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2010-01-21 01:46:46 PM  
Reposting from previous thread:

Hi farkers! It's taken us a bit to get this set up, but we finally have things in place to kick off a fundraising campaign for the Haiti earthquake relief effort. We've been researching various organizations to come up one that suits us and (we think) will do more to help the Haitian people in the long-term. We've chosen Architecture for Humanity (new window) to be the recipient of our fund-raising efforts.


We've decided on AFH because they have longer term goals in mind. AFH has had a comprehensive plan in place from day one, and they're not looking to bail as soon as the immediate crisis has subsided and our attention span has moved on to speculate on why the hell Taylor Swift was wearing that awful outfit at that awards show everybody says they don't care about. Also, it turns out some of the guys who run it are Farkers, so bonus!

For more information on their Haiti plan, click here (new window).

And a few words from Cameron Sinclair, CEO of Architecture for Humanity: "We need not just to think about now or tomorrow but what will happen in Haiti in a year, 5 years or even a decade. It is our responsibility to build back better and supporting Architecture for Humanity will ensure that we create the best structures with the funding available. Having been a farker for many years I know that under that cutting humor is a collective will to do good. As an added incentive to contribute I will continue to turn a blind eye to our web manager who claims he's one of the top photoshoppers on fark.

Cheers
Cameron Sinclair aka arched"



You can donate via Fark's spiffy fundraising Paypal account, fu­ndra­is­in­g­[nospam-﹫-backwards]k­raf*c­o­m, or directly on their website if you'd prefer not to use Paypal: Donate. (new window)


Also, I don't have access to actual amounts raised so far, but arched did say there was a significant bump in donations the day the first thread went up. Maybe he can provide more details if he happens to wander in here.
 
2010-01-21 01:52:13 PM  
[cool] really?

Nothing has changed. Your $5 won't change anything either.
 
2010-01-21 01:52:31 PM  
How about NO!
 
2010-01-21 01:53:19 PM  
Enough donations. I'm getting hit from all sides. I suppose this post will stay on top for the rest of the day, as well?
 
2010-01-21 01:53:30 PM  
What if I repost the comment from the original Haiti (newsflash) thread?

"Why should we give aid to Haiti? They've got all the aids they can handle" - Some Hilarious Farker I'm too Lazy to give Credit To
 
2010-01-21 01:53:33 PM  
They see me rottin', they be Haitin'
www.chicagotribune.com
 
2010-01-21 01:55:27 PM  
Let me sum up the thread from the other day:

Wow, this is great! Where do I sign?
Wow, this is great! Um...
Haiti should burn!
You should burn!
No, you should burn!
Afghanistan/Iraq something.
First Lady suggesting people give $10 is insane!
Spacebat

Something like that, anyway
 
2010-01-21 01:56:31 PM  
I'm sorry, I already gave at the office.
 
2010-01-21 01:57:19 PM  
Yeah, no thanks.
 
2010-01-21 01:59:24 PM  
Good to see human compassion is alive and well.
 
2010-01-21 01:59:40 PM  
I'M BROKE, WHAT MORE YOU WANT?
MY KIDNEY?

themoneycoach1.files.wordpress.com
 
2010-01-21 01:59:59 PM  
Did something happen in Haiti? I haven't heard anything about it constantly for a week straight.
 
2010-01-21 02:00:53 PM  
eiger: Good to see human compassion is alive and well.

Haiti Fatigue was inevitable. Just sayin...
 
2010-01-21 02:00:57 PM  
already gave, but I didn't use the spiffy Fark paypal account, so not sure if we'll get credit :(

but more important that people have house, I guess...
 
2010-01-21 02:01:33 PM  
Wow, anything for a greenlight, eh?
 
2010-01-21 02:02:00 PM  
I'll pass - for all the reasons listed in "Fark Haiti #1" plus a few others.
 
2010-01-21 02:03:46 PM  
Really? The first five posts crapping all over a Haitian Relief Effort?

How utterly pathetic if this is what Fark's ever so trendy snark has devolved into.
 
2010-01-21 02:04:10 PM  
Yea, I think we've given Haiti enough. How about helping homeless people in our country a bit too, instead of sending millions of dollars to people that didn't lose much to begin with. By the time this is all done the world will have donated over what the enitre country was worth monetarily.
 
