About Mike Rusch

Based in Downtown Bentonville, Arkansas, Mike is the Chief Executive Officer at Pure Charity, a nonprofit dedicated to building world class technology solutions for Nonprofit Organizations, Individual Fundraising, and Community Advocacy.

Mike currently serves on the Board of Directors for Help One NowMercy House GlobalCanopy Northwest Arkansas99 Balloons@HopeMob, Laundry Love, and Serve Northwest Arkansas.  

Prior to Pure Charity, Mike worked for Nickelodeon, The Walt Disney Company, Hershey Foods, and served in the US Marine Corps. Mike is a husband of 22 years, father of 4, a lover of a great story, and never too far from a fly-fishing river.  

Ethiopia (Being... pt 3)

…today’s the day!

it’s 7:45 a.m. and we slept incredible (I guess 24 hours without sleep makes that possible)

the view from our window…we can smell the stoves cooking

the courtyard in front of our guest house

received confirmation that Gladney is bringing the children to us (there are 3 other couples here as well) They will be here at 10:45

we are waiting for coffee & we are both a little nervous

this is Marta one the ladies hosting us & cooking us breakfast

just outside our laundry is being done…

call just came…they are 10 minutes away!

waiting on the front porch of the guest house

here she comes…

…this was an unbelievable great day.  hard to believe it’s actually true.

Ethiopia Day 2