Help in Haiti Relief Efforts

January 22, 2010 by  

True Blood is involved in the Haiti relief efforts through auction items / podcast in support of Helping Haiti Heal on Livestream this Saturday, January 23, 2010, a home-grown effort to contribute to the growing humanitarian aid and charitable relief activities in HaitiStarting at 2 P.M. EST, the four hour live event will feature a donation drive where donors have the opportunity to win prizes, several of the Internet’s most popular podcasters, leaders and celebrities from various segments of popular culture, performers from popular book-based musical acts, interviews with civic leaders and Haitian Americans, and more.

“This community is uniting with other popular and vibrant fan communities to harness the energy of popular culture toward making a genuine difference in Haiti,” says Andrew Slack, Executive Director of the Harry Potter Alliance. “We have chosen Partners In Health because they have written the book on addressing poverty in Haiti and will be with Haiti, rebuilding long after the initial effects of this recent earthquake subside.”

The Helping Haiti Heal fundraising webcast aims to raise monetary funds for the benefit of the Haitian people through the donation drive of unique and personalized items donated by prominent musicians, authors, and actors. Items up for auction include:

  • Signed, dedicated, first edition novels by bestselling author Terry Pratchett.
  • Signed books from Time Magazine’s Lev Grossman, NY Times bestselling author Melissa Anelli, Movies in 15 Minutes author Cleolinda Jones, and Urban fantasy novelist Lilith Saintcrow, as well as young adult authors Karen Healey, Aprilynne Pike, Pam Bachorz, Lisa Mantchev, and many more.
  • A signed Mega Book Pack of 30 novels from The 2009 Debutantes , including: Malindo Lo, Saundra Mitchell, Sarah Ockler, Michelle Zink, and Jackson Pearce.
  • Guest spots on PotterCast and Hogwarts Radio.
  • Signed CDs from such wizard rock bands as The Remus Lupins, The Whomping
  • Willows, The Butterbeer Experience, and Oliver Boyd and the Rememberalls.
  • Quality replica LightSaber based on Luke’s from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
  • Full Access Registration to LeakyCon 2011, valued over $300.
  • $200 Gift Certificate to Infinitus 2010.
  • Limited edition, artist signed, Replica Slimer from Ghostbusters.

The fundraising webcast will also feature live performances from many wizard rockers; leaders in fan communities; personal interviews with Haitian-Americans about the importance of giving to Partners In Health; human rights activists; a representative from MIT’s Media Lab discussing ways that we can donate our time using new media; and much more. It is the aim of Helping Haiti Heal to provide ideas and inspiration across fandoms to those with the desire to aid those affected by the earthquake. Together, we can help heal Haiti.

A full list of items can be found on the Helping Haiti Heal website.

Don’t forget to join in on Saturday, January 23rd at 2 P.M. EST right here on Livestream for this very important fundraising event.  Together, we can help Haiti heal.

Photo credit: thehpalliance.org

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