FC3 HAITI – PRESS RELEASE ONEPosted: February 16, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
LUSO-AMERICAN NEWARK NATIVE HELPS RAISE AWARENESS AND DONATIONS FOR HAITI
On January 12th, 2010, a powerful 7.0 earthquake hit the impoverished nation of Haiti and was followed more than 30+ strong aftershocks. There has been widespread major damage and a loss of life estimated to be between 45,000 to 50,000 (source: Red Cross). There are projections of 2-3 million Haitians without shelter. According to some statics, as of February 8th, over 3,725,000 people are affected by the disaster, over 200,000 people are still in need of food and water, over 250,000 children need to be vaccinated against the diseases as a result of the conditions, over 1,100,000 are homeless, and the Hurricane season is approaching, the Haitians need more than a tent city to survive.
Luso-American, Architect & Visual Artist, Frank Cunha III has started an organization called FC3 Haiti to raise awareness of what happened in Haiti. 100% of the sales from his “Art for Haiti” events and website gallery will be donated to “Architecture for Humanity,” a 501(c) non-profit organization which is working to redesign and rebuild Haiti.
FC3 HAITI “ART FOR HAITI” EVENT ONE
On Monday February 8th, Luso-Americano Frank Cunha III who founded FC3 Haiti, LLC, for the sole purpose of raising awareness and donations for Haiti, held his first “Art for Haiti” event at MiSavi located at 62 Van Buren Street in the Ironbound. Frank said “It was really great to see all my family and friends come out to support this
very important cause. I am extremely grateful to Victor Cabezas of MiSavi for donating the space and the great food as well as Kris Thampi from AlphaGraphics of Wayne-Totowa for making all the prints for my events.”
The event raised $850.00 from the proceeds of the PhotoGraphic Artwork created and donated by New Jersey Architect & Visual Artist, Frank Cunha III, as well as an iPod Touch raffle donated by FC3 Architecture+Design (www.fc3arch.com), a consulting design firm Mr. Cunha founded in 2005, 8-years after graduating Architecture School at NJIT in Newark. 100% of the proceeds raised at MiSavi will go directly to Architecture for Humanity, 501(c) non-profit organization, which is helping bring Architects and Builders together to redesign and rebuild Haiti.
Here is the plan that Architecture for Humanity has prepared for Haiti: Pre-Planning Assessments and Damage Analysis (underway, will run for a year); Establish Community Resource Center and Reconstruction Studio (Week 6 to Month 3); Sorting Out Land Tenure and Building Ownership (Month 6 to Year 5); Transitional Shelters, Health Clinics and Community Structures (Month 6 to Year 2); Schools, Hospitals and Civic Structures (Month 9 to Year 3); Permanent Housing (Year 1 to Year 5); To learn more about Architecture for Humanity’s Plan for Reconstruction go online to http://tinyurl.com/AFH-Haiti-Plan.
Photos from Event One are available online by clicking here.
FC3 HAITI “ART FOR HAITI” EVENT TWO
On Saturday, February 13th an event called “M.A.S.H. — Musicians Acting to Support Haiti” was held at Taylors Bar and Grill of Cherry Hill to raise money to the support relief efforts in Haiti.
There were live performances by local celebrity bands which included: “Nasty Habits,” the “BD Mylo and the Go Daddys,” the “Pineland Medicine Band,” and the “The Elwood James Band.”
There was also a silent action and PhotoGraphic Artwork created and donated by New Jersey Architect & Visual Artist, Frank Cunha III. 100% of the proceeds were donated to the American Red Cross for the relief efforts in Haiti.
The event was Sponsored by: Seven @ Seven, an all ages venue in Cherry Hill, the Energy Consultants Group, a consulting firm specializing in strategies to reduce energy expenses for companies and individuals, and South Jersey Biz Buzz founded by Pamela Henshall, a self-motivated and energetic businesswoman, with unique and innovative approach to the creation and development of programs, events, publications, and support for the business community.
The event raised $5,400.00 from ticket sales at the door, artwork sold, silent auction, and a 50-50 raffle where the winner donated his half of the proceeds back for the Red Cross.
Photos from Event Two are available online by clicking here.
FC3 HAITI “ART FOR HAITI” EVENT THREE
On Saturday, February 27th, FC3 Haiti will be participating in it’s third event called “Comedy for a Cause” which will be held at The 19th Hole Comedy Club (at the Meadows Golf Club), located at 79 Two Bridges Road in Lincoln Park from 7:00 to 11:30 PM. Frank said “When Joe Branco approached me about doing this I was so happy that another one of my close friends stepped up to help us out with our “Art for Haiti” program that we are doing. Joe has agreed to donate $5.00 from each ticket sale to Architecture for Humanity to assist with their relief efforts in Haiti.” PhotoGraphic Artwork prints will be available for purchase $10-$50 suggested donations for prints 5×7, 8×10, and 11×17. All proceeds from the artwork created and donated by New Jersey Architect & Visual Artist, Frank Cunha III will be donated to Architecture for Humanity for the relief efforts in Haiti.
Photos from Event Three will be available online by clicking here.
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding this effort or would like to get involved to help our cause please contact me via text, email, or phone.