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We depleted all of our resources and need your support. Our goals is to raise $5000 to pay for legal and consultation fees to remain in the US and start a nonprofit organization that could have a lasting impact aiding humanity as well as the earth. More ...

Dear friends and family,

Our goals is to raise $5000 to pay for legal and consultation fees since we have depleted all of our resources by, traveling back from Australia in pursuit of our happiness we have found in Hood River, Oregon.

We thought of the math so here is one scenario as an example, if we reach out to at least 100 of our dear friends and family ("after all charity begins at home..."). So if each friend contributes $50 (R500) we will achieve this goal! We understand that some can potentially give more than others so please feel free to give based on your capacity, also please feel free to share this with your friends.

Our story:

Currently I am not allowed to work in the US on my current visa status, nor has finding online work opportunities been easy at all (their are some strange people out there...). So we have relied on a last work check, savings and amazing people that has housed, fed and showered us with there warm love.

We have this most amazing opportunity to embark on a humanitarian adventure with a dear friend, Wes Lapp that has housed and fed Alrika, Kellan, Keenan and myself over the last few months. Wes is a phenomenal engineer that has made Hood River his home for many years with his lovely daughter Zan known as Team Wes&Zan.. Robbie Lapp as been our grandmother and her strong connection with the need to help Grandmother Earth was a pivotal movement towards this new adventure. Our family would love to stay in the Hood River, USA and be apart of such a great story.

We are currently soliciting the advise of an immigration lawyers, and skilled non-profit consultants (yes, I know... I am consultant… ). These activities are to help establish a non-profit organization and for the non-profit to apply for work permits. Every cent adds up, every contribution is step closer to our happiness but also a dream to support humanity on a large scale, which this organization can achieve based on the current business objectives.

We are not asking for funding for this business but do need to cover some fees and hope that you might have the heart to contribute, maybe some spare change or large bills hanging around to support Alrika, Kellan, Keenan and myself, your family, your friend.

We initially need about $5000 just for the basic consulting fees, immigration lawyers, work visa advise, and non-profit consulting speciality. There is a small possibility that exists to potentially add your contribution to the tax exception in the US once granted ( ETA Dec 2013) but it is not confirmed at this stage, nor can we guarantee this. For those that do not know the US tax laws, they allow for donations to a non-profit that is a tax deductable that could add a great benefit to the donor's tax return, the same is true in South Africa with the correct tax exemption. We will establish a sister non-profit in South Africa to start our global reach soon.

I am reaching out to you today to ask for a little bit of financial support for this adventure. As mentioned we have depleted our resources in our travels to come "home" so to speak. In the last few weeks this opportunity was verified and validated. This could have a big impact in many communities around the world. Something like this could actually have been one of the reasons for us coming back...

Our ask:

We would appreciate any donation, no matter how big or small or other support that you or extended circle could offer.

This is a short overview and message if you would like to know more of the situation or about the non-profit, please feel free to contact us.

You can contribute through this campaign via Fundrazr, PayPal( Your could also make out a check to Zaine van der Bank.

Our postal address is:
3960 Neal Creek Rd
Hood River
Oregon, 97031

In South Africa/Australia we can provide bank account details.

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