Aid Still Required:Haiti

Darin Brooks & Kelly Kruger are teaming up to bring a state of the art Jatropha seed oil press to Haiti which will create a sustainable alternative to diesel.
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Daniel Parziale
Environment
Los Angeles, California
United States
4 Team Members

This is a flexible funding campaign so we will receive all of the funds even if we don't hit our goal.  

We know we can make a big push over these last 7 days. Can you please chip in and share with everyone you think would be interested in the campaign? Thanks for all your support.

Learn more at www.AidStillRequired.org/Haiti2014

Check out this article about our own Kelly Kruger and the Jatropha program! Thanks Kelly http://cbs.soapsindepth.com/2014/02/soap-stars-team-up-for-good-cause.html
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Fund a Jatropha Seed Oil Press for Haiti, Change the Lives of Thousands

For the past three years, 1,000 farmers have been growing hundreds of thousands of Jatropha trees in southern Haiti.  Why?  Because the seeds from these trees produce oil so rich it serves as a straight replacement for diesel fuel.  Yes, that means you can run your car, truck or farm machinery on it. 

These trees are now mature and ready for harvest, and Darin and Kelly need you for the final step – to bring the proper presses to Haiti to extract the oil.

Jatropha doesn’t just produce clean fuel.  It produces jobs – thousands of them – plus, a cleaner atmosphere and dignity for the farmers.  In a nation like Haiti that has struggled for centuries to become self-sufficient, this is huge. 

We are asking you to join with Sirona Cares and Aid Still Required to make this program happen.  Together we can create a new future for thousands in Haiti.

      

Turning these jatropha seeds into fuel can only happen with your help.

“We are getting involved with this project because we know that once a disaster leaves the headlines, people forget about the work that still needs to be done years later. Haiti is no different and we want to do all we can to make sure the people of Haiti have a chance at true, sustainable recovery. Thanks for joining with us.” -Kelly Kruger and Darin Brooks

Today 95% of the people in Haiti live on $2 or less per day.  Almost none of them have electricity, running water, or seemingly a future. 

We can change the course in Haiti.


                    

What we know:

1.  People need jobs.

2.  People need access to energy – clean energy.

3.  People need to protect the environment.

4.  These oil presses will allow all of this to be accomplished, providing enough income for thousands of farmers to provide for their families.

5.  YOU CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN



What's it going to take?

$25,000 allows us to ship oil presses to Haiti, install them, and train Haitians in their operation.  Since there’s a ready market for Jatropha oil, we’ve guaranteed farmers that we’ll buy all the seeds they can harvest.  We then sell the oil for about $3.50/gallon and use those proceeds to buy more seeds from the farmers.

Your contributions give thousands a livelihood they never had.

It's beautiful. It's simple. It’s clean. It's sustainable. 

Awesome. I want to help. Can I get hooked up in return?

Yes. Darin and Kelly are going to make that happen. At different funding levels, you are going to get totally unique, limited edition products, personal emails, letters and phone calls from celebrities, and, for the right price, you are going to get to do something that no one else gets to do.  Check out the kickbacks and dig deep. Your support will go a long, long way towards helping the people of Haiti.

                                                        


                                


          

  

             
Sirona Cares Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit, has been working to build sustainable communities for five years by giving the poorest of the poor the ability to create, use and sell alternative energy.  Energy access is empowering.  Our biofuel and solar programs give communities the hand up that they need to become self-sufficient within the context of sustainable business models.


Aid Still Required, “One of 7 Charities to Watch”  (The Huffington Post), is a registered 501(c)3 that refocuses the spotlight on people who have been forgotten after natural disasters. With the help of personalities such as Adam Levine, Paul McCartney, Sting, Kevin Spacey, Kobe Bryant and dozens of others, ASR outreach campaigns have reached 500 million worldwide. 


  

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$15,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on March 16, 2014
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  • $5USD
    High five!

    Yes! You just donated the equivalent of 2 gallons of Jatropha oil. Darin and Kelly are sending you a thank you email. Print it out and slap it somewhere to remember that you gave.

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    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $10USD
    Aid Still Required Wristband

    100 jatropha saplings just got planted because of you. We want to send you an Aid Still Required wristband and a thank you email so you can remember your contribution.

    6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $50USD
    Love Fuels the Future Tote Bag

    Beautiful custom tote designed by Kelly Kruger especially for you or someone special. Scroll down to check out this beautiful and stylish bag. You're going to get compliments on this tote and you're going to feel good every time you use it.

    6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $75USD
    Personal card+signed headshots

    Personal card to you or a friend + signed head shots, + limited edition wristband and custom designed water bottle. If it's for a friend, send an email to info@AidStillRequired.org and give us the contact info!

    3 out of 50 claimed
  • $150USD
    Phone call or Twitter Convo!

    Personal phone call or Twitter convo session with Darin or Kelly with you or a friend plus signed head shots. We need your phone number or Twitter handle to call so send an e-mail to info@AidStillRequired.org and give us the info! You also get the limited edition wristband plus your choice of tote or water bottle. E-mail us with your choice! Darin and Kelly are ready to call you.

    2 out of 25 claimed
  • $500USD
    All the swag+signed B&B script

    You want all the swag? You want to get a copy of a Bold and the Beautiful script signed by the whole cast? You've got it. AND your contribution is affecting the lives of thousands in Haiti.

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    $1,000USD
    B&B Set Visit for 2 + Gift Bag

    Behind the scenes tour of the Bold and the Beautiful set for 2 with Darin Brooks, accompanied by Kelly Kruger plus complete gift bag (wrist band, water bottle and tote). Bet you have a friend that wants you to make this gift...and an invitation to join you.

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    $1,500USD
    Lunch and B&B Set Visit

    How about lunch with Darin and Kelly before getting a behind the scenes tour of the Bold and the Beautiful set for 2 with the two of them? You love Darin and Kelly? Wait until you meet them in person. You want to help make sure the Jatropha program happens? Contribute and it's all yours. Something tells me a friend of yours might help with the contribution for an invite to come along...

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  • $2,500USD
    The Whole Package

    You just helped to change the lives of thousands in Haiti. Lunch for 2, set visit plus inclusion on Aid Still Required “Council of 100” for 1 year alongside celebrities you love including our very own Darin Brooks and Kelly Kruger. www.AidStillRequired.org/council-of-100/

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