Be the Cause

Volunteer in Haiti – September 2011

Friends – Much thanks for your interest & caring for Haiti! We have exceeded our maximum capacity for volunteers this year. Depsite the trials & setback we face with a crazy economy, it’s amazing to see how many think outside themselves. Thank you again for your love!

However, if you would like to participate in the preparation, collecting of supplies & assistance for this trip, from the ground back here at home, please email us at:

Wish to volunteer your time serving in Haiti this year?

A lot of humanitarian good works have emerged from the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. There are good people, doing good things on the ground. Yet, there is so much more to do! If you have your heart set on connecting with the Haitian people, connecting with the beauty & deeply rich traditions of this land, & serving in the relief camps – then this is for YOU.

While there, opportunities of service include:

(1) Painting & beautifying 3 orphanages
(2) Distributing supplies in the refugee camps
(3) Serving/working with the orphaned kids
(4) Serving with partner organization, World Cares
(5) and more!

There is much left to do. If you have skills that you believe could be beneficial in helping to rebuild, i.e.: having previously served in Haiti or another country, speak Creole or French, certified/trained in first aid & CPR, or other emergency response training, please contact me at:

Proposed preliminary travel itinerary (this will be updated/revised accordingly):

* Travel Dates: 8-10 days, September 9 through September 17, 2011
* Approx. airfare, from Los Angeles: $550/per person
* Approx cost of accommodations/3 square meals, transport & translator, per day: $100

To RSVP or for more:

BE THE CAUSE Honored with Award

Congratulations go out to all the amazing network of volunteers for being honored this year by the Urban Community Outreach Center (UCO) as an “outstanding community partner” for service & dedication towards the homeless community in Long Beach, California

This award will be presented to Be The Cause at UCO’s annual gala. All proceeds will benefit the UCO and their tireless efforts to continue & expand assistance to the homeless community of Long Beach.

The event takes place on Saturday evening, March 12, from 6 pm to 9 pm. Tickets are $40/apiece (more info below). It would be a nice gesture to attend as a collective group, so kindly email if you would like to attend. You will then receive a personalized invitation from UCO.

Again, congratulations to ALL our volunteers & keep spreading the love!!!

March 12, 2011
The Urban Community Outreach Drop-In-Center
Presents its annual gala dinner benefit
6-9 PM
241 Cedar Ave Long Beach, CA 90802
Join us for a Wine and Cheese reception, Dinner and Live Entertainment.
As we honor
Maria Giesey Founder of the Rainy Day Shelter,
Food Finders and Be the Cause
As our outstanding community partners of 2011

$40.00 per person/$75.00 a couple
To purchase tickets go to
For more information and tickets
Or call Brad Lara-Gagne 562.607.4006

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