Watching the news is a given for many people. It is educational and informative, keeping residents current on events locally, provincially and on a global scale. Did you realize however, that the news could be inspiring as well?
Becoming inspired is exactly what happened to two young residents of Princeton last week while they were watching the news on Somalia.
“We are so lucky for what we have here” states Taneesha Beaupre, “they are so hungry.” Beaupre and her friend Thyme Callihoo were devastated by the reports they viewed regarding Somalia.
Drought, famine and war have ravaged Somalia, threatening the lives of more than 10 million people. Fighting along the borders of Mogadishu, Kenya and Ethiopia is preventing those searching for food and water, from being able to return to their homes. People, especially the aged and children are becoming devastatingly ill and are dying every day.
“We wanted to do something—we have to do something”, said Callihoo. These two young ladies, are doing just that.
Every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. until Noon, ( with the exception of August 23) Callihoo and Beaupre will be front and centre, greeting you at Coopers Foods. They are accepting donations and will be happy to tell you why they are doing so.
“Kids helping kids” is what the fundraiser is called. Their goal is to raise $1000. If the girls can reach their goal by September 16 of this year, the Canadian Government will match their donation making the funds raised, a total of $2000.
Marjorie Holland, local Red Cross volunteer will forward the funds raised to the Canadian Red Cross.
Princeton has always been a community that comes together in a time of crisis, these two incredible young ladies are hoping this community will once again come together and help them achieve their goal.