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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

American Express Member´s Project - International Medical Corps

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Once in a while I receive news of worthwile causes and after looking this one over I couldn´t help but write about it.

This non-profit came about as a result of the Afghan war. In the early 1980´s a UCLA emergency room physician read about the plight of the Afghans, who at the time were fighting the Russians. Hearing the news that "all but 200 out of 1500 physicians had been executed, imprisoned or exiled and relief agencies had been ordered out of the country" he decided that he needed to do something.

They now operate in over 40 countries and they are also one of the founding members of the One campaign and a Member of the Clinton Global Initiative.

International Medical Corps has been matched to one of the Top 25 in American Express’ Members Projects, ‘Saving the Lives of Malnourished Children.’ 

Chosen out of 1,190 projects, “Saving the Lives of Malnourished Children” is now eligible to receive up to $1.5 million in funding. The project with the most votes receives $1.5 million, 2nd receives $500,000, 3rd $300,000, and 4th and 5th $100,000. The funding – made possible by your votes – would bring a vital lifeline to hungry and malnourished children around the world. 

We need your help between now and September 29th. Voting is easy and doesn’t cost a thing! In just a click, you can save the lives of thousands of malnourished children. Click here to vote:

So, if you have an American Express Card and the desire to some good please check them out and evaluate the possibility of helping them out. Remember they have until the 30th of September.
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