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Hi All,

 

Sorry to not get the ball rolling earlier, Help Portrait 2011 is less than 8 weeks away!  We should definitely start organizing some planning meetings.

 

It's great to hear that we'll have a new event at Moody this year.  I look forward to reaching out to some of our old partner organizations as well- Park Community Church, Breakthrough Ministries, New Moms, etc.  Perhaps we'll expand and find some new sites as well?

 

I'll look into finding a meeting place today, hopefully we can all get together by this coming weekend.  

 

Blessings,

Devin

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Cool let's have another great event and help people out. Let me know details.
Sounds great! I am really looking forward to this event! - When is the official date...? Excited to get the ball rolling...
Count me in! :) Let me know how i can help...

H-P Chicago, hi

I'm new to the area, living near the NW Loop, and want to get involved with the community. I would love to help with the December 10th  HP event, however I will be out of pocket in November, back December 1st.  I can email, phone etc to stay in connected.  I can hit the ground running when I return-just need to know the plans.  You can see my work at PeteHillPhoto.com. I learned about this event through my Charlottesville VA Meetup Group.

Pete Hill 804-690-1358

Hi all!

I am volunteering at the Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation in the Back of the Yards neighborhood in Chicago. This organization works with victims and perpetrators of gang violence seeking reconciliation - Youth and mothers who have lost a child because of the violence (Mothers for Peace). I would like to offer this site as a possibility to host a HP event on December. More info about this organization at http://www.pbmr.org or send me an email to jacunag@gmail.com.

Peace.

Juan 

Hi Juan,

I grew up in Back of the Yards community and it would be cool if we could help out at your organization. Have you heard from anyone yet?

-alex

Hi Alejandra, no, nobody has replied yet. If you are interested we can start making some plans. I already talked with the staff of PBMR and they liked the idea. I think it would be very powerful and meaningful for the mothers having a picture with their kids and also the youngsters.

 

Juan

I agree Juan. It would be something very special and it would really mean something to me to be able to help these women/families from my old neighborhood. Let me see if I can get some of my photography friends interested and maybe pull in some of my old Seward friends into this effort.

Have you ever done an H-P before? This would be my first one.

Thanks Alejandra for your interest and I am sure the people from your old neighborhood will appreciate it . It would be great if we can make this happen. This is my first H-P too. Let´s keep in contact.

I think thats a great idea and i would be up to help out with this

Thanks Tony! we are planning a meeting soon, I will keep you in the loop.

Hello Juan,

 

My name is Ignacio Alvarez and I am a photographer and photography instructor at Truman College. Can you please let me know more about your plans for the Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation? When? Where? and How I can help.

 

THank you for your time.

 

Ignacio

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