DUMP DAY NEWS and a MUST SEE VIDEO…

  • DUMP DAY: We’ll kickoff Dump Day tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. (CST). Stop by tomorrow and make a pledge of any amount. Just leave a comment (anonymous or sign in, doesn’t matter) and say, “I’m pledging to send $______ amount.” Then we can keep a running tally of where we are on a total for the dump fund. Also, don’t forget to check back in throughout the day and see where we are “total-wise.” I’ll be at my laptop all day tomorrow keeping up with the amount. Also tomorrow I will have addresses where you can send your checks, or if you’d like, you can use the Paypal button on the side of my blog.

  • 30 HOUR FAST: Some of you are doing the 30 hour fast with me. Here’s what I’m doing… I will begin my fast tonight (Tuesday) at bedtime, and I’ll end my fast Thursday morning when I get up. That will have me fasting the entire day Wednesday. As the Dump People are fed on Wednesday, they will actually eat better than I will (that may be a first). You are welcome to plan your fast anyway you want to. If you’d like to start Tuesday afternoon, or whatever, it’s okay… just do the fast the way it fits you best. If you need some tips on fasting, here’s something I wrote on fasting a few years ago.

  • ALTERNATE FASTS: Some who aren’t able to do the 30 hour fast have come up with alternate ways to fast. Some have told me they are giving up television, internet, etc. One nice lady isn’t able to do the fast, chose instead to give up her daily Sonic Route 44 drinks for a month. She sent me a check for the amount she would have spent on drinks for the month of May.

  • THE DUMP DOCUMENTARY: My friend Andy Hubright has been working on a documentary about the dump for a few months. He shot all the scenes for the following amazing video on his iPhone. I asked Andy a few months ago if it would be possible for him to have a short version of his documentary ready for Dump Day. Andy has gone above-and-beyond to see that a short version was ready. This is not the finished product, but it will gives us a little better idea of what goes on at the dump. I also want you to understand there are some graphic scenes in the video. Here are a few other things Andy would like you to know about the video….
– This is a short version rough cut, specifically for the dump
day. There is some information and many
scenes missing which will be included in the longer version.
– The full version of the video will be done July, and viewable for
free online at a website TBA.
– This video will only be up for only 1 week.
– If you would like to be notified when the full version is done, send an email to hubrightat@mail.lipscomb.edu or “friend” him on facebook, Andy Hubright.

THE DUMP; short version from Andy Hubright on Vimeo.

(Video take about 20 seconds to start)

Let’s make a difference in the world, one person at a time. See you tomorrow…

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  1. tucker says:

    That video is incredible! Very well done and puts you right in the middle of the dump.

  2. lovey says:

    My heart is breaking… don't know how you go and see this, but I am thankful that you love these people. I will be making my pledge in the morning. Sharon

  3. Adam Gonnerman says:

    The pictures were painful enough. The video makes it all the more real.

  4. Tamie says:

    I have no words … just a dozen different emotions. Thank you Trey, thank you Andy and Marc and everyone else who is doing the hard work and providing us the blessing of helping in a small way.

  5. Kim says:

    Praying and crying. Thank you for posting this. I am one of the many consumers who did not see for so many years that we have been blessed to ensure that we are taking care of those who don't have the resources that we have. We truly do not understand the level of poverty that these people deal with and have no hope of getting out of unless those of us who have so much are willing to provide the way.

    We are praying.

  6. Carolyn V. says:

    The video was unreal…with so many things going on in my own life, this puts everything into perspective. I cannot even imagine people living this way, but I know it's reality. We will never understand why things such as "The Dump" exist, but we know we can all do our part to give these people(and people like them around the world) HOPE! GOD BLESS everyone who is involved in projects like these, whether on a daily basis or once a year. I admire all of you so much for your dedication, faith, and compassion. May this year's "Dump Day" surpass last year's by an astounding amount!

    "With GOD, all things are possible."

  7. Deb ;) says:

    I am totally speechless! I have followed your "Dump Day" updates for a year now, but I did not realize the extent of the awfulness until today. God Bless you, Trey, and all of those who work with you for these people. My troubles now seem so small. You can be sure that I will visit your blog and donate tomorrow!

  8. TREY MORGAN says:

    Tuck … brings the dump right to us, doesn't it?

    Sharon … thank you. :)

    Adam … there is something about video that brings things to life. The only thing missing now was the horrid hell-like smell.

    Tamie – Thanks for all your help on this.

    Kim – Andy is the one that deserves ALL the credit for this. I've tried so hard to encourage him without making him feel like I was pressuring him. I can't wait to see the final version of the video.

    Carolyn – You are right, whether we raise $2000 or $12000, God will be good and the people of the dump will be blessed.

  9. TREY MORGAN says:

    Deb – Speechless is a good way to put it … there just aren't any words.

  10. Karin says:

    I am so heartbroken to see this, but it needs to be shared. I will be joining you in the fast and I will pledge in the morning. I knew there was suffering and poverty in our world, but this documentary really puts things into perspective. What an amazing job of filming and editing. Riveting.

  11. Warren Baldwin says:

    Thanks, Trey. I'll be back tomorrow. wb

  12. tabbetha jones says:

    It is early, not sure where to pledge, so here it goes, hope it is okay to do it here :)

    TabbethaJones: $100 (Happy Birthday James)
    Tabbetha Jones: $20
    Jay Jones: $5
    Jayna Jones: $5
    Jenna Jones: $5

    Our Family is praying for this work! May God bless those as they serve at the dump today

  13. James Jones says:

    Hey Trey,

    Put me down for $75.00

    Thank you for bringing the need to our attention.

    James

  14. Debbie says:

    "I'm pledging to send $40.00 amount

  15. Anonymous says:

    Trey, The video is heartbreaking to watch. Please know I will donate what I can. I have made a donation today thru paypal and will make additional donations when possible. May God multiply all received. Thank you all for taking His word to these ppl and for doing the Lord's work.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Suggestion: Check your "REWARDS"
    on your credit card and give that
    amount, even if you have to wait
    for a larger amount to collect.
    I JUST DID

  17. Anonymous says:

    $100
    Denson

  18. Bobalee says:

    Melvin & Bobbie F. (Kim's parents)
    We just sent $50.
    Keep up the good work…

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