Please watch the video before going on reading. It will explain this serious issue better than me and images are more effective than words.
I’ve always been fairly distrustful on charities because I’ve always asked myself if that money would have gone where needed or just wasted, but since JD started being involved with Food4theHungry, a non-profit organization that aims to end world hunger, I could see how serious this organisation is and how effective. So I visited their site and my trust was restored: their aim is to end poverty one community at a time and since the first embryonic stage of society is family, their purpose is to help families to have means and competence and to develop their skills to grow up in order to be able to help community. It’s amazing to see how with a single action, you can be solving multiple problems!
Food4The Hungry projects are many and all important, you can:
- Sponsor a child. With the small amount of $35 each month you can change not only the life of your sponsored child, but also their family and community. Indeed through your sponsorship, you’ll help Food for the Hungry in assisting your child’s entire community to provide food, a better education, clean water and medical treatment to its children. Please notice that at the moment sponsoring a child is only for the US, but on the site there’s a form you can fill if you live elsewhere.
- Help unsponsored children have opportunity for food, clothes, and education.
- Help disaster survivors receive shelter and food immediately.
- Provide FH community members with tools and everything they need to grow trees and training to help families grow vegetables in a harsh climate.
- Provide school supplies
- Give the gift of cool, clear and clean water to a community through water purifying packets or filters.
But one of the most important thing is that this charity brings hope even in the hardest places and demonstrates that if you are actually passionate to make a change and to actually try to affect people’s lives in a positive way, you can, even if you’re a common person.
As regarding JD, people consider him a celebrity, but he’s just an ordinary guy with an extraordinary heart. And it’s a very good thing he turned into an influencer, because it’s important to shift his audience’s attention on things bigger than his work. That’s why he and Jeff Gilbert made this journey to Rwanda and made this video so we can to learn more about Josh’s plan who invited his fan base into his astounding work with Food4The Hungry. So in March, Josh visited Rwanda to meet Evaride, the child he personally sponsors through FH. His journey was documented as the first part of the documentary series “The Hardest Places.” This video will be used in a full social media campaign to raise money and awareness for FH.
I wish I wasn’t unemployed due to my health, I’d love to be part of this big project and devolve the money I spend for my meds and cures for a higher plan. So the only support I can give is to spread the word because if JD used his social influence, I could use blogging.
Please get involved, share this and feel free to ask me anything about this project.
And yet HOPE remains.