2010-01-21 02:06:25 PM  
Things are getting better... still a long way to go, but definitely better. Sad thing is, doesn't take much to get back to pre-quake status quo when what you were used to was shiatty in the first place.
 
2010-01-21 02:06:51 PM  
Lutwidge: Really? The first five posts crapping all over a Haitian Relief Effort?

How utterly pathetic if this is what Fark's ever so trendy snark has devolved into.


I feel a James Van der beek picture coming your way.
 
2010-01-21 02:11:18 PM  
Sigh. :)

Look: If you've given enough, fine, don't give any more. But to go to trouble of actively discouraging others from making an effort? Wow, just... wow. Even for Fark.

I guess in sick way I'm sort of impressed.
 
2010-01-21 02:13:01 PM  
Is this where I can shiat out some more repeat smug?
 
2010-01-21 02:13:17 PM  
Send McDonalds
http://tinyurl.com/yc3d8oy
(copy and paste)
 
2010-01-21 02:14:41 PM  
Pete and Repete are in a boat off the coast of Haiti...
 
2010-01-21 02:15:59 PM  
chrisco123: Enough donations. I'm getting hit from all sides.

Now THAT's something you don't hear from a fundraiser every day.
 
2010-01-21 02:17:29 PM  
Join Fark's Haiti relief effort by supporting Architecture for Humanity. Yes, this is a repeat from two days ago

Sure Fark. Just as soon as you post a registered charity number and a breakdown of the officers involved, where and how the money is being spent, a reason why you're not giving the money to a charity we'd all recognize like the Salvation Army and a damn good explanation why you ignore the everyday plight of the homeless in America, and the conditions of First Nations people in Canada that live in substandard housing and don't have enough fresh drinking water.

Haitians got approximately 4 dollars of my federal taxes last year in Canada ($130,000,000 in total) and I never see progress in a country that pretends to be a democracy.

~Not a happy farker at this moment.
 
2010-01-21 02:18:51 PM  
gorgor: Send McDonalds
http://tinyurl.com/yc3d8oy
(copy and paste)


lokks like Ronald will be busy


http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2010-01/51650295.jpg
(copy and paste in the NSFW gorgor fashion)
 
2010-01-21 02:19:56 PM  
Poorboytech2000: Wow, anything for a greenlight, eh?

I submitted this with a better headline.
 
2010-01-21 02:20:52 PM  
Hey all,
I'm guessing it'll be around 80% they suck, 10% I'll check em out, and 10% keyboard cat links.

We don't do relief. We don't do tents. We do long term reconstruction. If you don't want to give that's cool. We are also coordinating community led volunteer rebuilding (like we did after Hurricane Katrina - around 600 homes repaired + 30 new builds) - so you can volunteer in 6 months time.

Today is crazy for us so I won't be able to stop in too much and I'm not really up for defending our work from folks whose main thought process is 'Fark them'.

Let's get a little perspective;

If this was America we'd be talking 4 to 6 Million people dead and 7 Million injured and 42 to 48 Million without shelter.

so read our plan for long term reconstruction and see if you want to get involved. Just bookmark our organization and if you want to come do a tour of duty we'd love to have you.

re: fundraising -- So far Farkers represent .8% of the 100K we've raised for long term reconstruction but that is enough to build a latrine - so, when someone posts that we're full of sh*t I'll be sure to post a picky of the official Fark toilet!

I think I'll add it to the school we are doing with Shakira in Haiti.

Cheers
Cameron Sinclair aka arched.
 
2010-01-21 02:22:17 PM  
People are going to have different things weighing in their hearts.

As a mom, the bulk of my sorrow rests with children who've become orphans as a result of the earthquake. As a christian, there's ongoing sadness about people dying never knowing the saving power of their God.

My church sponsored a missionary in the organization Eternal Hope in Haiti (new window)

They've been running an orphanage there for years. Their campus is in Cap Haitien, which was far enough from the epicenter to be spared from damage. However, because the capital was hardest hit, the banks are frozen, supplies like food and gas are hard to come by, and most significantly: There is a growing influx if the newly orphaned, expecting to grow for the foreseeable future as children are found.

