Ever since the drought in Somalia, we have been working double and triple time to raise funds for the people of Somalia. Our organization, The African Future, has been able to raise to date over $80,000 and we were able to just complete our first convoy into Dhoobley, Somalia on August 4, feeding 14,000 drought victims in Somalia.
Being from the US/Canada Somali community, its amazing to hear the efforts being done. And am proud to hear the efforts being done by Somali communities around the world. We have gotten some recent television coverage that has helped raise more money, but after our first food convoy in Dhoobley Somalia we realized more needs to be done. We have decided to work to feed 36,000 people by raising $100,000 USD by August 15th. We are of course a 501c3 and are willing to provide tax receipts. We are one of the few organizations that have entered into Somalia and want to do more.
Below is our Appeal Letter + Email we have been sending to our contacts.
The African Future in partnership with Global Enrichment Foundation + Hope for the Nations, were one of the first International NGOs to deliver food aid in SOMALIA this week. On Friday July 29th, TaF’s Co-Founder Abdi Ahmed and GEF’s Founder Amanda Lindhout worked with 50 youth volunteers to package tons of food to help feed 14000 drought victims in Dhobley Somalia. As of this morning, we are happy to say WE DID IT!! Both Founders with an amazing group of volunteers, were able to distribute the food aid + water to 14,000 Somalis.
Our first Convoy of Hope was covered by MSNBC and NBC Nightly News + The Today Show.
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