hungerhelp has earned 37400 grains!
Retired. Hunger is my main giving focus and I help to mitigate that locally through our food bank in Kearney, NE, nationally through Feeding America, internationally through Heifer Project International, the ELCA hunger project, Lutheran World Relief and the United States Fund for UNICEF. I also work locally at a project at the University of Nebraska at Kearney called Campus Kitchen, which delivers meals to those who may not be able to cook for themselves or who are shut-ins. A second focus of mine is on helping to provide simple, decent housing for God's people in need by working with both local and national Habitat for Humanity projects. Our community has built nearly 60 houses and they have become home for 60 families who otherwise might be living in sub-standard housing. It is satisfying to have been a part of those local projects as well as Jimmy Carter Work projects in Pikeville, Kentucky and Americus, Georgia as well as helping to blitz build 15 homes in both east and west St. Louis. A third focus of mine is on becoming a friend to the poor on an anonymous basis. My impetus for doing what I do came from reading Shane Claiborne's book "The Irrestable Revolution". While I can't adopt the lifestyle he has chosen, he has some great ideas and, even at my age, I can seek new ways of doing things and new activities to make a contribution to my society. But, what else can a retire professor do? I am still discovering.
Member since: November 28, 2010
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