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  • Fundraiser Night at the Portsmouth, NH Flatbread | Global DIRT
    Scratching The Surface New Zealand Information Volunteer Experiences Cristin Senior more Upcoming events No upcoming events available more Home Blogs zclancy s blog Fundraiser Night at the Portsmouth NH Flatbread Submitted by zclancy on Tue 08 17 2010 12 51 Tonight from 5pm until close the Portsmouth NH Flatbread Company will be hosting a benefit night for Global DIRT We will have team members there to talk to people joining us for the event as well as a photo slide show of some of our work A portion of the night s profits will be donated to our organization So come down and eat as much pizza as you can to help raise some money for our group We will be using all of the money raised to continue focusing all of our efforts on the ground in Haiti Our next big project is starting an ambulance service which will take both a lot of work and a great deal of funds so we hope that tonight is a big success If you can t join us but still want to support please donate online through this website zclancy s blog Add new comment Help Now Donate Global DIRT is

    Original URL path: http://www.globaldirt.org/blog/benefit-tonight-portsmouth (2016-02-14)
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  • sgrosh | Global DIRT
    Volunteer Experiences Alexandra Volunteer Experiences Kerry Scratching The Surface New Zealand Information Volunteer Experiences Cristin Senior more Upcoming events No upcoming events available more Home sgrosh View Track sgrosh Type Post Author Replies Last updated Blog entry Volunteer Experiences Evie sgrosh 0 3 years 1 week ago Blog entry Volunteer Experiences Kerry sgrosh 0 4 years 9 weeks ago Help Now Donate Global DIRT is a direct action non profit

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  • kdriscoll | Global DIRT
    Blog entry Volunteer Experiences Heidi kdriscoll 0 4 years 3 weeks ago Blog entry Volunteer Experiences Alexandra kdriscoll 0 4 years 4 weeks ago Blog entry Global DIRT Haiti Update kdriscoll 0 4 years 13 weeks ago Blog entry Scratching The Surface kdriscoll 0 4 years 19 weeks ago Event Hampton NH Charity Dinner kdriscoll 0 4 years 44 weeks ago Event Online Fan Fundraiser kdriscoll 0 4 years 46 weeks ago Event Hyde Park Run Walk kdriscoll 0 4 years 47 weeks ago Blog entry New Zealand Information kdriscoll 0 4 years 48 weeks ago Blog entry Volunteer Experiences Cristin Senior kdriscoll 0 4 years 51 weeks ago Blog entry Volunteer Experiences Michael Kantor kdriscoll 0 5 years 5 weeks ago Blog entry Sharing Teddy Bears kdriscoll 0 5 years 7 weeks ago Blog entry How You Can Help Haiti Even If You Can t Go kdriscoll 0 5 years 8 weeks ago Newsletter issue Global DIRT responds to Cholera Outbreak in Haiti kdriscoll 0 5 years 16 weeks ago Blog entry Cholera Outbreak in Haiti kdriscoll 0 5 years 16 weeks ago Blog entry Global DIRT and Can do org on AC360 kdriscoll 1 5 years 19 weeks

