Category: Spotlight

ReSurge International-Restoring Hope Across The Globe

ReSurge International-Restoring Hope Across The Globe

KarmaLaunch is incredibly excited to team up with ReSurge International; a globally-recognized charity specializing in reconstructive surgery, training, and patient follow-up in developing nations. Founded in 1969, ReSurge has been a pioneer in demonstrating that physical rehabilitation not only healed the body, but was instrumental in reintegrating people back into society.

Flash forward nearly 50 years, and ReSurge International is now responsible for performing more than 100,000 life-changing surgeries in 15 countries to children and adults with clefts, disabling burns, hand traumas and other disfigurements and injuries. ReSurge envisions a world in which no human being suffers physically or emotionally from a repairable congenital deformity or injury. To reach that vision, ReSurge partners with volunteers and overseas medical partners to both provide surgical care and to educate and empower local medical professionals so that high-quality surgical access is available year-round, now and for generations to come.

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Please help support this incredible organization by purchasing one or more of their hooded or long-sleeve tees.

Livermore’s Centennial Bulb Still Burning After 116 Years

Livermore’s Centennial Bulb Still Burning After 116 Years

Burning since 1901, the Centennial Bulb has earned the Guinness Book of World Records blessing as the world’s longest burning lightbulb. Since leaving the Shelby Electric Company 115 years ago, this extraordinary bulb has been covered by everyone from CBS, ABC and PBS, to The BBC. Usually considered a prime example of quality construction, the bulb is now used to argue against corporate greed and planned obsolescence. The bulb’s unusually thick filament is usually listed as the reason for its longevity. Continue reading “Livermore’s Centennial Bulb Still Burning After 116 Years”

Chris Leamy, the man behind the #HePlaysForMe movement.

Chris Leamy, the man behind the #HePlaysForMe movement.

Check out our newest KarmaLaunch Hero – Chris Leamy! A regular New Yorker, a hard worker and a musician for the love of it, had his life changed one day in April on the subway. A lady sat on the subway asking for change, like she had done day after day. She saw Chris’s guitar slung over his shoulder as he traveled and nodded her head towards him saying, “This would be much easier with that”. Chris exited the subway and went about his journey but her words continued to stay with him, the gears in his head started to turn. Continue reading “Chris Leamy, the man behind the #HePlaysForMe movement.”

Team USA Basketball

Team USA Basketball

Meet Mikyla! She fell in love with basketball when she was in the 5th grade, she’s been passionate ever since. The competitive nature of the sport allows Mikyla to continuously hone her skills while learning from others. She credits her longtime coach Lonnie who has taught her everything she knows about the game of basketball. Continue reading “Team USA Basketball”

California Firefighters

California Firefighters

California has long known the high possibility of widespread fires throughout the state in Summer. Due to the mild weather year round there tends to be much more sun than rain which is why people flock to California.

The past few years in the sunshine state have been in a drought, a very severe drought and despite all citizens water saving actions ranging between 18-24% reduction in water usage, they still don’t have enough water.

The extreme drought has not only brought desolate farmland and brown lawns, it has left forests dead or dying with plenty of kindling to help feed fires. Since the beginning of 2016 CAL FIRE and the U.S. Forest Service has responded to over 2,000 fires in the state.

As of June 26th the  2016 largest fire in California is Erskine Fire in Kern County burning more than 45,000 acres with only 40% containment. The Erskine Fire is only one of nine fires currently burning in California and the number of homes and communities burned continue to rise.

As we watch the fires burn we continue to see the men and women who work tirelessly to save lives, homes and communities pulled away from their homes and loved ones. The firefighters of California give so much to the state and are in constant need of assistance. Not only do we want to thank them for their service but we want to continue to spread awareness of their needs.

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Check out the 2016 California Firefighters Support t-shirt at KarmaLaunch, the proceeds of the shirts go to California Firefighters and are used for food, shelter and equipment as the battle between men and nature rages on. Do your part to support by getting a t-shirt, conserving water and being smart when it comes to fire.

What are your tips for conserving water? Comment below, I’d love to hear what you do!