Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Blog Action Day: Poverty

Today is Blog Action Day and the theme is poverty.

Being well-traveled, I have seen poverty at its worst: in South Africa, Brazil, India and Burma. It is a shock to the system when encountered in real life. To this day I want to help all the children, the men, the women and the elderly that I have seen. Especially when they look at your with their sad eyes, tug at your shirt... It makes you realize how lucky youare to have the basic, essential necessities: clean water, food and shelter. The majority of people in the world do not even have 1 or 2 of those things and it is truly and utterly depressing. An imprint has been left on my heart from my travels and encounters with poverty.

Since I cannot give my time to help those in dire need in other countries, I offer monetary support. I give a (small) monthly donation to Direct Relief International and am in the process of researching other charities which support the international causes I believe in.

Give to those in need.
Whether it is $5 or $500, a few hours or a few weeks, or even just your thoughts and prayers.

1 comments:

Frugal Dreamer October 17, 2008 at 9:23 AM  

.. just lurking your blog, thought i'd say hi! ;)

I agree with your thoughts on poverty. We have so much to be thankful for!

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