Dominic Myers wrote -G'day,
I am running the San Francisco marathon on June 16th 2013. Hopefully I won't end up in hospital. There are alot of hills in San Francisco which makes it rather daunting. I have decided to try and raise some money for the Halo Trust which is a great charity who clear land mines around the globe.
Love your support - Dom
The HALO Trust clears landmines and unexploded ordnance from war-torn countries so that some of the world’s most vulnerable people can plant their crops, rebuild their homes and raise their families in safety. Founded in Afghanistan in 1988, they are the world’s oldest and largest humanitarian landmine clearance organization. They have a simple mission, 'getting landmines of the ground, now,' and as leaders in the mine action community have cleared over 13 million landmines and other explosive remnants of war. With over 7,000 locally recruited staff, they invest in local leadership, keeping the mine-affected communities integral to the process and providing employment in areas where there are few opportunities.
2013 is HALO’s 25th year. You can help solve this finite problem so they may never reach their 50th. 94% of your donation will go directly to the field. Join me and donate now. $200 will fund a local deminers salary for a month in Cambodia. $3,000 will buy a metal detector to help locate the landmines.