OHR raised $1690 through a San Francisco Biodiesel Bus Party: On May 13th, 2010, Forty medical, nursing and pharmacy students from UCSF rocked out around San Francisco in a Sustainable Party Bus. The bus was generously donated for the evening by our friend Jens-Peter Jungclaussen at www.teacherbus.com. Our close friends and OHR supporters Alex Neves and Steven Arevalo donated driving skills and refreshments (respectively), the event would not have been possible without them. After touring SF hotspots including Golden Gate Bridge, Treasure Island, and Twin Peaks, the party concluded with a gathering at Finnegan’s Wake in Cole Valley, www.finneganswakesf.com, where 20% of the bar tab for the night was donated directly to OHR by Finnegan’s Owner, Tom Frenkel. We’re very grateful for the support of our event sponsors, and the generosity of everyone on the bus! These funds will go directly to supporting the Ekialo Kiona World Cup Soccer program, providing Big Screen World Cup viewing at Kitawi Beach for all Mfangano Island residents who know their own HIV-status.
Organic Health Response raised $3578! at the 1st Annual OHR Oyster BBQ and Promises Auction: On June 6th, 2010, OHR hosted the first annual OHR Oyster BBQ and Promises auction at Reverie Cafe in Cole Valley SF. Four Hundred Sustainable Oysters and Champagne were donated by Reverie Owner, Roger Soudah. Reverie Staff and OHR Friends, Samer, Jill, Jen, Elder, and Ezekial helped serve and greet over 100 guests. Guests dined outside and enjoyed live music perfomances by UCSF students. Ben Thomas and Joe Leech served as MC’s raising over $2200 through a Live Promises Auction featuring talents and skills including, archery and beer brewing lessons, homemade dinners, airplane rides, hand-knitted mittens, and original art, etc. donated by a wide range of OHR supporters. We want to thank all the auction donors and buyers–your contributions will go directly to supporting staff salaries at the Ekialo Kiona Center in Kenya.