Saturday, November 12, 2011
As as sophomore, Troy Homesley has already made incredible strides towards building the WWFF chapter and morale at UNC Chapel Hill. Check out what he has to say about his role in WWFF and where he finds inspiration!
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Did you know that it has been over 100 days since famine was declared in Somalia?
As our goal is to help malnourished children around the globe, the current condition in Somalia is extremely relevant to our cause. This past summer, Somalia experienced one of the worst droughts in 60 years and has caused famine. Tens of thousands of Somalis have died and others have fled to neighboring countries.
How bad really is it?
Between July and September, over 110,000 malnourished children in the region were taken to health centers due to moderate and severe malnutrition.
What is America doing to help?
Aid groups around the country have raised about $60 million from private donors. While this should not be overlooked, it is noticeably lower than the $1.29 billion that we raised for Haiti.
What can you do to help the cause?
Get involved and raise sponsors--“volunteer locally to save children globally!”
Click here to see a video of a three-year-old boy who had severe acute malnutrition, the most extreme kind. He is one of the 336,000 children who suffer from this malnutrition across Somalia. Yet, after two months of treatment with therapeutic foods and medication, he is currently recovering!