Moving from anger to action.
I am continually appalled at the injustice that is dealt to the innocent victims of war, poverty and greed. My heart aches for the children, who disproportionately suffer in any tragic event. Often the last to eat and the first to work, they are the ones sold into slavery to pay off debts. They are ones stolen from their families to wage war, brainwashed, drugged and tortured, they become the innocent victims. Their hope for the future doesn't exist..
How can I, because of an accident of birth or genetics or economics, stand by and ignore their cry. How do I move from anger and condemnation to directed purposeful action?
Where do I turn?
Should I give my efforts to the aids orphans in Africa, but which country? The orphans are everywhere. In Zambia alone, virtually the entire generation between 20-35 has died from aids. Imagine the chaos that is left behind. Who is caring for the children that are left behind?
Or should I help the children sold into prostitution in southeast Asia. In Phnom Penh hoards of “tourists” come, in groups no less, to take advantage of kids that have no option but to comply or face grim consequences. During the after math of Katrina it was a race to see who got to the orphans first, the rescue organizations or the human traffickers.
Global Support is trying making a difference. We are staging ourselves for our next push forward into a new area of the world. To help more children, not just in Peru but in other parts of the globe. Doors are opening and we are seeing where they are leading. Come hear what we are up to and what we have done over the last year. We are carefully evaluating specific target areas and within each, specific groups that are already there, making a difference in the lives of these children. We are moving ahead and it is a challenge, but with your help we can do it. Compassion can not be complacent.
April 21st 2007 Benefit Fundraiser and silent auction. Point Edwards, Edmonds Wa. For tickets or more information contact Diane Ellis 206-730-0123
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