On World Malaria Day last Saturday, ONE Austin jumped on board with the movement across the country. Imagine NO Malaria, an organization affiliated with the United Methodist Church threw a huge city-wide launch party with Jars of Clay as its host. Many other bands, organizations and churches showcased their efforts and unity in fighting for the cause, as well. ONE Austin became a part of this event at the Texas State Capitol and was able to spread the word of ONE to hundreds of people.
Maza, Dallas, Debbie and I were the main four volunteers at this particular event. With our enthusiasm and excitement, we soon had crowds of people surrounding our table to find out what ONE was all about. This excitement carried over to the new members who in turn signed up other new members! In all, we collected nearly 300 signatures. Our efforts were also showcased on Channel 8 News.
The event was such a huge success and everyone, both old and new members, are extremely excited to get moving and begin reaching great heights across the city of Austin, Texas. We have a great core group so far, and with the many members we recruited there is much to look forward to with ONE Austin spreading the word about extreme poverty solutions.
-Paulina Sosa, ONE Member Austin