International Help

Lately, there has been a lot of community service projects that have cropped up in Reno that are great. There are two that have come to the University of Nevada, Reno that I have gotten somewhat involved with. It is important to help those that are asking for help and these two projects are such great initiatives that will help.

Raising Up Rainbows 

malloryThis is a project that was brought to my knowledge after a friend of mine since elementary school came back from India during winter break. She came back with a story so emotional that just hearing it was amazing. Mallory Fisher talked about the young girls home that she worked with that slept in a single room, came from horrific backgrounds, and barely had any resources. These girls and the women that run the house aren’t allowed to ask for things that they need but rather survive on the handouts that are given to them. Mallory came back with the project of raising money for them to have a water heater as right now, they take cold showers nightly up on the rooftop. I’ve gotten involved with helping to raise money and it’s profound to see how many people are willing to help. If you would like to donate and/or read more information about this amazing project, click on the link above.

Project Duwell

 This single project has managed to take UNR by storm this last year. Project Duwell came to UNR and has managed to raise a decent amount of money for its cause. This project was brought around by Duwell Medical and a student that is currently attending the school and working there. It is a non-profit organization that aims towards developing medical health facilities in densely populated areas in Bangladesh. Currently, the are in the works of building a hospital to create state-of-the-art health care for residents in the country.

These two projects are perfect examples of how the community can help each other. We’ve talked about community in a city and helping each other out but now we’re getting to the big picture and that is the international community. It’s important to never forget the people around the world and those that need any sort of help. These two projects are amazing and show that their achievement will make for a better community for either those children or for those people that need the medical treatment that they currently can’t have.

Picture Credit: Raising Up Rainbows | Project Duwell

Do you have any international project you are working on? Always outreach into the community to help achieve the goals!


5 thoughts on “International Help

  1. Shelby, thank you so much for highlighting my project as well as the wonderful Duwell Medical project on our campus. It touches my heart to know the community of support we have at the University of Nevada as well as in Northern Nevada as a whole. People like you change the world and help others change it too. The link to my Raising up Rainbows fundraising site is if your readers are interested in joining the cause!

  2. @Shelby Sorensen @Fisher Mallory We appreciate such Initiative but such initiatives wouldn’t eradicate poverty. People here would rather go begging(as it need to sit under a tree and ask money) than working.

    • Thank you for the reply. I think right now, it’s important to have projects like this that are to help individual people that deserve it. There may be those people that “would rather go begging than working” but I have helped those that have taken the initiative to take my help and support and use it to be able to support themselves. That’s how I wish to change the world. ““Give a man a fish, and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he will eat for a lifetime.”

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