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Help Kimi Island Recover From Horrific Fire

FUNDED November 6 2017 – Thank You!

Help is needed URGENTLY on an already impoverished island in Uganda devastated by a fire. 100% of your tax–deductible donation will go directly to those in need.
On October 15, a devastating fire gutted down Kimi Island on Lake Victoria in Uganda. Already impoverished, this 97 acre island is home to over 7,000 residents who rely primarily on fishing. Over 5,000 of these residents lost their homes, property, and sources of livelihood in the fire. Where before residents were living in small, crowded wooden shacks, they now have nothing – no food, no shelter, no clean water, and no medical services. As a small island community, there is no access to relief or rescue services.

The situation is dire. Two people have died, and over 200 more were injured. Over 5,000 residents are now homeless and without the most basic essentials. Almost 1000 homes were destroyed, along with commercial buildings, medical clinics, and schools.

Kimi Island is one of the 12 occupied islands that make up the Koome Islands, and the commercial ‘hub’ of the Islands. Over 100,000 fishermen and residents of the other Islands flock to Kimi for the busy daily market to trade their produce, buy essentials, and bank. Now, everyone is facing shortages.

The Chimpanzee Trust on neighborhing Ngamba Island has come to the rescue of the people of Koome and is providing food and shelter, blankets, sanitary materials and medical assistance through a medical camp. However, they need more funds and support towards mitigating the effects of this disaster.

The people of Kimi Island need your help NOW! There is need for more food, shelter, clean drinking water, sanitary services, medicines and health care, clothes, and construction materials to assist them rebuild their lives.

You can help. Your donation will go directly to the poor, the traumatized, and the injured, to help them through this devastating crisis.

 

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Save the Tamarin from Extinction: Completed December 14, 2018

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Throughout South and Central America, Tamarins are in danger of extinction due to deforestation. The tiny Cotton–Top, which weighs less than a pound, is one of the most endangered primates in the world — in fact, their population is estimated to have declined by over 80% in the past 18 years. Project Peril works with reputable partners in South America to save critically endangered Tamarins by protecting habitat and securing protected areas. Please click today to help us save them from extinction!

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Teach Students about the Sky Islands!: Completed December 12, 2018

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The Madrean Archipelago (or Sky Island Mountain Range) is one of our world’s global biodiversity hotspots, yet most residents of the smaller towns in the region have never been in the Sky Islands and have little knowledge of the animals, plants, vegetation, or ecology. That’s why the Madrean Discovery Expeditions program is dedicated to educating local students about the natural history and amazing plants and animals living right in their backyard. The future of the environment begins with the education of today’s youth and their understanding of the natural environment in which they live. Please click today to educate tomorrow’s conservation leaders!

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Give Dignity to 33 People Experiencing Homelessness: Completed December 10, 2018

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There are 9,116 homeless individuals in San Diego County, 60% of whom are unsheltered, with little access to showers and other basic hygiene facilities. Think Dignity is working to provide safe access to services that allow people in need to transition out of homelessness. Small luxuries like a hot shower and a fresh haircut can make a huge difference in someone’s outlook, and allow them to confidently apply for jobs. Please click today to bring comfort to people in need!

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Fly Adoptable Pets to Freedom!: Completed December 7, 2018

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In shelters across the country, highly adoptable dogs & cats are euthanized just because the shelters are overcrowded. In other areas, shelters have a shortage of adoptable pets. We help fly rescue animals in overpopulated shelters to a network of no-kill shelters from which they will be quickly adopted into loving homes. Please click today to save shelter pets!

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Help Disaster Victims Recover and Rebuild: Completed December 5, 2018

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Natural disasters can strike without warning or mercy. In the wake of a natural disaster, tens of thousands of people are displaced. Over the past few years, they’ve only gotten more dangerous and destructive. As the future threatens even more destruction, it is more important now than ever to have funds on hand to immediately support survivors in emergency situations. Please click today to support disaster response and recovery!

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Send 16 Children with Autism to Camp: Completed December 3, 2018

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Traditional summer camps often cannot accommodate medical support or specially trained staff for children with autism. There are alternatives available, though! Support a summer camp program that allows children of all backgrounds to attend. Please click today to send 16 children with autism to camp!

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Give 9 Haitian Schoolchildren Safe Transport for a Month: Completed November 30, 2018

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In Haiti, some families must spend an entire day’s salary just on transportation to school, or must make their children walk. They walk for miles in the sun, many without breakfast or water, but with excitement for their education. GreaterGood.org is helping to provide busses so that children in Haiti never have to worry about making it to school safely each day. Please click today to help us make this dream a reality!

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