A couple that raised more than $10,000 from family and friends in the gay community has now taken their relief mission online to fund direct delivery of emergency medicine, food and tents to remote areas of Haiti struck by the Jan. 12 earthquake.
Luke Montgomery and Nate Guidas headed to Haiti just 48 hours after the quake to check on the AIDS orphanage Montgomery founded in the coastal town of Jacmel.
When they found the children at the orphanage escaped harm, the couple turned to help the injured at a local hospital that had collapsed.
They've turned their relief operation official by calling themselves "Cause Commandos" and are working to deliver supplies by boat to rural areas that larger relief agencies haven't reached.
The couple created a short video while on the ground in Haiti to detail their story and tell other "ordinary people" how they can help.
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The couple's site, CauseCommandos.com allow users to make direct donations with 100 percent of money going to the purchase of relief supplies (their costs are covered).
According to their press release, the couple hopes to not only inspire support for their mission, but to also show that ordinary people can make a difference even in the face of an extraordinary disaster. "We're not some big aid organization, we're just two gay dudes on a mission and love that we have the chance to help others at a time like this." Guidas said.
For more information on Guidas and Montgomery's relief efforts, visit CauseCommandos.com.