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A simple way to rescue someone like Katherine



  • November 01, 2018
Emily Towns

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Katherine ran out of her family’s little home, her mind racing faster than her feet ever could. Her family had officially run out of food, and she needed to find help quickly. Could she ask the neighbors for help? Or maybe see if some local vendors had some old leftovers they were going to throw out?

At age 15, Katherine should be in school. She should be hanging out with friends, studying for exams, and dreaming of a happy future.

Instead, Katherine spends most of her time taking care of her siblings and nursing her sick mother — while worrying about where their next meal will come from. Her life has always been difficult, but now, Katherine and her family are in crisis.

Katherine’s father passed away when she was just 5 years old, leaving her mother to care for their three young children. Katherine’s mother worked hard, taking odd jobs around town and doing what she could to keep food in the dinner pot.

The family was surviving. There wasn’t extra money for things like school or new clothes, but at least there was food.

Then, Katherine’s mother got sick. In their Zambian village, it’s difficult to find treatment for serious health issues. And even if they found a doctor willing to treat her, there’s no way the family could afford the medication. Because of her high blood pressure, Katherine’s mother has become partially paralyzed. She is no longer able to work; now, Katherine is responsible for taking care of the family.

It wasn’t long before their food was gone. Katherine must now shoulder a heavy burden, one she should never have to carry. And she is just one of the many people around the world who, right now, is in desperate need of lifesaving aid.

That’s where you come in.

This holiday season, you have the chance to give a gift that multiplies — and a gift that will save people’s lives. Your donation helps unlock generous corporate donations and grants, which we use to multiply the power of your generosity.

Every dollar you donate helps to ship $33 worth of food, medical supplies, clothing, and more to people like Katherine.

A gift of just $30 will send an incredible $990 worth of critical supplies!

You could be the one to provide food for a child on the brink of starvation, medical aid for a person suffering from devastating illness, or warm blankets to an impoverished family trying to survive the winter.

You can meet a person’s greatest need and demonstrate the love of Christ.

This holiday season, give $30 to send help and hope to someone like Katherine. With just this simple gift, you can make a tremendous impact.

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