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The Portland Timbers Haiti Response Fundraiser

March 19, 2010

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The Portland Timbers will play an exhibition match at the University of Portland's Merlo Field on Wednesday, February 17 against the University of Portland Pilots at 7:00pm. This match will be to benefit Mercy Corps for their relief aid in Haiti. Newly signed Haitian midfielder James Marcelin is expected to make an appearance in the match, which will feature some Timbers 2009 players as well as trialists and guest players.

Tickets for the charity event are $7 for both adults and kids; seating for the match is general admission. Tickets are available through area Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.com or calling (800) 745-3000.

Donations are also accepted on this site to benefit Mercy Corps.

(This page was set up by Allison Andrews, webmaster of SoccerCityUSA.com, to help coordinate extra donations to Mercy Corps and raise awareness of the fundraising exhibition match on February 17 at the University of Portland.

More information about the match can be found here: http://www.portlandtimbers.com/newsroom/headlines/index.html?article_id=... )

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As international relief efforts continue in Haiti, a Mercy Corps earthquake response team is in Port-au-Prince
responding to urgent needs.

Your donation will help families in Haiti recover from the most powerful quake to hit the country in more than 200 years.

Mercy Corps relief workers with experience in disaster responses ranging from Hurricane Katrina to the Myanmar cyclone are converging on Haiti from Africa, Asia, and North America.

They're focusing first on the immediate needs -- for water, food, temporary shelter supplies and much more -- and expanding our work to three areas: clean water, post-trauma support for children and job creation.

The needs in Haiti are immense. Its capital lies in ruins, as many as 200,000 may be dead, and survivors are increasingly desperate for food, clean water and shelter. Please give what you can to help families recover.

Follow the latest updates at mercycorps.org/haiti, on our Facebook page, and by following us on Twitter.

Thank you!