For the Children
Project Renew aims to clean up dangerous munitions that still litter the Vietnamese countryside and to provide assistance to families with disabilities from bomb accidents.
Since we took a June pearl trip to Vietnam, I was thrilled to make this our monthly fundraiser. Thanks to the many of you who purchased our Pearls for Project Renew charms, we donated $400 to this special cause.
Do you know, that in 2001, when Project Renew was started, 72 people died from bombs in Vietnam? We dropped 8 million tons of bombs on Vietnam, which is roughly the size of New Mexico. Many of these bombs did not explode yet they are very volatile and are in risk of exploding, even now!
Last year, in 2018, no one died from these bombs and 7000 were removed! In fact, a total of 10,000 bombs have been removed without a single accident. How? Well, Project Renew educates school children to identify these bombs and to call them in. 700 calls were received last year alone.
Although Project Renew has a big job ahead, they know they may never be able to remove all the bombs. However they can continue to educate people so there are no more accidents. We presented our money to Chuck Searcy, the International Advisor for Project Renew. We were thrilled that The Pearl Girls could help. Thanks y’all!!!.