True story: Two days before the earthquake, I had mentally calculated that i had a couple hundred dollars left over from holiday and "found" money, and (full disclosure) since I hadn't given anything to charities in over a year (aside from that found money, we're a hand-to-mouth kind of family of late) I prayed on where to donate it. The answer (don't ask me if He's a baritone or alto, it doesn't work that way!) was to wait two days and the receipient would present itself. Since we already knew of the fine work at the orphanage and trusted that organization to use the money for orphans in Haiti*, that's where the check's going.

/i know. cool story mom.
//not a charity-jack. Architecture has a great philosophy and I hope Fark puts a pile of money in their hands, too.
///*To forestall any Christian haters: Yes, orphans are housed, fed, educated in secular learning, whether they accept Christ as their Saviour or not. so there.
 
2010-01-21 02:23:20 PM  
I'll pass again. Would rather spend my money on beer.
 
2010-01-21 02:25:10 PM  
indarwinsshadow: Join Fark's Haiti relief effort by supporting Architecture for Humanity. Yes, this is a repeat from two days ago

Sure Fark. Just as soon as you post a registered charity number and a breakdown of the officers involved, where and how the money is being spent, a reason why you're not giving the money to a charity we'd all recognize like the Salvation Army and a damn good explanation why you ignore the everyday plight of the homeless in America, and the conditions of First Nations people in Canada that live in substandard housing and don't have enough fresh drinking water.

Haitians got approximately 4 dollars of my federal taxes last year in Canada ($130,000,000 in total) and I never see progress in a country that pretends to be a democracy.

~Not a happy farker at this moment.


THIS
 
2010-01-21 02:28:35 PM  
i48.tinypic.com
 
2010-01-21 02:28:35 PM  
A toilet? Fitting, considering the posts.
 
2010-01-21 02:29:58 PM  
No. Because I don't care about Haiti and neither should you.
 
2010-01-21 02:31:15 PM  
indarwinsshadow: Join Fark's Haiti relief effort by supporting Architecture for Humanity. Yes, this is a repeat from two days ago

Sure Fark. Just as soon as you post a registered charity number and a breakdown of the officers involved, where and how the money is being spent, a reason why you're not giving the money to a charity we'd all recognize like the Salvation Army and a damn good explanation why you ignore the everyday plight of the homeless in America, and the conditions of First Nations people in Canada that live in substandard housing and don't have enough fresh drinking water.

Haitians got approximately 4 dollars of my federal taxes last year in Canada ($130,000,000 in total) and I never see progress in a country that pretends to be a democracy.

~Not a happy farker at this moment.


Annual Report with Financial Breakdown and EIN number

We are working in America Biloxi and in 60 cities

We are working in Canada Toronto and Vancouver

oh and we have worked with

• Community-based organizations: Pinsara Federation, League for Education and Development, Hope Coordination Center, and others.
• Housing developers: Habitat for Humanity, Hope Coordination Center, and others.
• Institutional and NGO clients: UN Habitat, UNICEF, AMD, Barefoot Foundation, Happy Hearts Fund, FIFA, Nike, Oprah's Angel Network, Orient Global, and many others.
• Government: USAID, Parks Department of the City of New York, Office of Emergency Management of New York.

you know you give your money to the legit groups, they then ask us to build their projects. Drew just was cutting our the middle man.
 
2010-01-21 02:32:07 PM  
logophile As a christian, there's ongoing sadness about people dying never knowing the saving power of their God.

I am so glad I am not a Christian in constant need of "saving". If you don't have the disease you don't need the cure.
 
2010-01-21 02:32:55 PM  
arched:
If this was America we'd be talking 4 to 6 Million people dead and 7 Million injured and 42 to 48 Million without shelter.


I'm curious how those numbers were determined. I'm not sure an earthquake that size would effect the entire continental United States and the total population.

/great organization, just question the fear "perspective".
//i could be wrong, please correct and find me a crow.
 
2010-01-21 02:36:25 PM  
I don't know why we should be encouraged to donate to AFH. Currently there is no building code and even if there was, untrained/unskilled people are doing the construction... they don't care about a stinkin' code. This is why they are in the situation in the first place. Of all the concrete you've seen on CNN, how much of it has rebar. I haven't seen any, none, zilch. Even the presidential palace has no rebar.

People there are now desperate. The ones who can afford to rebuild don't care about building codes and the gov't there is too worried about their own asses to give a fark about their people. You want to do these people a favour.... move them to the US. Even urban Detroit is better than P-a-P.

Besides, all the solutions I've seen are band-aid solutions. There are bigger problems there... the corrupt government and the lack of infrastructure for instance.

