ONE volunteers had an absolutely “beautiful day” on Thursday at the U2 show in Philadelphia, Penn. ONE members from around the Tri-State area converged on the Lincoln Financial Field grounds to share information about ONE and our fight against extreme poverty and preventable, treatable diseases in Africa.
All their hard work resulted in ONE gaining 2,851 new members! Here is what a few ONE volunteers had to say about the day’s experience:
“It was exciting and encouraging to see the commitment and enthusiasm of the volunteers as they worked to expand ONE’s voice. As we interacted with the crowds arriving for the concert, it quickly became clear that people not only care about ending extreme poverty and preventable diseases, but are willing to support the life-saving work that is needed to make it happen.” -Pastor Matt Staniz
“It was really cool working with ONE and meeting so many great people who were willing to step up and sign up to help the world’s poorest people. I even had a chance to speak about ONE on air with a local radio DJ. It was an amazing day that I will never forget!” -Steven Hummel
“Being on stage during ‘Walk On,’ I realized how powerful a movement ONE really is. If we, as Americans, stand united with our brothers and sisters around the world, we can end extreme poverty in our lifetime. This is our generations’ civil rights movement!” -Brian Thomas
Way to go, Philadelphia!
If you are interested in learning more about what is going on with ONE in the Philadelphia area, please visit the ONE Mid-Atlantic Facebook page.
-Barb Barrar, Congressional District leader for New Jersey’s 1st District