Haiti Quake Please Help!

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rbgrocio
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Re: Haiti Quake Please Help!

Postby rbgrocio » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:11 pm

we donated 20 at my husband's job. One of his co-worker's parents lost their house.

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OperaSoprano
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Re: Haiti Quake Please Help!

Postby OperaSoprano » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:18 pm

betasteve wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:Anyone with Airline Award Miles please note that you can donate any or all of your miles to the Red Cross through your airline website.

Nice.. just saw this. Donated 100k of my miles.


You guys are on fire. Updated! How much is $100k miles worth? If you know, I'll add it in.

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Re: Haiti Quake Please Help!

Postby chutzpah » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:22 pm

Donated $50 to Red Cross with a matching donation from my company.

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Re: Haiti Quake Please Help!

Postby LSATfromNC » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:25 pm

Did the $10 text to Redcross

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Re: Haiti Quake Please Help!

Postby heathbar88 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:41 pm

OperaSoprano wrote:
heathbar88 wrote:$20 from me


My little sister's fiance is from the island & he still hasn't been able to reach his family. Please pray for his family and all the people of Haiti.


We will.

Updated.


Thank you...Unfortunately, my mom just called and he's lost several family members, two who were visiting from the US. I just can't believe this tragedy. I'm continuing to pray for everyone there and all those around the globe with family member in Haiti.

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rbgrocio
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Re: Haiti Quake Please Help!

Postby rbgrocio » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:41 pm

$ 10 more to the redcross.

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Re: Haiti Quake Please Help!

Postby idksomeone » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:02 pm

25 to the Clinton foundation. Woo TLS!

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Re: Haiti Quake Please Help!

Postby drsomebody » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:09 pm

I gave $25 (with a employer match - bringing the total to $50) . If I can scrape together the cash to apply to a law school I'm ambivalent about attending I can damn well scrape together the cash to help save some lives.

EDIT: I also should say that I spent some time in parts of Southeast Asia that were devastated by the tsunami a couple years back. International aid made a HUGE difference in curtailing disease and violence and getting people back on their feet after that catastrophe. Donating money isn't just about saving people's lives *right now* (though that is certainly the first priority). It's also about building new infrastructure and support networks that save lives and lift people out of poverty five and ten years down the line. This isn't just charity, it's investing in a better world.

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Re: Haiti Quake Please Help!

Postby OperaSoprano » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:21 pm

heathbar88 wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:
heathbar88 wrote:$20 from me


My little sister's fiance is from the island & he still hasn't been able to reach his family. Please pray for his family and all the people of Haiti.


We will.

Updated.


Thank you...Unfortunately, my mom just called and he's lost several family members, two who were visiting from the US. I just can't believe this tragedy. I'm continuing to pray for everyone there and all those around the globe with family member in Haiti.


I'm really sorry for his loss.

Also, updated again. I can't believe how generous TLSers have been.

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Re: Haiti Quake Please Help!

Postby thepcv » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:24 pm

Gonna see if I can find a way to donate. Currently I'm a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa, so it's a little more difficult (that whole, only making $3K/year--not a typo--and not having a bank account to access makes it less than easy)--but hopefully I can convince my family, who've been helping with the $12 LSAC fees (I've received fee wavers to all the actual schools I've applied to, obviously), to pay AT LEAST 10-12 with the knowledge I'll pay them back when I get my readjustment allowance!

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Re: Haiti Quake Please Help!

Postby OperaSoprano » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:28 pm

thepcv wrote:Gonna see if I can find a way to donate. Currently I'm a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa, so it's a little more difficult (that whole, only making $3K/year--not a typo--and not having a bank account to access makes it less than easy)--but hopefully I can convince my family, who've been helping with the $12 LSAC fees (I've received fee wavers to all the actual schools I've applied to, obviously), to pay AT LEAST 10-12 with the knowledge I'll pay them back when I get my readjustment allowance!


That is amazing, and really cool. Good luck with your apps!

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Re: Haiti Quake Please Help!

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:35 pm

100,000 miles is worth about $2000 dollars is what I found on the intrawebz

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Re: Haiti Quake Please Help!

Postby OperaSoprano » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:49 pm

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:100,000 miles is worth about $2000 dollars is what I found on the intrawebz


Wow, OMG, seriously?

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Re: Haiti Quake Please Help!

Postby D. H2Oman » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:50 pm

OperaSoprano wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:100,000 miles is worth about $2000 dollars is what I found on the intrawebz


Wow, OMG, seriously?



:shock: :shock: :shock: wow

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Re: Haiti Quake Please Help!

Postby thepcv » Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:15 pm

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:100,000 miles is worth about $2000 dollars is what I found on the intrawebz

OMG, if only!!!!

I'd still like to find a way to donate if possible!

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Re: Haiti Quake Please Help!

Postby makingwaves » Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:56 pm

Donated what I could to the Clinton Foundation!

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OperaSoprano
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Re: Haiti Quake Please Help!

Postby OperaSoprano » Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:58 pm

Updated! Just a reminder: if you don't want to publicly post your donation amount, PM me and I will include it confidentially in the next update.

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Re: Haiti Quake Please Help!

Postby lbeezy » Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:58 pm

I'm more than a little impressed with you all. <3

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Re: Haiti Quake Please Help!

Postby SanBun » Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:06 pm

$50 Unicef
$50 Oxfam
$100 Red Cross

Come on everyone!!! These people are dying, I think we can give up that pair of shoes we wanted to buy

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Re: Haiti Quake Please Help!

Postby OperaSoprano » Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:10 pm

SanBun wrote:$50 Unicef
$50 Oxfam
$100 Red Cross

Come on everyone!!! These people are dying, I think we can give up that pair of shoes we wanted to buy


Thank you!

$3,300 altogether, plus beta's frequent flier miles, said to be worth another $2,000.

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Re: Haiti Quake Please Help!

Postby 20160810 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:28 pm

When I stickied this thread, I thought hey, maybe we'll net a couple hundred bucks for a worthy cause. You guys have all completely blown me away, and I am proud to be a part of this community.

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Re: Haiti Quake Please Help!

Postby hellogoodbye1 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:14 pm

this just shows every little bit adds up!

$10 from me

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Re: Haiti Quake Please Help!

Postby adrib » Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:21 pm

donated previously, but did $30 for poster thepvc just now. what you're doing in the Peace Corps is more awesome than $30 worth, buddy, but i'm pretty broke ;)

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Re: Haiti Quake Please Help!

Postby dextermorgan » Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:27 pm

You can donate Lexis points now too.

$50 to Doctors Without Borders for me.

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Re: Haiti Quake Please Help!

Postby vanwinkle » Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:10 am

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:100,000 miles is worth about $2000 dollars is what I found on the intrawebz

This is essentially true. I can get two restricted round-trip first-class tickets for 100,000 miles, so yeah, about $2000 value. If only they were redeemable for cash, indeed...!




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