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20 February 2014

introducing the wandering samaritan!

For the last month or so, I have been helping out with a new venture called The Wandering Samaritan. It is the brainchild of Jason Mandl, a friend of my brother's from his undergrad days, and through a series of lucky coincidences, I began working remotely with him in early January. Today, I would like to share The Wandering Samaritan with all of you.

Have you ever been traveling and come across an organization working hard but without the funds or resources to make a significant impact? Or a clinic or hospital in need of an incubator or x-ray machine? Or schools without adequate desks for the children to study at? Met a family who needed a sustainable form of cash income to be able to send their children to school and provide food for their family? Have you ever wanted to help them but not had access to enough funds to do so?

That's where The Wandering Samaritan comes in. We are raising funds that approved travelers - our Samaritans - can have access to so they can create random acts of kindness along their journeys. So those resources can be provided, that equipment can be purchased, those supplies can be donated, and perhaps that income source can be found.

Our launch video is below and explains more about what we hope to do:

At the moment we are still in the beginning stages of building our Miracle Bank, searching for our first Samaritans, and generally getting our name out into the world, but we are very excited about the opportunities that lay ahead of us. If you or someone you know are interested in learning more, there are a number of ways you can get involved and stay updated as we continue to move forward:
  • you can visit our website and sign up to receive updates
  • you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • subscribe to our YouTube channel and share the video
  • add us to your circles on Google+
  • make a donation on our website or let us know if you would like to host or donate to a fundraiser
  • most importantly, spread the word. right now we need to get our name out there, so the more you can share our name and our website with your family, friends, colleagues, and neighbours, the better.
This is a venture I'm really excited to be a part of, and I'm so proud to be able to share it with all of you. And now, let's all go forth and tell the world about The Wandering Samaritan.

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