Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Rihanna Helps UNICEF Kick off "There for the Philippines" Campaign

Today UNICEF- a charitable fund geared towards improving the lives of Children all around the world kicks off it's recent effort to assist the little people over in The Philippines. We're all aware of the horrible natural disaster that struck them recently. Many have died and many are still living under horrible conditions there in The Philippines. Among celebrities stepping in to help is Rihanna who donated $100,000 to the organization to help kick off their "There for the Philippines" campaign.

Rihanna and the organization are hoping to help with the long-term needs of the children there who were affected by the typhoon. Along with Rihanna who will help spread word of the campaign, actress Vanessa Hudgens, WNBA star Skylar Diggins, and MLB star Robinson Cano are also involved. When asked about her involvement in the campaign Rih explained why it was so important for her:

“Emergencies make headlines, but the recovery continues long after the news cameras leave,having been a fan and supporter of UNICEF’s work over the years, I am honored to join them in helping children who have been impacted by Typhoon Haiyan. More than five million kids in the Philippines need our help. UNICEF is there for them today, and for the long road ahead, and so am I.”
According to the details released, the campaign will be primarily digital allowing everyone who has social media the chance to not only contribute financially, but to spread the word of the needs of children suffering in the Philippines. With the help of contributions, UNICEF will supply the region with medicine, nutrition, safe water, and other necessities. The organization will also help in reuniting families who were torn a part during the devastation, and recreating safe places where children can begin to play again, and gain some of their life back as they knew it.

You guys know I love stuff like this. Lets get involved in some way to help others. For more information on how you can get involved visit their web site.

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