This weekend I was surrounded by family to celebrate my stepfather's 70th birthday. There were 19 grandchildren there, including my own BOY & GIRL. All of the children are healthy and well fed. There are some food allergies, no small thing when it can be life threatening, but overall, our biggest problem is whether our children are picky eaters or not. That is our biggest problem. There is never an issue of not having enough food. Our children have beautifully rounded cheeks, strong limbs and mouthfuls of healthy teeth. We are blessed.
All weekend I found myself saying, "I'm starving!" It was usually said with a smile after a full day... spending a few hours in the pool, going down a water slide chock full of children, both young and old, screaming with gleeful abandon. All of us heading back to my mom's house- ravenous.
I really don't know the meaning of... Starving. Ravenous.
But, The International Medical Corp does know the meaning of those two words. The IMC has been nominated to be one of the Top 25 in American Express' Members Projects, "Saving the Lives of Malnourished Children" and is in the running to receive up to $1.5 million to help feed hungry children. They have a 90% success rate in saving children from malnutrition. If you are an American Express member, all you have to do is click on the link to vote. If you are not an American Express member, you can help by passing the word along.
Today is the last day to vote, and there are only a few hours left. The International Medical Corps is currently number 5 in the Top 5 American Express Members Projects. If they drop out of the Top 5 they will receive no funding, so every vote counts. Let's do it! Let's see how many votes our community can garner. One click and you could help feed children who are truly starving and ravenous. One click and YOU can make a difference.
It is something we can all do. Especially when their children are our children. Let's reach out and connect with another community and let them know that our community cares.