Pledging your support for rebuilding Christchurch

Child in diggerHave you signed The Pledge? It’s not a declaration to give up the demon drink or cigarettes but rather signing your commitment to Christchurch and the rebuild of the city.
Pledge sheets have been distributed in supermarkets, businesses, Post Shops and other locations.

If you live in the Eastern suburbs or you are out there visiting – you can now sign The Pledge at New Brighton and Parklands libraries.

You can also check on The Pledge’s Facebook page to see the latest updates on where you can sign, messages of support and other information.

7 thoughts on “Pledging your support for rebuilding Christchurch

  1. Allie 5 April 2011 / 6:35 pm

    I would love to “pledge” myself to Christchurch, if only there were jobs available for me, with my qualifications, here. It really sucks to be job-hunting at this time and face the constant sight of “Wellington” or “Auckland” on the situations vacant.

  2. jane 6 April 2011 / 5:15 pm

    The whole “Pledge” thing makes me feel uncomfortable and I’m not sure why.

    • Marion 7 April 2011 / 10:55 am

      Perhaps its that reserved Kiwi thing about public shows of emotion being a more American kind of thing – like flying the flag on your house? I just thought it seemed to be one little thing to do in extraordinary times – I’m still living here, shopping here etc but that seems ordinary although necessary.

  3. Gail 13 May 2011 / 1:28 pm

    Ditto uncomfortable about the “pledge” – moral overtones I suppose

  4. Hector 15 May 2011 / 9:23 am

    Yes I do think the “pledge” has moral overtones

  5. Anonymous 15 May 2011 / 9:28 am

    I will sign the pledge, I think it is important for ChCh

  6. Keri Hulme 15 May 2011 / 4:16 pm

    One of the reasons several of my whanau remaining in CHCH will *not* sign ‘the pledge’ is because it would induce guilt in other family members who have left, probably permanantly. For good reasons-a dead (=red-stickered) house; traumatised children; no job (and no chance of getting one back for an unknown number of months, if ever), and personal PTS…

    It probably seemed like a good idea at the time, but it does create a ‘them& us’ mindstance.

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