We Will Shred Again - Fundraiser for the WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund
WE WILL SHRED AGAIN FUNDRAISER | SLINGSHOT KITEBOARDING |
The COVID-19 pandemic is a serious challenge that we are now all facing. Slingshot Kiteboarding has taken the initiative of creating a fundraising campaign called ''We Will Shred Again'' that supports the World Health Organization's "COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund". Slingshot states that 100% of profits from the shirts and sweaters are donated to the WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. As you may have noticed, we do not carry Slingshot Kiteboarding equipment, but they are an enduring and trustworthy kiteboarding (and other water sports) brand/manufacturer. We believe that this is a great initiative from the kiteboarders at Slingshot and are more than happy to share this initiative. We will be purchasing some We Will Shred Again shirts for ourselves and support this cause. Although small compared to the effort of frontline workers, we hope that together we can - kick COVID-19's ass - as Slingshot put it.
Link to the We Will Shred Again Fundraising Shirt Page:
Description of the fund from the WHO:
The Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan outlines a funding need of at least US$675 million for critical response efforts in countries most in need of help through April 2020. As this outbreak evolves, funding needs are likely to increase.
Donations received will go towards funding the activities of the Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan, which include among others:
- Putting in place activities to Track and understand the spread of the virus;
- Ensuring patients get the care they need
- Buying and ship essential supplies such as masks, gloves and protective wear for frontline workers
- Producing evidence-based guidelines and advice, and make sure health workers and responders get the information and training to detect and treat affected patients;
- Producing guidance for the general public and for particular groups on measures to take to prevent the spread and prevent themselves and others
- Accelerating efforts to develop vaccines, tests and treatments.
Your donation is greatly appreciated in the global effort supporting the ability of all countries to respond to COVID-19, especially where the needs are greatest and in countries with less access to global markets and lower resources.
Other Ways to Donate:
Alternatively, you can also donate directly to the WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund through the following link:
You can also donate by text via U.S. mobile carriers. To give $25, text WHO25 to 501501. To give $50, text WHO50 to 501501.
We will Shred again.
For now, let's stay safe and help others when possible. Please follow reliable guidance from the World Health Organization (https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019), the government of Canada (https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html) or your national health organization.Cheers,