My heart and prayers goes out to the people affected by this devastating tragedy. I want to try and raise money to help those in need. The Haitian Red Cross said it believed 45,000 to 50,000 people had died and three million more were hurt or left homeless by the major 7.0 magnitude earthquake.
Starting today and going through the weekend (1/17/2010) I will be selling Carrie Lee Photography gift certificates and 100% of the profit will go toward Haiti relief.
I have picked a specific charity and all raised funds will go to Doctors Without Borders.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has provide emergency medical care to millions of people caught in crises in nearly 60 countries around the world. With the current events , MSF has already treated more than 1,000 people on the ground in Haiti following Tuesday's earthquake, but the needs are huge. An inflatable hospital with operating theatres is expected to arrive in the next 24 hours.
Gift certificates can be used for yourself or given as gifts. They can be used towards a session fee or used towards prints or products. The certificate will be good until December 31st, 2010. Normally I sell gift certificates with a $50 minimum, but these special certificates used for charity can be purchased for any amount. Every bit will help and I want to try and raise as much as I can quickly. I am thrilled to donate all the profits that I receive from gift certificate sales over the weekend to help out.
If you are interested, send me an email, email@example.com
If you know someone that might be interested, please spread the word and share this link.