Locals create international change with Hands for Africa

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Locals create international change with Hands for Africa

Have you watched Blood Diamond? This is a question that is asked by people fundraising for the nonprofit organization called Hands For Africa. The mission for this organiztion is to provide innocent people who were injured in the African civil war with everyday essential items, like food, water, and shelter.

Have you watched Blood Diamond? This is a question that is asked by people fundraising for the nonprofit organization called Hands For Africa. The mission for this organiztion is to provide innocent people who were injured in the African civil war with everyday essential items, like food, water, and shelter. "A lot of people need to have resources, but dont do not have them", said Priscilla, who is an active participant in helping to raise money for the people in Africa. In Congo, people live on one dollar a day.

Sarah Lu

Have you watched Blood Diamond? This is a question that is asked by people fundraising for the nonprofit organization called Hands For Africa. The mission for this organiztion is to provide innocent people who were injured in the African civil war with everyday essential items, like food, water, and shelter. "A lot of people need to have resources, but dont do not have them", said Priscilla, who is an active participant in helping to raise money for the people in Africa. In Congo, people live on one dollar a day.

Sarah Lu

Sarah Lu

Have you watched Blood Diamond? This is a question that is asked by people fundraising for the nonprofit organization called Hands For Africa. The mission for this organiztion is to provide innocent people who were injured in the African civil war with everyday essential items, like food, water, and shelter. "A lot of people need to have resources, but dont do not have them", said Priscilla, who is an active participant in helping to raise money for the people in Africa. In Congo, people live on one dollar a day.

By Ana Sayre, Ashima Kundu, Anahi Martinez, Kristy Hernandez, Lindsay Filgas, and Sarah Lu

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As Priscilla (who wishes to keep her last name concealed) and her partner started off with warm smiles and excited to present their pitch about their cause, called Hands for Africa, a cause that helps provide natural resources, shelter, and clothing for those in need in Africa, at Long Beach City College.

“I want to make people aware of this cause,” Priscilla said, a 19-year-old college-student, who was sitting under a tent promoting her cause.

Priscilla explains that being in this organization helped her discover her humanitarian side. She expressed that she didn’t expect to see this humanitarian side in her, being an environmental biology major herself.

Donate to Hands For Africa! As a member of the organization Hands For Africa, Priscilla is trying to convince people on the Long Beach City College campus to donate. Priscilla was first drawn to this organiztion at the Orange County Fair, where a boy there was talking about Blood Diamonds. “This organization is a starter for my career”, she says. Priscilla plans to do something like this as her future career. Currently she is a environmental biology major. Priscilla has only been with Hands For Africa for about a month now. Photo by Sarah Lu.

“This organization is a starter for my career,” Priscilla said.

She explains that she has only been with Hands for Africa for less than a month. Today was her first time being completely involved in one of the donation processes.

Priscilla spoke to people throughout the day, trying to get donations.

“I’m a patient person, but some people are closed minded,” Priscilla said.

Priscilla herself expressed frustration from some people whose behavior she found close minded, because of their reluctance to donate money to help people in Africa, rather than the United States. However her partner in promoting the organization himself was reluctant to publicize the organization by declining requests to take images of the booth and interview him.

“He was a bit hostile because the students kind of ignored his service,” Angel Miranda said, a witness of his lack of cooperation.

Unlike his partner Priscilla, who was eager and even happy to answer our questions.

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Locals create international change with Hands for Africa