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Secular organizations band together to give aid to Hurricane Sandy victims

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Hurricane Sandy has wreaked havoc from the Caribbean to Canada. Many people are in need of aid. The Freethought Society, headquartered in Pocopson, PA, is partnering with the Texas Freethought Convention to collect and distribute money to help where needed. The Coalition for Reason, Volunteers Beyond Belief and American Atheists have joined this effort.

View the video explaining the effort here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps4istXR1OY

We are offering three options on the donation page: A general donation to be used where most needed; A directed donation to be used in the United States only; A directed donation to be used by our FS affiliate in Haiti.

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Any amount will help. Even a dollar. So much is needed!

The money will be collected and distributed by The Freethought Society. FS is proud to be designated as an official charitable organization. With that classification, donors can be assured that all money earmarked for special charitable projects is tax-deductible. You can view the FS Certification here.

The Youth Movement for Freethought in Haiti (aka Mouvement de la Jeuness pour la Liberte' or MOJELIPH) is a Registered Organization. View their Certificate here.
Learn more about the Freethinkers of Haiti here: http://www.ftsociety.org/menu/freethinkers-of-haiti/

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The Freethought Society received this urgent plea for help from Billy Almoza, the head of the Haitian Freethinkers:

Dear Margaret and Freethought Society,

It is with a heart filled with sadness that I'm writing now. On behalf of MOJELIPH, I want to present my apologies for not being able to write you. SANDY cyclone was very threatening. There was no access.

The cyclone did a lot of damage in the department of South Country. Many casualties and much loss. Houses are destroyed, the gardens of farmers are destroyed, the heads of livestock are in rivers.

MOJELIPH members were there to do their duty to humanity despite their difficult situation they are treated to confront. Our office is destroyed during the cyclone, a part of the house is destroyed and material as: benches, desks and written documents were carried by flood waters.

Many members were MOJELIPH victim. E Esnor Pierre's house was destroyed, the house was destroyed Fredine Othelo to Cavaillon.

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Serge Jacques Jean Marie is pregnant with a 6 month old baby was the victim of a tree that was struck, she is currently in hospital.

I would like to send an SOS to the executive committee of the IHEU and to the Freethought Society to get help in this situation.

We count on your support and understanding.

Billy Almoza

The Secular Coalition for America has issued a press release listing a number of nontheist organizations which are rallying together to lend a hand to those affected by the storm, including the FS/TFC described above.

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