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Your stories are amazing GreyFalcon, they always feel very powerful, even when they are very short. You possess a great natural talent which ought to be put to use.
I have another idea, this is something which Greywolf is already behind as he is its sponsor, it is called PaganAid. I am going to hide the link to it somewhere here <<https://www.paganaid.org/>> you may be able to visit the web address if you copy and paste the text inside the brackets. The message behind PaganAid is a truly beautiful one. Here is how they describe themselves:
‘Our beautiful, sacred Mother Earth is under attack. Her forests are being cleared. Her minerals are being plundered. Her rivers and seas are being poisoned. Her sky is being choked and her climate changing. Her creatures are being driven to extinction. Meanwhile millions of people live in extreme poverty. Some of them are poor as a result of the exploitation and industrialisation of the environment. Some of them have no choice but to deplete their local environment because of their poverty. PaganAid wants to break this cycle of destitution and destruction by helping people to meet their basic needs through living in harmony with nature. We will do this by funding small-scale projects that help poor and marginalised communities to protect and develop their own livelihoods and the environment about them – projects that put equal value on ending poverty and protecting Mother Earth. We need your help.
Firstly, please give whatever you can afford towards our current projects. Even the smallest donation will be used to make a difference (but obviously, the more you give, the more we can do).
Secondly, please become a member. Being a member means you get a say in which projects we raise money for and helps us ensure that donations are not spent on running the charity.
Examples of the types of project that we have funded are:
Supporting permaculture in the Himalayas.
Helping victims of a Puerto Rican hurricane.
Tree Aid, support their Women’s Forest Livelihoods project in the Passoré province of central Burkina Faso.
The beneficiaries of projects we fund can be of any faith or none, so long as they want to live in harmony with nature.
Our objectives are:
To promote sustainable development for the benefit of the public by:
the preservation, conservation and the protection of the environment and the prudent use of resources;
the relief of poverty and the improvement of the conditions of life in socially and economically disadvantaged communities;
the promotion of sustainable means of achieving economic growth and regeneration.
To advance the education of the public in subjects relating to sustainable development and the protection, enhancement and rehabilitation of the environment and to promote study and research in such subjects provided that the useful results of such study are disseminated to the public at large.’
This is a great group and looks exactly like the kind of cause which we should all be supporting.