Wednesday, January 27, 2010

“1 Million in 1 Month for Haiti” -- Chefs for Humanity

As we all know, Haiti has been devastated by an earthquake and estimates are that more than three million people’s lives are in jeopardy. Haitian authorities fear that 140,000 could already be dead. These numbers are increasing on a daily basis as access to fresh water, food, medical aid, shelter, & supplies are incredibly limited.

Celebrity chef Cat Cora is reaching out through Chefs For Humanity.
Chefs For Humanity has launch an online fundraising campaign for Haiti called “1 MILLION in 1 MONTH”. As president and founder of Chefs For Humanity, Cat has personally taken $10,000 dollars out of her family’s savings. She's reaching out and asking other chefs to match her. The program hopes to get 99 other people or groups to bring in $10,000 each in 1 month.

She's urging everyone to utilize their social and corporate Web sites to ask friends, family members, sponsors, companies that you endorse, TV associates and anyone else to get involved.


"If 99 people reading this post approached 10 of your friends or colleagues and asked them to donate $1,000 each... think if it, we will raise $1 million for Haiti right off the bat," Cora says.

Chefs for Humanity has partnered with the United Nations World Food Programme (http://www.wfp.org/), which is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against hunger. Not one cent will be taken from your donation to pay for the cost of this fundraiser, Chefs For Humanity and Cat will personally cover all costs.
“Millions of people have lost everything in Haiti. They need your help. Together, Chefs For Humanity and WFP can save lives and provide relief in this tragic situation”.

100% of your dollars will go directly to the WPF to facilitate fundraising for hunger relief in Haiti. CFH has worked with directly with WFP in Nicaragua and Honduras, and has found them to be an extremely effective organization in addressing food and hunger issues worldwide.

This is going to be an ongoing challenge, and it will take months of hard work to rebuild and empower Haiti again. We know it will be long process, but at this critical time, every moment counts for the hundreds of thousands of victims suffering without food and water.

Please join Cat Cora and Chefs for Humanity in their efforts to save lives, provide aid, and make an impact.
To make a tax-deductible donation, please go to: http://www.chefsforhumanity.org/donate.php

Chefs for Humanity (http://www.chefsforhumanity.org/) is a grassroots not-for-profit (501c-3) organization of culinary professionals and educators working in partnership with U.S. and global initiatives, providing emergency feeding relief and hunger aid in times of natural catastrophe. Our Chefs Corps volunteer their time, expertise, culinary, & nutritional knowledge work to support national and world-wide relief programs working to reduce hunger.

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