(if anyone feels like making this more readable, or coherent pls feel free- i am a wiki novice, and grammar challenged)


Hey folks,

Here is the start on the press release. Also working on formal fundraising letters.
Please note sponsoring language. If you have any input, please do so within 24hrs.
Silence will be taken as consent! (or at least assent)
best,kevin




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Northeast Permaculture Network and the Hudson Valley Permaculture network are sponsoring “Hudson Valley to Haiti Permaculture Solidarity Teams” – a model for community-based relief in response to the crisis in Haiti

What: Offer direct support in the sustainable rebuilding of Haiti in community-based and led projects, using permaculture techniques and design. We plan to organize on the regional/local level to send small team/s to Haiti with appropriate alternative technology such as solar cookers and panels etc.[+] and supplies [+]

When: [timeframe]? Permaculture Solidarity teams will need funds for transportation, equipment and living expenses while on the project. Fundraising and organizing is planned to begin immediately.

Where: Hudson Valley region

Who: A local relief team sponsored and supported from here in the Hudson valley, which will liason with other groups nationally, share access to resources, and work together on projects on the ground in Haiti.

Why: Permaculture offers unique and effective solutions to many of the long-term needs unmet by large-scale emergency aid projects and relief efforts. Small self-reliant groups will present less of a burden on the resources of local organizations on the ground in Haiti, and can be more flexible in the projects they can undertake. Mutual aid benefits our communities us as much as it does the people we support.

“There are larger benefits here than just those for people in Haiti. We gain experienced activists coming back to our own communities to strengthen the movements here, and we build networks of trust that can meet other needs beyond this one. All of this will come in handy as we respond to future disasters, wherever they may be. By doing community-based solidarity work we have as much to gain in our own communities as we have to give.” says ...

Contact: [name] __regenerationcsa@gmail.com__; 845 687 0535

NOTES/NEED TO ADD:

identify who you plan to be interfacing with in terms of Haitian aganecies and/or recipients. More specific list of equipment. Time frame / find out what other org’s exist with whom you might liason, and their time frame.

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Hudson Valley to Haiti Permaculture solidarity teams proposal



A model for community-based permaculture relief.


Hudson Valley community to community Permaculture response to the crisis in Haiti.


We recognize that large emergency aid projects and relief efforts are important, but are likely to leave many long term needs unmet in Haiti. We believe Permaculture offers unique and effective solutions to help meet some of them.


We want to offer direct support in the sustainable rebuilding of Haiti in the local communities, in community-based and led projects, using permaculture techniques and design.


This proposal is we organize on the regional/local level in a wide way, to support a small team (s) to go down to haiti, with appropriate technology, solar cookers and panels, etc. and supplies as appropriate with Haitian requests.


Small groups that are somewhat self reliant will be less of a burden on the resources of local organizations on the ground in Haiti, and be more flexible in the projects they can undertake.


Volunteers here will be more likely to go down if they know their family has some local support, their animals are fed and watered, someone is back at home ready to respond if one of their own is injured down there etc. This is strength of a community-based approach.


I propose we organize for a local relief team sponsored and supported from here in the Northeast (and/or) Hudson valley. We support other groups nationally that may also create local teams or affinity groups from their areas, with whom we can coordinate at a wider level, sharing access to resources, and working on projects on the ground in Haiti.


There are larger benefits here than just those for people in Haiti. Mutual aid benefits our communities us as much as it does the people we support. We gain experienced activists coming back to our own communities to strengthen the movements here, and we build networks of trust that can meet other needs beyond this one. All of this will come in handy as we respond to future disasters, where ever they may be, including the slow motion emergency facing us all.


By doing community-based solidarity work we have as much to gain in our own communities as we have to give.

Kevin Skvorak

Regeneration CSA

at Outback Farm

81 Clove Valley Rd

High Falls NY 12440

845 687 0535

http://www.regenerationcsa.org/