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A Note from J.K. Rowling on "Helping Haiti Heal"

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Melissa
February 05, 2010, 11:10 AM

As of today, the Helping Haiti Heal effort has raised nearly $97,000. If we get to $105,000, Partners in Health will name the three full cargo planes (full of medical supplies and other desperately needed equipment) that we have funded after three wizards we know well: Harry, Ron, and Hermione. The trio will fly into Haiti to help.

We are very close to that goal. We still need your help to do it. But today, J.K. Rowling, hearing about all your AMAZING work so far, has passed along a message and specifically asked we share it here:

To everyone who has helped raise such an incredible amount for the earthquake survivors in Haiti: THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. 

Like many others, I made a personal donation to the DEC shortly after the earthquake happened; but never did I expect such an amazing response from all of you.  You cannot imagine how awed, moved and humbled I am to know that planes named Harry, Ron and Hermione are going to be flying off to help.  I did not need this to remind me how extraordinary Harry’s fans are, but you keep giving me proofs. THANK YOU! - Jo

Remember, you can still enter to win a full set of signed Harry Potter books and many more awesome prizes - AND 100% of your donation will go toward relief - by visiting this page.  Also stay tuned for more announcements soon. If you can't donate, tell someone who can. If you know someone who might want to take part but might not know about the effort, e-mail them right now. Tell your local news outlet. Tweet. We can get there with your help! Help send the trio to Haiti!

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67 Comments

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245 Points

What an amazing person Jo sounds like! I would love to see Harry, Ron and Hermione airplanes take off to Haiti. Way to go HP fans!

Posted by hrhgnl on February 06, 2010, 05:34 AM report to moderator
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Guys, I just want to say that I am INCREDIBLY proud of this fandom. Just how many fandoms out there are organizing themselves like this? And actually getting this INCREDIBLE results?? We rock, people! Go on like this, let’s make the mark. My most deep and sincere love to all of you!

Posted by Bell Dema [FTC!!!] on February 06, 2010, 05:41 AM report to moderator
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707 Points

Jo is AMAZING!!!!

Posted by NyssaM [FTC!!!!] on February 06, 2010, 05:42 AM report to moderator
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1481 Points

Cool She likes us !!!

Posted by Mew5645 on February 06, 2010, 05:49 AM report to moderator
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594 Points

I already donated, and I can’t afford to donate more to get the trio to Haiti, but Potter-fans can do it! I KNOW we can! :D

Posted by Kissa on February 06, 2010, 05:56 AM report to moderator
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2482 Points

so so so so so close!

Posted by ele0206 -ROAR- on February 06, 2010, 06:07 AM report to moderator
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3777 Points

shes so awesome
and the planes would be awesome
not that much more to reach the goal

Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on February 06, 2010, 06:08 AM report to moderator
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Wow, cool I love the names of the planes!

Posted by fifi ~::~ ıɟıɟ {WBM!} {ITC!} on February 06, 2010, 06:13 AM report to moderator
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I already donated too. Hope to see everyone pitch in and get the trio there!

Posted by Katarina on February 06, 2010, 06:32 AM report to moderator
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Wow! Good Job!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on February 06, 2010, 07:08 AM report to moderator
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She is such an awesome woman! Such a good heart!

Posted by Nicci Weasley on February 06, 2010, 07:25 AM report to moderator
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5180 Points

amazing! love the plane names

Posted by hermionenluna TZS ROAR! on February 06, 2010, 07:44 AM report to moderator
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5180 Points

amazing! love the plane names

Posted by hermionenluna TZS ROAR! on February 06, 2010, 07:44 AM report to moderator
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WOW THATS A LOT OF MONEY !! THATS GRATE !!

Posted by alicia00 on February 06, 2010, 07:55 AM report to moderator
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It’s an amazing thought. Because J.K. Rowling had an idea one day on a train and began writing about a boy wizard…..somebody in Hati who otherwise may have died will now live, all because of fans of Harry Potter.

It boggles your mind to think about it.

Posted by AegisSailor on February 06, 2010, 08:06 AM report to moderator
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