About The Cause

Massage Without Borders is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to provide immediate or temporary relief for the massage therapy and healing arts community during times of natural disaster or other long term crisis. MWB gathers resources and funding to assist our community initiating and empowering local recipients to be self-sufficient during recovery from disaster and trauma.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Another Call to Action and Some Good News

Yesterday, tragedy hit Oklahoma. An F4 tornado ripped through the city of Moore, leaving massive devastation in its wake. Families torn apart and homes and business destroyed, this tornado was said to have been one of the worst OK has ever seen. All of us at MWB send out prayers,positive thoughts and healing energy to the families affected by this disaster. We will keep everyone posted of any bodyworkers who need our help and different ways you can contribute. Right now the board is working behind the scenes to determine what needs to be done, and we have volunteers in Oklahoma who are ready to help in any way they can.
   If you or someone you know has been affected by the tornadoes that ripped through the Tornado Valley and need assistance, please contact Massage Without Borders right away and let us know what you need, and we will do our best to find support or resources. Our contact info is at the bottom of the blog. Want to help those in need right now? On our website there is a donation button linked to our disaster relief fund, or if you would like to help out families who have been impacted by the disaster and have the ability to send text messages on your phone, you can text STORM to 80888 to donate $10 to The Salvation Army, REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross, or FOOD to 32333 to donate $10 to the Oklahoma Food Bank. The money will just be added to your phone bill.  As previously stated, we will keep everyone updated on how you can help any practitioners in need as well. 

  Now, I think we could all use a little piece of good news, so it is with my utmost pleasure to announce that as of April 2nd, 2013 Massage Without Borders is FINALLY 501(c)3 APPROVED! Congratulations to everyone who has made this possible and jumped through every hoop to get this accomplished. We are now a truly official non-profit organization, at only 6 months old, and there's still bigger and better things to come to MWB this year, I can feel it! Also as a second bit of good news, our Executive Director Gloria Coppola was interviewed today by Louise Hay, author, publisher, personal assistant for the Hay House Radio Show "Acts Of Kindness"! The interview will air in June over 15 times across the world! How awesome is that? With so much going on behind the scenes and in the news, now is as good of a time as ever to actively join us and see what you can do as an MWB ambassador for your community and what we can do as an organization for our country. Be a helper, a doer, a fundraiser, a motivator, or even just a facebook event and info sharer. There's much to be done and much you can do, so get in contact with us today!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

May Fundraising

Whew! May must be the month for fundraising. We have two fundraising events this month and active volunteers doing projects as well. With all of these exciting opportunities to help out Massage Without Borders, it can be hard to keep track of what is coming up! That is why if you go on Facebook and click on the events section of our fan page, you can easily join the events and Facebook will remind you what is coming up each week! You won't want to miss the fun, so here is what's coming up:

May 12th is our Artistry E-Auction. Looking for a piece of decor to really pull that room together? Relax in your pajamas with a cup of tea and order some great art pieces straight from your computer! It doesn't get much easier. 

Month of May any day is our National Fundraising Event in Schools and Businesses! We have a great number of places who will be donating a portion of their proceeds from massages that day to MWB. Proceeds we receive will go towards our scholarship fund, which leads me to my next announcement...

Our Student Scholarship Fund is now available! If you are enrolled in an approved massage school and experiencing a financial crisis concerning your tuition payment, you may be eligible to receive a scholarship. After reviewing applications and picking recipients in June, two scholarships for this season will be handed out in the amounts of $500 and $1000. More information on qualifications and the application can be found on our website. 

A big THANK YOU goes out to all the schools and businesses involved in our first National Fundraising Event, and to all the hardworking volunteers and coordinators also supporting Massage Without Borders. Also thank you to Bon Vital for contributing $1,000 and Massage Book Scheduling for contributing $500; because of people like all of you, we can help not only our colleagues in crisis, but our future colleagues as well!