Thirty Days of Intentional Compassion
COVID-19 has changed all our lives.
And for most of us living in the developed world, we have the privilege and opportunity to choose how to deal with these changes. We can choose to stay safe in our homes, to wear face coverings to protect our loved ones, to buy our groceries online or in-store, to build communities virtually or at a safe physical distance.
But for those living in the developing world, such choices do not exist. Homes were not safe even before the pandemic and are even less so now with large families crowded into small spaces. Personal protective equipment are luxuries that are beyond the reach of many. Food insecurity, rampant before coronavirus, has been made significantly worse. And communities are shattering because the detrimental impacts of poverty have been amplified in unimaginable ways due to COVID-19.
Experts predict that this crisis has the potential to undo at least 10 years of progress toward poverty alleviation in developing countries
And so, we have another choice to make. We can sit silently on the sidelines and watch as this prediction becomes a reality. Or we can choose to make a difference.
For thirty days in August, I will be choosing "intentional compassion."
I will choose to understand my position of privilege and how it can be used for good.
I will take inventory of my life and choose to give - both out of abundance, and out of loving sacrifice - so that those who don't have, will have enough.
I will share stories of how Compassion's ministry is changing the lives of so many around the world - including my own
And I will invite you to join me.
Whether it is $10, $100, $1000 or anything in-between or beyond, your gift of intentional compassion will go a very long way in meeting the urgent and critical needs of those most impacted by this pandemic.
Through the COVID-19 fund, Compassion will provide:
- Food kits with rice, eggs, meat, milk and non-perishables
- Medical care
- Housing support like rent relief
- Hygiene supplies like sanitizer, soap, vitamins and supplements, household cleaning supplies and protective masks
So let's get started. Let us choose what is good today. And let us choose it again tomorrow. Follow along on Instagram: @_draia.elle
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