Granted I’m a little late in sharing this info, but that’s what happens with a gmail spam filter! My good friends, Heather and Lindsay at Support Supernatural, have found an incredible way to for fans and even non-fans to help the earthquake victims in Haiti. And they’ve gotten help from Eric Kripke himself. Below is their press release sharing the info:
Supernatural Fan Web Site Announces an Exclusive Auction of a One-of-a-Kind, Commemorative Peopleâ€™s Choice Awards Waterford Crystal Flutes to
Benefit the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (CBHF)
January 21, 2010 – SupportSupernatural.com is thrilled to announce its effort to the people of Haiti. SupportSupernatural.com was founded as a way to generate interest in and attention for Supernatural while also benefiting worthy organizations. One fan described their mission as â€œraising awareness while raising funds.â€
Supernatural creator Eric Kripke approached SupportSupernatural.com
with an amazing opportunity to bring the Supernatural fandom together and provide relief from the devastation that occurred on January 12 in Haiti. The charity that will benefit is the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund
Kripke very generously donated a pair of Waterford Crystal commemorative flutes that he received when Supernatural was nominated for a 2010 Peopleâ€™s Choice Award (which the show subsequently won). The flutes are one of a kind and cannot be purchased. The pair of flutes come with a letter written to the cast of Supernatural and each stem has an etching on it. One is etched with â€œPeopleâ€™s Choice Awards 2010 Nomineeâ€ and the other is etched with â€œSupernatural.â€
The cast and crew of Supernatural hope that the exclusivity of this item will help raise a significant amount of money for CBHF. SupportSupernatural.com
is thrilled to help!
â€œTime and time again, the Supernatural fandom has shown how dedicated and philanthropic they are. In 2009, Supernatural fans donated over $17,000 in our fundraiser for A Dogâ€™s Life Rescue,â€ said Vitas.
Warren added, â€œWeâ€™ve been fundraising continuously for some time now. It was a natural that we wanted to help. I am confident that Supernatural fans will make us proud once again!â€
At the request of the show, the eBay auction will begin at 9pm eastern on January 21, in sync with the mid-season premier of Supernatural
. Please visit SupportSupernatural.com at that time for the link to the auction.
About CBHF : In the aftermath of the disaster, President Barack Obama asked President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush to raise funds for immediate, high-impact relief and long-term recovery efforts to help those who are most in need of assistance. In response, the two Presidents established the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (CBHF) to respond to unmet needs in the country, foster economic opportunity, improve the quality of life over the long term for those affected, and assist the people of Haiti as they rebuild their lives and â€œbuild back better.
The auction can be found here. This is also where the really cool pictures are of the glasses. The auction goes on for six more days. So good luck to everyone bidding! It sounds like everyone wins in this deal.