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Vote TODAY! International Medical Corps and the Members Project

The International Medical Corps (IMC) contacted me to encourage people to vote (for them of course!) for the American Express Members Project. A couple of hundred votes would make a $200k difference for them! The five projects left are:

1. IMC
2. DonorsChoose.org
3. Kiva
4. Alzheimers Association
5. FoodforEducation.org

Most of these certainly have some sort of global health impact and I would encourage you to cast your vote. We these sorts of things I sometimes struggle with voting when I don’t know the organizations that well. On the one hand large organizations probably have access to a plethora of funding streams so why do they need more money on the other hand, well known or brand organizations seem to be the most trusted. Clearly this is simplistic and there are many factors to consider. In any case, thanks to IMC for contacting me, they seem passionate about their cause, here is more information on them:

International Medical Corps, is in the final 5 of the American Express Members Projects. “Saving the Lives of Malnourished Children” was chosen out of 1,190 projects and is now eligible to receive up to $1.5 million to help feed hungry and malnourished children, but I really need your help to let everyone know to vote for us. We are currently in 4th place and are just a couple of hundred votes out of 3rd. The difference between 3rd & 4th place is $200k. Imagine how many children we could help with that amount?

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Written by Aman

October 13, 2008 at 5:08 pm

Posted in Global Health

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