Filed under: AL, Birmingham, Birmingham Alabama, Birmingham, AL, goodnewsbham, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Katrina Relief, New Orleans
There are plenty of things I could write about regarding things to keep your eye out for in the next 3-4 days. There’s Reg’s anniversary concert tomorrow evening at the Alabama Theatre, celebrating 10 years of bringing a different perspective to the music scene here in town. There are the ADDYs tomorrow evening, taking over billboards all over the metro Birmingham area . There’s even the first “Cool School” (which I’ll write about tomorrow). But before we all decided to get into our cars and hibernate during this extremely cold weekend, I wanted to point out something that someone is doing next week to remind us that much still needs to be done for those along the Gulf Coast still suffering the effects of Hurricane Katrina.
Wade Kwon is working with Hands on Birmingham to organize work group visits to both New Orleans and Biloxi in April. There will be two informational sessions taking place on February 21 & February 24. Full details are available on his blog’s Magic City Mission page. There is also an entry on Good News Birmingham, available by clicking here.
I’ve talked about my visit to New Orleans last summer as well as our effort to collect items for those affected via a Happy Hour last August. I”d encourage you to pass on the link to the site, link to the post or this one if you currently blog or post a bulletin on any of the numerous networking programs out there, including MySpace. Let’s show them that we still care. Thanks in advance.
Enjoy the weekend (and stay warm)!
Filed under: AL, Artwalk, Birmingham Alabama, Birmingham, AL, Civic Engagement, Hurricane Katrina Relief, people, Sidewalk
One of the things that were overlooked at last week’s Happy Hour for a Cause was our door prizes. Anyone that brought a donation was eligible to receive one of two prizes courtesy of Artwalk and Sidewalk (link to prize descriptions). Well, this evening we went and got Mary of Metro Bistro to pick out the numbers that correspond with the sign in sheet that was located at the entrance to WorkPlay Bar.
So no more stalling, here are the winners:
Artwalk prize pack: Mike Rohr
Sidewalk prize pack: Terri Dann
Congratulations to both of you. Drop me a line via e-mail and we’ll figure out a way to get your prize to you before the end of the week. Thanks again to Artwalk and Sidewalk for their assistance in encouraging donations last week.
Those still interested in giving donations just look at the page linked to above to find out what’s needed. Or just bring what you can; it will be appreciated no matter what it is. For those that are wondering, to date I am aware of $300 given because of the event and of one laptop computer. Thanks to everyone again who attended and gave to those that needed.
Some more Ramblings this afternoon,
Filed under: Birmingham Alabama, Birmingham, AL, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Katrina Relief, New Orleans, News Media (as source & subject), Photographs, Random shots, urban issues
I’d like to thank everyone that came out last night for the “Happy Hour for a Cause” at WorkPlay. Just to let everyone know, we were able to raise $200 (so far) and collect approximately 8 bags worth of medical supplies for CAP’s Katrina Relief effort. This is not counting additional checks that I’ve told will be sent to the CAP office in the coming days. Click here to view images from last night’s event, or here to view the images I put up in my Flickr account.
The picture at the top of the post is of myself and Becky, the warehouse manager for CAP’s Katrina effort. She represents the volunteers that have helped during the past year, be it here, New Orleans, or elsewhere in the affected region. If nothing else, stop by the offices and tell them how much you appreciate what they’re doing.
I am thankful for those that were able to come and hopeful that those that did not are able to contribute in some shape or fashion. The need for continued focus on the aftermath of Katrina is necessary. The guys at the Times-Picayune in New Orleans have been able to tell the story of their city in a way that no one else can. I would invite you to visit this page (you will need Flash installed on your computer to view it). I would also invite you to take a look at the Smugmug photo set that I set up back in June to see why they still need our help not just in New Orleans but throughout the Gulf Coast region.
I will update later on today with a list of additional organizations that may be of interest to those that may still want to help, but were unable to attend last night. Thank you again.
BTW, those that are interested in seeing the new Confederate Motorcycles website, click here. It’s not the home page, but it’s the best part of the site.
Filed under: Artwalk, Birmingham Alabama, Birmingham, AL, Civic Engagement, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Katrina Relief, New Orleans, urban issues
Good morning everybody:
I’d like to remind you about the Happy Hour for a Cause that we’re doing this evening at WorkPlay to collect donations for those still affected by Hurricane Katrina one year later. Please click on the badge to your left to learn more about the event. We’ll be starting at 5 p.m. at WorkPlay Bar. A list of items needed will be at the end of the post. I’d like to ask those bloggers that have time today to repost this information on their sites. I would greatly appreciate it.
I’m also happy to announce that anyone that brings a donation of any kind to the event tonight will now have a chance to win a VIP package from Artwalk, taking place next weekend, September 8 & 9 in the loft and design districts downtown. Here’s what the package includes:
- 2 T-shirt coupons
- 2 Koozie coupons
- 2 Passes to the After Party – September 9, 6 – 10 p.m., on the roof of The Avenues
- $25 Donor Dollars – to be used like cash towards the purchase of artwork at Artwalk 2006
We may be announcing another door prize later on this morning courtesy of a certain local film festival. I’d like to thank both of these organizations for their support with this. It means more than you will ever know.
*Sidewalk has donated a pair of weekend passes and two vintage Sidewalk t-shirts to be given away as well!
Please follow the jump to see the needs list, or we’ll see you tonight hopefully: