Thursday, February 25, 2010
Much has been written about the earthquake that hit and devastated Haiti and there are very few of us who have not read about it or watched reports on television. Whenever there’s disaster of such magnitude every little bit of help counts.
With a view to raising funds to help in Haiti, Jeanne of Cook Sister and BloggerAid Changing the Face of Famine (BA-CFF) have co-ordinated and launched H2Ope for Haiti, an online raffle from February 21 - Sunday, February 28th, to raise funds for Concern Worldwide's relief effort in Haiti.
This non-governmental international humanitarian organisation works around the world to reduce suffering and work towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world's poorest countries. Concern International have been working in Haiti since 1994 and had over 100 staff members on the ground when the earthquake struck.
How can you help?
If you haven’t yet contributed and would be interested in doing so, please do not hesitate any further. Make your contribution at the Justgiving donation page and take part in the online raffle.
Generous bloggers from around the world have donated a lot of wonderful prizes including an I-Pod Shuffle, artwork and autographed cookbooks. You can see the complete list of donated prizes here.
How does the online raffle work?
Unless otherwise stated, all prizes will be shipped worldwide. Each ticket costs £6.50 (approximately $10.00 USD). If you buy one ticket you would be eligible to bid for one prize from the list. If you buy two tickets, you can bid for any two prizes from the same list or get two chances to bid for the same prize.
Once you have chosen the prize(s) you wish to buy tickets for, take a note of their unique prize codes.
Then click through to the Justgiving donations page where you will find detailed instructions on how to buy your tickets and specify the prizes of your choice.
Do read the instructions carefully and follow them to ensure that you have bid for the prizes of your choice. You can also make a donation without buying a raffle ticket.
Please remember that to the person who needs our help, help can never be too little or too much. I have done my little bit and urge you all too, to reach out and make your contribution so there is H2OPE IN HAITI.