100 Friends Project
My name is Marc Gold and I am the director of the 100 Friends Project. I have been operating this nonprofit charity for the past 19 years.
The idea is very simple. Every year many people contribute to the project and I take the money to Third World Countries and look for the neediest people I can find. I then put the money to work in the most compassionate, appropriate, culturally compatible, constructive and practical manner possible. You put the donation into my hands and I put the funds directly into the hands of the needy individual or family, or a small trusted grassroots organization helping them.
100 Friends has been able to provide assistance to thousands of needy people in many countries. I have now completed twelve humanitarian missions and dispensed over $250,000 directly into the hands of needy people all over the world. I try to find people who are not being assisted by anyone else. I make sure that the person needing the help really receives it. The donor puts it in my hands and I put it in the hands of the needy for housing, medical expenses, education, living expenses, small business development and many other purposes. I report the results back to the donors and answer any questions they may have about the process.
I am writing this letter to express my highest and full support of the citizen initiated American World Service Corps congressional proposal. I can speak with a special authority and expertise on the topic because for the past 19 years I have been doing exactly what this proposal intends to accomplish in the real world in many countries. I am only one person, but what I have been able to accomplish for thousands of poor people has been simply phenomenal.
If this proposal was enacted as written it would be the greatest tool imaginable to improve the battered image of the United States and would restore it to its former high place in people’s mind. It would be a fantastic opportunity to undue the damage to our national prestige and to show, in face to face encounters, the good ideas and humanitarian values that this nation is based upon
If enacts, this proposal would drive a stake through the heart of the propaganda that comes from Al Queda and other terrorist cells that seeks to portray us as “the enemy”. And this proposal is cost-effective and would make a powerful statement all over the world. It would also be a fantastic opportunity for young people to manifest their ideals in a troubled world.
If you have any questions, please feel to contact me at any time.
Below are some links that describe my work.
Marc Gold 100 Friends Project