Redditors are asked to donate $2,000 to build a wall to keep a Kenyan orphanage safe. They don't, instead they donate $80,000
A few days ago a guy posted this picture on Reddit.
With this title:
"Meet Omari. Two days ago he returned from the hospital after being hacked in the face by a machete defending an orphanage of 35 children by himself. Think we could raise the $2,000 needed for the remainder of the cement/barbed wire wall to keep both him and the children safe?"
Within 24 hours, $65,000 had been donated. Within 48, it was $80,000.
Not only was an amazing amount donated, there were engineers and others offering to volunteer their time to help with the design of the wall and asking what else they could do. This led to the founding of , a community dedicated to helping causes by collecting donations and organizing ways for people to donate their time and expertise as well.
I don't know about you guys, but I'm amazed by the power of the internet.
"I'm glad I live in the GPS era. In a different century, I would've set off to visit the other side of the village and wandered off into the mountains and been eaten by a carnivorous plant. Or discovered the Americas."