................. .......................... 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.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Sixty Days Later

Box 99 -
Last Tuesday was the 60th day for this little experiment. Several things have happened since then.
First we are here as of tonight.
Target: £500.00
Raised so far: £49,425.47 9885 %
We are £75 away from finishing box #99.

I never did this sort of thing before, and we sorta made it up as we went along. Now, I get receipts from Cornwall, for our boxes. As I understand this JustGiving has been making a weekly
deposit to ShelterBox. These started on the 1st of Febuary.
Our first box the one with the piano man in it, was -

Feb. 1st
#46276 - £28.90

Feb. 2nd

#46594 - £490.00
#46595 - £490.00
#46715 - £ 30.03
#46716 - £ 62.17
Looks like our money is going to end up in a lot more boxes than I figured.

Here is the Box Tracker feature at ShelterBox.

The last 4 boxes have not shown up there yet. But #46276 showed up there last Friday.
The Boxes that have a £490 next to them are ours completely.
The mail should bring in a wave of numbers soon. When some more get here, I'll start a map feature to track by.

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