jeanne selected Concern Worldwide because of its long track record and quick response after the quake to provide clean drinking water and water purification tablets. This non-governmental international humanitarian organisation founded in 1968 works tirelessly in an attempt to reduce and eliminate extreme poverty in the world's poorest countries.

UN Photo/Logan Abass The United Nations
Concern International has been working in Haiti since 1994 and had over 100 staff members on the ground when the earthquake struck.  Despite losing several team members in the tragedy, they have been quick to act with distribution of supplies. The money raised by this raffle will be paid directly into Concern Worldwide's account by Justgiving and will be used exclusively for the Haiti relief effort.

When you get a chance do go and take a look at all the wonderful prizes being donated by generous bloggers from around the world. As a part of this auction I have decided to donate Moorish by Greg and Lucy Malouf, as it's a current favourite of mine. I love this book so much that I will post it worldwide, hence the unique prize code for Moorish is: HFH15.


How does the online raffle work?

Unless stated otherwise, all prizes are available for worldwide shipping and tickets cost £6.50 each that's roughly $10.00 USD. Once you have chosen the prize(s) you wish to buy tickets for, take a note of their unique prize codes and click through to our Justgiving donations page where you will find complete instructions on how to buy your tickets and specify your chosen prizes. 

Please read and follow the instructions carefully!

The raffle will run from Sunday, February 21 through until midnight on Sunday, 28 February. If you have yet to give to those who so desperately need our help in Haiti, then I urge you to participate in the H2Ope for Haiti fundraiser!

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Recent Comments

  • Ms.Gourmet: Merci beaucoup bella! read more
  • Margot: Great prize and the cause. Glad to see word being read more
  • Jeanne @ Cooksister!: Muchas gracias for your generous support chica!! You are right read more