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Build an International Peace Education Center in Las Vegas!!

Organized by: Leighton DeGoede

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Leighton DeGoede via Crowdrise
May 15, 2014

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EVENT DATE Aug 11, 2014

THE STORY:

Alright, so the most amazing project is already underway, but $4.5 million is still needed to complete it. I'm talking about the construction of an International Peace Education Center (IPCC) in Las Vegas! Check out the official donation site here: http://ffwpu.org/us/international-peace-education-center.

I started this crowdrising site primarily so that I could invite non-Unificationists to get involved in this awesome project. Secondarily, to allow myself the opportunity to spread the news better even to my Unificationist friends. Lastly, I suppose it gives poor people like me that can't afford $1000 but would like to help out a little and get a little more recognition and catch the wave of giving energy.

So if you've got $1000 or more, just donate directly on the main site. But if you're poor like me, give what you can here, and then share this page with all 1000 of your Facebook friends. It only takes 100,000 of us giving $5 each to reach my goal of contributing $500,000 to this.

A Brief Background
Why am I crowdrising you ask? My church, the Unification Church, was founded by Rev. Sun Myung Moon just over 60 years ago because he was so passionate about creating a world of peace and - you guessed it - unification (hence the name...). His whole life was about empowering others to become genuinely loving people, then form God-centered and love-saturated families, and on that foundation - a peaceful world. If you want to know more about his vision and the way he lived his life, I totally recommend you check out his autobiography. If you want to know more about the Unification Church, and the countless other initiatives that Rev. Moon started for the sake of world peace and unification, check out www.DPlife.info.

My Situation
Personally, I'm still in college, and my wife and I are going to have a baby in 6 months (yes, this is the official announcement people! :-D ), so the $1000 minimum recommended donation on the official donation page seemed like a pretty steep price for me. But I really want to help! So let's work together people. :-D

Maybe, Just For Fun
For every $1000 we raise through crowdrise.com, I'm going to walk a mile. I'm going to track my progress on runtastic.com. And I'll take pictures along the way and post them on Facebook which I'll link to this page.

Milestones
Raising $50,000 will be a milestone because then I will be able to have a time capsule buried on the IPCC grounds that will be opened ...

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