Spokane KREM 2 News has created a community effort called “Count on Spokane,” with an effort geared to help 2,600 hungry and hurting children around the world. Spokane is working with the World Vision Organization, and specifically putting in the effort to support kids in need. The support is done through sponsoring these children, all of which takes just about five minutes to complete. Focusing a concerted effort could really make a difference, and by powerful people within the city of Spokane showing their support for this endeavor, it could really end up making the lives of many kids much better.
The whole point of this program is to create awareness about how easy it is for people to sponsor kids that don’t have some of the things we take for granted in this country. The World Vision Organization has made it easy by creating a website just for Spokane, and providing everything anyone would need to know to get involved with “Count on Spokane.” On the site are many videos, photos, and information about kids that need our help. To sponsor these kids it is just $35 per month, and with that donation you also learn where the money is going, and what it will be used for. The five minute process is all that it takes to suddenly change the lives of others for the better, and it’s a great effort that everyone involved has undertaken here.
Through this program, critical resources are going to be provided to these kids in need. Those resources include clean water, nutritious food, health care, education, and much, much more. In exchange for the sponsorship, the sponsor gets a welcome kit that introduces the child (includes a DVD), the opportunity to write and receive letters and e-mails, annual progress reports, and update photos of the child you have decided to sponsor. Local actor Craig T. Nelson has even become involved in the project for Spokane, and with his help, it is hoped that “Count on Spokane” will be able to reach their goal of having 2,600 kids sponsored through the program by the end of September. It’s such an easy program to become involved with, and with the organization doing all of the work for the sponsors, it becomes a project that also takes very little effort to become involve with. It’s also further proof that together, we can all make a difference.