As I travel far from home, I think a lot about economic realities — both in the US and abroad. I know that many travelers feel the same. And that’s why, last week, I offered to match all your contributions to Bread for the World (up to $50,000) with my own gift. Plus, if you make a gift of $50 or more, I’ll send you a copy of my book, Travel as a Political Act, as a thank you.
I’m really proud to help empower Bread for the World with this fundraiser…and we’re off to a great start, with over $40,000 raised so far. With my match, that’s $80,000 for Bread. Remember, rather than charity, this is advocacy — advocating for smart government policies that help struggling and hungry communities, both in the US and abroad, to work hard and succeed.
While I’m excited about Bread’s work from a “love thy neighbor” point of view, I’d like to point out to people for whom hunger and desperation, out of sight, isn’t an issue that this is a national security issue, too. When we help our poor succeed (with, for example, better nutrition for children in their first 1,000 days), they are better able to contribute to society, and our nation grows stronger. And when we help other countries build their economies (with, for example, technologies that help their people become healthier, and therefore better able to learn, work, and take care of their environment), the world becomes more stable — and America becomes safer.
Whether you’ve got a heart the size of Mother Teresa, you’re someone at the other end of the compassion spectrum, or you’re somewhere in between, this exciting initiative will help Bread for the World do good and important things. Please, as you watch this clip, consider the timeliness of this initiative and help us meet our goal. To join in, please make your contribution now. Thanks.