I am Against War and Genocide
= Tuesday, April 7, 2009 =
Bloggers Launch TrainforHumanity.org Humanitarian Initiative
Over the past five years, 200,000 civilians have died due to violence, malnutrition, and disease in Dafur and an additional 2.2 million people have been displaced. We want to do something about it.
Fed up with watching humanitarian crises on the evening news and not doing anything to help, a group of bloggers (most notably, Leo Babauta of Zen Habits) have created and founded the non-profit Train for Humanity, which is an online humanitarian awareness and fund raising organization.
Over 150,000 new blogs are added to the internet everyday. Train for Humanity’s mission is to utilize the web, social media, and blogging, in tandem with athletes in training, to support organizations that help prevent suffering and alleviate the pain of children, orphans, and refugees who have been displaced due to genocide or internal strife and war within their country.
The creators of this site hoped to show people that with a little creativity and innovation, anyone can assist and make a difference in the world. If you would like to learn more, have a look at the Train for Humanity website. Or follow them on their other links:
Twitter: Updates on Darfur, fundingraising, news, events @ Train4Humanity or for general TFH info @ Mark Hayward. || YouTube || FLICKR
Please click to see the satellite evidence of the destruction:Other Support Groups for Dafur: If you wish to be brothers,
drop your weapons. ~Pope John Paul II
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