[Editor’s Forward: WOHM founder (and former editor-in-chief) Jake Espinoza has a strong history of charitable fundraising to go along with his networking/multimedia skills and his love for hip-hop. He also works for national cell service provider, T-Mobile. His latest endeavor, Salem For 3030, is a great use and an excellent test of his talents. Proud to be associated with this guy.]
A few weeks ago Ryan Lewis posted a video announcing his mother was infected with the HIV virus at the time of his birth. She infected blood injected into her body during a blood transfusion. Luckily Ryan was born without the virus thanks to his mother having access to a proper medical facility.
Many people around the world are not as fortunate.
Ryan Lewis teamed up with Construction for Change and created 30/30 Project. The plan is to build health care facilities around the world and provide for people who do not have access. Their IndieGoGo campaign raised $133,000 and still has a week remaining.
Each health center will cost them $100,000 to create. Thanks to the campaign the 30/30 Project will be able to build a health center in Neno District, Malawi. Next they are looking to create a clinic in Kangundo, Kenya.
John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile, got behind the project immediately. As a T-Mobile employee, I’m a HUGE fan of John Legere. He has made phenomenal changes in the mobile industry and has made T-Mobile a great company to work for.
— Jacob Espinoza (@TysonsPops) May 14, 2014
I reached out to Legere via Twitter and suggested that he match the donations of our Salem call center. He agreed immediately and this week we launched Salemfor3030.com.
This is a real chance to help make a change in the world. I made my own personal contribution this week and am excited to see what we are able to accomplish as a community.