To ameliorate the situation which also pressures local residents' capacity to remain self-sufficient, the city of Segou is asking for immediate assistance:
1) Direct financial contributions through the Virginia Friends of Mali to support their 3 top needs: food, medical treatment and the continued schooling of displaced childrenJournalist Michael Paul Williams spent Monday afternoon, July 30, with Mayor Simaga discussing the situation in Mali and its impact on Segou. Click the link below to read the column:
2) Contributions to raise the $24,000 needed to implement Project CURE - a shipping container filled with $450,000 worth of medical equipment, supplies, and medications. Read the talking points here: Mali and Project CURE
Michael Paul Williams: Sister city in Mali needs help from usRichmond Times DispatchAfter lunch with world studies faculty at VCU and an afternoon confab with Mayor Dwight C. Jones, the mayor of Ségou, Mali, visited a truck salvage yard in search of vehicles and spare parts to ship home. Operational trucks to transport trash are but ...
If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to Segou MALI to provide food, medical and educational assistance to the internally displaced families and/or Project CURE container of medical supplies, please use one of the following:
The PayPal DONATE button on this blog or on our home website, vafriendsofmali.org.
Send your check, payable to Virginia Friends of Mali (with "Segou MALI Humanitarian Assistance" OR "Segou Project CURE" written on the memo line), to Virginia Friends of Mali, Post Office Box 4363, Richmond, Virginia 23220 USA