• Global Action Foundation thanks Leonardo DiCaprio

    Poverty, Industrial Design

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    New Year’s Day 2007 was the opening day for the first mobile free medical clinic in Kono, Sierra Leone to serve the war-disabled population and their families. Pictured is John Daniel Kelly accepting a cloth representing the gratitude of the amputees and
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    National Organization for Welbody's Dan Kelly...

    At the recent Golden Globes, Design 21 Social Design Network gifted Allumonde rings to celebrities who designated their favorite nonprofit. Mr. DiCaprio selected Global Action Foundation.

    John Daniel Kelly, Founder and Director of Global Action Foundation, responds:

    Dear Mr. DiCaprio,

    Thank you for considering to support the Kono amputees.

    I flew to Sierra Leone with a dream to help alleviate extreme poverty. The poverty-stricken, abandoned amputees inspired me to support them.

    Through the creation of Global Action Foundation (GAF) in the US and the National Organization for Welbody (NOW) in Sierra Leone, we have launched multi-sector initiatives engaging the Kono amputees in their self-reliance.

    They deserve better. With your support, we can move mountains and give them what they deserve – an opportunity.

    Yours,

    Dan Kelly GAF Founder, Executive Director NOW Founder, Chairperson AECOM MS-IV If you would like to help us raise funds for the Lunsar Therapeutic Feeding Center and the Center for the War Wounded of Kono (Land of the Blood Diamond), please go to www.go-act.org

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