Providing life where there is catastophe

Did you have a merry Christmas? I hope so. I bet you had a wonderful dinner surrounded by friends and family, complete with a full meal and lots of gifts.

There are many families that are lucky to even get food on the table. There homes have been wiped out by hurricanes, tsunamis or fire. Can you imagine your entire home being washed away? With nowhere to live and nothing to eat?

Thankfully there is an organization that helps those families with nothing. The World Food Program was created to help families who have suffered an immense loss and cannot provide food for their family. When I was reading their mission statement, my eyes got wide when I read one of the very last lines on the webpage:

"Normally, poor and hungry people are those who earn less then the equivalent of one dollar a day..."

Wow. ONE DOLLAR a day. That's about $30 a month. I spend that much just on crap, like a pair of shoes or a new dutch oven (true story). To live off $1 a day leaves me speechless.

I'm so thankful for organizations like this that take the time and effort to help those who are much more needy then us. What an amazing cause. Please take a moment to check out their website, share a link, or just watch this video. And don't forget, a small donation of $35 provides enough food for 2 weeks. Just think about it.

And while you're at it, try out this game. I came across this years ago and it only took a few minutes for me to have helped feed the needy. It takes less time then you take to check your Facebook.

Play Freerice and feed the hungry