FC3 HAITI – PRESS RELEASE ONE


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.

Special thanks to Kris Thampi Thamp of AlphaGraphics of Wayne-Totowa as well for donating the prints so that 100% of the funds raise go directly to Architecture for Humanity.

To RSVP for this event you can email fc3haiti@me.com or go online to http://tinyurl.com/fc3haiti3.

Photos from Event Three will be available online by clicking here.

Contact:

Frank Cunha III – Architect & Visual Artist
Blog
http://fc3haiti.blogspot.com/
Gallery
http://fc3arch.zenfolio.com/
PO Box 335 Hamburg NJ 07419
973.970.3551 /
fc3haiti@me.com

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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.

Thank you!

Sincerely,
Frank Cunha III – Architect & Visual Artist
Blog http://fc3haiti.blogspot.com/
Gallery
http://fc3arch.zenfolio.com/
PO Box 335 Hamburg NJ 07419
973.970.3551 / fc3haiti@me.com


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FC3 HAITI – EVENT THREE – "Comedy for a Cause" @ the 19th Hole


FC3 Haiti Event Three Flyer
Originally uploaded by fc3arch

Dear Friends,

Please join us on Saturday, February 27th to support relief efforts in Haiti.

Click here to see larger version of this flyer.
WHAT: COMEDY FOR A CAUSE
featuring two headline comics: Paul Bond & Brad Lowery and Special Host & Master of Ceremonies Bob Gonzo of the Bob Gonzo Show, also showcasing Artwork by FC3 HAITI
WHERE: The 19th Hole @ Meadows Golf Club, 79 Two Bridges Road, Lincoln Park, NJ, Tel. (976) 696-9741

WHEN: Saturday Night, February 27th @ 7:00 PM Dinner & 9 PM Show Time

SPECIALS: Dinner & Show with Complimentary Drink – $40.00 per person (Show Only $25 per person). The 19th Hole has agreed to donate $5.00 from each ticket sales to A.F.H.!!!

HOW YOU CAN HELP: Donate $10.00-$50.00 for 5×7, 8×10, 11×17 PhotoGraphic Artwork by Frank Cunha III – 100% #Art proceeds will go to Architecture for Humanity to assist with them with their Haiti relief and rebuilding efforts.

RSVP: Click Here

Thank You Joe for making this happen!!! Special thanks to Kris Thampi Thamp of AlphaGraphics of Wayne-Totowa as well for donating the prints so that 100% of the funds raise go directly to Architecture for Humanity, 501(c) non-profit organization which is helping bring Architects and Builders together to redesign and rebuild Haiti. For more specific info about this charity please click 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.

Thank you!

Sincerely,
Frank Cunha III – Architect & Visual Artist
Blog http://fc3haiti.blogspot.com/
Gallery
http://fc3arch.zenfolio.com/
PO Box 335 Hamburg NJ 07419
973.970.3551 / fc3haiti@me.com

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FC3 HAITI – Art for Haiti "PowerHour" Fundraiser at MiSaVi Raises Nearly $1000 for "Architecture for Humanity" to Help Haiti

$850.00 raised by our friends in about an hour, not bad!!!
Click here for more photos.

Dear Friends,

Our First Event on February 8th, 2010, was a huge success thanks to all of you for coming out and supporting our efforts to raise money for the relief and rebuilding of Haiti!

Click here for information on our upcoming event “M.A.S.H. – Musicians Acting to Support Haiti” on Valentine’s Day-Eve, February 13th, 2010 at Taylors Bar and Grill of Cherry Hill from 5-10 PM. Click here for more information and to RSVP. (Please note: Donations from this event will go to the Red Cross, all other donations will go to Architecture for Humanity unless otherwise noted.)
To see the photos of our First Fundraiser Event and the Photographic Artwork sold please click here.
Great Food courtesy of: Victor M. Cabezas of MiSavi in the Ironbound.
All printing, including giant check posters and flyers by Alpha Graphics of Wayne-Totowa.
Special thanks to Jo Santos for being our biggest fan and for volunteering on Monday night. And thanks to Rudy Martinez and Matthew Schott for taking photographs.

Artwork for Haiti donated by Frank Cunha III (me).

take a moment from a busy hour for a quick photo.

If you would still like to donate for this cause, you can send us an email or buy direct online by visiting our online FC3 Haiti gallery and clicking “Add to Cart” at the upper right hand corner.

100% of the proceeds raise go directly to Architecture for Humanity, 501(c) non-profit organization which is helping bring Architects and Builders together to redesign and rebuild Haiti. For more specific info about this charity please click 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.

