How to help the Guinea Worm
You can start by joining Save the Guinea Worm Foundation, and lending your
voice to the growing movement to preserve this important life form! We
demand no money, no support of any kind save your commitment to helping
save the world's most endangered species.
Here's how to join!
- Write your congressional representative. Express your concerns for
the irreparable damage being done to earth's biodiversity by the United
Nations' reckless campaign to destroy the Guinea Worm.
Urge them to sponsor ammendments protecting
the Guinea Worm for all legislation on funding for UNICEF, USAID,
and other foreign aid organizations.
- Talk to your friends and family. Few people are aware of the senseless
slaughter of Guinea Worms already underway around the world. The more people
who know and are concerned, the more likely politicians will hear us saying STOP!
- Start a petition drive in your community to make August 7 Save the
Guinea Worm Day.
- Call local phone-in radio shows to express your concerns that the Guinea
Worm is being destroyed. Let as many people know about the Save the Guinea
Worm Foundation and International Save the Guinea Worm Day.
- Encourage your local library to set up an educational, nonpartisan display
about the importance of preserving the natural environment and endangered
species such as the Guinea Worm.
- Call your mayor or city council and encourage them to sponsor a
resolution supporting Guinea Worm preservation as part of the festivities
at International Save the Guinea Worm Day.
- Start a local Guinea Worm Club. Have a member dress as a Guinea Worm
mascot and distribute educational literature at local sporting events.
- Call a local news reporter and tell him/her what you know about the immediate
threat faced by the Guinea Worm worldwide. Tell him/her about the "local
interest" of what your Guinea Worm Club is doing.
- If you're really serious about making a difference, join the Preservers.
This brave group men and women volunteers to host living Guinea Worms in
a valiant effort to preserve the species.
Click here for information
on applying to join this select group.
Do you have more ideas? We'd love to hear them! Write us!