Lap Dances for Haiti?

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From the Toledo (Ohio) Blade:

Scantily clad dancers were the draw at a downtown men’s entertainment club over the weekend for an event that raised nearly $1,000 for victims of the earthquake in Haiti. * * *  Although the billing may be misleading – lap dancing is illegal in Ohio – the intention isn’t.

General Manager Kenny Soprano said Sunday the club donated all the money from the day’s regular $10 cover charge to International Services of Hope, or ISOH/IMPACT, of Waterville.  * * *

That’s the amount needed to send a container of relief supplies to Haiti, said Linda Greene, ISOH/IMPACT’s chief executive officer. Ms. Greene said she has not been contacted by the club regarding the event.

The organization is grateful for any donations it receives to aid the people of Haiti.

“I don’t have a problem with it,” she said.

The full article is  here.

According to the recipient organization’s website (here), the group has a religious-based mission:

The mission of ISOH/IMPACT is to Reach Out & Serve Others in the name of Christ through disaster relief and development projects at home, across the United States, and around world.

The organization pushes a “financial accountability” message (here):

We believe that each one of us should use whatever gift he has received to serve others (1 Peter 4:10) and that our acts of compassion will touch the hearts of those we serve. Furthermore, we believe that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. (1 Corinthians 4:2)

Next we know, the charity will spin this with a press release describing the women working for the “men’s entertainment club” as using their gifts to “serve others.”

-Bridget Crawford

H/T David Cassuto

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