This past Sunday was the National Day for Darfur, and demonstrations took place all across the country. I attended one near my hometown. One of my best friends from the Darfur Rehabilitation Project sent me this information about what good your money can do.
- $35 can provide two high-energy meals a day to 200 children
- $50 can provide vaccinations for 50 people against meningitis, measles, polio, or other deadly epidemics
- $100 can provide infection-fighting antibiotics to treat nearly 40 wounded children
- $250 can provide a sterilization kit for syringes and needles used in mobile vaccination campaigns
- $1000 can provide emergency medical supplies to aid 5,000 disaster victims for an entire month
UPDATE: Not tonight . . . . I'm not worried though. They should get there by tomorrow.
UPDATE: Not tonight either, although last year's second runner-up, Eliot Yamin, was wearing a green wristband. I don't think it was one of mine or a different Save Darfur one, though, just a fluke.