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the silver lady
Found on via a forum that I'm on. This looks interesting, and I plan on checking into it further.

This email was on a book preservation listserv:

The Association of National Committees of the Blue Shield (ANCBS) wants to help the people of Haiti.

The earthquake in Haiti of 12th January has caused an enormous devastation. The amount of people that lost their lives is beyond imagination. At the moment basic humanitarian aid and the rebuilding of a functioning infrastructure is crucial.

However, as soon as the situation in Haiti has become more stable, Blue Shield wants to help to enable experts from all over the world to support their Haitian colleagues in assessing the damage to the cultural heritage and therefore to the identity of their country. Subsequently, Blue Shield wants to support recovery, restoration and repair measures necessary to rebuild libraries, archives, museums, monuments and sites.

An important task of ANCBS is to coordinate information. ANCBS needs to know who and where the experts are. ANCBS therefore calls upon archivists, restorers, curators, librarians, architects and other experts to register online as a volunteer.

ANCBS wants to be able to bring experts in contact with those organizations that will send missions to Haiti, and make sure that volunteers will be informed about the situation in Haiti.

Please join Blue Shield to help your Haitian colleagues.

You may find the application form via:

For the statement of Blue Shield on the Haitian earthquake see:

The actions of Blue Shield can also be followed on Facebook:

Please feel free to spread this message!

On behalf of ANCBS,

Karl von Habsburg, President
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the silver lady
21 January 2010 @ 02:40 pm

With another earthquake hitting the area, this is just a reminder.
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the silver lady
15 January 2010 @ 01:35 pm
Are you planning to support relief efforts in Haiti? For those of us who aren't in the medical field and who don't have a lot of money, what are some creative ways to get involved and make a real difference?

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the silver lady
15 January 2010 @ 10:13 am

Go. Join. Bid. And/Or. Post something to be bid on.
the silver lady
AmeriCares has been on the ground in Haiti since 1984. Over the years, they've provided more than $145 million worth of medical aid and humanitan assistance in that country. This is why AlterNet, from our earned advertising revenue in 2009, has made a donation to AmeriCares' relief efforts in Haiti. We hope you can join us in making a contribution, even a small one. In this case every dollar literally helps save lives.

Don Hazen
Executive Editor,


AmeriCares -- Donate to help Haiti earthquake survivors

The death and destruction in Haiti is almost too horrible to describe. That's what our partners on the ground have been telling us since the massive earthquake struck.

Please make a donation to help us deliver emergency aid to survivors in Haiti.

Within the first 24 hours, we began preparing our first airlift of over $3 million worth of medicine, hospital supplies, and other humanitarian aid to Haiti, and we're preparing more shipments as our partners tell us what's most needed. Would you please make a donation to enable us to fill more containers with antibiotics, pain relievers, bandages and medical supplies to save lives in Haiti?

You may not know AmeriCares, but last year we provided more than $1 billion in medicine and other humanitarian aid to poor people in 80 countries as well as in the United States. 99% of your donation dollar gets to the field because so much of the aid we provide is donated by the manufacturers. In fact, for every dollar you donate, AmeriCares can provide $35 worth of medicine and other humanitarian aid.

AmeriCares knows Haiti, because we've provided more than $145 million worth of medical and humanitarian aid since 1984. Haiti is already the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere with more than three-quarters of its residents living on less than $2 a day.

The earthquake has devastated Haiti's already limited ability to provide care for its people. Please help us deliver lifesaving aid by making a gift to our Haiti Emergency Relief Fund today.


Curt Welling
President and CEO

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the silver lady
For those of you in the USA, this is important!

Will the Internet remain in the hands of users? Or will a few phone and cable companies decide which Web sites you can and can't see?

Urge the FCC to protect Net Neutrality once and for all.

Go right to the Save the Internet site and you can click there to send your comments.

Today is the deadline for the FCC to accept comments from us, the people who use the 'Net. Deadline is 12 midnight.
the silver lady
Here's some ways to help in Haiti for the earthquake victims. Note that these are all legit charities, and I have donated to them.

The Mercy Corps--they have a Haitian donation area--and they accept Paypal.

The British Red Cross also has a Haitian-only donation button:

The American Red Cross--this is direct to their International Response Fund:

(If the link doesn't work, just go to their front page, and go from there.)

The World Society for the Protection of Animals:

New info: Together, the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will be working on the ground to help the animals in Haiti. We have developed the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH) to assist in the response efforts, and all animal welfare organizations are invited to join the ARCH and direct their financial support to the coalition.

Our teams will be working out of a mobile clinic which has been donated to us by the Antigua and Barbuda Humane Society. WSPA and IFAW have pledged funds to fully outfit this mobile clinic, and it will be shipped from Antigua to our member society, Sociedad Dominicana Para la Protección de Animales (SODOPRECA), in the Dominican Republic for them to drive across the border into Haiti.

When people join together, amazing things can happen. We're asking you to join us now and donate to help the animals of Haiti, and the thousands of other animals who will be affected by disasters to come.


UNICEF will be working with the children:

Also, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab will donate all proceeds from the sale of the General Catalog perfume oil Port-au-Prince to the Red Cross, and Black Phoenix Trading Post will be donating proceeds from all general catalogue bath oil sales to UNICEF.
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