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500km for ORAM - LGBTI Refugees

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BENEFITING: ORAM - ORGANIZATION FOR REFUGE ASYLUM & MIGRATION

EVENT DATE: Oct 01, 2011

HOURS PLEDGED: 350

Eddie Bruce-Jones

THE STORY:

I'm on the Board of Directors of an amazing organization, and it's about time I got my hands dirty! Or wet, as it were...

From October 1 to October 31, 2011, I will run, swim, and bike a total of 500km to raise money to help LGBTI refugees escape persecution.  Please support!!  Pledges will go to ORAM (the Organization for Refuge, Asylum and Migration), whose mission is to advocate for refugees fleeing sexual or gender based violence.  I would not run 500km if I didn't have utmost confidence in the work we're doing (trust me).

When in San Francisco this past July, I had the chance to hear some of our clients' stories.  The two men (from Uganda and Iran, respectively) who spoke were shockingly brave and had both faced harrowing escapes from life-threatening conditions. Hear Danny Dyson, a former client of ORAM, talk about his experiences here:

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Ugandan_Refugee_Finds_Home_In_Bay_Area_Bay_Area-128858873.html

ORAM does AMAZING WORK to help change not only individuals' circumstances, but also adjust the posturing of the UNHCR and other institutions.  LGBTI individuals face systemic hurdles in the refugee process, including abuse and lack of basic understanding of issues around sexual orientation in receiving countries.   ORAM has made meaningful interventions in the way that LGBTI refugee claims are handled in the United States, Turkey, and Europe, for example. 

 

Follow my running/biking/swimming daily at www.ebj500kmfororam.wordpress.com

For more information on ORAM, visit www.oraminternational.org.  

(And I plan to document this process with pictures of me collapsed in various parts of London, just so you have some quality assurance.  Remember, you have until the end of October to donate!)

 

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To This Fundraiser

$2,676

MONEY RAISED
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  • Eddie Bruce-Jones

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Bernard Sharp

    $65

  • Lily Lin

    $25

  • Adam Robbins & Jesse Field

    $20

  • Adiya Dixon + Erin Wiggins

    $100

  • Doug Shively

    $50

  • AC Almonord & Egya Appiah

    $100

  • Cian Murphy

     

  • Jon Huggett

    $250

  • Rony Sagy

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Emanuel Ballo

    $25

  • Elli Nagai-Rothe

    $25

  • Alex Burger

    $50

  • Daeyna Grant

    $25

  • Emily Kerr

    $100

  • Amy Evans

     

  • Dario de Martino

    $100

  • Chris Russell

    $25

  • Therese Workman

    $20

  • Borge

    $40

  • jon norman

    $25

  • Ije Ajibade

    $40

  • Fiez Mughal

    $30

  • Chinelo!

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kevin Gordon

    $50

  • Angela Huang

    $30

  • Ousseynou Ly

    $50

  • Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos

    $40

  • maria

    $30

  • Jonathan Dunne

    $25

  • Satmohan

    $50

  • Victoria Ridler

    $30

  • Zaid A. Zaid & Giles P. Herman

     

  • Venu

    $30

  • Aron Cooper

    $75

  • Matthew Trent

    $100

  • amy v.

    $10

  • Jim Ho and Adam Hocke

    $81

  • Lisa Gan Tomlins

    $25

  • David Flechner

    $50

  • rafa moya

    $20

  • Katie

    $20

  • Aisha Weaver

    $20

  • Jeff Penn

    $30

  • Chris DeLorenzo

     

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107% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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The Team: $2,676 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Eddie Bruce-Jones

Amount Raised

$2,676

 

107% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Donor Comments

Chris DeLorenzo

Chris DeLorenzo

5 years ago

Jeff Penn

Jeff Penn

DONATION: $30

Eddie, you are the man. 5 years ago

Aisha Weaver

Aisha Weaver

DONATION: $20

Go Eddie! 5 years ago

Katie

Katie

DONATION: $20

You rock Eddie. 5 years ago

rafa moya

rafa moya

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

David Flechner

David Flechner

DONATION: $50

GO EBJ, GO!!! 5 years ago

Lisa Gan Tomlins

Lisa Gan Tomlins

DONATION: $25

Go Eddie! Will be cheering you on remotely as you run/swim/bike the last couple of kilometres! 5 years ago

Jim Ho and Adam Hocke

Jim Ho and Adam Hocke

DONATION: $81

Go EBJ! 5 years ago

amy v.

amy v.

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Matthew Trent

Matthew Trent

DONATION: $100

go eddie! love you for loving the world as you do. xxoo, 5 years ago