How Can Architects Get Involved in Haiti Disaster Relief?

How Can Architects Get Involved in Haiti Disaster Relief?

By C. J. Hughes

Like many architects, George Gekas saw the destruction caused by a massive earthquake in Haiti and wondered how he could tap his talents to help.

But, as the resident of Mt. Desert Island, Maine, placed phone calls and clicked around the Internet, he realized options for immediate, hands-on action were limited. “It was very frustrating,” he said. “I thought, ‘There’s no time to waste.’”

“It’s just going to take a really long time before people start focusing on construction,” says Cameron Sinclair of AFH.

Gekas’s experience, which is not unique, illustrates a larger point. The scene after the January 12 quake, which killed up to 200,000 people, is still so unsettled and chaotic that the need for design professionals is still a long ways off, according to aid workers, government leaders, and disaster experts.

Indeed, architects are roundly being encouraged to donate money instead of lending hands, says Cameron Sinclair, director of Architecture for Humanity, a not-for-profit that focuses on humanitarian crises.

“It’s just going to take a really long time before people start focusing on construction,” says Sinclair, who’s become a major force in the relief effort because of his extensive contacts in the island nation. Before the quake, Sinclair had been designing a sports facility in Haiti that could double as a hurricane shelter.

In the eight days following the 7.0-magnitude quake, Sinclair received 7,000 e-mails, with many from unemployed architects eager to pitch in. But until he meets with world leaders to discuss strategies, Sinclair cannot offer anybody positions. In the meantime, he says, the $100,000 he raised online will go a long way. (For his part, Gekas donated to OxFam International.)

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is also taking somewhat of a wait-and-see approach, even if it eventually aims to put up sturdy, environmentally friendly homes like it did in New Orleans after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, says spokesperson Marie Coleman. “We definitely want to be a part of the rebuilding process.”

While the details are ironed out, the USGBC is encouraging people to donate via the Web site of the Clinton Foundation Haiti Relief Fund, an effort organized by former President Bill Clinton.

“Haiti at the moment is pretty much the last place you want to put a group of enthusiastic, well-meaning architects,” says architect Robin Cross, a director of Article 25, a London-based not-for-profit named for the part of the U.N.’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights that guarantees housing. “What you need now is water, food, and medical supplies,” says Cross, adding that he is recruiting architects for long-term planning, with more than 200 already signed up.

About the only out-of-town architects now on the ground may be the seven employed by the Emergency Architects Foundation, a Paris-based first-responder-type organization that lays the groundwork for future building through block-by-block inventories of destruction.

Plus, because there’s so much fear among residents that aftershocks will send more structures tumbling, Haitians “need professional advice about whether they can enter this building or that building,” says director Alice Moreira.

Among the first to build houses in Haiti, or at least simulacra of them, may be Habitat for Humanity International, whose on-island staff of 40 was unharmed by the quake, says senior director Kip Scheidler.

With 200,000 homes destroyed and 1.2 million people homeless, Haiti is poised to receive its first tarp-and-panel “shelter kits,” with 4,000 arriving in the next few weeks, Scheidler says.

And they will likely be set up on the edges of the city, where there’s more land to work with, he adds, rather than in downtown Port-au-Prince, which is glutted with smashed concrete slabs that speak to the country’s lack of building codes.

“There was no one to ever say, ‘There’s not enough rebar in there,’” he says, “or, ‘There’s not enough sand in the cement.’ ”

While opportunities for working architects to set foot on Haiti, or design for it, may be scarce for now, ideas are abounding on campuses.

At the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia, for instance, students will grab hammers to team with the nearby Building Goodness Foundation, a charity that’s already constructed homes in Haiti. Those homes are “still standing, so that’s a good start,” says dean Kim Tanzer.

And at the College of Environmental Design at U.C. Berkeley, the faculty is mulling a fall-term studio in Haiti that will feature hands-on design work, in the spirit of what’s been done in Kenya in the past, says spokesperson Kathleen Maclay.

Local AIA chapters are starting to brainstorm, too. After some of Seattle’s 2,000 members started calling up looking to assist Haiti, the chapter put together a “Diversity Roundtable” with representatives from the Red Cross and other relief groups, in order to strategize what could be done down the road.

“The culture of Seattle is very community-minded, sure,” says executive director Lisa Richmond. “But I think architects also see themselves as responsible world citizens.”


Cinematic: Torreira Portugal Sunset

Torreira Portugal Sunset

Torreira Portugal Sunset

In February 2010 I dedicated the month to raising awareness for Haiti relief.  I donated 100%+ of the proceeds my photographic art to “Architecture For Humanity” the “Red Cross” and “UNICEF.”  It was one of the most challenging things I have ever done in my life.  I wanted to set an example for my 3 sons that there is more to living than just making money.  This photographic image was the best seller so I am sharing it here with you.  If you are interested in donating you can still do so by visiting my online store gallery and following us online on Twitter and Facebook.


FC3 HAITI – Where Your Donations Are Going


Cameron Sinclair and Peter Haas of AIDG on Haiti Redevelopment


Reconstruction from Haiti Onward on Vimeo.


FC3 HAITI – Volunteer Opportunities

Dear Friends,

I would like to share the following news about Architecture for Humanity with you.

Immediate Needs:
Currently our field team are looking to fill the following immediate needs urgently. If you can help, please
email us.

1) Diesel SUV (any brand, Toyota easiest to repair and maintain in Haiti)
2) Creole/French Speaking Design Fellows. Please see the design fellow opportunity This is a great opportunity to give back and be a part of the long-term recovery effort.
2) Structural Engineers (on-going). Please
sign-up to volunteer if you are interested.
3) House Share: We’re considering renting house if you are working in the area and want to share accomodation, please
email us. We can let you know what the rates would be.

