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Friday, September 12, 2008

Bloggers Launch TrainforHumanity.org ~ Humanitarian Initiative

Yesterday, GO! Smell the Flowers, had a post about Humanitarianism and this Train for Humanity organization written by AngesBiz who has her own great blog, Buzzing with Ange where you "will find the buzz on Emotional and Financial Intelligence as well as Personal Development, Wealth Creation, and inspiration to Live the life YOU Love." This article post was provided by the site Train for Humanity. Helping others is good for our mental well being too, so since I don't have money to assist I would start by just posting the blog post they provided and the icon link in my side bar. This is actually the beginning of suddenly going oh, I can put some of my favorite non-profit causes there. So, they are the first.

Over the past five years, 200,000 civilians have died due to violence, malnutrition, and disease in Darfur and an additional 2.2 million people have been displaced. We want to do something about it.

Fed up with watching humanitarian crises on the evening news and not doing anything to help, a group of bloggers (most notably, Leo Babauta of Zen Habits) have created and founded the non-profit Train for Humanity, which is an online humanitarian awareness and fundraising organization.

Over 150,000 new blogs are added to the internet everday. Train for Humanity’s mission is to utilize the web, social media, and blogging, in tandem with athletes in training, to support organizations that help prevent suffering and alleviate the pain of children, orphans, and refugees who have been displaced due to genocide or internal strife and war within their country.

Quite simply, they believe - getting fit + social media + blogging = social good

The three pilot project athlete-bloggers, Mark Hayward, Dan Clements, and Leo Babauta are hoping to raise awareness for the current crisis in Darfur and funds for the organization Darfur Peace and Development. All three are training for endurance events of varying distances ranging from a triathlon to a marathon.

They hope to show people that with a little creativity and innovation, anyone can assist and make a difference in the world. If you would like to learn more, have a look at the Train for Humanity website and please consider sponsoring one of them or spreading the word.


Bradley said...

Sounds like a great project. The fact that the U.S. has turned it's back on Darfur is deplorable. I'm heading over to check out the website now. Thank you

Clueless said...


Tamara (TC) Staples said...

Thanks for the heads-up. I will go check out the website.

angesbiz said...

CC you are awesome!! Thanks so much for helping out by writing this post and growing more awareness. I know the guys appreciate your efforts too. God bless you!

Anonymous said...

I got back to you right quick and "replied" but I don't know if you are online or not or if I "replied" to myself or WTF!!!

Problem being, I never bothered to set myself up there until days ago!

Anyway, I have the link to what I think is what you wrote etc...?

I can't email you from this blog as I need a direct address. The hyperlink requires me to set up a .mac email and I am not doing so as it's a total pain and stupid.

So if everything is all now arse over tits, you haven't heard from me and what not, email me directly okay, hon? Then we'll hash it out but I think if I got the right information, it's all good?

Again, we'll talk it out because from what I did read I do have some thoughts about it--definitely.


Lordy, technology! I like to pretend I know what I'm doing but...?

Clueless said...

Ange. Thank you!!! It helped me to put organizations that I want to support up and I think what the guys are doing is really great. God Bless You!



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