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Fighting Poverty- Rocky Turner

Blog Action Day

Today marks the second annual Blog Action Day in which the goal is for all bloggers to be focusing for one day on a single cause, this year it’s fighting poverty in an effort to raise awareness and encourage a global discussion.

Rocky Turner

Anyone who knows the Rocky Turner (founder of Mothers Fighting for Others), her husband Jeff Turner (Real Estate Shows President) and their six children knows that it is amazing that any of the family of eight ever sleep much less lead the charge to change the world.

From Mothers Fighting for Others:

Everyday, children are orphaned into extreme poverty. They are left to fend for themselves, without safe food or clean water and with no hope for a quality education.

Mothers Fighting For Others is dedicated to providing these children with the basic necessities that we provide for our own children. We will give them a roof over their heads, safe food and clean water, and a chance to learn, to grow and to thrive. We are Mothers Fighting For Others.

Please consider joining Mothers Fighting For Others, donate what you can, get to know Rocky and the Turner family, and send this article to anyone you think might be interested in MFO. On behalf of the AG crew, we thank you Rocky, for making this world a better place.

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Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.



  1. Mike Mueller

    October 15, 2008 at 7:58 am

    I wrote my first Poverty post this morning because of Blog Action Day.
    One post. That’s it.

    I am humbled by what Rocky does on a daily basis.
    Yes! Support MFO, forward this post, retweet, repost, reblog…

    Thank you Rocky for all you do!

  2. Kim Wood

    October 15, 2008 at 9:22 am

    What a great organization to feature on Blog Action Day, Lani! The image you chose is one I’m familiar with – it puts a smile on my heart. It captures such an awesome moment – you can just feel Rocky’s love radiate.

    Whether it be donating money through paypal, shopping for underwear, or collection drives for clean water – Mothers Fighting for Others is an organization that will put your pennies in Africa where they are needed – no doubt.

  3. Nick Bastian

    October 15, 2008 at 9:30 am

    I was fortunate to have lunch with the “Turner Clan” a couple months ago while they were on a family vacation. What an amazing family.
    Rocky is such a great example of giving back to those less fortunate and her love for her family shines so bright!
    I can’t tell you how impressed I was with this family and with all of their children. Seriously, impressed!
    Thanks Rocky, for all you do… You ROCK!

  4. Jeff Turner

    October 15, 2008 at 9:50 am

    Lani… I won’t speak for Rocky, but I can tell you we are humbled by this post and thankful for your support. More than we’ll ever be able to express.

    Mike… I agree. What Lani is doing here today is inspiring.

    Nick… As a parent, you know that what you’ve just said is perhaps the nicest thing you can say to another parent. Again, we are humbled and thankful!

  5. Sarah Cooper

    October 15, 2008 at 10:27 am

    Rocky and Jeff do so much good for other people, in big and little ways, as naturally as if they were breathing.

    I’m really glad they have a house full of kids — I can’t think of better parents to get kids ready for the world, and I can’t wait to see all the amazing things those kids will do. 🙂

  6. Mana Tulberg

    October 15, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Rocky is one of the most amazing human beings I have ever had the pleasure to meet. Jeff too.

  7. Rocky Turner

    October 15, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    I really have no idea what to say here. Thank you all for your love and support as our Family moves along this journey. I know, that none of this could be done without the amazing support of my husband, and all of you who believe in our cause and want to make a difference. So, thank you my friends for believing in me and in MFFO!

    “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” Henry Ford

  8. ines

    October 15, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Rocky and Jeff are inspiring – they move mountains and many of us look up to them. What they do is nothing short of amazing….goes to show that no matter how busy we are, we can make a difference.

  9. Missy Caulk

    October 15, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    I am an avid follower of Rocky’s web site and fight for the children in Africa. I also enjoy her blog on Muthahood. Heartwarming to read this here, Lani.

  10. Jay Thompson

    October 15, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    Personally, I struggle with how Turner landed such a remarkable woman. Some guys (self included) just have all the luck. 😉

    Both Jeff and Rocky are indeed truly inspiring.

  11. Ginger Wilcox

    October 15, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Rocky and Jeff are tremendously inspiring. Their truly giving spirit and warm hearts makes me want to give more! It is so sad that there are children in this world without safe food and clean water. They can’t help themselves. I applaud Rocky’s efforts. Truly amazing!!

  12. Noble Turner

    October 15, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Hey Rocky and Jeff:
    Wanted to say hi and congratulations for all that you do…….Spreading Love, Truth, and helping those that are less fortunate, is about the most honorable way to spend ones time and life. Love you both! Long live Wiclwire Creek!
    Love to your beautiful family…. Miss you guys!
    Namaste and aloha, Uncle Noble

  13. Noble Turner

    October 15, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    J and R:
    Sorry, that was ‘Wickwire Creek.’ Uncle

  14. Jeff's Mom

    October 16, 2008 at 10:10 am

    I sat here reading all of the comments and was crying. My son is a very fortunate man,as I am for being his Mom. Rocky is truly a real jewel. She loves my son, take great care of my Grandchildren,
    and feels as though is one of my own kids. We are thankful to have her in our lives.
    It’s a great feeling having such wonderful careing, loving , giving children that I can call mine.
    One lucky Mom
    Pat White

  15. Dale Chumbley

    October 16, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Okay, I was doing fine reading through the comments until I got to Jeff’s Mom. Drat! Now I need to go find a Kleenex. Jeff & Rocky ROCK! I’m honored to know them.

  16. Jay Thompson

    October 16, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Dear Pat White –

    I’ll bet ya a whole bunch of money that Jeff and Rocky would say they are thankful for having YOU in their lives.

    Jeff’s values didn’t appear out of thin air. You instilled a lot of what makes Jeff tick. So thanks for raising a great kid!

  17. ines

    October 16, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Hand me a wipy! (is that a word?) How cool of you, Mrs. White, to come here and acknowledge your daughter-in-law like this – WOW!! you guys are an amazing family, that’s for sure. (I’ll have to send this to my mother-in-law now)

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