Portlight Disaster Relief

Last call for T-shirts!

By: Portlight, 16:05 GMT le 30 juin 2009





We have chosen to close this blog to comments for the time being. Monitoring the blog and responding to the minority on a weekly basis has become time consuming and counter productive. We will open the blog for comments during any active disaster response. Currently our time is better spent furthering the mission.

Last call for the...
2009 Hurricane Season Limited Edition T-Shirt

T-shirt sales will end Sunday night at 12pm EST and all shirts purchased will ship by August 1st. Get yours now while you can!

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Now available on...




We need about 100 of you to step up to the plate and work with us on a project. If you have 10 friends, family members, co-workers...or just 10 people in your life who'll give you $20 to just leave them alone...then this is for you

We are offering a special limited edition treat for our supporters as the 2009 hurricane season approaches. And, of course, it's also an opportunity for you to stay involved in our efforts.

Our 2009 Commemorative T-Shirts can be ordered now(first shirts Aug 1)...for the astonishingly low price of $20.00 each. But you can get one free.

All ya have to do is sell 10 to your friends, family and co-workers. That's right! For every 10 you pre-sell, you get 1 free T-Shirt.

Thanks to Weather Underground and other sponsors the costs of producing and shipping the shirts are covered. So every dime of the sales price will go toward funding our efforts to meet the needs of un-served, under served, and forgotten people.

Order forms are available to be downloaded and printed, so that you can sell to friends, family, co-workers, etc.

T-Shirt Order Form

So...please continue to be a part of this special work by selling, buying and wearing this one-of-a-kind T-Shirt.

We will only print 1000 of these shirts. The first one off the press will be given to Dr. Jeff Masters of Weather Underground for all he's done to facilitate our efforts. The second shirt off the press will be given to National Hurricane center Bill Read...as a shameless publicity stunt.

Let us know if you're willing to commit to helping sell these!


Shirt Back


Please contact Paul Timmons if you are interested in helping coordinate an event. It is easy, fun, and will help support a very worthy cause.

Paul Timmons
paul@portlight.org
843-817-2651




This is the banner for the Portlight Relief Events. Many thanks to the Weather Underground for stepping up to the plate as the national sponsor of these events. View the press release.

You can also find us on Facebook now! Please become a fan of our page, and join our cause as well.

Updated: 14:30 GMT le 09 juillet 2009

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Portlight Pirate Party Pictures!

By: Portlight, 13:28 GMT le 23 juin 2009





The Portlight Post Pirates of Penzance party was yet another great success!

On Sunday June 21 the Post Pirates of Penzance Performance Party at Dionysus Theatre in Houston, Tx was a wonderful event. Wunderblogger smmcdavid has put together this photo album with pictures from the event. This event was yet another example of what a small group of dedicated folks can accomplish.

Many thanks to EmmyRose,smmcdavid, and Jeffs713 for putting this event together! It has been extremely uplifting to watch everyone work together to achieve a common goal and ultimately help provide for those that are forgotten in post-disaster situations.

Portlight Volusia County, Fl Flood Relief Update

Portlight Strategies, Inc assisted with the Volusia County, Fl flood clean up and repair the weekend of June 12th. During this weekend the Portlight team worked on three separate houses. Most of the work consisted of deconstruction and preparing the houses for sheet rock. The first home that was worked on is owned by a single mother. Her entire house was flooded and needed to be gutted from four feet down. The Portlight team assisted with some of this gutting, and also performed some general clean up in this house. See picture below...



The next house that was worked on belonged to a family of four. Their daughter's room was completely flooded during the May rains. The Portlight team performed repairs to damaged wood, replaced sheet rock, and poured a concrete footer outside of the house to help prevent future water intrusion. The owner of the house, June, had this to say "A special THANK-YOU to each of you for your hard work at our home these past two days..." Below are pictures of June's home.







Many thanks to each of you who contributed to this effort and a special thanks to wunderblogger FWBLinda and her husband Michael for all of their hard work. We also need to thank Pastor Chuck McKeown of the UBIC Holly Hill for scheduling the work and assisting the Portlight team.