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  • Volunteer Experiences: Michael Kantor | Global DIRT
    clinic varied between 50 and 100 at any one time a number of them small children or infants Media reports estimate 100 000 people have been infected and 2 500 have died The grim reality is that these numbers are significantly higher Several days into my stay in Haiti we were contacted by an organization called Grassroots United They had received word of a village that was hit hard with cholera and because it was located up a mountainside 4 hours from the nearest paved road there was no local clinic or resources for treatment We were asked to hike in assess the situation and report back on the needs of the village The following day we grabbed all the supplies we could and drove a few hours across Haiti where we stayed with the missionaries who had first heard about the remote village the name of which we learned was Pays Pourri A priest from a local church asked us to spend our first day visiting a different village where a woman had died from cholera The villagers were afraid to touch the body and asked us to take care of her a task the details of which I will graciously omit from this blog entry The population of the small village is about 2 000 and they have only one water supply from a creek that was infested with cholera As we watched young boys filling water jugs from the creek we knew the sad reality was that there was simply nothing we could do about it That night we reported our findings and spent a second night sleeping or not mostly not on the concrete roof of the home the missionaries were renting The next morning we woke early hoping to begin our hike to Pays Pourri before the Haitian sun was at full blast The hike itself was quite beautiful After 4 tough hours mostly in the heat we were hoping to avoid we arrived at Pays Pourri We first met with some villagers who showed us the cistern in which they keep their water supply We then visited a local school where several dozen children ran to the fence to greet us Taking pictures of kids and showing them their digital image is always good fun Children here don t often if ever see technology like digital cameras We enjoyed watching their faces light up when seeing their image for the first time Information in Haiti is often inaccurate and this time we were very thankful to learn the rumors of the epidemic we heard so much about were inaccurate The people of Pays Pourri were by in large both happy and healthy Thankfully they also understood the need to keep their water supply clean That said chances of the cholera epidemic making its way up the mountain and infecting this beautiful village is more than likely After returning to Port au Prince we met with the good people at Water Missions International I had

    Original URL path: http://www.globaldirt.org/blog/volunteers/michaelkantor/1 (2016-02-14)
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  • Sharing Teddy Bears | Global DIRT
    we felt that this heartwarming story about the Christmas delivery of a huge teddy bear donation would be the best possible example Six year old Noah Osaba in Georgia donated over one ton of teddy bears to our organization after a fundraiser that he held at his school after Haiti s earthquake To read more about Noah s fundraiser click here We have been trying for months to get these teddy bears both into Haiti and distributed to area orphanages and shelters We first looked to our friends at LIFT who helped coordinate the safe travel of these teddy bears to Haiti but the bears were caught up in customs for some time We put out a plea for help with the teddy bears and luckily heard from Can Do who assisted us in getting the bears out of customs Grassroots United provided transportation of the teddy bears from customs to the facility where we coordinated teddy bear distribution Can Do also helped us deliver the massive amount of teddy bears to local orphanages IMAT also assisted us in passing our the stuffed animals at area orphanages where both teams taught cholera prevention while handing out the Christmas gifts We also brought a shipment of bears to the newly founded We Advance which will enable them to hand out bears at battered women s clinics and women s shelters With all of this cooperation coordination and team work thousands of children now have wonderful new stuffed toys to share their Christmas day with Check out some of the pictures below to see some of the children who received bears today Ultimately we would like to thank you for your continued support and interest in our organization as we work daily to better the lives of those living in Haiti To

    Original URL path: http://www.globaldirt.org/blog/sharing-teddy-bears (2016-02-14)
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  • How You Can Help Haiti, Even If You Can't Go | Global DIRT
    However there are plenty of informative knowledgeable people who have made Haiti a priority in their lives and provide sound advice on who s who in Haiti If you re a member of the Twitter community we suggest following individuals like Melissa Elliot melymello Laurie Beth Moccio theGrottoTweets Alison lightxxx Aleda aledajd or Bettie RVAREGal and organizations such as MissionMANNA or Candoorg The next step is finding some favorites Who s your favorite charity Whose work speaks to you Which group seems to be helping Haiti the most Who has unique ideas and innovative solutions Find a charity or individual working in Haiti that you are truly passionate about we hope it s Global DIRT and learning more about them Find out what type of work they do and what their needs are Is this the type of organization that needs children s clothes or the type that needs sterile medical supplies Where can you donate How can you help Get the vital information of your new favorite charity or person and get ready to share the news Step three is raising awareness People can become desensitized to the visions of the suffering in Haiti and the media all too frequently overlooks the important day to day happenings in the country This step includes making sure that your friends family co workers and others around you are aware that the people of Haiti still need our help Remind them that a majority of the people displaced by the earthquake in January continue to live in tents almost a year later To raise awareness you can tweet post on Facebook blog hang posters in coffee shops anything to get the word out Encourage those around you to check out your favorite charity and include that charity in your posts about helping Haiti The fourth step is finding a way to help that charity To do this it is best to get creative What are your best skills Are you a great website developer Offer some free services to your charity to help promote a new website Are you a talented chef or great baker Have a delicious bake sale to raise funds and awareness about your favorite organization s work in Haiti Have a birthday coming up Ask friends to donate to your favorite charity in your name Work with organizations that you are a member of to do food or clothing drives or to rally for new donations Contact your favorite charity if you plan to hold a big donation drive to see if they have any materials to hand out or sell to encourage even more donations The last step to helping Haiti is commitment Not everyone we realize can devote themselves full time to bettering Haiti However with your new found knowledge of Haiti and those trying to help it you are in a better position than most to keep the spirit alive You don t have to Tweet post or blog about Haiti every day but once

