$148,270.00 USD

by M. David Peterson

Sarah McLachlan - World On Fire



Update: I should point out the above video is several years old, but I was reminded of it while visiting Swivel recently and felt like this was just the kind of information that needed to be broadcast on a more regular basis.























































































































































































CHARITY

FOR

AMOUNT

TOTAL DONATION

Carolina for Kibera • 12 room clinic and land deeds


• Medicine for 5000 people for 6 months in Nairobi Kenya
• $22,500

• $7,500
$30,000
Comic Relief • Running street children's hospital in India for a year

... Feeding 10 street children in Calcutta 3 meals daily for 1 year

• Schooling for 100 street children in Tanzania

• Education for 200 students in Ethiopia

• $11,050

• $3,000

• $2,500

• $400
$16,950
CARE USA • Building of 6 wells in S.E Asia, Latin America & Africa

• Helping 100 widows to develop income generating activities in Afghanistan


• Sending 145 girls to school for one year in Afghanistan

• Equipping 10 classrooms in Afghanistan

• Training 10 teachers in Afghanistan
• $10,200

• $5,400

• $5,000


• $480

• $400
$21,480
DORCAS • Total running costs of orphanage in South Africa

• Improving the lives of 10 elderly people in Eastern Europe
• $16,500

• $3,500
$20,000
Engineers Without Borders - Canada • To purchase and implement a Multi-Function Platform in Ghana


• Christy Yaa: scholarships

• Nana Yaa: scholarships
• $15,000

• $1,000

• $1,000
$17,000
Help the Aged • Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) vehicle providing medical treatments • $15,000 $15,000
Film Aid • Entertainment & escapism for refugees • $9,500 $9,500
War Child • 70 former child soldiers to receive schooling & psychosocial support

• 7 young people in Sierra Leone to receive job training

• Education, shelter & food for orphans in Ethiopia

• $3,500

• $1,500


• $500

$5,500
Heifer International • 1 heifer, 2 goats, 1 buffalo

• 2 sheep, 4 goats, 2 llamas and 1 heifer

• A pig

• Chicks

• Ducks
• $1,000


• $1,500

• $120

• $20

• $20

• $20
$2680
ITDG • Scheme which would allow 300 families to remove smoke from their homes


• 10 smoke hoods

• 5 bicycle ambulances

• Nuts & bolts to secure houses of monsoon victims

• Sudanese irrigation
• $1,925


• $250

• $1,300

• $500

• $1025
$5000
Action Aid • To aid and implement programs in Khlaipathar village, Orissa, India to encourage families to be able to stay together

• 5000lbs potato seeds for planting vegetable gardens
• $5000

• $160
 
$5160
 

TOTAL

 

$148,270



So what's this have to do with XML?

XML frees information. The above information is free.

Either that, or not a damn thing. And that's okay.

On a related note, I sure wish there were more rock stars on this planet like Sarah McLachlan, don't you?

7 Comments

stelt
2007-07-25 03:41:27
Reading the final sentence just felt awesome.
Next time i play her CD i'll enjoy it even more.
I sent the URL to friends working in/for Africa
M. David Peterson
2007-07-25 04:59:43
@stelt,


>> Next time i play her CD i'll enjoy it even more.


And I the same :) It makes me wonder if the cover storey in this months issue of Paste Magazine is something that could actually come to being,



http://www.pastemagazine.com/action/article/4337/feature/music/can_rock_save_the_world


Some of the early quotes look naive in light of what's frequently achieved today, but in 1971 no one thought that rock stars would one day be twisting the arms of presidents or that presidents and prime ministers would have secret histories of playing guitars and saxophones.



Can rock/rock stars save the world? Seems to me that it's at very least possible, and that's pretty cool when you think about what being a rock star usually entails.


>> I sent the URL to friends working in/for Africa


Nice! If any of you folks Stelt is refering to happen to read this,


Thank you!

Jeremy M. Jones
2007-07-25 05:03:50
Thanks for posting this, David. I know that some may find it out of context for this blog, but it's a good reminder and maybe a good provocation to do something - like sponsor a child somewhere. Google is your friend.
M. David Peterson
2007-07-25 05:11:20
@Jeremy,


Thanks for the thanks! No doubt there are people who are annoyed by these kinds of posts but theres a good chance that these same people have never had to deal with life in the same way those represented in this video have had to deal with life. That's not to suggest that I wish they would. I wish that NOBODY had to deal with these kinds of things. But life doesn't work that way.


>> like sponsor a child somewhere. Google is your friend.


Yup!

Sarah Johnson
2007-08-02 16:22:51
Those numbers are absolutley amazing. Thank you for posting them. I know people are always helping but it's nice to see it all laid out like that.


It's amazing that after all that there is still so much work to be done. The surface isn't even scratched yet. Well if we keep banding together and doing our best than atleast the momentum will continue.


Thanks again!

M. David Peterson
2007-08-02 17:05:22
@Sarah,


>> It's amazing that after all that there is still so much work to be done. The surface isn't even scratched yet. Well if we keep banding together and doing our best than atleast the momentum will continue.


Absolutely!


>> Thanks again!


Thank you for sharing your thoughts! :D

Gary VanDyke
2007-11-02 13:00:52
Great report.


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