P.S. if you haven’t already please join our Online Groups (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter) to show your support!
Sincerely,
Frank Cunha III – Architect
Blog http://fc3haiti.blogspot.com/
Gallery http://fc3arch.zenfolio.com/
PO Box 335 Hamburg NJ 07419
973.970.3551 / fc3haiti@me.com
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HELP HAITI BY SUPPORTING FC3 HAITI – ARTWORK – 100% OF MONEY RAISED WILL BE DONATED TO ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY


HELP HAITI BY SUPPORTING FC3 HAITI – ARTWORK – 100% OF MONEY RAISED WILL BE DONATED TO ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY
Originally uploaded by fc3arch
Friends and supporters,

A new Blog has been set up for my “Art for Haiti” program.

Please check it out at:
http://fc3haiti.blogspot.com/

Prints and other items available for purchase here:
Gallery http://fc3arch.zenfolio.com/

100% of proceeds will be donated to Architecture for Humanity to assist with the relief efforts in Haiti. To learn more about their plans for reconstruction please click 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.

Sincerely,
Frank Cunha III – Architect & Visual Artist
Blog http://fc3haiti.blogspot.com/
Gallery http://fc3arch.zenfolio.com/
PO Box 335 Hamburg NJ 07419
973.970.3551 / fc3haiti@me.com


HELP HAITI BY SUPPORTING FC3 HAITI – ARTWORK – 100% OF MONEY RAISED WILL BE DONATED TO ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY



HELP HAITI BY SUPPORTING FC3 HAITI – ARTWORK – 100% OF MONEY RAISED WILL BE DONATED TO ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY

Originally uploaded by fc3arch

Friends and supporters,

A new Blog has been set up for my “Art for Haiti” program.

Please check it out at:

http://fc3haiti.blogspot.com/

Prints and other items available for purchase here:

Gallery http://fc3arch.zenfolio.com/

100% of proceeds will be donated to Architecture for Humanity to assist with the relief efforts in Haiti. To learn more about their plans for reconstruction please click 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.

Sincerely,

Frank Cunha III – Architect & Visual Artist

Blog http://fc3haiti.blogspot.com/

Gallery http://fc3arch.zenfolio.com/

PO Box 335 Hamburg NJ 07419

973.970.3551 / fc3haiti@me.com


HELP HAITI BY SUPPORTING FC3 HAITI – ARTWORK – 100% OF MONEY RAISED WILL BE DONATED TO ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY

HELP HAITI BY SUPPORTING FC3 HAITI – ARTWORK – 100% OF MONEY RAISED WILL BE DONATED TO ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY
Originally uploaded by fc3arch

Friends and supporters,

A new Blog has been set up for my “Art for Haiti” program.

Please check it out at:
http://fc3haiti.blogspot.com/

Prints and other items available for purchase here:
Gallery http://fc3arch.zenfolio.com/

100% of proceeds will be donated to Architecture for Humanity to assist with the relief efforts in Haiti. To learn more about their plans for reconstruction please click 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.

Sincerely,
Frank Cunha III – Architect & Visual Artist
Blog http://fc3haiti.blogspot.com/
Gallery http://fc3arch.zenfolio.com/
PO Box 335 Hamburg NJ 07419
973.970.3551 / fc3haiti@me.com


FC3 HAITI – New Online Gallery


Dear Friends and Supporters,

Thank you for helping me stay focused these last 14 days! It has truly been a roller-coaster ride for me!

Two weeks ago when I started this fundraising effort for Architecture for Humanity to help raise awareness and donations for the Haiti relief efforts, I opened up my personal Flickr account to start the ball rolling. Thanks to 25+ of you, we have already raised over $500.00 and have commitments from various businesses to collect $500.00 each for 50 – 5×7 Prints (printed at no cost by AlphaGraphics of Wayne-Totowa). See how your small businesses, organizations, churches, mosques, or synagogues can help by checking out our FC3 Haiti Challenge.

100% of the proceeds raise go directly to Architecture for Humanity, 501(c) non-profit organization which is helping bring Architects and Builders together to redesign and rebuild Haiti. For more specific info about this charity please click here.

GREAT NEWS!!!

Today I just updated my Zenfolio website to include a “FC3 Haiti” section. Beginning February 1st, 2010, visitors to the site can purchase various prints and merchandize with the visual artwork I have created for or donated to this effort. I hope that you can take a moment to take a look at the new (more professional) site by clicking here. Remember that your contributions are tax deductible for your 2009 returns through the month of February. So Donate today!

p.s. You are still welcome to check out my Flickr account but the Zenfolio account will allow you quicker access to see more relevant Photo Graphic Artwork instead of “all” my “in-process” “working sketchbook” which is what I primarily use my Flickr account for.

I tried took a few images from each Photo Graphic set so if you would like to see more of a particular set (like the Rem Koolhaas’s Casa da Musica (#1 Exterior) (#2 Interior), just let me know and I can show you where you can find the rest of the set (more here), this applies to other sets as well).

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.

Sincerely,
Frank Cunha III – Architect
Blog http://fc3haiti.blogspot.com/
Gallery http://fc3arch.zenfolio.com/
PO Box 335 Hamburg NJ 07419
973.970.3551 / fc3haiti@me.com


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