Monday, July 30, 2007

Nothin' But Nets

This ain't drivel, it's serious business, so please take a sec and read on, OK?

I'm participating in Nothing But Nets, a campaign to help prevent malaria across Africa.

Millions of people die each year from malaria, predominantly in Africa, even though the disease has been controlled in much of Asia and Europe… More than 200,000 Chadians and other refugees have been displaced as a result of the spreading crisis in Darfur. As the rainy season continues, those living in temporary camps, (The majority of whom are women and children), are gravely threatened by malaria; an estimated 25 percent of children under five in these camps will die of malaria if they don't receive nets.

There is, however, a simple solution: All it takes is $10 to buy a bed net, distribute it to a family, and explain its use. And every contribution to this emergency appeal will be matched dollar for dollar, net for net, by Humanity United.

You can help support the NBN Campaign by making a secure online donation:

Click on this link to contribute:

BTW - 100% of all donations will go to providing nets for children in Africa, no portion of your donation will be diverted for administrative costs. Nothing But Nets, a program of the United Nations Foundation is a registered public charity under section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

We work with work with the Measles Initiative, (One of the most successful vaccination efforts ever undertaken), to purchase bed nets and distribute them in countries and communities in greatest need. Using its proven distribution system, (Which in just five years has vaccinated nearly a quarter billion children, )the Measles Initiative will distribute bed nets along with measles vaccinations and other medicines to at-risk countries. It’s an effective and cost-efficient way to get the nets to the people who need them.

For more information on the campaign, please visit

It’s the best $10 you’ll ever spend!