Name: Henry Burkert
Location: Ballston Spa, NY
Position: Journalism Intern

Fundraising Goal: $500

How did you get interested in global issues?
The world we live in is becoming more interconnected by the day and global issues affect the individual more and more. By being proactive and getting involved on a global scale, I can ensure the world is a place that I want to live in.

Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
It’s easy to forget sometimes that there’s a whole world out there that doesn’t have the same good fortune as you. By helping those in the developing world, I hope to bring to them the same opportunities and good fortune that I have been blessed with.

Any interesting tidbits to share?
I’m currently attending the University at Albany for English and Journalism. I received the Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America at age 18. I’m a musician with a love for guitar, and a poet with a deep respect for words.

My compassion/humility list:
I will do the following for any friends or family who donates in my honor…

  1. For $20, I will walk your dog, clean your cats litter box, and take care of any other pet needs you may have.
  2. For $45, I will mow your lawn, clean the gutters, or finish off any other of the chores that might still be on your spring-cleaning list.
  3. For $90, you can do the classic Ice Bucket Challenge to me, and send shivers down my spine.
  4. For all those who really care about the cause, this tier is for you. For $125, I will eat some wasabi or whatever other spicy thing you can find. Remember, I usually don’t have much more than Frank’s Red Hot, so this should be spectacular.

 

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