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Hedac To Deliver Emergency Aid & Ongoing Relief For 500 Haitians—As A Start—Through Strategic Alliance With Major U.S. Charity, Highlighting New Way To Fundraise.


Toronto/New York –Help to Eliminate Disease and Addiction Canada [“HEDAC”], is proud to announce the signing of an historic agency agreement with Housing Works. This agreement marks HEDAC’s ongoing commitment to Canadian donors, to the Canadian Government, and to the world, to effect ever-increasing, large-scale, transborder donations of essential life-saving medicines to people living with HIV and AIDS globally. By forming a strategic alliance with the leading U.S.-based AIDS charity, who is committed to ending the twin crises of AIDS and homelessness, HEDAC will now be able to add another hemisphere to its list of worldwide recipients beyond those suffering in Sub-Saharan Africa alone, and will now be able to ensure medications finally reach the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti.

Housing Works is led by President and CEO, Charles King, one of the preeminent leaders in the fight against AIDS in the United States. Stephen C. Mortfield, Director of HEDAC, along with Raymond Adelson, the Strategic Liaison between HEDAC and leading international charities, and Shy Kurtz, LLB, BCL, Charity Spokesperson and Chief Fundraising Consultant for HEDAC, spearhead this partnership; marking the first international collaboration and emergency response of this magnitude to the Haitian AIDS crisis since the earthquake.

This historic donation, consisting of antiretroviral, antifungal, and antibiotic medications, will enable immediate and ongoing relief for at least 500 Haitians. HEDAC has further committed that it will supply enough medication for several times that number of suffering Haitians—on an ongoing basis—upon Housing Works’ successful rollout of this first dispatch, which will include a collaboration with key international organizations. These openhanded organizations are already coming together to form larger and more efficient distribution channels so that delivery and need in the region will ultimately converge, leaving no man, woman, or child without access to medicine.

HEDAC chose Housing Works specifically for its phenomenal reputation, passion, and ability to recruit, organize, and mobilize distribution networks, and to locate, reach, and care for those most in need on the ground. Distribution will be closely monitored, tracked, traced, audited and reported, ensuring that medicines will finally be placed directly into the hands of those in need. HEDAC looks forward to a long and beneficial collaboration with Housing Works, and plans to continue extending its efforts in other life-prolonging and life-saving partnerships.

From over 83,000 registered Canadian charities, this donation serves to highlight HEDAC’s rank as the number 2 charity in Canada. Highlighted in terms of how much of one’s donation actually goes to the cause, as per the Canada Revenue Agency’s public statistics, as was recently showcased in the January 2010 issue of MoneySense Magazine.

HEDAC is quickly gaining international acclaim for the unrivaled success of its hybrid fund raising techniques, colloquially referred to as “the new philanthropy”. By relying on proprietary methods that combine mathematics, legal, and economic principles, HEDAC has created a never-before-used and efficient model to fundraise that stimulates the local economy, while helping the world. By aligning interests of donors and charities, and by merging for-profit with not-for-profit economies, HEDAC is putting theory into practice, benefiting from the new-age economies created for the purposes of donation, rather than for the purposes of consumption.



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