It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
1 child inspired 5 people to collect 729 donations to raise $28,715.
Five people in Halifax felt the pain caused by the Boston Marathon Bombings and the senselessness of its destruction. But instead of wishing there was something they could do, they did it. Inspired by eight year old Martin Richard they started the No More Hurting People t-shirt campaign….and then all of you took it and ran with it.
Here are some quotes from donors to the campaign;
“I think this is a great thing you are doing. The bombings did touch me and I was wondering what I could do. You have helped me do something, even if in a small way. I am going to wear the t-shirt with pride.”
“God bless you and your team for your efforts, good job! The world needs to be able to believe that angels are amongst us. I have always believed! … Nova Scotia has angels!”
We were overwhelmed by the response on our website and in social media. People from across North America and as far away as the Russian Federation and New Zealand also answered the call purchasing t-shirts and donating to those affected by the Boston Bombing.
Thanks to your support we paid for shirts and shipping, then donated $13,033.39 to the Richard family and $5,585.75 to The One Fund Boston.
Please take a moment to watch the video again that allowed us to become a conduit to help people like you to support others, heal, and restore a little faith in humanity.
On behalf of the NMHP team, it is with our pleasure and gratitude that we are thrilled to officially close this project.
Your friends in Halifax Nova Scotia,Matthew, Melodie, Jeremy, Andrew & Julian
**ONE WEEK UPDATE** 14/05/2013One week in and it's going really great! We're at nearly $17K and still plenty of time to reach our goal. We've had some great celebrity shout outs, thank-you to musician Bif Naked, Heath Pearce of the New York Red Bulls, CBC anchor Peter Mansbridge, comedian Mike Bullard, musician Steven Page, ET Canada host Cheryl Hickey, Sloan, NBA player Desagana Diop and musician Joel Plaskett.
Please keep sharing and tweeting, tomorrow is the one month anniversary of the bombings and by sharing or participating it's an amazing way to show your support.
Suggested Tweet: Help Boston Heal: Watch the Video, Get the T-Shirt igg.me/at/nomorehurtingpeople #nomorehurting
Thank you and Peace,
Mel, Matt, Julian, Jeremy and Andrew
The CBC National (TV): http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/TV+Shows/The+National/Only+in+Canada/ID/2383917332/
Global News (TV): http://globalnews.ca/video/556299/no-more-hurting-people
On Saturday April 20th 2013, a group of five people got together to help the Boston bombing victims. Being from Halifax, we all have a deep affection for the City of Boston for their role in providing aid during the Halifax Explosion in 1917. 2000 Haligonians were tragically killed when a munitions ship loaded with explosives collided with a freighter. Boston sent relief immediately; providing much needed food, water and medical supplies. They relieved many of the Nova Scotia medical staff who had been working non-stop for 48 hours. The people of Halifax have never forgotten this and in thanks send Boston their annual Christmas tree that sits in Boston Common.
It's through this shared history that we felt the need to provide aid to our neighbors and help Boston heal. Over a few cups of coffee we talked about the tragedy, how it impacted each other, and what we could do to make a difference. The common thread in the discussion was Martin Richard's tragic death and how his message of peace touched us all so deeply: No More Hurting People. These four simple words, perfectly crafted by the innocence of an eight year old boy, gave us the inspiration for our project.
It was decided we would make a video and get as many friends and family from our community to participate. Everyone involved volunteered their time to help carry Martin's message forward. Thank-you to all our friends and family for making this possible in such a short time period.
How You Can Help
Buy a T-Shirt!
- For a minimum donation of $25USD you get a "No More Hurting People" T-Shirt
- All proceeds from the shirts will go to help the victim's in Boston
- 30% of the funds go directly to Martin Richard's family: http://richardfamilyfund.org/
- 70% of the funds will go to One Fund Boston: https://secure.onefundboston.org/page/contribute/default
- If you are a large organization ordering many shirts please make the contribution necessary and then contact us to let us know sizes and quantity. For example: If you want to order 100 shirts; contribute $2500 and then send us an email letting us know the size mix. Email us @firstname.lastname@example.org
The ImpactWe hope to raise $25,000 or sell 1000 t-shirts. This will aid in helping victim's pay the staggering medical bills, go through rehabiliation or potentially help a family get through the challenge of having a loved one out of work for an extended period of time.
Other Ways You Can Help
You can still help even if you can't buy the t-shirt!:
- Please share this page on Facebook and Twitter
- Tell a friend about the video
And that’s all there is to it.
The Project Team
Jeremy Cormier - Design and Creation
Matthew Brannon - Concept and Creation
Andrew MacCormack - Filmmaker
Julian Marentette - Producer
Melodie Joy - Project Manager
Thanks to all the Volunteers and the following people/organizations that helped make this happen:
- Floyd Gaetz - Financial Backer
- William F. White International (Lighting Equipment)
- Nicole Spagnoli (Writer)
- Alderney Landing Theater
- Andrew Tidby (Camera Equipment)
- Hemmings House Pictures (Camera Equipment)
- Arcadia Entertainment (Camera Equipment)
- Jason Micheal MacIssac
- Ted Lapierre (Graphics)
- Zan Rosborough (B Camera Operator)
- Sigur Rós
To The Richard Family
We want to express our sincere condolences to you. Words cannot express how your little boy touched us and we only hope this can help in some small way. Even though we have never met, our thoughts are with you through this terrible time. We wish Martin's mother and sister a full recovery.