Thank you to all those who have contributed to Project Tents! This is to report that fund transfer to ShelterBox has been officially concluded.
Thank you all again!
Project Tents, Founder
Hi team -
As is the case with these things, it takes a number of days for all the money handling to happen. I am happy to confirm with you all now that the donation of $2100 US was made on behalf of the Project Tents group to Shelterbox USA. A few notes:
- Total funds from the event (in-world donations and Pay Pal donations to Peace Train) were 2,061 dollars. That’s after the conversion from Lindens to US dollars and transfer to the Peace Train Pay Pal account, and then transfer to the Peace Train Suntrust account.
- Peace Train had a small reserve in the bank and we’ve rounded that figure up to US $2100.
I hope you will share this information with the folks involved in the work. And I hope you all realize that this is what it’s all about; tapping the good will and creativity of the virtual community, creating memorable experiences for those online, and providing real help to the people who need it most.
You have done that.
Now, you can picture 2 complete Shelterboxes on their way to people who’s lives have been shaken to the ground. Picture enough shelter for up to 20 people, with all the basics to help them take care of primary needs, being treated, as Alan told us, with the dignity all humans deserve.
Thank you all for what you have done! I’m proud to have played a small part in this.
Steve / aka Cotton Thorne
Date: Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 9:03 AM
Subject: Online Entry Confirmation
This email is a confirmation that your online entry at the site of Shelter Box USA, Inc. was received. Following is the information that was recorded:
First Name: Steve
Last Name: xxxxxxxxx
Address: P.O. Box xxxx
Postal Code: 27302
Phone: 1 919 451 8320
Comments: On behalf of the Project Tents team, please accept this donation from the funds raised during the Tents for Haiti Expo in Second Life.
Gift Frequency: One-Time
Club/School/Organization: Peace Train
Rotary District or Funding Code: undefined
This gift is in the name of: Project Tents for Haiti
Notification Name: The Peace Train Charitable Trust
Notification Address: P.O. Box 1022
Notification City: Mebane
Notification State: NC
Notification Postal Code: 27302
Please list my name on the online Roll of Honor as it appears above
If any of your information is incorrect, or if you have any questions, please contact Shelter Box USA, Inc. at 941-907-6036 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you very much!
Time to begin to thank everyone concerned with Project Tents Haiti. First of all thank you to those of you who contributed to this cause to help the people of Haiti to be able to receive essential needs foot traffic on the sim was 10,027. On the Project Tents sim or in store kiosks an amazing 561,144 lindens or $2241.77 US was raised. This total does not include the donations which might have been made directly to the ShelterBox site or to Peace Train Charitable Trust either online to their Paypal or one of their in world kiosks. As a result of your generosity we will be able to help a minimum of 40 people to find shelter from the storms. A special thank you to all the hard working and altruistic people that spend their time and energy to help these people to help themselves come out of this devastation, whether there in Haiti or somewhere else in the world using their abilities to give of themselves.
There are many who must be mentioned that were directly involved in this particular project please let us know if by some error we have neglected to mention you here. Thank you to ShelterBox Communication Manager Alan Monroe for sharing stories and putting into perspective the work being done in Haiti. Thank you to Peace Train Charitable Trust, a (501 c3) Public Charity recognized , who will deliver all the collected donations to ShelterBox. Cotton Thorne, Siri Vita, and Gwenette Writer, who put together the bookend Grand Opening and Closing events featuring the music of GA-GO SL ver and Jean Munro. Thank you to artists Moeuhane Sandalwood and Ally Aeon and their art realism installation entitled “Condamnation: A Country between Devastation and Hope”.
Thank you to the many designers and vendors of Project Tents HAITI we could not have done it without you: PRISM – Journey McLaglen, Angel Dessous – Nando Korobase & Gina Beaumont, ABJ (Aurora Borealis Jewelry) – Sequoia Nightfire, AZUL – Mami Jewell, BELLISSIMA! – Elle74 Zaftig, DmD Poses – M4rk3tt0 Bonetto, Gabriel – Arginit Igaly, GA-GO SL ver – gago Gigamon, Honey – terian Demina, MIHNAS *Tuscany Garden and Furniture Store* – Mihna Miles, R.A. Crystal – Rama Anatine, SHIKI Designs – Shinichi Mathy, Styles of edo – edo Tone, Tres Beau – Kimmera Madison, Tukinowaguma Hair Style – KateForster Akina & AlexWyler Yoshikawa, WAKA & Yuki – Waka Flow & yukitan Farrjones, wonderkids – Harmonie Wonder, Body Talking – Arisia Ashmoot, C’est Moi! boutique – Marcantonio Beaumont, Essential Soul Studio N Poses – Steven Dean & Maeve Strom, Fellini Couture – joy Fellini, Fhang Candy – Michi Fhang, FK Virtues – Faith Kaestner, MIDI’S – Midi Aeon, Moonbeam Fashion – Miria Moonbeam, U&R DOGS – Uta Karas, Vamp Shoes – Monrocie Pontecorvo, ZIZ – ziza Galicia, Aimesi Skins – Mea Carnell, Baubles Boho Jewelry – Chic Aeon, Chantkare – Applonia Criss, Di’s Shape Design – Di Hoorenbeek, Ear Candy – Maeve Mortlock, Faster Pussycat – Honey Bender, and Premiere Modeling – Giselle Temple.
