Originally, I began writing a piece about my commitment to a biblical marriage for this post (which will come later) but then I had an epiphany. By epiphany, I mean the Spirit touched me.
I’ve written about the world’s poor back around Thanksgiving. The majority of the piece was to introduce you to the problems outside the comfort of the United States. In the US, we have programs to help those in need. There are always food drives, clothing drives, homeless shelters, etc. The United States may not be perfect, but we are trying.
The problem is that 95% of the population lives outside the United States.
I know what you’re thinking. “We have people living in poverty in the United States. We should be helping them.”
I would not disagree with you. We should be doing more for those at home. However, there is an international affairs budget in place. It already exists. It is minuscule in comparison to the total budget for the year. It takes up less than half a percent of the budget.
This is where we come in. The Borgen Project is an organization that is seeking to help the world’s less fortunate.
There are a few things you can do to help those in need.
You can call congress. It takes a grand total of 15 seconds. Normally, it is an intern that answers the phone and they keep track of what constituents care about.
You can email congress. This is incredibly easy! The Borgen Project already drafted the email. You just have to add your name and hit send.
Most importantly, you can donate. I am trying to raise $500 to help the world’s poor. A large portion of people in third world countries live on less than $2.50 a day! Imagine what $500 could do for them!
Please consider donating, calling, emailing or all three! It really can make a world of difference.
Just recently I met with Congressman Ryan Costello about the world’s poor. Just two weeks after our meeting I get an email from him that he CO-SPONSORED A BILL! My consistent emailing, calling and meeting helped him make a decision to support the world’s poor. Something so simple made a difference.
You can make a difference too!
Please let me know if you have donated, emailed, called, etc. I’d love to hear from you!