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Forum topic by dbhost posted 02-26-2010 04:43 PM 1185 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-26-2010 04:43 PM

Fellow Lumberjocks.

I would like to bring to your attention a project I am involved in to help alleviate some of the hardship, and suffering brought on, and made worse by the January earthquake that wrought so much devastation to Haiti. The project is called “Homes for Haiti” and is being run by the C.O.R.E. Alliance (Christians Organized for Relief Efforts).

I have volunteered for the project, and felt that my fellow members, may have some interest either in volunteering, or donating to this urgent need.

The following information is from the C.O.R.E. Alliance Homes for Haiti information sheet…

The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked the country of Haiti on January 12, 2010 left hundreds of thousands of Haitians homeless. People are living in the streets, parks, and amongst the rubble of what was once their homes.

Homes for Haiti is a tangible way for Amiericans to provide relief to the victims of the Haiti Earthquake. More secure, and private than tents, these homes will provide shelter, and rest for the Haitian people. Built in sections by volunteers across the United States, these homes will be flat-packed and shipped to Haiti to be assembled by volunteers in-contry.

Your tax-deductible contribution to CORE Alliance will help cover the cost of producing and shipping these homes to Haiti. It costs $600 per house to cover the cost of materials and shipping to the Port of Miami, or Port of Houston. Donations of funds, materials, tools, and transportation are needed.

For more information about C.O.R.E. alliance, visit our website at
C.O.R.E. Alliance is an IRS registered 501©(3) Non-Profit Public Charity.

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#1 posted 02-26-2010 04:57 PM

Thank you for the info, it is good to see people helping others. I have given as much as I can, to this point, but will keep this and you in my mind and in my prayers.

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#2 posted 02-26-2010 06:06 PM

No worries. I just wanted to put this out there in case anyone was interested, and wanting a way to help out. If you are local enough, helping out won’t require money, but a little bit of time… And this sort of stuff is fun for me. I also love working on Habitat for Humanity projects…

Maybe I am just weird…

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#3 posted 02-26-2010 09:19 PM

If you know of a location in Southern California that needs a set of hands, “Have Tools, Will Travel”...

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#4 posted 02-26-2010 09:52 PM

Looks like a very worthy charity. Thanks for posting.

FYI: Haiti Relief Donations Qualify for Immediate Tax Relief

Taxpayers who itemize deductions on their 2009 return qualify for this special tax relief provision, enacted Jan. 22. Only cash contributions made to these charities after Jan. 11, 2010, and before March 1, 2010, are eligible. This includes contributions made by text message, check, credit card or debit card.
See IRS website:,,id=218678,00.html

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#5 posted 02-27-2010 06:49 AM

Thanks for the kind words. I will look into the So Cal thing… If not a CORE project, I am sure they can get info to you… PM me with your email address, and if all else fails, I will get the right people in touch…

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