Mines Advisory Group (MAG) America is a 501(c)3 organization that raises money to saves lives and build futures around the world. Now working in 20 countries, MAG finds and destroys landmines and dangerous unexploded ordnance (UXO) leftover from conflict, educates at-risk communities about the threats these items pose, and provides emergency response to explosive contamination during conflict. Our work helps make communities safe for schools, farms, basic infrastructure and economic development. Last year, donations helped us aid over 1 million people around the world, so they could live free from the fear of landmines, UXO and other explosive remnants of war.
During her harrowing cycling journey down the Ho Chi Minh trail, Rebecca Rusch went looking for the place where her father’s plane was shot down during the Vietnam War and some personal peace. What she found along the way was another tragic legacy of the war – unexploded ordnance. As the arduous trail took her deeper into Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, Rebecca witnessed the traumatic impact of explosive remnants of war that still plague some of the poorest communities to this day. On the trail, she also met the MAG team working to remove these explosive hazards in Laos and was immediately inspired to help. In honor of her father, Stephen Rusch, Rebecca is raising donations for MAG’s work, so that people may thrive and live safe free from fear.
To date, Rebecca's efforts have cleared 99,249 sq. meters, the equivalent of 14 soccer fields.