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What happens when you give lifesaving aid?



  • June 28, 2017
Melissa Schultz

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Have you ever wanted to make a big impact for people in need but felt like you didn’t have the resources?

It’s a common misconception that you need massive influence to change the world. In reality, when you give to projects like shipping lifesaving supplies, even $1 has the power to make a difference.

Small gifts can save lives.

Recently, a container filled with nutritious food arrived in Honduras, and more than 5,200 people received desperately needed rice and nonperishable food items.

Honduras is the second-poorest country in Central America, and one in four children under age 5 suffer from chronic malnutrition.

Malnutrition creates a vicious cycle: it causes disease, which keeps people out of work and makes them frantic. This constant despair has contributed to Honduras’ murder rate — the highest in the world.

But thanks to the generosity of people like you, hope is arriving in Honduras in the form of urgently needed food and supplies.

One woman who benefited from these lifesaving supplies is 56-year-old Cristina Gonzales.

“I take care of my two granddaughters, Aracely who is 5 years old, and Dayana who is 2 years old,” Cristina said.

Cristina’s daughter works in another city, struggling to earn money she can send home to her mother and two daughters. But all too often, her small paycheck isn’t enough to provide her family with healthy meals.

“When my daughter can’t send us money, sometimes we are hungry,” Cristina explained. “But thanks to the rice we received, we have what we need to eat in those difficult times. I’m so grateful for the rice. It helps me every month to sustain the health and well-being of my granddaughters.”

This is just one example of how shipping lifesaving supplies can help people in need around the world. And Cristina wasn’t the only person to benefit — thousands of families in Honduras now have enough food to eat.

When you give toward lifesaving supplies, you ensure that an incredibly valuable “package” reaches its destination.

Here’s how it works:

• We partner with generous corporations, manufacturers, and relief organizations that donate supplies like food, medical equipment, shoes, bedding, and clothing.

• But for these supplies to make a difference — and not just sit in our warehouse — they need to be shipped overseas.

• Just $1 can send an average of $33 worth of lifesaving essentials to people in need … so your gift multiplies!

It’s time to abolish the myth that you can’t do great things for people in need. Your investment in lifesaving supplies, no matter how large or small, does just that — it saves lives.

Shipping donated items means you might help equip hospitals with critical medical supplies, send emergency aid to refugees who are suffering, outfit churches with desperately needed furniture, or in the case of Cristina and her granddaughters, feed hungry families.

For families like Cristina’s, your involvement is a lifeline. It doesn’t take much to change a life … why not start today?

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