Dear traveling friends,
When we travel with open eyes, an open heart...and with our window open, it's impossible to ignore the grubby fingers of the half of humanity trying to live on $2 a day in our face. This photo is a powerful image I had as a student traveler. And it remains part of my global perspective, for which I'm thankful.
On this Thanksgiving, so many of us have so much to be thankful for. Considering the desperation and feelings of hopelessness destabilizing parts of our world, I'm grateful that Bread for the World is working in our halls of government. They advocate for those in great need and, in doing so, fight hunger.
I'm also thankful that, in the last few days, over a thousand of you responded to my "matching challenge" to empower Bread for the World's work with a $100 donation.
To be exact, as of today, 1,009 of you clicked yes, raising more than $120,000. With my match, together we've raised nearly $250,000. Every penny of this will be put to work by Bread for the World for this timely and powerful mission.
But we're not finished yet!
This total is about what we raised last Thanksgiving. This year -- with troubling news of refugees and terrorism so prevalent -- I've raised the bar and upped my challenge match to $250,000.
Supporting the work of Bread for the World is one of the most effective ways we can help stabilize our world. If you're one of the many who have responded so generously, thank you. Consider sharing this challenge with your friends so we can further leverage our concern.
Donations are still rolling in. And there's still plenty of time to join the challenge and give this season of thankfulness and joy more meaning.
Thanks. And Happy Thanksgiving!