Thank you to BOSL Magazine, BOSL Radio staff, and BOSL Blog: Frolic Mills,Umberto Giano, Kate Stockholm, Rebekah Bagley, Sonicity Fitzroy, Friday Night Talk Show hosts Wurlitzer Seisenbacher & Nefertiti Kimagawa. Magazine publishers of Glance Magazine, Maniera Magazine, Scruplz Publishing Group for their free publicity of this event.
Thank you to the creator of Project Tents, Miaa Rebane, whose inspiration after seeing a CNN report motivated a small group to do something big. Her tireless efforts,sleepless nights and personal monetary investment in the Project Tents sim made it all possible. Thank you to Kay Fairey who kept the group focused and on task and formed the liaison to Peace Train, who with Sora Tatham was able to bridge the language gap to bring in several Japanese designers. Thank you to Sequoia Nightfire, for her building and Terra forming of the Project Tents sim, all the tents, donation kiosks and event posters, and for keeping the blog updated. Thank you to M4rk3tt0 Bonetto for his photographic skills and landscaping prowess, managing the designated PT avatar Haiti Elan , signboards and scripting, Emma Portilo for her work in creation of the blog and publicity of the event, Herradurra Baar for Models Workshop publicity and press release, Gamp Lane for her work in contacting designers, CheerCoach4EJS Gymnast for her support and dance moves, BlackBarbie Bravin and Rodolphe Pfalz for the sim teleportation system, Wicca Merlin and Sabine Blackburn involved in the initial process which brought you this event. Thank you again to all who brought you this event it was many. We look forward to the next event as we are already beginning the process.
The Project Tents Team
By popular demand Project Tents will stay open today May 31st until 10 pm slt. Come get the exclusive gifts and outfits only available here from the designers listed below. Some designers may come to claim their items before we close so don’t miss out hurry now to pick up the one time items to benefit the people of Haiti. Project Tents will Officially close May 31st 10pm slt. Click Here for SLURL
Project Tents HAITI Vendors
Baubles Boho Jewelry
Di’s Shape Design
ABJ – Aurora Borealis Jewelry
Essential Soul Studio N Poses
C’est Moi! boutique
WAKA & Yuki
Tukinowaguma Hair Style
Styles of edo
MIHNAS *Tuscany Garden and Furniture Store*
At the corner Northeast corner of Project Tents is a monstrous cube depicting the devastation wreaked upon Haiti by the earthquake. Artists Moeuhane Sandalwood and Ally Aeon were invited to give those attending this benefit for Haiti a realistic look at what the Haiti people face each day. Their art installation is entitled “Condamnation: A Country between Devastation and Hope” we encourage all to come see it and all the vendors one last time before we close May 31st at 10 pm slt. Remember 75% of all sales go directly to ShelterBox and then the people of Haiti. We are very near our goal of being able to send two shelterBoxes, which will provide supplies and give shelter from the storms for 40 Haitians.
Project tents creator and founder Miss Virtual World 2010, Miaa Rebane and Project Tents co-founder Kay Fairey appeared on Friday Night Talk Show with Wurlitzer Seisenbacher & Nefertiti Kimagawa. They were able to share the elegant and accessible event that combined fashion and charity to help the people of Haiti. Many of those personally involved in the event attended the live broadcast including members of charitable trust partners Peace Train.
According to host Wurlitzer Sesenbacher there were 312,000 listeners to the broadcast based upon listeners of Real Life radio station participation. Below is one of the many messages Miaa Rebane received:
Thank you for the work you all do on SL. I am from Guadeloupe. My profession is in real nurse. I participate in caring for the repatriation of Haiti. And frankly, what I saw with my own eyes is indescribable. All remains to be done for haitiens.Et will take time to forget. Thank you for them!!
