Surely, even the most cold-hearted cynic among us can muster enough goodwill to click a mouse to fight hunger.
Really. We can do this.
Log in to your Facebook account. Go to the Fighting Hunger Together page at facebook.com/walmart. Select North Carolina from a drop-down menu. Find Rocky Mount. And vote.
You can do this once a day, everyday, until the end of the month. That means one mouse click a day through Monday, if you’re trying to finalize your schedule.
Walmart has nominated 200 communities for the hunger-fighting campaign. The company will donate $1 million to the community that wins the most votes. Any community that finishes between second and 21st place will win $50,000 toward the same effort.
There’s no charge. Anyone with a Facebook account can make a difference. We can do this, Rocky Mount.
Telegram staff writer John Henderson reported on the contest in Wednesday’s edition of the Rocky Mount Telegram. By mid-morning Wednesday, his story had been read by more than 1,200 visitors to rockymounttelegram.com. We appreciate the interest. But at the same time, Rocky Mount had received only 120 Facebook votes or so to help the cause.
As Henderson’s story pointed out, a group like United Community Ministries, which operates a soup kitchen in addition to two homeless shelters, could make $1 million go a long way toward taking care of people with needs in our community. United Community Ministries depends almost entirely on donations to serve the poor.
Surely, that kind of effert deserves a few mouse clicks.
Come on, Rocky Mount. Let’s do something great for our community.