A resident of Denver and lacrosse camp founder named Jon Urbana has launched a campaign that seeks to raise about $1750 for Earth Force Inc. The campaign, launched on GoFundMe, aims to incorporate the crowdfunding and online community.
Through their contributions, people will directly be contributing towards a better and cleaner environment, plus Urbana tweeted out that for Cyber Monday he’ll match all donations. Earth Force Inc is a charitable environmental organization based in Denver. It seeks to help clean the environment and make it safer, healthier and greener to live in.
Earth Force aims to mobilize the youth to become more actively involved in environmental causes. There is a need for more young activists in the fight to improve local environments. Jon is a keen and avid believer in using his mastery of the blogosphere and PR to help to improve the environment.
In an interview with Bloomberg, Jon said he believes that the masses, as well as the youth can positively contribute to this cause. Actually, this is not the first time that the Villanova lacrosse player has been involved in charitable campaigns. A while back, he initiated another fundraising campaign in support of ARAS, which led to a multitude of videos including the two below.
Many websites much like GoFundMe provide excellent platforms and arenas to mobilize online surfers to be more involved in charitable campaigns. It provides the perfect opportunity to raise funds and garner support because majority of people today are online. These online platforms help create awareness about environmental and societal issues and how to be more actively involved. Jon uses his Instagram handle to reach online users because he realizes that it is the perfect opportunity to reach the youth. And if you can find me a teen who isn’t watching MTV, I’ll buy you dinner. It’s why he’s very active there too (visit his MTV page here). This is the main reason why he chose this media to create awareness for Earth Force Inc.
Jon Urbana is a former lacrosse player, an avid supporter of charity as well as a pilot featured in the Aviation Business Gazette. He was born in 1982 in Denver, Colorado. He has two younger brothers, and you can see some pics with his family on his website. He majored in economics in college.
According to Crunchbase, Jon is one of the co-founders of a camp for lacrosse players. The camp, based in Colorado, offers youth training programs during summer. It offers a great platform for youth players to learn the beautiful game and get exposure. The kids get a chance to learn from prominent lacrosse professionals and instructors. Jon is an activist and aims to involve more youths in caring for the environment.