Along with clean up and rebuilding, Portlight will also be co-opting with another grass roots non-profit organization, unmetneeds.org , to supply first aid kits, masks, and rubber gloves to Volusia County. This organization focuses on providing meals for rural communities in post disaster situations; so they are a perfect fit for us to work with in the future as well.


There are plenty of stories very similar to these and our ability to help is only limited by your assistance; so please consider volunteering or donating today!


2009 Hurricane Season Limited Edition T-Shirt

Shirt Front

Now available on...




We need about 100 of you to step up to the plate and work with us on a project. If you have 10 friends, family members, co-workers...or just 10 people in your life who'll give you $20 to just leave them alone...then this is for you

We are offering a special limited edition treat for our supporters as the 2009 hurricane season approaches. And, of course, it's also an opportunity for you to stay involved in our efforts.

Our 2009 Commemorative T-Shirts can be ordered from now through July 31(first shirts ship mid to early July)...for the astonishingly low price of $20.00 each. But you can get one free.

All ya have to do is sell 10 to your friends, family and co-workers. That's right! For every 10 you pre-sell, you get 1 free T-Shirt.

Thanks to Weather Underground and other sponsors the costs of producing and shipping the shirts are covered. So every dime of the sales price will go toward funding our efforts to meet the needs of un-served, under served, and forgotten people.

Order forms are available to be downloaded and printed, so that you can sell to friends, family, co-workers, etc.

T-Shirt Order Form

So...please continue to be a part of this special work by selling, buying and wearing this one-of-a-kind T-Shirt.

We will only print 1000 of these shirts. The first one off the press will be given to Dr. Jeff Masters of Weather Underground for all he's done to facilitate our efforts. The second shirt off the press will be given to National Hurricane center Bill Read...as a shameless publicity stunt.

Let us know if you're willing to commit to helping sell these!


Shirt Back


Please contact Paul Timmons if you are interested in helping coordinate an event. It is easy, fun, and will help support a very worthy cause.

Paul Timmons
paul@portlight.org
843-817-2651




This is the banner for the Portlight Relief Events. Many thanks to the Weather Underground for stepping up to the plate as the national sponsor of these events. View the press release.

You can also find us on Facebook now! Please become a fan of our page, and join our cause as well.

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Houston Portlight Pirate Party!

By: Portlight, 18:25 GMT le 18 juin 2009





Houston Portlight Pirate Party This Weekend!!!



On Sunday June 21 from 5-7pm Portlight will be holding a post Pirates of Penzance Performance Party at Dionysus Theatre in Houston, Tx. There will be snacks, drinks, karaoke, and a hearty time to be had by all! Everyone who attends the post-performance party will receive a commemorative Portlight Event t-shirt as well. Get your tickets early since there are a limited number available! Please see below for ticket information.

Many thanks to EmmyRose and smmcdavid for putting this event together! For ticket and contact information please visit the Houston Event Page.

Portlight Volusia County, Fl Flood Relief Update

Portlight Strategies, Inc assisted with the Volusia County, Fl flood clean up and repair the weekend of June 12th. During this weekend the Portlight team worked on three separate houses. Most of the work consisted of deconstruction and preparing the houses for sheet rock. The first home that was worked on is owned by a single mother. Her entire house was flooded and needed to be gutted from four feet down. The Portlight team assisted with some of this gutting, and also performed some general clean up in this house. See picture below...



The next house that was worked on belonged to a family of four. Their daughter's room was completely flooded during the May rains. The Portlight team performed repairs to damaged wood, replaced sheet rock, and poured a concrete footer outside of the house to help prevent future water intrusion. The owner of the house, June, had this to say "A special THANK-YOU to each of you for your hard work at our home these past two days..." Below are pictures of June's home.







Many thanks to each of you who contributed to this effort and a special thanks to wunderblogger FWBLinda and her husband Michael for all of their hard work. We also need to thank Pastor Chuck McKeown of the UBIC Holly Hill for scheduling the work and assisting the Portlight team.




