STOP BY TOMORROW - SATURDAY JULY 19TH FROM 11 AM TO 4 PM AT THE TRACTOR SUPPLY CO. IN WASHINGTON FOR OUR BENEFIT CARWASH!
$3 FOR COMPACT CARS
$5 FOR SUV'S / VANS
While the situation in Uganda has improved since the treaty took place in 2006, the fact remains that there are still tens of thousands of children and teens, just like us, who have been victims of unthinkable violence and heartbreak. Kids our age and even younger live an existence that most of us could not imagine in our wildest dreams. They are still someone's son, daughter, sister and brother even if they are not our own. They still dream, hope, and want a life filled with the same kind of peace that we take for granted every day. Yes, there are children here who look for basic essentials, they live in meager housing and Christmas is not a toy filled event, however....if you could speak to any former child soldier of the LRA who is now living 50 deep in a hut built for 10, they would tell you that they would gladly trade places with that "poor" child in a heartbeat.
We want it known that we have every intention of helping kids in our own country as well. We are not in any way "anti-US" as some might think. This Christmas we will begin a series of fundraisers to help provide presents and necessities to children here in our own hometown. The fact is $3,000 in Africa stretches a lot further than it does here. We are but on small group of teens trying to make a difference as we find our own way through life. If our $3,000 can help 50 or 60 children go to school and enjoy the gift of learning and peace of mind, how can any say that we are in the wrong?