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TRIPPIN' Newsletter
September  201l

Thank you for your continued support of T.R.I.P. As we head into a new season, we're launching new and exciting projects that will extend our volunteer efforts across the country. This comes at a time when the U.S. Census Bureau recently reported that the rate of Americans living in poverty hit a 52-year high. Even worse, the report shows that the percentage of African Americans living under the poverty line in 2010 was 27.4 percent. Let's change these statistics and make a difference in the lives of those in need.

T.R.I.P. Makes its Mark in Florida


Wondering what T.R.I.P. has been up to? In May, we teamed up with the City of Miami Gardens to transform an abandoned lot into a community garden in the Vista Verde neighborhood. Our volunteers also put their artistic skills to good use in Little Haiti to help beautify the local soccer park.

Garden in MG


A special thanks to the T.R.I.P. volunteers who traveled to Miami, and to the local volunteers who came out to participate in our Miami Gardens/Little Haiti projects:  Sheneekra Adams, Tiffany Britton, Tsahai Codner, Renee Crichton, Corey and Tabeier Hamilton, Rahsaan Harris, Corliss Hill, Jimmie Hill, Khansa Jones, Melody Miller, Samir Patel, Al and Kristi Rodriguez, Daniel Rosemond, Treshawn Shields, and a host of other concerned residents and volunteers. 


T.R.I.P. in the Headlines!

MG proclamationMayor Shirley Gibson presented T.R.I.P. with a city proclamation declaring May 11 T.R.I.P. Day of Service in Miami Gardens, FL.  This summer, T.R.I.P. was also highlighted in the Twenty-First Century Foundation (21CF) - Insider News about its efforts to help revitalize African-American communities in need.

Click here to see the article.

We Want to Hear From You!

Are you hosting an upcoming community service activity and want to promote it to like-minded volunteers? Are you looking for local volunteer projects in your city or state that help rebuild African-American communities? 


Join T.R.I.P. this October as we launch a new section on our website that features various volunteer projects in various cities across the country, which all carry the same mission in helping to revitalize African-American communities. Submit your planned volunteer projects via our website via the "Share Your Projects" button on the home page. Or visit the site every month to find new featured volunteer activities that may be taking place in a city near you! 

Celebrate Your Birthday with T.R.I.P.! 

Dawn Dawn and PatrickOliver, a T.R.I.P. volunteer, is celebrating her 35th birthday this October! Instead of requesting gifts for this special milestone, Dawn asked her family and friends to shower her with support of her favorite charities, including T.R.I.P. Dawn is using to collect online donations to go towards causes that are closest to her heart. Check out her site. Thank you Dawn for celebrating your special day with a purpose. 


you can help in three ways
1.) Make a donation to T.R.I.P. and help us plan future volunteer projects in disenfrachised neighborhoods acoss the country. 
2.) Become a volunteer and take a T.R.I.P. with us! 
3.) Submit a service project that aligns with our mission and let us know what you're doing in your city and state. We'll add it to our website and share it with our network of volunteers across the country.


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Assisting with U.S. Natural Disasters

Last month, Hurricane Irene caused tremendous damage to the East Coast, and the storm killed 43 people from Florida to New England. In response, the Red Cross has served more than 680,000 meals and snacks and has handed out more than 29,000 relief items such as hygiene kits, mops and tarps. Help them continue to serve these residents as they work to put their lives and homes back together. To donate, visit their website or 
text the word "REDCROSS" to 90999 to make a $10 donation.


Make a Global Impact

Famine in Africa
Help end famine in Somalia and East Africa. Nearly half a million children are at risk of dying from malnutrition and disease. Use your voice to educate others about the horrific conditions
children and
families are living in; and make a much-needed donation to reputable organizations.


Haiti Recovery

It's been more than a year and the people of Haiti still need our help and are in dire need of aid. You can support their ongoing recovery efforts by making a donation; preparing personal hygiene kits; volunteering in Haiti if you have a medical or clinical background; becoming an advocate and using social media to spread the word; and raising money to send emergency shelters to Haiti.