Good Earth Home Show raises $21,969 for Haitian relief effort

resized_MTI_home_showOregon Natural Health Examiner Sue Sierralupe

This weekend’s green home show in Eugene, Oregon known as the Good Earth Home Show brought in $11,969 by individual donors to which Berg Productions, Inc., the show’s management company, added an extra $10,000. Berg Production is a small Oregonian company started by women that wanted to see sustainable home shows in their community. They encourage workshops and businesses that match their own values for social and environmental responsibility.

The donations were collected for Medical Teams International (MTI) to fund their Haiti Earthquake Relief effort already in place. Every week, MTI has been able to, due to donations, send several medical teams to Haiti to work in emergency clinics set up throughout the country. Last week, they were able to send 4 doctors, 6 nurses and an experienced hospital administrator to the earthquake zone to provide services for the injured. Two shipments of medical supplies were sent last week. One of the shipments contained enough medicine to “…treat 45,500 people for three months.”

MTI is still seeking donations for their cause as the need continues to grow. More sick and injured victims are being pulled from the wreckage every day. MTI is still seeking donations to continue to serve the Haitian people. According to their web-site,

  • A gift of $33 provides the medicines and supplies for an entire family during the critical days immediately following a major disaster.
  • A gift of $66 funds one doctor’s clinical work for one day in Haiti.
  • A gift of $2,000 funds one doctor’s clinical work for an entire month.

People can give an automatic $10 gift by texting HOPE to 253-83; on-line at, calling 1-800-959-4325; or mailing a gift to P.O. Box 10, Portland, OR 97207.

The Good Earth Home Show has a history of assisting community aid associations since the first green home show in 2006. Donation barrels for Food for Lane County are  familiar sights at the entrance to every show. They have collected over 300,000 pounds of canned food for this charity in the last few years. Images from this year’s earthquake in Haiti opened the hearts of Oregonians so MTI was added to the list of charitable opportunities for those who share Berg Productions dream of a healthier, greener world.