The Starrs Still Need Some Help

From time to time, we try and pool the resources of all us Viking Gabbers and do some good in this world.

A while back, we mentioned that our good friends from the comments section, Mr. and Mrs. Starr, are making a trip to Haiti to help in any way that they can with the destruction and tragedy that happened not all that long ago.

The Starr’s chose their timing very carefully.  After tragedies initially happen, there is a flood of humanitarian efforts, but it does not take too long for the news coverage and recovery efforts to dwindle.  As the Starr’s predicted, we are now hearing less and less about Haiti’s troubles and the recovery efforts are starting to slow.  This is why they held off on making their trip down there.

The Starr’s actually met each other on a similar type of trip, and now that they are married, I guess they want to keep up the tradition. 

Here is an update on their funding efforts:

“We have so far raised $1600 for our Haiti trip!  That pretty much covers our plane tickets, which we will hopefully be purchasing tonight.  The remainder of what we need to raise is about $1000 to cover the cost of transportation, food and lodging while we’re down there.  We set up a payment schedule with the organization we’re going with, so $500 of that $1000 is due to them by June 1st, with the remainder being due on July 15th.”

If you would like to learn how you can help the Starr’s out, feel free to email them at and they’ll be happy to fill you in.

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