Skip lunch to buy nets, fight malaria

4/1/2009

The people of The United Methodist Church are marking the lead up to April 25, World Malaria Day, with a renewed call to members and friends to support Nothing But Nets by skipping lunch one day and direct that money toward the purchase of a bed net.

Nothing But Nets is an anti-malaria effort which allows donors, for $10, to send a lifesaving bed net to a family in Africa. Bed nets protect children and their families from the bites of malaria-infected mosquitoes.

Dubbed “To Lunch or Not to Lunch?” the campaign highlights how $10, the cost of lunch, is all that it takes to provide a potentially lifesaving bed net to an African family. A $10 donation at www.umcnothingbutnets.org covers the cost of the bed net, its distribution and education on its use.

New downloadable resources are available at the web site for churches to use for World Malaria Day 2009, including a bulletin cover, door hanger, web banner, poster and postcard.