Friday, August 19, 2011

T.G.I.F. - Live Aid

Live Aid took place on July 13, 1985. It was a benefit to raise funds for the people facing famine in Ethiopia. More than $200 million was raised. Many people soon became disillusioned when it was learned that most of the money did not go to the people who were actually starving. That continued disillusionment may be part of the reason people are slow to help with the current famine in Africa. There are things that can be done to help the people in Africa to get through this crisis and more. Check out Oxfam's GROW page.

While it didn't do everything people hoped it would do, Live Aid was one hell of a concert.









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