Thursday, July 10, 2008

Nothing but Nets

Every 30 seconds, a child in Africa dies of malaria. Although this is a preventable and treatable disease, it is devastating to many poor communities whose people do not have the funds or infrastructure to deal with it. I was just reading about an organization called Nothing but Nets, which provides bed nets to people in malaria ridden locations. These nets only cost $10 each and can be used by a family for about four years to sleep safely away from mosquitos carrying malaria. Ten bucks! That's nothing to most of us, but the people who really need the nets are lucky if they even make a dollar a day. I am thinking of trying to do some sort of fundraiser out here, whether with the local community center's bball program or the school's bball team in the fall. I think the kids would get into it and it would be such an easy way to help some kids who don't have the same opportunities. Anyway, check out the website and think about sending $10 their way instead of buying a couple of lattes or Rock Stars this weekend. :)

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