Team on the Ground:

Our program management team is currently on the ground in Haiti. It includes two regional program managers…. Learn more.

School Site Visits:

Work is beginning on the Haiti School Initiative. Our Haiti team recently paid a visit to Cité Soleil–an extremely impoverished neighborhood of Port-au-Prince–to evaluate the conditions of schools affected by the quake… Learn more.

StudentsRebuild

We’re very excited to be partnering with the
Bezos Family Foundation and Global Nomads Group to inspire students to support and follow the long-term recovery effort in Haiti. We’ll be working with middle and high school students over the coming years. Know a smart kid?

Haiti Inflation
We’re beginning to put together preliminary costing for schools and managing the reconstruction program. Inflation means that our funds will be stretched to the limit.
Milk? $12.

If you are working on costing, email us and let’s share notes.

Volunteer Opportunities:
Our goal is to invite volunteers to support projects in the field starting in the summer. This is contingent logistics and security on the ground. If you read the cost information above, you’ll see that housing and transport are going to be hurdles. If you are interested in going, we’ll be sending a followup email with instructions in the coming weeks. Please look out for it.

Please Note: Architecture for Humanity‘s funding is limited. All volunteers will need to cover the costs of their own travel, food and accomodation. More details to come!

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 FIVE – "Comedy for a Cause" @ the 19th Hole

Dear Friends,
Please join us on Saturday, April 24th to support relief efforts in Haiti.

WHAT: COMEDY FOR A CAUSE
WHERE: The 19th Hole @ Meadows Golf Club, 79 Two Bridges Road, Lincoln Park, NJ, Tel. (976) 696-9741

WHEN: Saturday Night, April 24th @ 7:00 PM Dinner & 9 PM Show Time

SPECIALS: Dinner & Show with Complimentary Drink – $40.00 per person (Special Price -Show Only $15 per person). The 19th Hole has agreed once again to donate $5.00 from each ticket sales to A.F.H.!!! (Thanks Joe Branco!)

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 ofAlphaGraphics 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 – Donations Raised So Far

Dear Friends and Supports,

On Friday, March 5th we raised another $100.00
for UNICEF at Montclair State University. To see the photos from this event click here.

BREAKDOWN:
(Rev 4/1/2010)

Event #1 – “Power Hour” at Misavi
$850.00 raised for Architecture for Humanity

Event #2 – “M.A.S.H.” NJ Biz Buzz Event
$145.00 (total raised at this event $5,400.00) for the Red Cross

Event #3 – “Comedy for a Cause” at the 19th Hole Comedy Club
$950.00 for Architecture for Humanity
Includes gifts from friends of the Outlet and friends of Ethos Spa)

Cub Scout Pack #38
$80.00 for Architecture for Humanity

Event #4 – UNICEF Fundraiser Dinner @ MSU
$91.00 (total raised at this event $435 for UNICEF)

If you would like to help get the word out about what we are doing and help us raise more money for this important cause, please contact me.

Special thanks to AlphaGraphics of Wayne-Totowa as well for donating the prints so that (unless otherwise noted above) 100% of the donations raised 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 – Donations Raised So Far


DSC_0171_Edited
Originally uploaded by fc3arch

Dear Friends and Supports,

I am happy to report that with the generosity of many people we have been able to raise over $2,000.00 for the relief efforts in Haiti through our “Art for Haiti” program.
On Saturday, February 27th we raised another $950.00
for Architecture for Humanity at our first Comedy for a Cause event. To see the photos from this event click here.
A large part of the contribution was made by Joe Branco, owner of the 19th Hole Comedy Club at the Meadows Golf Club in Lincoln Park, NJ, who donated $5 from each ticket sale towards our cause.
I also want to thank my “special family and friends” (you know who you are, thank you) for their generosity in helping make this event a great success.
BREAKDOWN:
(Rev 3/1/2010)
Event #1 – “Power Hour” at Misavi
$850.00 raised for Architecture for Humanity
Event #2 – “M.A.S.H.” NJ Biz Buzz Event
$145.00 (total raised at this event $5,400.00) for the Red Cross
Event #3 – “Comedy for a Cause” at the 19th Hole Comedy Club
$950.00 for Architecture for Humanity
Includes gifts from friends of the Outlet and friends of Ethos Spa)
Cub Scout Pack #38
$80.00 for Architecture for Humanity
Event #4 – UNICEF Fundraiser Dinner @ MSU
T.B.D., Please click here for event details.
If you would like to help get the word out about what we are doing and help us raise more money for this important cause, please contact me.

Special thanks to AlphaGraphics of Wayne-Totowa as well for donating the prints so that (unless otherwise noted above) 100% of the donations raised 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 – EVENT FOUR @ MSU Student Center


Sky in Haiti on Flickr Postcard
Originally uploaded by fc3arch

Dear Friends and Supports,

I am happy to report that I have volunteered to
do another Art for Haiti event. Please let me
know if you are interested in helping out or just
stopping by.
WHAT: UNICEF Fundraiser Dinner

featuring Artwork by Frank Cunha III

WHERE: Montclair State University

Student Center Formal Dining Room

WHEN: Friday March 5, 2010, 8pm to 10pm

COST: Admission is $5 for students with college

I.D and $10 for faculty/ non-students.
We are raising money for earthquake victims in Haiti and all proceeds will go to UNICEF. The organizations throwing the event are Sigma Phi Rho Fraternity Inc., Iota Phi theta Fraternity Inc., Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority Inc., Sigma Lambda Upsilon Sorority Inc., and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

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 – 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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