By now, you’ve seen the headlines documenting the devastating famine that has besieged Somalia. Now, it’s time for us to do something about it.
BOLD Favor Media Group, in collaboration with Africa State of Mind Global (ASOM) and Burgess Association for DDPs have come together to provide resources for the people of Somalia.
The first question on your mind is “How can I help?
- You can donate to the Love Army for Somalia Go Fund Me campaign. Turkish Air Lines has pledged to ship 60 tons of food to Somalia.
2. You can donate to either the East Africa Red Cross or the East Africa World Vision Emergency Fund. Both of these organizations are reputable, and your donation would be eligible for tax deduction under IRC 501(c)(3).
Your next question is probably “How is my money going to be used?”
-To provide food, water, sanitation, and shelter
-To send specialist aid workers to assist in initial assessment, relief, recovery and disaster and crisis management operations
-To strengthen local resilience and deliver effective relief and recovery services
You’re probably wondering why you can’t just organize a food and resource drive to ship the items to Somalia yourself. The problem is that there has to be someone on the ground in Somalia who will receive the items, take responsibility for distributing them to those in need, and reporting the results of his/her efforts to a responsible party. All three of these objectives are addressed when coordinating efforts through the East Africa Red Cross or the East Africa World Vision.
Let’s make a BOLD impact to benefit our brothers and sisters in Somalia!