Jan. 15th, 2010

Haiti

Jan. 15th, 2010 01:48 am
syllic: ([words] help haiti)
Right. So I'm finishing up my another fundraising story this month, and trying to juggle a series of RL things.

I've donated some money and bid on some things, but I want to offer something, too. My [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti thread is here.

The only thing is that I'm offering to deliver on or before April 1, rather than on February 14, due to the aforementioned commitments.

I'm offering one story, 10,000 words minimum (probably longer), starting bid $10.

Any of the fandoms listed here, or any canon of your choice that I can acquaint myself with in the time given (a book or film, say).

I'm happy to do a timestamp for anything I've already written.

If you have a hankering for original fiction and you are the winning bidder, I'm willing to write something to your (precise, if you wish) specifications, 20,000 words minimum, to be delivered on or before June 1, if you prefer.

The scope of this doesn't need to be reiterated, but: a classmate's family has lost its home. Some people I worked with last year are missing. I wholeheartedly believe we are helping.

Fandom is awesome.
syllic: ([words] help haiti)
I'm sure many of you know that the World Food Programme has had its warehouses in Port-au-Prince looted.

This is, as the article says, normal for times of crisis.

Aid agencies are working to replenish the stock of food in Port-au-Prince, but Haiti is having trouble getting food supplies from abroad due to strain on their small airport. It doesn't help that many of the administering aid offices themselves have suffered horrendous losses.

Now, it can't be reiterated enough that WHAT HAITI NEEDS MOST RIGHT NOW IS MONEY.

I, however, am going shopping today and tomorrow for several of the products that Haitian embassies are receiving as part of their direct aid drives.

If you would like me to buy food or other supplies for donation on your behalf, PayPal me the amount you wish to donate (sigebeam(at)gmail(dot)com), and e-mail me with any preferences for donations. I will send you proof of purchase of items totalling the amount you donate and will make sure they are donated in the name you specify.

I will also send proof of purchase of the total bulk to anyone who wishes to donate in this way.

I am currently in a country that is able to get supplies to Haiti by boat, eliminating the problem of air transport. Food is also relatively cheap here, and even $5 stretches a long way.

Any (legitimate) aid helps, though I urge you to consider donating money. Direct aid in the form of supplies that can arrive by boat is very useful at this time too, though.

If you would like to donate this way (or have any questions), let me know and I will purchase your food and take it to the Haitian embassy on Sunday.

I will be able to make use of any donation that arrives by 9pm CST on Saturday, though if there is any interest, I'm happy to do a second run.

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