Sunday, October 21, 2007

Sarah Fennel Restores Humanity

Don't miss the inspiring feature story about Sarah Fennel in today's Morning News. Sarah is a 27-year old Fayetteville resident who founded Restore Humanity, a nonprofit group grounded in faith, hope, and love and dedicated to creating and funding projects that provide solutions to problems in the world. Last year she donated 40-some boxes of school supplies and clothes for victims of Hurricane Katrina and raised $20,000 to buy shoes and clothing for children in South Africa.

"Whether it's providing school supplies for AIDs orphans, food for a squatters camp or loving touch to infants, Fennel wants to better lives. She started by supporting several projects in South Africa. New goals include opening an orphanage in Kenya and possibly starting a school in Jamaica. "I want to give these children an option, show them that we're here to support them, that there are ways they can take care of themselves," she said. "My hope is that they become empowered within themselves and know they can do whatever they want to do."

A second annual fundraising event to support humanitarian aid efforts in Kenya is scheduled at George's Majestic Lounge on November 17th at 7 p.m.. There will be a silent auction and entertainment by Joseph Israel and the Jerusalem Band. Tickets are $20 and are available from the website,
at Bordino's, Sound Warehouse, George's, and at the door.

While you're there, you might also encourage Sarah to run for Congress, where she could do even more good. She is the same age as Bill Clinton was when he made the race, and perhaps she could be persuaded to accept a draft. Think about it: Sarah works for a peaceful world and trys to improve the lives of children, from Katrina victims to the third world, and she founded a nonprofit to help people. John Boozman continues to support Bush's senseless war, votes against funding for children's health insurance, sat by while FEMA let the children of New Orleans suffer, and takes huge campaign contributions from lobbyists and corporate PACs to help himself and the for-profit special interests. Who do you think would vote your values?

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