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July Monthly Meeting: Thursday, July 1st

We're moving our meeting north this month to Uncommon Ground on Devon: 1401 West Devon Avenue, Chicago, IL

Join Us!
Plan to attend our Monthly Oxfam Action Corps Meeting. We'll discuss volunteer opportunities and Oxfam America's response to the pending Climate Change Legislation in the Senate. If you are passionate about helping to create lasting solutions to poverty and injustice and have a heart for service, we'd love for you to join us.

DATE: Thursday, July 1, 2010
TIME: 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. (please stay later to socialize if you wish)
LOCATION: Uncommon Ground
1401 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60660
Phone 773-465-9801


Hardest hit: El Salvador

Because of more intense storms, drought, crop failure, and more, the world's poorest people are hardest hit by climate change. According to the World Bank's World Development Report 2010, even if global warming can be limited to just 2ÂșC, between one billion and two billion people may no longer have enough water to meet their needs. Climate adaptation projects, such as sealing water wells to prevent contamination during flooding, are already empowering vulnerable communities to survive – but hundreds of billions of dollars are needed to adequately fund adaptation.
Huge numbers like this are overwhelming. Fortunately, Oxfam's new short video series, called Hardest Hit: Survival strategies from the frontlines of climate change, cuts through the stifling statistics. Take a few minutes to learn from families taking the fight to climate change in El SalvadorEthiopiaLouisiana, and Vietnam. Their stories are both shocking and inspiring, and they make the case for real investment in international climate adaptation projects.


Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Concert and Festival Outreach Volunteer Opportunities. Interested in volunteering or attending? Have an event suggestion? Just let us know
  • July 31st - Elmhurst Green Fest  
  • August 14th -  John Mayer, Tinley Park, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

First Person: Voices, video, and photos from Oxfam's fight against poverty