Good news! Last week, I invited our traveling community to join me in supporting Bread for the World, an advocacy organization that’s devoted to giving hungry people a voice in Washington, DC. I offered to send a copy of “Travel as a Political Act” to those who gave $50 or more — and I pledged to match all contributions (up to $50,000) with my own gift to Bread. More than 1,200 of you donated on Bread’s website, contributing more than $80,000. Thank you!
I realize that for some, it feels better to simply support a food bank or some other good charity. But the impact of money raised for advocacy is literally hundreds of times more helpful for hungry people. In Congress, guns have a voice, coal has a voice, and truckers have a voice. Even travel agents have a voice. Thanks to Bread for the World, the hungry have a voice, too. And when the cause is one that a Congressperson knows is good and just, that voice is a blessing…and it’s heard.
I’m so energized by this response and the good we can do together to empower Bread’s work, that I’ve decided to increase my match to $100,000! That means that, so far, because of your $80,000, I’m donating $80,000 and, together, we’ve raised $160,000. Let’s hit $200,000. Please join in now.
As our nation is struggling to establish a course true to our values, our gifts and our actions have never been more important. Thanks so much for joining me in this exciting initiative.