Efforts Paying Off

Recently I said I received an email from a mosquito curtain company well here’s the news: I called Kurt and he said that they gather a lot of scraps that they cannot sell because of “Cosmetic” errors and purely cosmetic. Kurt and I spoke for a bit and he gave me a lot of good rigging suggestions. There were two things that he requested of me

1. Pay shipping (not big deal it’s worth it)

2. He would like Photos of the kids and the orphanage

What Kurt told me is that he has done this a few times before but people never hold up their end of the bargain of sending photos so I told him that because I plan on doing a lot of photography out there that I would make sure he gets some pictures!

I’ve done some minor updates to the posters and posted them on the blog as well I have added a “Donations” Button yay!

On other news I am selling my Cannon Rebel XS (DSLR) camera since it only takes photo’s I’m planning on upgrading to a Cannon 2Ti so that I can take some video’s while in Haiti since Emily was asking me if I could do that. So if anyone is interested in the camera let me know it comes with a lot of accessories. If you’re interested you can comment on this post, call/txt me 226.345.2951 or email me at justinparkinson@hotmail.com

So Emily’s communications have been down for the past few days since her power has been out I was able to talk to her for a bit today she’s doing well along with Montana. The girls have been a bit sick the past few days since the water they were drinking wasn’t purified but they didn’t know that since they were purchasing it.

I recently got her address over there and will most likely be sending some Water Purification Tablets. Emily informed me mail doesn’t always reach people out there because the system is so corrupt but I was able to find a fairly cheap price.

I have spoken to a co-worker who is in talks with someone she knows at Rotary International and have been giving me tips on writing a letter for Donations/support I wrote up a draft today and will let everyone know the updates as soon as I know myself.

 There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.

-Dalai Lama

Research Pays Off!

Recently since I’ve made this project “public” or gotten it into full swing it’s all I’ve been able to think about. Emily and I are corresponding several times a day and my motivation is high!.

I’ve been doing a lot of research into other organisations for tips and potential support for Hime for Help. Not only have I been inquiring about getting tips and such but I have been looking at companies for resources and things that could be donated or discounted potentially in bulk. Here’s the great new well good news, I’ve been in talks with a bug net wholesaler (www.mosquitocurtains.com) and he’s already responded; he being the owner of the company. I received an email this morning stating:

Call me.  We accumulate large scraps with only minor cosmetic errors that we can’t sell.
In addition,  we have some interesting improvised rigging ideas.  We’ve done this sort of thing before.

Fingers crossed that we can get a great deal or even stuff for free!

The other day Emily was telling me she needed a Video person and of course having a background in photography and at Specs Howard I would jump at that chance! So more research has been done I was looking into a solar power battery charger for my camera. I found a Solar Charger for my camera’s battery specifically which is fantastic. I also found a Universal Solar Charger, most are running for 150 dollars but with my great skills of hunting the internet I found the same model for 72 dollars plus shipping so I may look into that.  Because the power over at the orphanage may be sporadic I figured solar would be the best route to go; if I ended up getting the universal charger then we could use it for a lot more things like Emily’s lap top or camera’s or other gear. Keep in my this is not a huge solar panel, it’s only little and can fit in a backpack even a purse a “regular” purse not a granny one that can carry 5 bricks it in.

Last post I mentioned about talking to my mum about going to Haiti and that she was not pleased, well I had someone there for support and later that night I ended up going to his place just to talk about what some worries were. It was a very good conversation and we talked about things that I have thought about and some that I hadn’t but I am still very confident in what I’m doing. I’m somewhat glad people are challenging me in my decision because it prepares me for when people are really against me going. The more and more people challenge me more the more confident I because same with when people encourage me. I kind of feel like I’m being driven to do this really put my talents and skill where they can be used!

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.

-Dalai Lama