Tuesday, January 19, 2010

hope for haiti

if you're looking for a reliable way to provide financial help for the disaster relief effort in haiti, please consider supporting this fundraiser being organized by my mother and my sister.

Swim-a-Thon to Benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Relief for Haiti

Saturday, January 30th, 2010
Onondaga Community College Pool, Syracuse, NY

Run and Sponsored by Patricia Berman, Mary Defuria, and Meredith Ellis

In 2004, we swam to benefit the American Red Cross after the tsunami. In 2005, we did it again to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina. This time, we are coming together to raise money to benefit the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Please consider joining us or sponsoring a swimmer! In 40 seconds, a country was devastated. In 40 minutes, we can make a difference!

When: Saturday, January 30th, from 11:30-1:30
Where: Onondaga Community College Pool
How: Join us to swim for 40 minutes, or sponsor a swimmer today!

To sponsor: We are asking for you to sponsor by the minute for a forty minute swim for a swimmer of your choice. If you decide to donate, please make your check out to the American Red Cross, memo line Haiti. All donations must be collected by the time of the swim and will be handed over to a Red Cross representative at the event. Please use the donation slip [contact Daniele at shdbjackson at yahoo dot com for the donation slip] with your check or cash and give to the swimmer you are sponsoring or mail to Patricia Berman, Department of Health and Physical Education, Onondaga Community College, 4585 West Seneca Tpke, Syracuse, N.Y. 13215, no later than Wednesday, January 27th.

The American Red Cross assures us that at least 91 cents of every dollar will go directly to Haiti for disaster relief.

1 comment:

Meredith said...

Thanks D :-)
We've already got 22 people signed up to swim; now we just need donations!