Blog Action Day 2008 – Poverty

Today is Blog Action day. It marks a day where millions of people across the world unite in posting about a cause close to their heart. This year, it is poverty.

Poverty surrounds us all, whether we see it or not. We have the homeless, some choose it, most do not. We have the working poor, who are lucky to get one meal on the table each day. We have the millions around the world that we try and feed as well. What is in your town? How can you help?

Personally, I work with a non profit that is teaming up with others in our town to run huge food drives to try and get food to those that are hungry. We have churches that feed kids during the summer. We have groups that feed the elderly and the homeless.

But what about jobs and income that are important to keep poverty away? I can only pray for our leaders that they will find a way to keep jobs coming to this area and that those that are in need can find a job. It is a circle that can be influenced by us, one way or another.

What can you do for your neighbor?

3 thoughts on “Blog Action Day 2008 – Poverty

  1. Hi Chris ~ After reading your post it is a great reminder to us all that there is a LOT of poverty here in the U.S. … in the past I’ve always thought of third world countries when I heard the word “poverty” but it is ALL around us … thanks for that reminder. *huGs* Suzanne

  2. I love to look for ways that I can “give back” and help those around me. Last year, I found the book Christmas Jars & fell in love with the concept! I passed the book & the concept around to as many people as I could & it was so great to see it used by so many people. The idea is to collect your change throughout the year in a jar & then to give the jar of money to someone in need for Christmas. It was a great way to be able to give back.

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