My blog is
not a forum for asking for your donations, nor should it be perceived as self serving and boasting about my firm’s charitable goodness. I do believe in “paying it forward” and God has blessed me with more than I could ever imagine. I am grateful for every day that I can wake up and only hope to make somebody’s life better: whether it be through staging their home and getting it sold faster so they don’t have the extended burden of two mortgages, or creating a well organized and relaxing home for them to enjoy coming home to after a long day at the office. I make a living serving others and attempt to share the financial rewards with people whom I do not meet but can impact in a positive manner – no matter how small my drop in the bucket is.
So, you ask, what the heck am I talking about? What IS this blog post about?!
Well, after seeing THESE photos this morning while on World Vision’s website, I couldn’t NOT bring your awareness to the situation in the Horn of Africa. Instead of rambling on in my own loquacious manner (I think I had too much coffee this morning), the following article will provide you with more information than I could hope to relay in this short post, and it will also provide you with other charitable organizations that – if your heart moves you – you can donate to assist.
Somalia, already one of the world’s poorest countries, is in midst of an epic humanitarian catastrophe, as a third of its popultion – 3.7 million people – face starvation. Throughout the Horn of Africa, in countries like Ethiopia and Kenya, as many as 11 million people are currently at risk of severe malnutrition or starvation as the region faces the worst drought conditions in 60 years. READ MORE….
So as you enjoy this three day weekend, and possibly a BBQ with friends & loved ones, keep in mind that on the other side of the world people are not as fortunate as we are. And if you have a few bucks to spare, it would go a long way in aiding the catastrophe and piercing the emptiness in their bellies.
Thanks for listening. I pray you and your family never know the hunger that the families in Africa are experiencing.