    Original URL path: http://www.globaldirt.org/blog/how-to-help-haiti (2016-02-14)
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  • Global DIRT Haiti Update | Global DIRT
    Saint Marc to provide assistance to St Nicholas Hospital in response to the cholera outbreak in the region As the epidemic spread Global DIRT acquired an ambulance from Youth With a Mission YMAM Global DIRT and YMAM together ran the only on call ambulance in Saint Marc where the teams transported cholera victims that were unable to travel for to the hospital for treatment Global DIRT s additional personnel then landed in Haiti and resupplied the MSF Medecins Sans Frontieres or Doctors Without Borders facility with HTIwater hydrowells and hydropacks that produce an ORS oral rehydration salts solution from non potable water As news developed about tropical storm Tomas the Global DIRT team returned to Port au Prince to prepare for an EMS response The team prepped a mass casualty ambulance a swift water rescue rig a traditional ambulance rig and coordinated with Haiti s University and Educational Hospital HUEH to have two additional ambulances on standby The team spread the EMS contact number for direct assistance in case of emergency The morning that the hurricane hit a Global DIRT unit evaluated tent cities and flooding in Carrefour Cite Soleil Petionville and the greater Port au Prince area to provide feedback to other NGO s and Haiti s Joint Operations and Tasking Center JOTC As the day continued EMS rigs were sent to tent cities to provide health and wellness checks in between bouts of hurricane force rain The Global DIRT team continues to deploy EMS assets to Port au Prince and will be receiving additional personnel in the coming days For those looking for a way to help Haiti please consider giving to Global DIRT to help us continue our EMS and logistical coordination efforts in the greater Port au Prince area Your contributions go directly to the purchase

    Original URL path: http://www.globaldirt.org/news/haiti-update (2016-02-14)
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  • Cholera Outbreak in Haiti | Global DIRT
    We have already sent a team to Artibonite to gather information and assess which specific aid will be required in the area Primarily Global DIRT hopes to install a Noah Water Purification System in the affected area to clean up the drinking water of the displaced persons and curb further outbreaks of cholera The NOMAD Purification system is capable of producing 136 000 liters of potable water daily Our team recently installed one of these units successfully in the aftermath of the Pakistan floods and we have been impressed with its efficiency Its use would both curtail further outbreaks of cholera in Haiti as well as provide safe drinking water for those in the region most affected by the epidemic Cholera is caused by a virus in contaminated drinking water It causes severe diarrhea and vomiting leading to dehydration Cholera can be fatal within hours or days and can spread rapidly especially in environments similar to those created by the January 12 earthquake in Haiti Its treatment involves a rigid re hydration process requiring a large amount of clean safe drinking water The NOMAD Purification unit that the DIRT team hopes to install would help rehydrate affected patients Furthermore this purification unit would clean up the contaminated water that continues to make more people sick daily Ultimately we would like to ask you again to donate to our organization to support Haiti We sincerely promise that every dollar goes directly toward helping the effected citizens of Haiti as we work hard to raise the 15 000 to purchase another Noah Water Purification system If you can purchase a plastic bottle of water at home or feel safe drinking water from your faucet take a moment to step into the shoes of a Haitian in these radically different circumstances If you

    Original URL path: http://www.globaldirt.org/blog/cholera-outbreak-haiti (2016-02-14)
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