Eden Riley from Edenland had been to Niger. She travelled with World Vision to report on the food crisis to spread the word of what’s going on. In blogworld we have been following her trip in awe of the mission. And wow is she spreading that word. This morning she was on the channel 10 breakfast show and rocked the program. We had to wait all the way to the end before she actually made it on the program; at first I was a bit annoyed with the wait, but then I realised that for hours we saw this headline turn up on the screen
The best advertising you could get.
This morning is a testament to the power of blogging and another high-five to the power of social media. Between a boyband, Rhianna and trains not running for a few hours, they had to say it: children are starving to death in Niger. Eden has been there; Eden witnessed it. YOU can do something about it and it will make a difference.
In our household, sponsoring a child from World Vision is something we really want to do. And we will one day. Thing is, we don’t know how long we are in Australia for, not being permanent residents. We don’t know how long we can commit to paying with an Australian credit card. In my world, committing to something as important as a child’s future, needs to be a long-term commitment. Those we can’t make.
So we make singular donations instead. This time to the West African Food Crisis Appeal where some 15 million people are in need of food assistance. That is the same as 3/4 of Australia. Or three times the population of Denmark. Think about that. And if you have a blog, a twitter account or you are on Facebook – talk about it. You have the power to do that.
PS On World Vision you can donate a gift to someone instead of money. Next time I’m so donating a piglet for $50. Cute as!