Jay Kimmel via Crowdrise
April 07, 2012
BENEFITING: HALO TRUST USA INC
ORGANIZER: HALO TRUST USA INC
EVENT: Marine Corps Marathon 2012
EVENT DATE: Oct 28, 2012
Mileage Tracker: 263
When I lived in Angola, I personally witnessed the good work being done by the HALO trust--removing the land mines that continue to devastate the countryside long after the end of its civil war, decommissioning arms and explosives that pose a danger to human life, and, unlike so many other charities, partnering effectively with local communities. The staff of the HALO trust are serious professionals, many working under extreme conditions, truly demonstrating the heroism that donors often expect from charity groups.
Even without this focal event--running the Marine Corps Marathon--I would encourage anyone serious about charity to support the HALO trust. I am a skeptic of charity runs, and I will not make a hard sell to any of my friends or family to donate. That is your choice. If you do choose to donate, I will personally match your donation (up to the fundraising goal, can't go broke here!).
HALO TRUST USA INC wrote -
Join Team HALO Marine Corps Marathon and race to clear landmines! You will help raise both awareness and money for mineclearance. Our vision is a Mine Free world in our lifetime – you can help us achieve it!
If you want to join Team HALO, select the JOIN THE TEAM button. When you join, you’ll have your own fundraising page that you can share with your friends and family asking them to support you in the race.
If you want to receive a guaranteed free race registration to the 2012 San Francisco Marathon, our fundraising minimum is $800. This is the approximate cost to clear four landmines in Cambodia.
If you don’t want to receive a guaranteed free race registration and just want to raise any amount of money for HALO – that’s great too!
Where HALO has cleared minefields and battlefields, farmers are now planting their crops, homes and roads are being rebuilt, and children walk to school, secure in the knowledge that their next step will be a safe one. This is thanks to supporters, like you.