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    Thu, 25 Aug 2011 10:08:04

    Jack Johnson Donates $30,000 to African Famine Relief - It will help feed those suffering through the food shortages on the continent

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    Singer/surfer Jack Johnson has opened up his wallet and shown his big heart by donating a total of $30,000 to help feed Africans caught up in the current famine crisis.

    The singer/songwriter has pledged $10,000 a piece to UNICEF, Save the Children and the World Food Program, who are all working in concert on relief efforts in the Horn of Africa.

    A post on Johnson's website read as follows: "In the midst of the current drought and famine in East Africa, Jack Johnson announces his support of (sic) hunger relief efforts in the region. Jack is donating a total of $30,000 to three organizations working hard to provide food, water, medicine and on-the-ground support for millions of people in the drought stricken areas."

    The website post continued: "Jack is encouraging his fans to support famine relief efforts in any way they can. According to the World Food Program, it costs only $0.50 to feed a beneficiary in the Horn of Africa for one day. All donations will make a difference and every day counts until the rains return in around 100 days."

    Kudos to Jack Johnson for his contributions to help relieve the famine in Africa.

    What have you done lately to help your fellow man? While most of us cannot donate thousands of dollars to a charity, we can donate our time. Think about it.

    —Amy Sciarretto
    08.25.11



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