AUGUST’S MONTHLY MISSION
The monthly mission for August is Nothing But Nets. This is a global grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria–the leading killer of children in Africa. For just ten dollars, you can provide a child with a life-saving anti-malaria bed net. It’s really that easy! Inspired by sports columnist Rick Reilly, who asked each of his readers to donate $10 for a bed net, the campaign is now thousands strong with partners such as the UN Foundation, NBA Cares, Sports Illustrated, VH1, The People of the United Methodist Church, the Mark J. Gordon Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In fact, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently awarded a challenge grant to Nothing But Nets, meaning they’ll match donations dollar for dollar up to $3 million! Please mark your donations “Nothing But Nets”.