My name is Finn Garfield I am 16 years old and I have always had a love of Art and History and I plan on studying that in College. In the Spring of 2018, I will be traveling through the UK on a school trip. The focus of this trip will be to visit the museums and see the art and architecture first hand that we have been studying throughout the semester.
My original thought was to start a Go Fund Me Campaign to fund my trip. As I began the process, I was watching the news and watching as one hurricane after another slammed the U.S. I was particularly struck by the destruction in Puerto Rico. I visited Puerto Rico when I was 13, and on the news I saw some of the places I knew and loved bascially eradicated. This devastation coupled with the lack of assistance compelled me to include them in my search for funds. Although I can't help on the ground, I want to help in any way possible.
Travelling is how we see the world. It's how we learn to appreciate the people and places beyond our daily view. It is how I learned to appreciate the beauty of Puerto Rico, and how I met it's people. Your pledge to help me and help the people of Puerto Rico will go to not only to help the citizens of Puerto Rico to re-build their lives, but also help me to build a more copassionate and informed World view.
For every $1.00 that you donate here, $.50 will be sent to the Americares non-profit. Americares provides access to medicine, clinical services, emergency programs, and help to rebuid community health after natural disasters.
Your support would be incredibly appreciated by myself as well as the many victims suffering from this horrific natural disaster. Any amount donated will go to very good use.
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