My name’s John O’Brien. I’m 28 years old and live in Stamford, CT.
As part of my efforts in helping the Run Liberia campaign, I will be donating $10,000, and for every $500 donated (including the initial $10k) I will carry 1 pound on my back during the half marathon which will be held in Bong County, Liberia on March 19th, 2022.
I hope you’ll join me in helping this amazing cause by punishing me with your donations.
Save More Kids, a US based 501(c)3 nonprofit operating in Liberia, West Africa, is organizing Run Liberia; a half marathon (13.1 miles / 21 KM) in the Panta District of Liberia, with the goal of raising approximately $400,000 to build a fortified road that will connect the village of Garmu, and the surrounding twenty-seven villages, to a main paved thoroughfare. Currently, the over 30,000 residents in the region traverse a mangled patchwork of dirt (and often mud) roads to reach outlying villages and cities. The lack of reliable transportation routes severely limits commerce and intrastate trade, inhibits access to medical care, and contributes to a cycle of poverty that could otherwise be disrupted.