Happy Mother’s Day. Today, we’re honoring all the women on our beloved planet, including Mother Earth. Mothers across the world will do anything to protect their children.
This year, there is a new urgency. For 40 years since the end of the Vietnam war, mothers in Vietnam have watched their children die or become maimed from the millions of landmines/unexploded ordinance/cluster munitions that remain. Since 1975, more than 40,000 Vietnamese have died from these deadly remnants of war, and more than 60,000 innocent victims have been injured. In the hospitals of Quang Tri province, part of the infamous DMZ, 80% of the land is still riddled with landmines and innocent children are dying each month. No mother should have to watch her child die or suffer.
That’s why Earth Day Network’s Tree Canopy project is working with other NGOs to eradicate landmines and with local partners to plant 20,000 trees by the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020. We hope we can count on your support for this campaign. Every $1 translates into 1 tree. We need to raise $10,000 now.
For the mothers of Vietnam, and their sons and daughters, and for Mother Earth please help us reach our goal today.