13 January, 2010

A Little Help for Haiti

Velo Orange and VO Imports will donate 10% of our gross sales over the next 48 hours to the  Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontière) Hatian relief effort. As you must know, Haiti is by far the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and they just suffered a devastating earthquake. Hospitals, schools, parliament, and many government buildings, as well as thousands of homes, have been utterly destroyed. Death tolls can only be estimated, but figures of 50,000 to 100,000 have been reported in the media.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization working in more than 60 countries to assist people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe. They already have teams on the ground in Haiti. Soon Haiti will need massive help in rebuilding the country, but for now the priority is to treat the hundreds of thousands who are injured or dying, which is why we chose to donate to MSF.

So if you were planning to place a VO/VOI order there may never be a better time. We know it's not much, but if other companies kick in it may make a real difference. Or better yet, donate directly to MSF, International Committee of the Red Cross, Oxfam International, or other relief agencies.

8 comments:

William said...

So I need to pull the trigger on my PV order by Friday night? I applaud you for doing that.

Tom said...

http://voimports.blogspot.com/2010/01/haiti-not-shiny-silvery-bits.html

Gunnar Berg said...

Good man.

yankee_dollar said...

awsome. I'd like to help but have no job or income at this time.

Felipe Monsalve said...

i'll buy right now but i need to ask this first.
i'm having problems with my rear brake lever. it's a tektro (don't know the #) on a flat handlebar with caliper brakes.
wich are the best, small, simple, kind of classic levers that will work for me, no matter the cable housing.
thank's a lot specially for this initiative.
felipe monsalve

johnson said...

Felipe, what is the problem with your current lever?
You just said there is one, not what it is. Maybe then we can help.

jimmythefly said...

Hi Chris or Tom, can you confirm if the 48mm polished fluted VO fenders are pre-drilled or not? The picture shows them drilled. But, the description of the zeppelin and anodized fenders specifically states that they are drilled, leading me to infer that the 48mm polished are perhaps not drilled due to lack of description.

Thanks, trying to complete an order in time for the 10% to Haiti.

Chris Kulczycki said...

J Fly, All VO fenders are now pre-drilled.