The other day I got an email from Bette Midler. I thought, wow…she found our site and wanted to contact us directly. How exciting! But mass emails from a non-profit organization in the name of a celebrity are just as exciting…right?
Bette Midler is asking me, among many others, to help save Darfur. Here is the email:
Like many of you, I have been deeply affected by the terrible suffering of the people of Darfur.
That is why last October I joined with many others to participate in the Darfur Fast, standing up â€“ in a small way â€“ for Darfurâ€™s innocent victims.
We must all do our part. And that is why I am writing to you today.
Can you make a tax-deductible contribution to the Save Darfur Coalition today?
Over the last two years, 400,000 people have been killed and over 2.5 million driven from their homes by a brutal campaign of repression sponsored by the Sudanese government. Darfur’s women have been targeted for systematic rape and brutality.
This terrible inhumanity must stop!
The genocide in Darfur affects all of us. We are all connected in one human family.Â And we must do all we can to end the suffering.
Your tax-deductible contribution right now would aid in the Save Darfur Coalitionâ€™s critical efforts to raise awareness of the genocide in Darfur.
I have been so pleased to read stories in the newspaper and watch television reports about the rallies in New York City and around the world two weeks ago.Â Although I was unable to attend, I certainly was there in spirit.Â And I add my voice to the powerful demonstration of the international community’s outrage at the genocide in Darfur.
If you would like to make a donation, you can do so here.