................. .......................... On an ocean of tears, it's the life raft of laughter ..... that let's us float.

Cut Bait or Go Fishing

We are a group of friends, banding together to raise money for relief of the Haiti people. While searching for a way to get the most bang for everyone involved, we came across ShelterBox .
Shelterbox started in 2001 as a modest project by the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard, England, and quickly garnered support among Rotary clubs worldwide. To date Shelterbox has raised $29 million and delivered aid to 40 countries in response to more than 70 disasters.

" Each box supplies an extended family of up to 10 people with a tent and lifesaving equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless. The contents are tailored depending on the nature and location of the disaster, with great care taken sourcing every item to ensure it is robust enough to be of lasting value.

The cost of a box is £490, including delivery direct to those who need it. Each box bears its own unique number so as a donor you can track your box all the way to its recipient country via the website ".

So ........ Dear friends, let us all raise just $10 bucks each , and pay for this message in a bottle. That's 80 people. If we raise more , we buy us another bottle shaped as a box. Let us all come together and tax ourselves to help the saddest people we will ever see.
Your $10 bucks will will shelter 10 people, give them a place to rest, prepare meals, and begin to gain sense of place. Every time we find another 80 people we buy another box.
We shelter 1 person for 44 cents a day for 6 months. You can follow that $10 bucks where ever it takes us.

To join the TM Fish Camp , click here.

$10.00 U.S. = 6.30 British pounds.

Google exchange rate page.

Update 1/29/2010

When we started this project , the one thing we focused on was
getting the most bang for our buck. We chose to contribute to the
British site because the fund raising fee was lower there, and the
cost of the Box was 25% lower.

This choice , however means that American donations to a British
charity are not tax deductible.

This oversight is mine, and mine alone.

Colorado Bob

If you would like add content to the site , contact me at :

coloradobob1 at mac dot com.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Gerry the Piano Man

My friend Larry's found art fish

Target: £500.00
Raised so far: £1,171.60 - 234%

2 1/3 boxes

Part of this project is to follow these boxes as far as we can here. One of our group , lost her father last week . So let us name our first box shaped bottle Gerry the Piano Man in memory of Renee's dad.

I came across this item this morning, from someone on the ground in Haiti -

I drove back to our camp just after dark a couple of nights ago, rushing to meet our own night-time curfew. At street corner after corner, people had blocked access to their blocks by placing stones in the way. They didn't want vehicles rushing blindly in and injuring sleeping families. I looked up these blocks and saw winding ribbons of re-created bedrooms, demarcated with bedsheets and string, as far as my eyes could see in the dark.

Relief in Haiti

I find it pretty amazing that a small group of people who may never see each other , get together to help a small group of people they will never meet. I thank each and everyone of us for these small steps.

I'm looking forward to receiving an email shortly about our first box. In the meantime I'm making us a map for Haiti. Gerry the Piano Man is about to be a push pin in our map here.

1 comment:

Jamie said...

Shelly Tucker did another nice write up for you

This Eclectic Life

Box Tracker Map

View The TM Fish Camp in a larger map

Where we're coming from -