(Update from Thursday, May 6th: According to our best guesstimate, we cleared $35,000 Wednesday night, so that the Dump Ministry can continue. Thanks to EVERYONE who gave, fasted and helped spread the word.)
Welcome to DUMP DAY 2011
This is a day that we stop to consider how blessed we are materially. A day we stop to be the “Good Samaritan” in the story Jesus told, choosing NOT to pass by on the other side of the road. We choose to help today. We choose to make a difference.
Today we are making a difference in the people who live, work and eat at the Tegucigalpa dump.
We are blessed people. We eat until we’re full. We don’t go to bed hungry. We live in homes that are MORE than adequate. We have an abundance of everything … food, clothing and “stuff.” Please understand there’s nothing wrong with being blessed with material things, but not sharing what we have is wrong! Just “realizing how blessed we are” is not enough. Feeling sorry for the hungry and the poor of this world is NOT what Jesus was looking for from us. Poor people don’t need our sympathy or our pity, they need our compassion. The same compassion that the Good Samaritan had, one that took action. For me to sit back and simply say, “How sad,” makes me no different than the Priest and Levite that passed on the other side.
So what are we going to do today?
Let’s give a little. Any amount would be great. Here are two ways to give. You can give via snail mail by sending your check to:
PO BOX 9222
Columbus MS, 39705 (attn: Dump Fund).
(This is a tax deductible donation)
Also give ONLINE,
You can give online by going to Bread For A Hungry World’s website, and on the top right there’s a “Give to the Dump” donation button. Bread for a Hungry World is helping partner in our work at the dump. They are going to add $5 per donor to each donation given. (This is also a tax deductible donation.)
I’m trying to encourage everyone to use one of these two forms of giving I just mentioned. I suggest the above link of Bread for a Hungry World because they will add to your donation. I’ll also remind you that my Paypal button is always on this page, and while you’re welcome to use it, please understand that my Paypal is NOT going to be a tax deductible donation.
If you donate today, we’d love to keep a running total of donations. So if you don’t mind, leave a comment on this blog saying something like, “The Morgan family gives $100″, or your comment can be totally anonymous. That’ll give us the ability to say, “We’re currently at … “
Also don’t forget that we have about 200 prints of this picture (16×24). If you’d like one that is signed and numbered by the artist, we’d like to give you one. We’re asking for a $150 donation for a print and it’ll be mailed to your home. It is essential that you include somewhere with your donation “I would like a print” along with your name and address.
PLEASE help spread the word today. Let everyone know (via Facebook, Twitter, blog, email, etc) what’s going one. Encourage everyone to give.
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink… I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” ~ Jesus
Thank you VERY much!