Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
For the past two years through Facebook and Twitter I have asked for mosquito nets for my birthday. Not for myself, but for the people of Namalongue
I have always been compelled to do whatever I can to make a different in this world. Hearing through Project Restore about the need for mosquito nets and the power they have to saves lives, I was inspired.
It started with a goal of 5 mosquito nets, and that grew to 25 nets. Friends gave above and beyond anything I expected. The response was overwhelm
ing. 40 people contributed to my mosquito net drive that I held the week before my birthday for the past two years. 127 nets were purchased.
Translation, 127 lives saved by 40 heroes.
I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of something bigger then me. Malaria is big, but the power and influence that we have within ourselves is much bigger. There is distance in the borders and in the oceans but we are all one.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Project Restore's Countdown to Hope relies solely on individuals and small groups to help us reach our goal of 600 mosquito nets for Uganda by November.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
I am Sarah, Project Restore's new Marketing/Communications intern. Today is my first day working with Project Restore, and I am really excited to begin restoring hope around the world.
Project Restore has set a goal to raise money for enough Malaria nets to cover 80% of the village of Namulonge, before our November trip to Uganda. According to Against Malaria, when 80% of individuals in a village are covered with nets, the number of malaria cases decreases dramatically.
This summer we made great progress toward our goal, but we haven't quite reached 80%. I'd like to invite you to join me in as I work to meet our goal and raise the final 600 malaria nets. Through social media, eblasts, posters in our community, and word of mouth I am spreading the word of our endeavor. With your help I know that by November 1st we can add over 600 nets to the supply being distributed throughout Namulonge. Together we can restore health and restore hope.
How can you help?
-Help me spread the word! Invite your family and friends to follow Project Restore on Twitter and Facebook. Share our blog and website links.
-Donate to our Malaria net fund! By visiting our page at AgainstMalaria.com you can purchase a net for only $5.
Check back soon for updates on our Countdown to Hope.
600 NETS TO GO,