19 May 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PR Contact: Emma Portilo or Sequoia Nightfire
Over four months ago a devastating 7.0 earthquake hit the country of Haiti just outside the capital of Port-au-Prince. Four months seems like a lifetime ago, so many other natural occurrences have impacted citizens of the world since then, but the work in Haiti has only just begun. The May 24th issue of Time Magazine reports concerns that living conditions in Haiti are getting worse with the storm season now upon the region. Hundreds of thousands of Haitians still are without any permanent shelter, their only protection from the elements are makeshift tents created from materials found in the rubble. Without a solid base to these structures, many Haitians go to sleep at night in extremely damp surroundings sometime unable to escape pools of water left by the torrential rains. Relief organizations are working as fast as they can to provide permanent shelter but it may be years until any normalcy is brought back to Haiti.
This is why Project Tents along with the Peace Train Charitable Trust is honored to announce and bring to Second Life the Project Tents HAITI Benefit Expo, a fund-raising event for ShelterBox. ShelterBox is a recognized international fund-raising organization that provides quality shelters for those displaced by disasters. The shelters, provided for those displaced in Haiti, are quality tents that can fit up to 10 people each and are built to withstand extreme temperatures, high winds and heavy rainfall. These are only temporary homes but are safe & reliable until permanent homes are completed.
With the National Hurricane Center in the US predicting an active Atlantic Hurricane season and Haiti being right in the middle of ‘Hurricane Alley’, finding reliable shelters is extremely important and why we are excited to organize this fund-raising event for ShelterBox.
Project Tents HAITI Benefit Expo, is a benefit exposition featuring members of Second Life’s fashion industry, created by Project Tents, a non-profit group in-world group of models and designers in Second Life. The exposition will feature creations of many of top designers of Second Life fashion, as well as musical performances sponsored in cooperation with the Peace Train Charitable Trust. We, the members of Project Tents, want to first thank you for your support and any donations we may receive to our fundraiser to benefit the people of Haiti. Project Tents HAITI Benefit Expo will open May 21st and run through May 30th (See SLURL links listed below). All of the designers will be offering exclusive and limited edition items which will only be available at the expo.
Project Tents HAITI Benefit Expo opens 10am SLT on May 21st
10am: Opening remarks from Cotton Thorne of Peace Train and Alan Monroe, Communications Manager, Shelterbox USA
11am: Live from Japan GaGo
12pm: Singer Tamra Sands as the Expo Vendors open to the public
We are honored to have many of the top designers in SL involved with this project including:
Aimesi, Angel Dessous, ABJ – Aurora Borealis Jewelry, AZUL, Bamboo Soup, Baubles Boho Jewelry, BELLISSIMA!, Body Talking, C’est Moi! Boutique, Callie Cline, Di’s Shape Design, DmD Poses, Ear Candy, Essential Soul, Faster Pussycat, Fellini Couture, FK Virtues, Gabriel, MiDis, Moonbeam Fashions, PRISM, Premiere Modelling Agency, R.A. Crystal, Shiki, , Styles of edo, Tres Beau, Tukinowaguma Hair Style, U&R DOGS, Vamp Shoes, wonderkids, W&Y Hair
Throughout the week we will have many other great events including a week long raffle event for wonderful prizes. The event runs May 21st – May 30th, 2010
To Learn more please visit:
* Shelter Box: http://www.shelterbox.org/
* The Peace Train Charitable Trust: http://slpeacetrain.org/
* Project Tents: http://sltents4haiti.wordpress.com/
* Time Magazine: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1989131,00.html
To Visit the Project Tents HAITI Benefit Expo
Project Tents HAITI Landing Points
The Project Tents Team
Miaa Rebane, Sequoia Nightfire, Kay Fairey, M4rk3tt0 Bonetto, Emma Portilo, Herradurra Baar, Gamp Lane, BlackBarbie Bravin, CheerCoach4EJS Gymnast, Sora Tatham, Wicca Merlin, and Sabine Blackburn
Project Tents announces “Project Tents HAITI”, a benefit exposition, created by the Project Tents non-profit group in Second Life. The exposition will feature top designers of Second Life fashion as well as performances sponsored and in cooperation with Peace Train Charitable Trust. We, the members of Project Tents, want to first thank you for your support and any donations we may receive to our fundraiser to benefit the people of Haiti. The “Project Tents HAITI Benefit Expo” will take place from May 21st to May 30th (location to be announced). All of the event designers will be offering elusively unique items available only for a limited time and only at the expo.
Together with Peace Train we will be raising funds for Shelter Box – an organization that provides Tents & Lifesaving supplies to those who have been displaced due to natural disasters. Visit the Shelter Box website or click on the tab above to see the impact Shelter BOX has already had in helping the people in the ongoing needs of the people of Haiti.
The Peace Train Charitable Trust, a public charity (501 c 3) in the United States, and works with volunteers around the world to promote global, interfaith, cross-cultural efforts to create lasting peace through mobilizing dialogue, support and learning for real life Peace organizations. This is an organization founded by members of Second Life and are recognized by Linden Lands as a non-profit charitable organization.
Project Tents team