“Our response to the plight of refugees in the coming year will be the measure of our humanity.” — Angelina Jolie
A 2019 Challenge!
The number of
Present resources required to feed, house, provide clean and safe water far outstrip the need. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) receive about a third of their budgeted needs worldwide.
As many as
I am a citizen of a country that has the resources. It does not have the leadership to make it happen and I bear some responsibility for that, as does every other citizen. Our company and non-profit arm, ConnectForWater.org, have just partnered with two other organizations to provide two thousand water filters to Yemen where thousands of citizens have lost their lives, water infrastructure destroyed, and where Cholera is rampant. Rex and Brenda Brewer are friends from my home church. They have taken it upon themselves to respond to refugees living and struggling in Mozambique. Other friends, from Schenectady, New York, took it upon themselves to be champions and collect funds responding to the hurricane disaster in Puerto Rico.
I would love to talk to you about how you could be engaged.