Micro-donations for Darfur
One issue that fires me up is the mass killing and raping currently happening in the Darfur conflict. I can't believe it's 2006 and there is genocide in the world, and nobody seems to care about it. Humanity's apathy saddens and amazes me.
We can help by giving what we can and spreading the word.
Check out the Darfur Wall, a nifty piece of web eye-candy created and managed by the Darfur Foundation, whose sole mission is to promote peace in the Darfur region of Sudan.
Click [the image] above to approach the wall and begin viewing its 400,000 numbers, one for each person killed in the Darfur genocide. Donate one dollar or more to turn a number from dark gray to brilliant white and honor one lost life.
The wall reminds me of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, except that it's more like a counter than a memorial. The genocide is still happening, and that 400,000 number has already been surpassed by some accounts.
The father and sons team behind the Wall pay for all the expenses so 100% of the donations go to Darfur. They send all the money (in equal parts) to several organizations:
Stay up-to-date with their progress at the Darfur Wall blog.
The Darfur Wall project accepts donations for as little as $1, so what are you waiting for?
Want to do even more? Then spread the word! The power of micro-donations comes into play when millions (dare we hope?) all give a little bit. Just a thousand people giving $10 each equals $10,000. A million people giving a dollar each....
Your voice makes a difference. Tell your friends.
If you lit up a number that has some significance for you, please leave a comment here and share your story with us.
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