Monday, October 5, 2009

Blogging for a Cause: World Habitat Day

One of the best things about running your own blog is the ability to post whatever you want. Today Kerry and I want to present a special cause to our readers. One of our twitter buddies, Loren aka @PokerStarlight passed along some wonderful information to share with you guys today for World Habitat Day 2009. Here is a message from Loren.

In observance of World Habitat Day 2009, I’d like to draw your attention to Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast (HFHMGC), located in Biloxi, MS. Along with New Orleans and coastal Alabama and parts of the Florida panhandle, the Mississippi Gulf Coast was devastated by Hurricane Katrina more than 4 years ago, and is still working diligently to try and rebuild the area in general, and more specifically the homes that were lost for families that are still in need. We’re rebuilding on the coast every day, but we can’t do it without YOU!

HFHMGC builds on a weekly basis and has week-long volunteer opportunities available in addition to daily opportunities. You can check out their official website at http://www.hfhmgc.org. Affordable lodging & meals for the week is available for those from out-of-state!

The intention of this message is to raise awareness that rebuilding is still being done, and volunteers are still desperately needed! Many expenses while volunteering (often including airfare, mileage, food/lodging, etc.) are all tax deductible. HFHMGC accepts any volunteers who are 16 and older (though minors do require that an adult accompany them on the trip). Please see the official website for details.

Please check out the official website at http://www.hfhmgc.org, or email the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@hfhmgc.org. Your assistance is vital and appreciated!

*This is not an official post by any member of HFHMGC or its associates. This is a personal message.*


Just wanted to reiterate how important this is. Anyone over 16 can volunteer. There is still such a need an it's so easy to forget that. Those of us not directly affected by these storms have moved on, but many have not yet been able to. Let's do what we can to help them out, even if it's just spreading the word with this post. We're Twilight fans, we are a powerful force to be reckoned with, just ask Chris Weitz...LOL. Let's make something good happen for someone else.

1 comment:

PokerStarlight said...

You ladies are wonderful! Thanks for helping get the word out. It's so important people know what's still going on and what still needs to be done down here! xoxo :)