My friend A called me soon after the program was over and reminded me of the project that his wife was working on. I wrote about her organization before and the work that they do bringing clean water to Africa, Liberia in particular, where she is from originally.
The organization is FACE Africa. Below is an excerpt from their website.
"FACE Africa is helping communities across Liberia address some of their basic but critical needs by bringing to them innovative and life-changing programs.
We accomplish this mission by identifying programs that have shown to be effective in other developing countries and replicating those programs in Liberia.
We particularly support programs that affect primarily women and children and can easily be adapted, owned, and sustained locally."
FACE Africa is currently in the running to win $30,000.00 from All For Africa. Read more here and see an excerpt below.
"The organization that receives the highest number of votes will be named a Beneficiary of the Palm Out Poverty Initiative. As a beneficiary, the organization will receive a trust that will cover its operational expenses, up to $ 30,000 per year, for the next 30 years, allowing such organization to focus its internal or other donor funds on its core activities."
Please vote for FACE Africa and help them fund their work in Liberia. You can vote multiple times a day until the deadline of Friday, July 10th.
FACE Africa is a local Massachusetts organization with an international mission. You don't have to register or do any heavy lifting. With just a simple click, you can make a difference a world away. As we have seen with the worldwide reaction to Michael Jackson's passing, we remember how very connected we all are and how small a place the world really is.
Representative Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas spoke most eloquently at the tribute today. She's put forward House Resolution 600 honoring Michael Jackson as "an American legend and musical icon." In the Resolution she writes about all his humanitarian efforts. They are staggering. And probably not all of them.
No matter his faults and peculiarities, the man did a world of good too. These things, my childhood memories, and his amazing music are what I choose to focus on today.
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