Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Where's ACORN when you need them?

Gee, the one time it would be a really great idea to register at least the Dallas Cowboys football team to vote in a race, where's ACORN?! Uh, yeah, that's right... they're in a lot of hot water.

Seriously though, this race is as important as our current Presidential race. If you're an American Express cardholder, the time to vote is right now and the vote to cast is for this project:
“Saving the Lives of Malnourished Children” is now guaranteed a share of $2.5 million in prize money. 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.

But we need your help between now and October 13. Voting is easy and doesn’t cost a thing! In just a click, you can save the lives of thousands of malnourished children.

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For severely malnourished children, we offer a step-by-step treatment program that gives them what they need to recover, including nutrient-dense food supplements like the peanut-based product, Plumpy'Nut. Our comprehensive monitoring system saves more than 90 percent of children being treated in our feeding centers. Being one of the Top 5 would mean our nutrition could reach more children around the world who need our help.

Hunger and malnutrition kill more people in the world than HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria combined. As food prices rise, this funding is even more critical. More people are being driven deeper into poverty trying to afford basic staples. Many have nothing to eat at all. Your vote makes it possible for fewer young lives to be lost because they do not have enough to eat.

Getting the word out to your friends and family makes a huge difference! Forward this link to a friend and you bring us that much closer to the $1.5 million to help malnourished children around the world!

Why not vote for something you can appreciate wholeheartedly regardless of your political affiliation? Doing something like this seems like a nice karmic balance to the nastiness of the scams called Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and ACORN, doesn't it?

American Express is going to award those funds to one of the five projects. It ought to be these folks. The winner will be announced October 14th. Make that card count for something better than a discount on gasoline!

My thanks to Chessia for alerting me to this project. My apologies for the political story that I led with to promote this vote. I just couldn't resist... (I'm evil that way.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

From a little ACORN, much corruption grows.