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July 26, 2017

 

 

 

 

This week I am in Washington, DC attending a few client meetings and an exciting Salesfore.org event at the United States Institute of Peace.  I had some free time this afternoon, so I figured it was a great time to walk along the National Mall and play tourist for a bit (shameless selfie in UGA t-shirt included).  

 

During my walk I was able to re-listen to a podcast series created by This American Life focusing on the refugee crisis.  This podcast series was part of my motivation to participate in the volunteer program by Effect.org in Greece.  It also was the inspiration for the name of my initial blog post and fundraising campaign.  I want to share these podcasts with all of my friends so they can get a better understanding of the magnitude of the problem being experienced by the over 123,000 refugees in Greece.  Check it out below.

 

https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/593/dont-have-to-live-like-a-refugee

 

Hearing the real life stories of what folks are going through there was a wake up call for me.  It is very easy to put yourself in the shoes of those who are being forced from their homes simply because of their religious beliefs, nationalities, or even professions.  Ira Glass and his team at NPR do a great job with this series and it is worth a listen.

 

I also wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who have donated to my fundraising campaign for Effect.org so far.  I was truly humbled and beyond grateful for each and every donation.  It really means a lot.  Thank you everyone!  If you have not donated and would like to contribute, please do so at the link below.  One thing to note is that Salesforce will be matching up to $2,500 of my donations.

 

>>>>>>> Donate here <<<<<<< 

 

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