Saturday, February 14, 2009

OLZ Final Giveaway

We've been hosting a lot of giveaways here in the last two weeks, but now we're asking you to give away...

You know things are bad in Zimbabwe. Really bad. You're wishing there was some way to help the Zimbabwean people. But you're not sure how.

Here are a few ways you can help:

Donate Money. There are many great humanitarian organizations working in Zimbabwe. I started to compile a list, but I've decided not to reinvent the wheel and just refer you to the list already compiled by Thomson Reuters Foundation. Click here for a list of relief organisations and U.N. agencies working in the Zimbabwe crisis.

Volunteer Your Time. Many of these same organizations are looking for volunteers, too. They may need them in Zimbabwe, or they may be looking for remote assistance.

With the outflow of Zimbabweans seeking asylum in other countries, you might want to check if there are some right in your area who could use a helping hand getting started in a new country.

Write to Your Government Representatives. If you are a citizen of a free country, consider expressing your concerns to your government representatives. Pressure from outside countries can make a difference. And the visible support of people like you can encourage those directly impacted to keep on fighting.

For information on who to write and what to say, US citizens can check out Christian Solidarity Worldwide's website.

Light a Candle. See our earlier post on this.

Pray. God is ultimately in control here. "For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him." Colossians 1:16

"When evil men plot, good men must plan.
When evil men burn and bomb, good men must build and bind.
When evil men shout ugly words of hatred, good men must commit themselves to the glories of love.
Where evil men would seek to perpetuate an unjust status quo, good men must seek to bring into being a real order of justice."
--Martin Luther King, Jr.

On this Valentine's Day, what better giveaway than to give of yourself to the glory of love?


Jennifer said...

I can vouch for many of those charities, they are wonderful and it has been a honour to be able to help out. I shall continue donating praying for those who are in desperate need. Thank you for bring this to the attention of so many.

sarah said...

You are definitely in my thoughts and prayers!! What amazing work you do!

Happy Valentine's Day!