A few weeks back, Colin Kaepernick, an athlete with skills and soul, alongside the actor Ben Stiller caught our attention with a sobering plea for Turkish Airlines to support Somalia. Victory came the following day as Turkish Airlines agreed to fill up their plane full with food and water. This then led to the necessary task of raising funds to fill up the plane, so Jerome Jarre, the organizer, created a GoFundMe account.
In less than 24hrs they were well over $1 million in funds and today it is nearly $2.5 million to support American Refugee Committee, an organization that has been on the ground supporting Somalia for years. Chaka Bar, one of the organizers of #LoveArmyForSomalia has indicated on his social media accounts that half of the proceeds raised will go to the urgent need for water and food. The other half will be to explore sustainable solutions to make water accessible to many in need.
The distribution of water has already begun last week. The people of Somalia and it's diaspora are extremely grateful for their kindness and generosity.