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This fundraiser ended on 06/25/11

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Update: We've hit my "bare bones" dollar amount. Giddyup! Raising the requested amount slightly to cover food and vaccinations and such

Friends,
You're about to read a sequence of big sentences. I hope you're ready

My job is going away at the end of June. I have eight (8) vacation days to use before then

Additionally, I have a fantastic opportunity to serve in Haiti before my insurance runs out.

In typical Mike fashion, the Haiti trip is coming together last minute. I leave next week (Wednesday the 15th)

If you’re wondering, I’m both excited and terrified. I woke up yesterday with basically the exact same feeling I had when I went skydiving – a sudden, panicked “what the heck did I just commit myself to?” feeling combined with an overwhelming excitement for what I will see (and how this will change me)

What I am short on is money. I just finished repaying my grad school loans ($25K in 15 months, if you somehow haven't heard me crowing about it) and it's not quite affordable for me to fund this on my own (much as I desire to).

I need about $1000 for this trip. Anything you can give will help

Best way of doing this: send a check to me at 5757 NE Mallory Ave Portland 97211

Faster way of doing this: donate on this here website

What I will be doing:
Helping orphans and displaced Haitians. I will be serving at Camp Hope, a displacement camp for approximately 2500 Haitians who have been living in tents since the earthquake. They've been living in tents for the past year and a half. Many of these 2500 are disabled.

Work will range from helping build homes to teaching orphans how to play sports. Obviously one of those things comes more naturally to me than the other :)

Happy to chat more if you're interested. This is a really big endeavor and I’m stoked for any way you can help

My best,
Mike
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