Students raise money for famine in Somalia after visiting over 700 dorm rooms!

JRVideosPublished: May 9, 2017Updated: May 10, 201741 views
Published: May 9, 2017Updated: May 10, 2017

A challenge between Dordt College roommates Jesse Richards and Mark Schussler leads to an attempt to get 25 cents from every dorm room across the campus to go towards helping the needy in Somalia.

Influenced by the social media movement "Love Army For Somalia" (which contributes to famine relief in the African country) the two juniors set out to knock on more than 700 doors, only asking for a simple quarter at each visit. In total, the guys managed to raise $253 over a four hour period for the movement.

Created on behalf of actor Ben Stiller’s Stiller Foundation, "Love Army For Somalia", the movement actually caught the attention of Turkish Airlines, who provided the foundation with use one of their cargo planes (capable of shipping 60 tons of food) as well as allowance to ship food crates on every commercial flight to Somalia until the end of the famine. The page has received more than $2.5 million in donations, blowing past the lofty goal of $2 million. What an incredible story!

Video by Jesse Richards.

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