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RRS Responds to Urgent Request by EARTHWARD

On March 1st, we received an urgent request from EARTHWARD for assistance in acquiring emergency funds to pay medical expenses for a father of a refugee family in Kenya.

"There has been another major development in this case, since the latest website update last week. Peter has become seriously ill. He expects to incur medical expenses in the amount of about $200, and needed another $100 for food for his family.

In addition we still need to raise funds for the construction of the family's future home. We only had about $150 available to send him in response to his urgent request for $300.

If you could possibly find a way to help promote this project, and direct the attention of your website viewers and radio listeners to the above URL in the very short-term, which would hopefully increase donations for this desperate family, we would be extremely appreciative. It may even save lives."

After seeing this urgent request, the Rational Response Squad immediately offered to donate the $150 that was needed. In doing so, RRS also looks forward to further cooperation between EARTHWARD and Atheist Volunteers, part of the RRS family of sites. The Rational Response Squad's audience of over 20,000 should provide much more of the attention that EARTHWARD and the refugees they are helping deserve.

EARTHWARD is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, nonmembership public-benefit charity organization that provides humanitarian relief aid to civilian victims of religiously motivated violence ranging from acts of violence by individual extremists or terrorist organizations that claim religious justification for their actions to full-scale holy wars waged by religiously dominated governments.

Submitted by Tomcat on Fri, 2007-03-02 19:30.

Our first partner: Aesthetic Argentina!

I am very proud to announce our very first partner organization: Aesthetic Argentina!

Jude (a.k.a. Judelicious), a Rational Response Squad member is one of the atheist co-founders of this wonderful organization.

AestheticArgentina is a non-profit referral and support service in partnership with The International Aesthetic Foundation & Asociación Piel. They also serve as a peer advisory network connecting you with patients who have had direct personal experience with the procedure or doctor you may be considering. They offer:

* Expert guidance at no cost to those in search of cosmetic or
re-constructive treatments

* An unbiased alternative to the commercial interests of "medical tourism"

* Financial support to further the important work of our partner charities in Latin America via donations received from around the world.

Please visit their excellent site! Atheist Volunteers will definitely be working with Jude and AestheticArgentina, so expect to hear more in the future!

Submitted by Tomcat on Sun, 2007-02-18 17:39.