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Cyclone Pam ResponseMore teams and 80,000 pounds of emergency food, water and supplies directed to Vanuatu

March 26, 2015 | 9 AM
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The Framework of Compassion: Unity

Without different colors how amazing could a sunset really be? With just one note would your favorite song sound so sweet?

It’s differences and variations coming together that lead to the wonderful things in our lives. Like the many notes in a song, or a palette of colors in the sky. We believe building bridges across our differences allows us to unite as a force for good, and create amazing things in our world.

As Mother Teresa said, “I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.”

This week, as part of our framework of compassion series we want you to think about the importance of unity in your life. By doing so, who knows what kind of great things you could be a part of?

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World Water Day: It Filters Down to Education

In a Latin American classroom, a bright young girl listens intently as her teacher talks about safe water storage and hygiene. She is focused and excited because she knows this information will change her life.

At Convoy of Hope, we know it is education that creates sustainable change, not simply a new water filter.

“We are able to impact so many more people at a higher level with education, as opposed to simply putting a filter in people’s hands,” says Kevin Rose, senior director of International Program Operations.

“Education changes the way they collect and use water every day of their lives.”

To create lifelong habits, we combine the efforts of our Children’s Feeding Initiatives in schools with hygiene education programs to ensure the children get healthy and stay healthy. We ensure that those we serve have the potential to improve their own lives and change their communities.

This World Water Day, take a few minutes to educate yourself on water insecurity around the world, and consider what you can do to make pure, clean water available to others.

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The framework of compassion: advocacy

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope. ~ Robert F. Kennedy

RFK’s quote from decades ago is timeless. He knew the importance of advocating for others. It’s an integral part of our mission to advocate and stand up for the hurting — particularly hungry children and the less fortunate.

Today, in our framework of compassion series, we’re highlighting the importance of advocacy in our every day lives.

In our work around the world, we’ve met tens of thousands of advocates for the poor and suffering — people helping people. Be an advocate for someone or something today. It’ll give them a “ripple of hope” they probably really need.

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The Framework of Compassion: Integrity

Continuing our framework of compassion series, today we’re talking integrity.

When thinking about integrity, we’re reminded of the Hansons, an incredible family we met in Las Vegas at our 1000th Community Outreach. They define integrity.

While living in poverty and having four children of their own, they adopted a fifth child in need and gave her a new life.

Inspirations like the Hanson’s remind us why integrity is one of our core values.

 

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