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“If I look at the mass, I will never act. If I look at one, I will.” – Mother Teresa

Type: Funds Request

Category: Animals

Organization: In Defense of Animals

Right now is a very dangerous time for Canadian Geese in the US. There has been deemed that there are too many – so their plan? To just kill them off. We can’t just keep killing off our animal species. To donate to them to help stop the slaughter of geese, go here.

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, remains and is immortal.” -Albert Pine

Type: Funds Request

Category: Disaster Relief

Organization: UN World Food Programme or Mercy Corps

I know I’ve already talked a lot about the flood in Pakistan and I don’t want to talk your ears off, but it’s really bad guys. I know Milwaukee got flooded earlier this summer and for those of you who thought that was bad, it is nothing compared to what is happening right now in Pakistan. And people aren’t giving the same way they did to other disasters (ie the earthquake in Haiti and so on). So World Food Programme is looking for funds to help feed displaced people. Please give if you can.

Update: You can also donate through Mercy Corps.

“Let us be bold. Let us be brave. Let us be together.”- Brad Henry

Type: Action OR Funds Request

Category: Disaster Relief

Organization: Music for Relief

Music for Relief is asking for your support to help more than half a million people displaced by flooding in Pakistan.

Monsoon rains have caused the worst flooding in Pakistan in 80 years, submerging roads and bridges and cutting off survivors from critical supplies of medicine, food and clean water.  20 million people have been affected more than the number of people affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and the 2010 Haiti earthquake combined.

890,000 homes destroyed, and 2.6 million acres of crop lands are under water.  With their homes and livestock destroyed, millions of families have had their lives turned upside down.  Displaced families are camping on roadsides.  Many lack shelter, food, and clean water.

MFR is partnering with the UN Refugee Agency to help provide shelter and life-saving aid to millions of people in need.

Their goal is to reach and serve 560,000 survivors, but we need your ongoing support.

As you may or may not know, Pakistan has a special place in my heart. Since learning about them for Model UN when I was a freshman, I have come to truly realize how unique and special they are. It would really mean a lot to me if you could help them out.

Here are two ways you can help:

Funds Request: Make a donation to help victims of the Pakistan Floods today. Go to www.musicforrelief.org/donate to make a contribution.  100% of your donations will help survivors in Pakistan; MFR is matching individual donations up to $10,000 for this recovery effort.

Action: Or support MFR’s Pakistan Flood Relief on Socialvibe.com. Go to http://www.socialvibe.com/musicforrelief and complete the activities.  Even if you are unable to make a financial donation, you can help those affected by the Floods on Socialvibe.com.  To start earning donations for the victims, support Music for Relief on SocialVibe.

Note: Not all of this post was written by me, some of it was written by Grace, a marketing intern for Music for Relief. But like I said, it’s not about who writes it, but about helping people.

“We can do no great things, only small things with great love.”  -Mother Teresa

Type: Funds Request

Category: Miscellaneous

Organization: Human Rights First

Human Rights First is on a mission to travel around the country with retired military officials to educate current candidates on the truth about Guantánamo to try and get the Guantánamo shut down and the terrorists tried in civilian courts. They are asking for a reoccurring monthly contribution so that they know the funds will always be there. Also, if you donate before August 20th, your funds will be matched for the first six months of the monthly contributions. Donate here.

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Type: Funds Request

Category: Disaster Relief, Children

Organization: UNICEF: United States Fund

Description: In case you haven’t heard, Pakistan was hit by major flooding. And going to a school where we were first hand hit pretty bad by flooding this summer, I can only imagine how much more awful it would be in a place where resources are not so abundant. It’s wiped out entire villages. UNICEF would like the money to help set up shelters for orphaned or separated children, provide clean water and resources to purify water, vaccinate pregnant women and children, and provide people with soap and basic hygiene needs.

You can find out more and donate here.