I sent out an end of the year appeal yesterday from here in Liberia. I was astonished to learn over this last weekend that two families that I dearly love and have known for some time have not had food for a week.
Then this exchange with my banker and treasured friend Jennifer:
I was laying in bed this morning at 4am and all I could think about was your Contrast email- no food in 2016. How do you help people (whom we do love) around the world who don't have food to eat? Sending love isn't enough. Sending a box of food isn't enough. Sending money isn't enough. I guess that's all there is to do. I read your email to Gretchen and we are compelled to help, and just not sure how. Even though I feel like my resources are limited, I feel fortunate every day for what my family has. I do want to help our human family. Can you connect us with a family there? It would be wonderful to begin a relationship and let people know we do care and we do want to help. Is it even possible to send a box of goods?
I am so grateful for you. Please give our love to your Liberian family. And Happy Thanksgiving to all.