Jul 272010

In an attempt to reach out to earthquake-devastated Haiti, a Fort Collins non-profit is planning to raise enough money to send more than 1,000 fuel-efficient stoves to families trying to rebuild their lives.

To achieve this goal, Trees, Water & People, TWP, is participating in The Green Open Challenge, which ends Friday. The challenge is hosted by GlobalGiving, an online marketplace dedicated to making connections between non-profits with vision and individuals who can support an initiative, according to GlobalGiving’s website.

Out of the 38 competing charities, TWP is currently in 6th place and is pushing to break into one of the top three spots. The incentive for ranking in the top bracket, according to the release, is an extra $14,000 bonus.

TWP hopes to send 1,344 Rocket stoves, which are fuel-efficient and economic, to temporary Internally Displaced Persons camps in Haiti, and, according to GlobalGiving, has raised $5,205.
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