Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Children of Somalia

My heart is breaking.....

For the children....their families....the whole county of Somalia.

I'm trying to figure out what I can do to lend a helping hand.  

I am open to suggestions....so please send any along.  If you are a part of something that I can support, please let me know.  Though I don't have a ton of cash to invest directly in any organization, I'll make the time to volunteer in any way that I can.

Every time I see a newscast....I start to tear up.  It's absolutely ridiculous that anyone should die of hunger nowadays.  With all the technology...there has got to be way to efficiently and effectively offer some support to these human souls.  We can't ignore what's happening just because we're here safe.  My biggest complaint this weekend was that it was too hot where I traveled.  Seems so darn trivial and immature to whine about something like that. I am blessed to be who I am/where I live/to do what I do...but even I know that this does not absolve me from some responsibility in trying to do everything I can to give others exactly what I have. 

I'm no better than anyone else on this planet.

So please friends....let's come up with a plan.  We should all feel as if this is our duty....so join me.

If I come up with some sort of plan, I'll post again.  if you hear of something unique and local that we can be a part of, also let me know.  I'll post and spread the word.

1 comment:

  1. I am not sure what to do, besides what we did as a fundraiser for Elisa last year. Since the Holidays are around the corner we could start making cards again.

    Also, here is an organization that I like to donate through http://www.americares.org/ , they use only 2% of the money they receive for administrative cost and salaries which is fantastic. 98% actually goes to the people in the countries they are helping for food and medical supplies. They have been helping in Somalia, the Sudan, Haiti, and many other places for a long time now. Other organization have much high over head cost starting at 30% or more and that includes United Way, The Red Cross and many other popular organizations that people like donate through. I am not slamming them because they do help and are big, but Americares uses a lot of volunteers and makes sure that the ones in need are receiving the benefit of the funds donated.