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DC Comics Campaign “We Can Be Heroes”

On January 23, 2012 DC Comics announced their campaign called “We can be Heroes”. The campaign is supported by Warner Brother’s Entertainment and Time Warner’s business. “We Can Be Heroes” is a way to use Dc characters to help us become real life heroes. With this campaign we can help organizations like Save the Children, International Rescue Committee, and Mercy Corps to help the hunger crisis in Africa. Africa is dealing with drought and hunger worst than they have been in 60 years. More than 250,000 people are facing starvation in Africa. They need our help.

You may be asking to yourself, how can we help? At http://www.joinwecanbeheroes.org/ you will be able to donate money to the cause. 10$ will give a child peanut paste that would keep a child alive for more than a week. 25$ would help 3 families of 6 have purified water for a month. 50$ provides a household of 6 with food, water, and hygiene items for 2 weeks. 100$ can let a malnourished child be able to make a full recovery.

 You can also help support this cause by going to the same website and visiting their shop. They have T-Shirts, I phone Cases, mugs, and water bottles which all have the logo for the campaign on it. If you purchase these items half of the profit will go to the cause for Africa.

This will be a two year campaign which will feature our favorite heroes from the Justice League to help Africa and the people in need. The Justice League was chosen as a symbol because of their global recognition and their strength when they work together. Aquaman stands for responsibility, Green Lantern stands for will power, Wonder Woman stands for equality, Superman stands for strength, Batman stands for justice, The Flash stands for drive, and Cyborg stands for communication. This would show us a sign of how much we could do if we work together. One of their logo’s is “One small act can make you a hero”. We can all be heroes with a small donation, which will help thousands of people in the long run. 



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