3.07.2012

Every Voice Makes a Difference

I've never used Moth Design to spread a word or message but today I'd like to do just that and I ask you, to keep in mind this is something that my whole family feels very passionately about.
The UN has stated years ago that the situation in Uganda is the worst humanitarian crisis today. A rebel army called the LRA (Lord's Resistance Army), run by a man named Joseph Kony, literally steals children in the night.
This is my name campaign dog tag that I've been wearing since 2005. It bears the name of a Ugandan child, Walter O. aged 12. I've often wondered what happened to Walter, while looking at my own boys wistfully, and have felt overwhelmed with gratitude that I can provide them with something as simple as a safe place to sleep.

Please take a minute to watch this video... if you don't already know about the LRA and the crisis in Uganda this video will explain and, at the very least will give you that overwhelming gratitude as well. 

 If you've already seen this video a million times in the last few days sorry, but I really felt I needed to share with those who haven't. This is one of those times when you can actually make a difference by signing a pledge here. If you wish, you can donate here, or visit the shop here.
Share the video link on your facebook page. Tweet about it. Again, this is one time that maybe just maybe, together, we can make a difference. Thanks for letting me share that! Love and peace to all. xo

11 comments:

Ninah said...

I really appreciate you sharing this. And while it's extremely hard to watch, I understand why is has to be shared. My husband and I will be donating and/or buying some items from the site to help support the cause.

Juliana said...

I LOVE that you've incorporated this into your Blog. Amazing that I'm seeing this everywhere. Stop Kony!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Thanks for passing this one sweetie- so horrific what's happening there.

Miss B. said...

I am so happy you showed this, I think it's so important and I hope people take it seriously, thank you!

Felecia Ward said...

I was so touched by this atrocity that I plan to donate, purchase a t-shirt and style it into an outfit on my blog to further publicize the cause to at least 3500 people. Vitally important issue. Thanks for your involvement and giving it time on your blog.

allumer * decor said...

My boys(ages 18 and 16) told me about this and showed me the video. So glad you shared this as well because it seems if one is not on facebook etc... you could miss it. It's amazing what we take for grated while others are living through such nightmares.
thanks for sharing. -meg

Chic Coastal Living said...

I just shared this video as well! Everyone needs to know who this guy is and he needs to be stopped!

Champagne Macarons said...

I agree. My boys middle school spoke to the children about this tragedy. We will be blanketing the city with posters at midnight on April 20th to raise awareness.

Wishing you a most lovely week! xoxo, B

Beatrice @ becado.blogspot.com said...

Thank you for sharing this. I did not know about it, but it definitely shows the things we take for granted. I tagged you in a game. http://www.becado.blogspot.com/2012/03/game-of-tag.html

Big City Eater said...

Here is a video from Youtube about him. Not a guy who likes to play fair. The teen soldiers' reactions are particularly interesting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5oBxBAY3fg

hardydanielle said...

I saw this video earlier this week and it is shocking! I never knew of Kony before but i definitely think that everyone should be aware and sharing is a huge way to get this video viral!

 
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