Name: Adam Townsend
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Role: Writing Intern

Fundraising Goal: $500

How did you get interested in global issues?
I saw on the news how much more daily strife people have to go through just to survive which really made me reevaluate how lucky I am in some respects.

Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
Many times, I often took for granted how lucky I was to be born in a first world country with routine access to water. I am volunteering because I want to help shine a light on the marginalized communities of the world.

Any interesting tidbits to share?
I enjoy bike riding, walking on trails, and hanging out with friends.

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