Saturday, October 11, 2008

American Express Members Project Contest: Support the International Medical Corps



Mission
International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, IMC is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide.


By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, IMC rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.


Vote Now
The IMC is in the American Express Members Project - Top 5.

“Saving the Lives of Malnourished Children” is now guaranteed a share of $2.5 million in prize money. The project with the most votes receives $1.5 million, 2nd receives $500,000, 3rd $300,000, and 4th and 5th $100,000. The funding – made possible by your votes – would bring a vital lifeline to hungry and malnourished children around the world.


IMC needs your help between now and October 13. Voting is easy and doesn’t cost a thing! In just a click, you can save the lives of thousands of malnourished children.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE


The Need




Ending Famine



CLICK HERE TO VOTE

1 comment:

  1. Andrea1:41 PM

    I'm sure that IMC is a great organization, and is very worthy of support. HOWEVER I find it ironic that while American Express wants it's name associated with an organization that helps children, American Express cards are used every day to purchase online pornography, much of which exploits children. In 1997, the largest sex industry sites had revenues of US$1 million per month (http://www.uri.edu/artsci/wms/hughes/siii.htm) with a lot of this profit going to credit card companies, including AmEx. That statistic is 11 years old... I would imagine the profits are much much higher today. Credit card companies should be held accountable for profitting off human trafficking and sexual exploitation, particulary of children.

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