Let’s walk together to end poverty

I have spent most of my adult life looking for a solution that would end poverty in our world. After graduating high school in 2005 I became gripped by a desire to understand why we live in a world where some of us have far more than we could ever need, while nearly 1 billion … Continue reading Let’s walk together to end poverty

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The Many Forms of Poverty

When we think of poverty the first thing that may come to mind is money. We use money-based statistics like the fact that over 3 billion people - almost half of the world population - live on less than $2.50 and the widening gap between rich and poor to express how prevalent and devastating monetary poverty. … Continue reading The Many Forms of Poverty

How You Can Help Japan Recover from 2 Major Earthquakes

With just a few days, Japan has been shaken by two, powerful and deadly earthquakes. On Thursday a 6.2-magnitude quake occurred in the city of Ueki in the southern part of the country, killing nine people. Friday, a 6.0 quake hit near Uto. And then Saturday, the largest quake, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake, hit the Kyushu region … Continue reading How You Can Help Japan Recover from 2 Major Earthquakes

All Children Deserve Love, Care and a Family

I live in Seattle, Washington. There are 1600 children in Washington State who are waiting for a family to find them and provide with the love, care and home they deserve. Across the United States there are an estimated 400,000 children in need of a family. Last Autumn, I was honored to attend the Wait … Continue reading All Children Deserve Love, Care and a Family

What You Can Do To Give Clean Water for South Sudan

Millions of women and children in South Sudan walk up to 8 hours each day to collect water. The water they collect is often contaminated which causes sickness and death. I believe this doesn't need to be the case. The solution is in front of our eyes and it simple: restore water wells. There are … Continue reading What You Can Do To Give Clean Water for South Sudan

The Need for Clean Water in South Sudan

In South Sudan there are millions of women and children who spend up to 8 hours each day walking to collect water for their families. Not only do they walk most of their days for something so many of us simple walk into the kitchen and flip the handle of a faucet to obtain, the … Continue reading The Need for Clean Water in South Sudan