||[Oct. 2nd, 2006|08:40 pm]
Helping out Africa
Sorry if this is not allowed in the community, I can remove it if asked - but I thought some of you might be interested in this new community.
I'm a board member of ugandacalling, and we exist to raise awareness of and work for the end of the civil war in Northern Uganda, which has victimized many innocent civilians, particularly children, and left many homeless and desperately poor. We're trying to provide resources for local groups working on this issue - collecting petitions for groups to circulate, providing ideas for fundraisers for worthy projects, posting news articles and bulletins about Uganda, and letting activists and interested people get together to learn more and network with each other. And we still need lots of people to help us carry on all these functions and get us off the ground as a nonprofit - as well as community leaders who'd like to start something for Uganda!
If you're interested in learning more or helping out, please check out the community - everyone's very nice and positive, we'd love to see you!