Hurricane Matthew was passive in South Florida, but it wreaked havoc in other parts of the nation and internationally. Relief efforts have taken place across the globe and it has been a touching pay it forward atmosphere.
The company that I work for is providing a 2:1 matching donation for every dollar the employees donate to the following organizations:
Now Project HOPE helps countries all across the globe in need of medical assistance.
Project HOPE’s mission:
The Salvation Army started in 1865 when London minister, William Booth, and his wife Catherine, formed together a “volunteer army” to reach “the poor, the homeless, the hungry and the destitute.”
Booth believed in the philosophy “soup, soap, and salvation” because he understood that meeting people’s physical needs, such as nourishment and safety, come before preaching to their souls.
The Salvation Army’s Mission:
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
I am proud to say I work for a company that acknowledges the importance of giving and encourages and rewards those who do so. Maybe your company might have a similar program worth finding out about.
There are also many other organizations that are involved with Hurricane Matthew relief efforts. The following are a few if you’re interested in getting involved:
A huge thank you to those of you that have reached out to find out if my family and I were safe from Hurricane Matthew. We sincerely appreciate your thoughts and prayers 🙂 Let’s send those same vibes out to those that, unfortunately, got the worst of the storm.
If you would like to share some pay it forward ideas, stories, and inspiration and/or if you know of someone or an organization you think should be highlighted in the series feel free to contact me at YOUnfolded@gmail or on my contact page for the opportunity to be featured! This is my way of paying it forward to all of you 🙂