April 21, 2010

Refresh Mississippi

As a Mississippi native, I have spent most of my life hearing/reading/seeing that Mississippi is consistently among the poorest states, and oftentimes, the poorest state in the nation.  Mississippi has a long, bloody history, and the legacy of that history is one of the major issues holding the state hostage in its current economic state. 

But the point of this post isn't to defend or even to discuss why Mississippi is such a poor state.  No, the point of this post is to spread the word about the Pepsi Refresh Program.  Pepsi is offering grant money to individuals/groups whose ideas can change the world.  One program in particular caught my attention, as it happens to be sponsored by a group in my hometown.  That group is MadCAAP, Madison Countians Allied Against Poverty.  MadCAAP is participating in the Pepsi Refresh Program to provide 1,000 school-age children with much-needed school uniforms and supplies; otherwise, these children are unable to purchase mandatory school uniforms and supplies.  Voting takes about 2 minutes, tops.  You will be asked for your e-mail address, but only to verify that the voter is a person and not a bot.  Additionally, you have 10 votes you can use per day, but you can only vote for an individual program once per day. 

Please, help support the great state of Mississippi by voting.  It will make a world of difference in 1,000 children's lives.

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