Non-Profit Spotlight: Let Them LOL
As a local Buffalo, NY business it is important to us at Queen City Risk Management to be a meaningful part of the community around us. One of the ways we do that – in addition to protecting local families with home and auto insurance – is by financially supporting local non-profit organizations.
While allowing us to be a part of someone else’s story – a greater story – giving also helps us to position our hearts towards thankfulness for what we’ve been given. So for Queen City Risk Management this is an essential part of what we do and who we are.
Did you know that nearly 1 billion people in our world do not have access to clean drinking water? Or that every day 4,000 children die from water related disease? This is not OK!
Right now a Buffalo based non-profit is doing something to change that. Let Them LOL is a charity that was started in Buffalo, NY with a mission to bring clean water to the people in Sierra Leone, Africa. They began raising money by selling a ringtone of the co-founders unique laugh and have experienced exponential growth since then.
Today, after six years of engaging the Buffalo region to fight against these and other very preventable sources of unjust suffering, Let Them LOL has raised money and awareness that far exceeds what they could have initially imagined. So far Let Them LOL has dug over 60 regularly maintained wells!
In addition to the 60+ new water wells that they have dug and continue to maintain Let Them LOL is also providing orphan care, creating jobs, and starting a sustainable farming program! These guys are rock stars and their home base is right here in Buffalo, NY!
If you’d like to learn more about Let Them LOL or would like to get involved in what they are doing I would encourage you to visit their website at http://www.ltlol.com/.