Saturday, 16 January 2010
SL for Haiti
Notecard I got in Second Life
My name is Martine Lorefield. I am a performer here in SL but also an American-Haitian who is looking for your help.
January 12, 2010, a 7.0 earthquake hit the island of Haiti approx. 5pm EST time (2pm SLT), followed by 28 after shocks leaving the Island in a huge dilemma. Haiti is known to be the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, with eighty percent of Haiti's population living under the poverty line, according to the CIA World Factbook.
This disaster is the latest to befall the country of about 9 million people and because the city of Port Au Prince is densely populated and has poorly constructed housing, there will be a very high death toll.
SECOND LIFE ARTISTS FOR HAITI
Artists are very sensitive to the beauty in the world, and by nature they want to step up when ugly things happen. Second Life artists are no exception, and the have stepped up in record numbers. Below are just a FEW of the fundraising events that are to be held this month. Contact Maoriboi Mint for an updated schedule, as it is changing rapidly!
***FIrst of all, all the art displayed in the cave at Club Van Helsing between now and Thursday, January 21st is for sale, and the proceeds will go to the Yele Haiti Foundation. (More details below.)
Artists participating include: Serenity Questi, Figbash Snook, Eliza Quinzet, Maria Binder, Reflection Freenote, Sheba Blitz, Treacle Darlandes, Harli Magic, Xe Namiboo, and Trill Zapatero, and more are being added daily!
***SL Musicians are stepping up to the plate as well. On Sunday, January 17th, the following musicians will be performing live at Woodstock:
5 AM - 6 AM: Jana Kyomoon
6 AM - 6.30 AM: Fyrm Fouroux
7 AM - 8 AM: Lyn Carlberg
8 AM - 8.30 AM: Jon Bazar
8.30 - 9 AM: Gandalf Mornington
9 AM - 10 AM: AldoManuto Abruzzo
10 AM - 11 AM: Bruce Scrabblebat
11 AM - 11.30 AM: Joe Paravane
11.30 AM - 12 PM: ZeroOne Paz
12 PM - 1 PM: Lyndon Heart
1 PM - 1.30 PM: Pondman Haalan
1.30 PM - 2 PM: Quinton Whitman
2 PM - 2.30 PM: OhMy Kidd
2.30 PM - 3 PM: Martine Lorefield
***Another day of music and art will be held at Club Van Helsing on Thursday, January 21st. More details to be announced. Contact Maoriboi Mint for details.
***Artists all over the grid are holding Artists for Haiti Days. These are days in which all profits from the sale of their art will be donated to Haitian Relief funds.
Serenity Questi will be having Artists for Haiti Days for her work on January 17th, 18th, 22nd, 23rd, 30th and 31st. Check the picks in her profile to see where her art is displayed.
OTHER WAYS TO HELP HAITI
1) Of course, the main thing is to make donations to legitimate charitable organizations, and tell them you want these funds to go to Haiti. Here are some reputable organizations:
2) If you are an artist and would like to hold an event at your gallery, please contact Serenity Questi for more information and promotional materials.
3) If you would like to hold an event on your land, please contact Maoriboi Mint for information and promotional materials.
4) If you would like to promote events being held elsewhere, or would be willing to place a donation board on your land, please contact Serenity Questi.
Thank you for your care and concern for the people of Haiti.
Rober1236 Jua the Cyber Trekker of Second Life