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Dear Meridian Readers: You exceeded the goal! Together you raised $204,532. Unbelievable! At Rising Star Outreach, we have been truly overwhelmed by your beautiful and gracious response. And we celebrate the success of this effort at the same moment that a historic breakthrough has been made on the road to getting rid of leprosy entirely. Read about it here.
In the midst of a desperate situation on the outskirts of India, where the leprosy-affected had no place to call home, a community began to flourish because of the sacrifice and work of one man. Looking to his example, we hope to build a school. Meridian readers have already raised over $190,000 towards that goal. We are so close, can you help us reach $200,000?
An attempt to improve the nutrition of the children of the leprosy-affected in Bihar, India showed us how powerful something as simple as an egg can be in the lives of those in the school. Meridian has now raised over $180,000 of the $200,000 goal. Have you donated yet?