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TEAM HALO San Francisco Marathon 2012

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BENEFITING: HALO TRUST USA INC

ORGANIZER: HALO TRUST USA INC

EVENT: The Wipro San Francisco Marathon 2012

EVENT DATE: Jul 29, 2012

Patience Elfving

THE STORY:

The HALO Trust is a non-political, non-religious NGO, registered in Britain as a charity (no.1001813 and SCO37870) and in the United States as a 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit organisation. HALO specialises in the removal of the hazardous debris of war.

We have over 8,000 full-time staff in 10 countries, with on-going surveys into new regions.

By October 2011, twenty-three years after founding HALO, we have reached some important milestones that include:

  • over 1.4 million landmines destroyed
  • over twelve million items of larger calibre ordnance destroyed
  • over fifty one million bullets destroyed
  • over 2,950 heavy weapon systems immobilized
  • over 134,000 assault rifles destroyed
  • over 8,100 minefields cleared
  • 30,204 hectares (74,636 acres) made safe from landmines
  • 137,621 hectares (340,068 acres) made safe from unexploded and abandoned ordnance
  • 12,455 kilometers (7,739 miles) of roads cleared

These statistics, which may appear bland, are a testament to the dedication of our staff conducting one of the most inherently dangerous jobs on earth, and the generosity of our donors who understand that our work directly saves lives, and allows a return to normal rural livelihoods in some of the poorest countries in the world.

How much more work is there to do? In areas such as northern Mozambique and Abkhazia we have finished – with every single village declaring that they are free from landmines. In other countries we still have five more years of work, and in countries such as Afghanistan our work plan extends to 2020.

However, HALO is not distracted by involvement in campaigns and conferences, and we have a simple mission statement - “getting mines out of the ground, now”. With more deminers and more equipment, we shall shorten the timeframe that villagers are impacted by landmines.

HALO’s operations are grouped under Central Asia, South East Asia, Horn of Africa, Southern Africa and the Caucasus & Balkans – managed from a small office in South West Scotland. Our innovative training of local management and introduction of new equipment allows us to continue expansion as funding becomes available

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$365

MONEY RAISED
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  • Patience Elfving

    $105

  • Amy C.

    $50

  • Charlie Lee

    $50

  • Sarah B

    $40

  • Joanna R.

    $50

  • Antun

    $40

  • Bonnie

    $30

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $1,271 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Noah Bronstein

Amount Raised

$856

 

86% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Patience Elfving

Amount Raised

$365

Fundraiser Title

HALO TRUST USA INC

Amount Raised

$50

 

2% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Bonnie

Bonnie

DONATION: $30

Now you owe me a run! 5 years ago

Antun

Antun

DONATION: $40

Go Patience! 5 years ago

Joanna R.

Joanna R.

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Sarah B

Sarah B

DONATION: $40

5 years ago

Charlie Lee

Charlie Lee

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Amy C.

Amy C.

DONATION: $50

Thanks for supporting such an awesome cause Patience! Happy Training. 5 years ago

Patience Elfving

Patience Elfving

DONATION: $105

5 years ago