Today marks the one-year anniversary of the coronavirus being declared a global pandemic.
In some ways, it’s hard to believe that it’s already been a year … and in other ways, it feels like it’s been a decade.
So much has happened because of this virus you can’t even see with the naked eye.
It’s shut down entire industries. It’s stopped crop production and caused food shortages worldwide. It’s interrupted the education of countless children. And, of course, it has claimed the lives of more than 2.5 million people.
But the pandemic has led to much good, too.
People have rallied together to support our front-line medical workers. We’ve found new ways to connect with old friends while social distancing. And many of us have been able to spend more time with our families than ever before.
On top of all that, I have seen a tremendous outpouring of generosity from the World Help family over the past year. You saw the increased needs around the globe, and you responded … even when you were facing the many financial challenges of the pandemic yourselves.
But the reason I’m writing today is because our mission isn’t over.
We might be an entire year into the pandemic, but there is still work to be done. Our partners are sharing now more than ever before their dire need for food and other basic supplies for survival. And you play a vital role in meeting these needs.
Will you make a special 1-year anniversary gift to help families worldwide who are still struggling to survive the fallout of the pandemic?
March 31 will mark the end of World Help’s fiscal year. And while donors have been giving more generously anyone ever anticipated in the middle of a pandemic and an economic recession, the fact remains that revenue is still down from last year.
Why is that important?
Because should we experience a revenue shortfall, some of the people who are waiting for help around the globe may not receive it.
That’s starving families who may not receive the food they need … sick children who won’t have access to adequate medical care … and suffering Christians who will have to wait even longer for a copy of God’s Word.
But you can help make sure that doesn’t happen.
And when you give by March 31, your donation will DOUBLE up to $135,000, thanks to a matching gift. You’ll provide food, clean water, hygiene kits, Bibles and more to 2X as many people.
You can help rescue people like …
- Families facing famines caused by the pandemic
- Parents who are still out of work and can’t afford food for their kids
- Farmers who can’t grow their crops because of droughts
- Victims of natural disasters who are now homeless on top of every else
- Families living in war zones like the Tigray region of Ethiopia
- Christians facing persecution in places like China, North Korea, and South Asia.
These people need your help in order to survive the days ahead. And your special gift before March 31 will help ensure they keep receiving the food and other essentials they desperately need.
Normally, every $12 you give will help rescue one person. But because of the matching funds, every $12 you send will now help rescue TWO people.
No one knows for certain how long the coronavirus pandemic will be a part of our lives. What is certain is that you have the power to help save lives today.
Your gift will make an incredible impact … not just because it meets a person’s physical needs, but also because it will point that person to Jesus.
This last year was full of so much pain. But you can help our hurting world begin to heal.
Please give today to provide both physical help and spiritual hope.
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