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Good Cause: The $300 Property Project to Help the World’s Poorest

When a desperate need exists, it’s often creativity and ingenuity that can provide the best solution. With an estimated 2 billion people worldwide suffering from some form of housing problem of varying extremes, the $300 House is a project aiming to design functional housing for some of these people.

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GOOD CAUSE: Pepsi Refresh Project

A friend in the USA recently brought my attention to the Pepsi Refresh Project, and the fantastic social cause that she is involved with in Detroit. The Pepsi Refresh Project is looking for people, businesses, and non-profits with ideas that will have a positive impact in local communities, and offers grants from $5000 USD up to $250,000 USD.

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GOOD CAUSE: OzHarvest and the One Million Meals Campaign

Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes: Each day Australia’s greatest cooks are not just playing Chef. They are also feeding the hungry and homeless. OzHarvest is a not-for-profit oganisation and has found a way to save the foods to feed the communities at risk. Established in November 2004, with one van, OzHarvest rescues the excess food and OzHarvest’s fleet of vans delivers around 100,000 meals to over 150 charities.

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Good Causes: The Footpath Library Helps the Homeless

The Benjamin Andrew Footpath Library caters for the homeless of Sydney and Melbourne. It provides them with books and other reading material.

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2009 July 14 – Marquette Turner Luxury Homes eMagazine

High Speed Rail; Cher’s Mansion; Homelessness; Hazelnut Cake; Harry Seidler Luxury; Nuclear Power; Phuket Luxury; Michael Marquette’s “View from the Bridge”; Sydney Real Estate; Queensland Real Estate; Byron Bay real estate; Michael Marquette EXPOSE about his Grandfather’s inspiration and sacrifices

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Good Causes: St Vincent de Paul’s CEO Sleepout for the Homeless

Further to Michael Marquette’s article on the growing number of homeless people in Sydney, I wanted to mention one of the oganisations offering human services to people experiencing hunger, homelessness and poverty is our tireless charity, the St Vincent de Paul Society.  With nearly 40 homeless services including hostels, women’s refuges and family services, their work never ends.

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Sydney Real Estate: Homelessness Report

Sydney real estate agent Michael Marquette looks at the problems for living in Sydney and the effect unemployment and the credit crisis is having on homelessness, including the growing numbers of people being forced to sleep rough.

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Viral Marketing to the Rescue for Bushfire Housing

Bushfire Housing has been created to match the thousands of people left homeless and in need of emergency accommodation following the bushfire disasters in Victoria and New South Wales.   Bushfire Housing was created as an amazingly quick response by marketing group Sputnik Agency, to allow for local residents with room to share to list their offerings on the site, which then allows fire victims to browse for potential places to stay.

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Michael Marquette’s “View From The Bridge”: Australian Bushfires a National Tragedy

In what is a devastating and defining week for everyone in Australia, it is hard to put feelings into words. The somber mood around the country is all consuming and our hearts and prayers are with all those involved.

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Victorian Bushfire Appeals (with podcast)

With over 6,000 Australians now homeless due to unforgiving bushfires that have swept over Victoria, the Red Cross has been working around the clock to help support the now displaced, with food, shelter, and the support to hopefully build back what’s been lost.

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