FAQ : @MentionHaiti Sponsors, #Haiti Relief and Doctors Without Borders #DWB

We have received so many requests for further information regarding @MentionHaiti and the fundraising initiative undertaken that we feel it beneficial to post FAQ for those wonderful people who have come on board and helped us get this initiative smokin’….. For Twitter users who still require information, please read below, also you can visit some Twitter Links at the bottom of this post..

Gratitude and thanks to everyone who has responded to our plea.

Please read further to see the impact YOU can have on Making a Difference.


What is the purpose of @MentionHaiti?

We are trying to create an easy way for people to demonstrate their support for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti and reward this demonstration of support by having our sponsors donate money to disaster relief for Haiti.

Who is the sponsor donating the money to?

Doctors Without Borders.

Why did you choose Doctors Without Borders?

Doctors Without Borders has been working in Haiti since 1991, and has a well established presence with 813 full-time staff permanently on site. At the moment this number is augmented by whatever additional relief staff can make it to Haiti. Doctors Without Borders provides comprehensive trauma care at the Trinité Trauma Centre and Pacot Rehabilitation Center in Port-au-Prince. In 2008, 17,950 patients were treated in the emergency room, and 6,196 underwent surgery. Trinité is the only functioning trauma centre in Port-au-Prince.

Doctors Without Borders strives to operate efficiently and to minimize fundraising and administrative costs. Between 1995 and 2006, more than 85 percent of expenditure to MSF’s social mission was allocated to programs and public education activities. Maintaining this standard is a high priority for them. You can see their annual financial statements here: http://www.msf.org.uk/annualaccounts.aspx

Who are the sponsors of the @MentionHaiti campaign?

The sponsor is a Gulf State embassy in London that desires to remain anonymous.

What countries are considered to be Gulf States?

The following countries are in the the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the sultanate of Oman, Kuwait, Qatar,
and the United Arab Emirates.

Why does the Gulf State embassy in London want their sponsorship to remain anonymous?

It is part of their culture to not be boastful about giving. Publicizing charitable activities is considered improper.

What assurances do I have that the sponsor will actually donate the money if I @MentionHaiti?

Right now you have to trust that money will be donated. When the donation is made . Receipts of the donation will be posted on the blogs .

I want to help Haiti. How can I help?

If you add @MentionHaiti in any Tweet you will be added to one of our Twitter lists and $10 will be donated to Doctors Without Borders. This includes simply replying to @MentionHaiti so you do not have to make it a tweet all of your followers will see, although that would obviously help get the word out.

We also want to inform people about the current conditions in Haiti, the progress being made with disaster relief in Haiti and how social media and the Internet is being used to raise funds and organize relief efforts. If you find great articles related to these subjects please include (cc @MentionHaiti) with your updates that link to these and we will RT your update.

Is there a limit to how much can be raised via @MentionHaiti Twitter campaign?

Yes. Our sponsor, a Gulf State embassy in London, will donate up to $50,000. Which means that the first 5000 people to @MentionHaiti will be be put in one of our @MentionHaiti lists and $10 donated for each list member.

Can I @MentionHaiti in Tweets more than once?

Yes. Your first Tweet with @MentionHaiti raises $10 for Haiti, all subsequent Tweets
after the first one will not raise additional funds for Haiti, but helps us get more people to @MentionHaiti. We appreciate that.

I want to help raise more than $10 how can I do that?

You can comment on every blog post at http://saffronandblueberry.blogspot.com and $10 will be donated for every single comment in the blog (with a limitation of one comment per post) which means by taking less than [40 minutes] your time volunteered will raise over [$1000].

Is there any limit to the amount of money that can be raised by commenting on the blog?

Per person, the limitation is $1090 because there are 109 posts on the blog. Overall, there is no limit however.

Millions of people could comment on the blog. Isn’t it risky to not have a limit on what could be contributed?

We would like to have the problem of too many people commenting on the blog. If it comes to that, the sponsor can declare a cap
to the amount that can be raised on the blog. Please comment on as many posts as you can to raise money for Haiti.

Does the blog benefit from the comments in any way?

No, the blog has no ads or corporate sponsors and thus derives no revenue from traffic. Of course, if you find the food articles
interesting please come back and visit the blog or subscribe to it.

I’d like to be a sponsor is that possible?

Yes. Please contact us.

What do I have to lose from doing this?

The only effort that is required is to click Reply & Update to any update found at http://twitter.com/MentionHaiti. That is it.
Try it. Spreading the message and raising money for Haiti is a great thing that you can do to help victims of the earthquake in Haiti.





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