Along with clean up and rebuilding, Portlight will also be co-opting with another grass roots non-profit organization, unmetneeds.org , to supply first aid kits, masks, and rubber gloves to Volusia County. This organization focuses on providing meals for rural communities in post disaster situations; so they are a perfect fit for us to work with in the future as well.


There are plenty of stories very similar to these and our ability to help is only limited by your assistance; so please consider volunteering or donating today!


2009 Hurricane Season Limited Edition T-Shirt

Shirt Front

Now available on...




We need about 100 of you to step up to the plate and work with us on a project. If you have 10 friends, family members, co-workers...or just 10 people in your life who'll give you $20 to just leave them alone...then this is for you

We are offering a special limited edition treat for our supporters as the 2009 hurricane season approaches. And, of course, it's also an opportunity for you to stay involved in our efforts.

Our 2009 Commemorative T-Shirts can be ordered from now through July 31(first shirts ship mid to early July)...for the astonishingly low price of $20.00 each. But you can get one free.

All ya have to do is sell 10 to your friends, family and co-workers. That's right! For every 10 you pre-sell, you get 1 free T-Shirt.

Thanks to Weather Underground and other sponsors the costs of producing and shipping the shirts are covered. So every dime of the sales price will go toward funding our efforts to meet the needs of un-served, under served, and forgotten people.

Order forms are available to be downloaded and printed, so that you can sell to friends, family, co-workers, etc.

T-Shirt Order Form

So...please continue to be a part of this special work by selling, buying and wearing this one-of-a-kind T-Shirt.

We will only print 1000 of these shirts. The first one off the press will be given to Dr. Jeff Masters of Weather Underground for all he's done to facilitate our efforts. The second shirt off the press will be given to National Hurricane center Bill Read...as a shameless publicity stunt.

Let us know if you're willing to commit to helping sell these!


Shirt Back


Please contact Paul Timmons if you are interested in helping coordinate an event. It is easy, fun, and will help support a very worthy cause.

Paul Timmons
paul@portlight.org
843-817-2651




This is the banner for the Portlight Relief Events. Many thanks to the Weather Underground for stepping up to the plate as the national sponsor of these events. View the press release.

You can also find us on Facebook now! Please become a fan of our page, and join our cause as well.

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Pirate Party This Weekend - Fl Flooding Update

By: Portlight, 14:56 GMT le 07 juin 2009





Houston Portlight Pirate Party This Weekend!!!



On Sunday June 21 from 5-7pm Portlight will be holding a post Pirates of Penzance Performance Party at Dionysus Theatre in Houston, Tx. There will be snacks, drinks, karaoke, and a hearty time to be had by all! Everyone who attends the post-performance party will receive a commemorative Portlight Event t-shirt as well. Get your tickets early since there are a limited number available! Please see below for ticket information.

Many thanks to EmmyRose and smmcdavid for putting this event together! For ticket and contact information please visit the Houston Event Page.

Portlight Volusia County, Fl Flood Relief Update

Portlight Strategies, Inc assisted with the Volusia County, Fl flood clean up and repair the weekend of June 12th. During this weekend the Portlight team worked on three separate houses. Most of the work consisted of deconstruction and preparing the houses for sheet rock. The first home that was worked on is owned by a single mother. Her entire house was flooded and needed to be gutted from four feet down. The Portlight team assisted with some of this gutting, and also performed some general clean up in this house. See picture below...



The next house that was worked on belonged to a family of four. Their daughter's room was completely flooded during the May rains. The Portlight team performed repairs to damaged wood, replaced sheet rock, and poured a concrete footer outside of the house to help prevent future water intrusion. The owner of the house, June, had this to say "A special THANK-YOU to each of you for your hard work at our home these past two days..." Below are pictures of June's home.







Many thanks to each of you who contributed to this effort and a special thanks to wunderblogger FWBLinda and her husband Michael for all of their hard work. We also need to thank Pastor Chuck McKeown of the UBIC Holly Hill for scheduling the work and assisting the Portlight team.




