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Lorraine Smith's fundraising page for Horn of Africa Hunger Crisis

August 24, 2011

Lorraine Smith

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Message from Lorraine and Richard Smith

Olivia is taking part in a Toddleathon with her local toddlers group in Crawfordjohn.The aim is to toddle down the river on 14th September and back in time for snacks at her normal toddlers class in the aim to raise money for the Horn of Africa Hunger Crisis.

Please sponsor her for this great cause.

Imagine a hungry mother or malnourished child. Now multiply that by 10.7 million people. That's what's happening in the Horn of Africa right now, affecting people in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya, and threatening to spread.

The region’s worst drought in 60 years is forcing families to walk for days to find food and water. Herds of livestock, many families’ primary source of food and income, have been lost. Farmers are literally watching their crops and livelihoods wither away.

Mercy Corps has dozens of team members on the ground throughout East Africa, rushing immediate assistance to vulnerable families in some of the most remote and worst-affected areas. We're providing truckloads of water, shipments of food and other critical, lifesaving supplies. While helping communities survive the current drought, we’re also sharing ways farmers can protect the fragile environment so their farms will grow more food for the future..

Your donation will speed immediate relief to drought-affected families and provide tools and resources to protect future growing seasons.

Thank you.