11.22.2006

thanksgiving action for Darfur

I received this by e-mail the other day. People are often spurred to do something for those in need on Thanksgiving ... helping at a soup kitchen, donating nonperishable food, etc... Those are all great things, but here's a way to raise awareness about what's happening to our neighbors in need in Africa.
Thanksgiving is a time of year to count our blessings and to reach out to those who are not as fortunate.

That's why we're asking if you would be willing to devote five minutes of your Thanksgiving celebration to helping the people of Darfur.

It's easy. Just spend a few moments explaining the crisis to your guests (we will supply you with a one page overview that you can read from if you're uncomfortable talking off the cuff) and then pass around a printed petition to President Bush and the UN Secretary-General for your guests to sign.

Or just turn on your computer, pull up http://www.SaveDarfur.org/Thanksgiving and let your guests sign the petition online to save the trouble of mailing back the filled in printed petition back to us.

Can we count on you? Click here now to let us know if you're willing to help out the people of Darfur this Thursday.

We'll make sure you have all the information you need to educate your guests and empower them to get involved.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Save Darfur Coalition.

Thank you again for your support.

Sincerely,

David Rubinstein
Save Darfur Coalition

3 comments:

LutheranChik said...

Thanks for spreading the word.

Happy Delurking Week, too. (o)

Lisa said...

Thank you for sharing this action. I have been thinking a lot about this situation presently and realize that I need to do more, speak more about it. Our silence protects us in some strange way from acknowledging the depth of the horror of modern day genocide.

Thank you for placing our action in the midst of our giving thanks.

will smama said...

Happy Thanksgiving!