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Marjan Shaki | Lukas Perman's Fundraiser:

TEAM J/P HRO - ING NYC MARATHON: THE LONG RUN FOR HAITI

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Marjan Shaki | Lukas Perman

THE STORY:

Marjan Shaki and Lukas Perman are actors and singers based in Vienna. They have performed as leads in numerous theater and musical-theater productions. Marjan who is German-Iranian met Lukas, an Austrian native, in 2004 when they co-starred as leads in the “Romeo  & Julia” production, which performed over 450 times.

When Marjan and Lukas heard about the terrible earthquake  in Haiti in 2010, they got involved immediately by organizing funding events to help the victims of the disaster. Since 2010 the couple has organized three benefit events to aid ongoing rebuilding efforts in Haiti. Their cause brought together some of the the biggest musical and pop stars of Europe, all of whom performed at the famous Ronacher Theater in Vienna.

In 2011, the couple got to know Sean Penn at a Haiti benefit event, whose organization

JP HRO has been doing exceptional work in Haiti. Since then, Marjan and Lukas have joined efforts with Penn’s organization and donate all proceeds to JP HRO.

After having met Mr. Penn, the couple traveled for the first time to Haiti in 2011, to get a better understanding how the Haitian people were doing, and to witness with their own eyes to scope of the devastation as well the rebuilding efforts through JP HRO.

In 2012, when they traveled a second time to Haiti, they were encouraged and excited to witness the sizable improvements and advancements which their funds helped contribute to. And yet, they discovered that there was still much to be done in Haiti, with little financial means to accomplish the grand task of rebuilding Haiti’s infrastructure.

Marjan and Lukas are in close contact with the leaders of of JP HRO and and follow each new chapter of the rebuilding efforts from their home base in Vienna.

“Haiti has etched itself onto our hearts. We don’t feel like we chose Haiti, but that in a strange way, when the catastrophe occurred, we had open hearts towards the people on this island. Haiti in essence chose us. We now feel impassioned to give voice to the Haitian people whose needs and voices, due to the distance to Europe, often get drowned out. Having traveled personally to Haiti, we not only feel the devastation more profoundly, but also find ourselves more in love with the culture and its people. It is therefore that we continue to support all rebuilding efforts in Haiti and are hopeful to welcome the day when Haiti and its people are restored.”

 

$850

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Evelyn

    $50

  • Astrid

    $100

  • Stefanie Nowak

    $50

  • Noriko

    $100

  • maggy may

    $100

  • Airi

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Astrid + Steffi

    $200

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $300,163 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Pamela Anderson

Amount Raised

$78,914

Fundraiser Title

J/P Haitian Relief Organization

Amount Raised

$46,855

 

16% Raised of $300,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Melissa Bolona

Amount Raised

$32,895

Fundraiser Title

Matt O'Connell

Amount Raised

$25,371

 

51% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

PÉTRUS CÉSARION

Amount Raised

$16,440

Fundraiser Title

Carline Lamour

Amount Raised

$16,410

Fundraiser Title

BERTINE LAINÉ

Amount Raised

$16,393

Fundraiser Title

Jean Macksony

Amount Raised

$16,390

Donor Comments

Astrid + Steffi

Astrid + Steffi

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Airi

Airi

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

maggy may

maggy may

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Noriko

Noriko

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Stefanie Nowak

Stefanie Nowak

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Astrid

Astrid

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Evelyn

Evelyn

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

5 years ago