This whole disaster is reminiscent of Katrina. Take the crap, move it to the left and voila....

/still gave money
//and shoes to my local soft-moc store.
 
2010-01-21 02:36:48 PM  
toetag: arched:
If this was America we'd be talking 4 to 6 Million people dead and 7 Million injured and 42 to 48 Million without shelter.

I'm curious how those numbers were determined. I'm not sure an earthquake that size would effect the entire continental United States and the total population.

/great organization, just question the fear "perspective".
//i could be wrong, please correct and find me a crow.


I read it as a ratio comparison to the U.S. population to put it in perspective for us.
 
2010-01-21 02:37:19 PM  
Kroger cashier: Would you like to round up and donate to Haiti?
Me: NO
Cashier: Don't you care about them?
Me: What part of NO did you not understand?
 
2010-01-21 02:37:41 PM  
indarwinsshadow

Sure Fark. Just as soon as you post a registered charity number and a breakdown of the officers involved, where and how the money is being spent, a reason why you're not giving the money to a charity we'd all recognize like the Salvation Army


TFA covers that. The long and short of it is it's a long term project, not a stopgap emergency measure.

and a damn good explanation why you ignore the everyday plight of the homeless in America, and the conditions of First Nations people in Canada that live in substandard housing and don't have enough fresh drinking water.

No Charity helps everybody equally. At the moment the need in Haiti is by all accounts particularly acute, so naturally a lot of charitable organizations focus their efforts there. You're really going to blame them for that?

Haitians got approximately 4 dollars of my federal taxes last year in Canada ($130,000,000 in total) and I never see progress in a country that pretends to be a democracy.

There's several articles that came out after the earthquake about the particularly unfortunate timing of it, as it comes on the heels of Haiti actually starting to slowly drag itself out of sub third world status. I dunno how true they are or aren't, but it's something, I suppose.

~Not a happy farker at this moment.

Sorry, unless your unhappiness is because of someone trying to raise money for Haitian relief efforts, in which case you win the tiny violin award for today.
 
2010-01-21 02:38:38 PM  
We should Frank Gehry down there to build houses.

We could also send Bob Vila and Norm Abraham.

We could also send them that Pink Panther guy.
 
2010-01-21 02:40:22 PM  
Thanks for the explanation arched but you're just a faceless name on a website that's asking money from a bunch of people who don't know you, and you want it to go to a country that has an appalling human rights record, and no accounting for where that money will go. I'm serious when I say enough isn't done in America and Canada to help the people here. There's more homeless in America than the population of Haiti in total, and the poverty rate on reservations in Canada should be a question of genocide.
 
2010-01-21 02:40:33 PM  
This practical and inexpensive structure (new window) was designed by a friend of mine, Vinay, for burning man. If any one on the board has some clout with the relief effort or with Architecture for Humanity, I
hope you take a look. I can't think of a better place and time for the bucky-esque structural integrity, quick set up, adaptability to varied materials and cost savings.

gorgor, I always appreciate your dark humor. I lOLed. But really folks, when thirsty, hungry injured people are getting amputations with nothing more than Motrin, if you have nothing to offer other than to biatch about how inconvenienced you are from hearing about it, then why not just skip the thread?
 
2010-01-21 02:40:40 PM  
dugitman: I read it as a ratio comparison to the U.S. population to put it in perspective for us.

That's what I thought as well. which to me sounds a bit fear mongering, pulling at the heart strings, etc. just stick with the facts about the good the organization does. The media is bad enough blurring facts with statistics.
 
2010-01-21 02:43:32 PM  
arched: I think I'll add it to the school we are doing with Shakira in Haiti.

Can I do Shakira too?
 
2010-01-21 02:43:34 PM  
I wish someone would donate to my relief fund. I'd like to buy a motorcycle.
 
2010-01-21 02:44:05 PM  
There's always work for displaced Haitians rebuilding New Orleans. The jump in pay to our minimum wage should go a long way back home.
 
2010-01-21 02:45:02 PM  
Lutwidge. So you're saying we've done enough for the homeless in America they can look after themselves, and you don't care if First Nations people get sick from drinking contaminated water, drop out of school at 3X the rates of blacks, or are involved in guns and drugs and have the highest suicide rate in North America? Somethings wrong with you guy.
 
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