Along with clean up and rebuilding, Portlight will also be co-opting with another grass roots non-profit organization, unmetneeds.org , to supply first aid kits, masks, and rubber gloves to Volusia County. This organization focuses on providing meals for rural communities in post disaster situations; so they are a perfect fit for us to work with in the future as well.


There are plenty of stories very similar to these and our ability to help is only limited by your assistance; so please consider volunteering or donating today!


2009 Hurricane Season Limited Edition T-Shirt

Shirt Front

Now available on...




We need about 100 of you to step up to the plate and work with us on a project. If you have 10 friends, family members, co-workers...or just 10 people in your life who'll give you $20 to just leave them alone...then this is for you

We are offering a special limited edition treat for our supporters as the 2009 hurricane season approaches. And, of course, it's also an opportunity for you to stay involved in our efforts.

Our 2009 Commemorative T-Shirts can be ordered from now through July 31(first shirts ship mid to early July)...for the astonishingly low price of $20.00 each. But you can get one free.

All ya have to do is sell 10 to your friends, family and co-workers. That's right! For every 10 you pre-sell, you get 1 free T-Shirt.

Thanks to Weather Underground and other sponsors the costs of producing and shipping the shirts are covered. So every dime of the sales price will go toward funding our efforts to meet the needs of un-served, under served, and forgotten people.

Order forms are available to be downloaded and printed, so that you can sell to friends, family, co-workers, etc.

T-Shirt Order Form

So...please continue to be a part of this special work by selling, buying and wearing this one-of-a-kind T-Shirt.

We will only print 1000 of these shirts. The first one off the press will be given to Dr. Jeff Masters of Weather Underground for all he's done to facilitate our efforts. The second shirt off the press will be given to National Hurricane center Bill Read...as a shameless publicity stunt.

Let us know if you're willing to commit to helping sell these!


Shirt Back


Please contact Paul Timmons if you are interested in helping coordinate an event. It is easy, fun, and will help support a very worthy cause.

Paul Timmons
paul@portlight.org
843-817-2651




This is the banner for the Portlight Relief Events. Many thanks to the Weather Underground for stepping up to the plate as the national sponsor of these events. View the press release.

You can also find us on Facebook now! Please become a fan of our page, and join our cause as well.

Updated: 15:11 GMT le 16 juin 2009

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FL Flood Clean Up/Rebuild-Vols Needed!

By: Portlight, 23:36 GMT le 02 juin 2009



Updated 6-2-09

Portlight Volusia County Flood Relief

Portlight Strategies, Inc. is currently preparing a team to assist with clean up and recovery efforts in Volusia County. Specifically, the Portlight team will be assisting with the rebuilding of two homes. One of the homes is owned by a single mother; who stood in her house crying, in two feet of water, as she prepared to go to her daughters graduation. The other home is owned by a elderly woman who's husband passed away two years ago. Neither of these families had flood insurance, and can not afford even the lowest interest rate loans provided by FEMA.

Our work in Holly Hill, Fl will begin on Friday June 12; if you are interested in volunteering please contact John Wilbanks john@portlight.org 843-200-6022.

There are plenty of stories very similar to these two and our ability to help is only limited by your assistance; so please consider volunteering or donating today!


We understand that not every single person is able to give every time we ask. However, we will continue to ask for donations; after all, it is what non-profit organizations have to do in order to be effective. Our primary goal is to keep our community of supporters aware of what we are doing. If we are successful at that, we believe that our financial needs will be met.



or send donations to:

Portlight Strategies, Inc.
2043 Maybank Hwy
Charleston, SC 29412

Paul Timmons
Board Chair
paul@portlight.org
843-817-2651


Rainfall amounts over Florida for the two weeks ending on May 27, 2009. Images credit: NOAA.

Another excellent way to support these efforts is to buy and wear the 2009 Portlight Limited Edition T-shirt!

Also available on Ebay....



In the very near future there will be FAQ section added to Portlight.org. This will allow us to answer user submitted questions and keep them archived in one location.

You can also find us on Facebook as well! Please become a fan of our page, and join our cause as well.

Updated: 14:55 GMT le 04 juin 2009

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