well, it's been over a month now since my CD release concert at Morning Star Church, my home church in St. Louis, MO... the concert was a benefit for an awesome charity called 'Nothing But Nets', a grass-roots malaria prevention charity tackling the staggering disease's death tolls with a simple $10 bed net.
Anyway, at the concert, we raised over $3200 for Jacob's Ladder, a 'netraiser team' formed by Jennifer Long (pictured here with her son Jacob.) She's a long time friend and charter member of MSC, and she actually contracted malaria while on a mission trip for the church. Six months later, she found out she was pregnant and while the malaria had lay dormant in her system, it would soon rear it's ugly head and make 'morning sickness' seem like a headcold for Jennifer... (and she'd had 3 kids already, she knew the difference.) My point is, Jennifer is trying to reach a goal of $30,000 and you won't believe where she came up with that number... read more about Jennifer's netraiser team here.
So, you should know this about me... I am a firm believer that most people--not all, but most--have $10, $100, $500 even $1000 or more that they could give at any given time for the right cause. If you knew that there were a problem out there that you could really impact right now for ten bucks, I think you'd do it. Well, when Jennifer told me more about Nothing But Nets, I gave my entire first night of CD sales...
All I ask is that you check out the video, and consider giving to Jacob's Ladder.
(also, important note I found on the site: The United Nations Foundation is a registered public charity under section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. 100% of your donation will go to providing nets to children in Africa; no portion of your donation will be diverted for administrative costs.)