Ron Klabunde via Crowdrise
March 22, 2011
Shelton Mercer III wrote -
JAPAN, HAITI, CHILE... still need great people like us to care enough to keep helping.
It's simple really...life without purpose isnt life at all. I am a media/tech exec, social misfit turned innovator, life hacker and "the abolutest coolest Dad" (so say 'Butterfly' my 12yr old wunderkind and "Mini-Merc' 10 year old boy-genius)
I turn 40 years young on March 23, 2011 and I want lots of gifts...actually I want ONE gift...for my friends, colleagues, associates, followers and their networks to help me raise at least $40,000 for Stop Hunger Now.
The quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan require massive and focused support. SHN started working immediately with partners in Japan to assess and mobilize aid.
Stop Hunger Now is a world class hunger relief organization based in Raleigh NC. They do much to end hunger worldwide in 70+ countries. Their key focus is executiing meal packaging volunteer events and delivering the meals to partners across the globe. Close to 40 MILLION in 5 years.
I have the privilege to chair the Northeast Advisory Board for Stop Hunger Now. SHN staff and a team of leaders in Philadelphia were planning to launch a NE headquarters when the Haiti quake hit. We immediately focused our attention on a significant response. I organized PHILLY FEEDS HAITI in March 2010 and in April collaborated with the Salvation Army and Numana for MILLION MEALS FOR HAITI---the result? 6000+ volunteers, $1.2 MILLION meals to Haiti. 20,000+ SHN volunteers nationwide packaged 7MILLION meals for Haiti in 2010.
Additionally Chile, Afghanistan and Ivory Coast continue to rely on SHN's meals and direct aid. You can gain more details on SHN here http://stophungernow.org
All of your gift (less the small amount Crowdrise gets for hosting this great tool) will go to Stop Hunger Now.