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LO establishes fund to help Haiti disaster


February 1, 2010
By HortTrades.com

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LO establishes fund to help Haiti disaster

Landscape Ontario members may help the Haiti disaster with financial donations in the name of Green for Life.

Feb. 1, 2010 – Landscape Ontario members may help the Haiti disaster with financial donations in the name of Green for Life.

The idea to have LO involved came from chair of the Landscape
Design Sector Group, Anthony Lombardi. "I was watching some of the
videos and was shocked at the footage. With estimates of death and
injury on a staggering scale, I felt compelled to help some way."

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To start things off, the Designers Group will donate $500. "I will
add to it by contributing $100 from my own company," says Lombardi.

He also issues a challenge to all the sector groups and chapters to
contribute to the fund. Although it is understood that many may have
already donated to the cause, the fund will be open to individual
members.

Funds by LO will initially be allocated to the Red Cross (www.redcross.ca).
Lombardi's brother Dr. Rocco Lombardi. MD, MSc., works for CMAT
(Canadian Medical Assistance Team) which is sending medical units to
Haiti. He recommends that the Canadian Red Cross is the best way to go
at this time, as it will be able to manage the money the best and most
efficient way.

A tally of the fund's level will be communicated each week through the enews broadcast of LO This Week, as well as on www.horttrades.com.

To fill out the form with your name, company, and credit card info, go to secure.landscapeontario.com/membership/haiti.


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