Happy to Find HopeMob!

Does everyone already know about this website beside me?

If you don’t, you should. I discovered it when I woke up at 2am last night, and unable to fall back asleep, I began surfing the web. (I know, mom, have a glass of milk and go right back to bed.)

First, I read about the poor man who nearly got his face chewed off by a cannibal in Florida. And I didn’t just read about it, I found myself reading the whole homicide unit deposition of the horror.

Next, I checked out what was going on in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. I had visited there many years ago and found it so peaceful. And now an offshoot of Al Qaeda was infiltrating and slaughtering.

Alas, it was only then, that I checked my Twitter feed, and feeling utterly hopeless and wide awake at 3:30am, I stumbled upon this website called HopeMob.org

So cool! People coming together to help other people. No twist. No catch. Just plain old goodness.

From what I can tell, you can post a good cause that needs funding or contribute to critical causes that other people have put online. People who contribute the most money get points and can elevate projects to the top five featured stories. As I write this, story number one is about helping 8-year-old Daisy Love Merrick beat cancer. In the middle of last night, the number one story was funding a specific group of 8th graders in Kenya go to high school. You could also rescue a North Korean refugee, or help a single mom get a car.

Sick of the regular news? Check out HopeMob, and I guarantee you’ll feel better.

 

Posted in Shana's Posts, That's Life on 08/09/2012 11:07 pm
 

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