Helping Haiti Heal Finale Today at 2PM on LiveStream
February 06, 2010, 01:08 PM
Join us for the grand finale for the the Helping Haiti Heal fundraising drive today at 2pm EST, when a final webcast featuring three wizard rock bands will give us a recap of the events of the past two weeks. In that very short time, over $112,000 has been raised for Partners In Health. That amount, given by you and your fellow fans across fandom lines, has made it possible for three cargo planes filled with lifesaving supplies to be able to make their way to Haiti. Best of all: Partners in Health has agreed name those three planes Harry, Ron, and Hermione.
Don't forget, the time to donate is now! We will be accepting donations until 11:59pm EST tonight, February 6, 2010. You can still enter to win a full set of signed Harry Potter books and many more awesome gifts based on your donation level. 100% of your donation will go toward relief - by visiting this page
Just yesterday, Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling sent this special message to all those who have donated and supported this effort:
To everyone who has helped raise such an incredible amount for the earthquake survivors in Haiti: THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.
Like many others, I made a personal donation to the DEC shortly after the earthquake happened; but never did I expect such an amazing response from all of you. You cannot imagine how awed, moved and humbled I am to know that planes named Harry, Ron and Hermione are going to be flying off to help. I did not need this to remind me how extraordinary Harry’s fans are, but you keep giving me proofs. THANK YOU! - Jo
See you there!
This is wonderful! I love the fact that we can prove ourselves. We aren’t a bunch of geeky Harry Potter fans that are in love with a fantasy series, we are real people who know we can make the world a better place. This is a true demonstration of what we can all really do. We can not only imagine better, we will work to make the world a much better place.
Nooo, I missed it… Who was on? Well, I can only be incredibly happy because it seems we raised 118000$ How awesome is that! I was so surprised and awed everytime… when it was $10K, then $50K and then going to the 7th horcrux $70K… And look now, it’s amazing, I would never have imagined it would be so much! I’m so proud to call myself a Harry Potter fan!!
I am upset that I missed it but am yet again impressed by the spirit, generosity, enthusiasm, unity, and love displayed through this event and evident in this entire fandom. Our capacity to come together for this cause would truly please Dumbledore.
YAY for Haiti! But why do they have to make it at 2pm? because for me, in my time zone that I’m in right now, its going to be 2AM!!
How awesome! I love that this community comes together and does this kind of stuff. And wicked that the planes will have Harry, Ron, Hermione names!
But… Um… how come some of the items on that page are now gone? I know I donated for something that is no longer listed, and I swear there were many more items then there are now. Am I missing a page 2?