Blog Action Day
Today marks the second annual Blog Action Day in which the goal is for all bloggers to be focusing for one day on a single cause, this year it’s fighting poverty in an effort to raise awareness and encourage a global discussion.
Tom Vanderwell is a mortgage lender by day but is on the board of the God’s Littlest Angels Haitian Orphanage by night (and well, probably any other time he’s not at the office). Just talking over Twitter about the Orphanage, its needs and Tom’s involvement, we both got emotional- Haiti, an already poverty stricken nation is in worse shape than it has been in years having been destroyed and re-destroyed by hurricanes.
Tom wrote about his involvement on his site (please scroll to the bottom of the page to see the pictures of living conditions right now in Haiti) and I was blown away by how connected he is with the pain of others. He told me today, “they have 97 kids at the main house in an area about 3000 sq. ft and another 74 kids at the toddler house. They really need $2 million to get an orphanage that’s big enough. Why I work for God’s Littlest Angels – more kids need to have the opportunity to experience the love of a family. I could go on…“
THAT MANY CHILDREN live in 3000sf? That’s a standard sized house here, that seems barely possible to me. Tom says it best, “When I think about what we have and how blessed we are and how much we complain about the mess in the mortgage and housing markets, and then I look at the pictures below and it makes me realize how good we’ve got it.” Please consider asking anyone you know in a corporate position to consider helping them build a new building and help feed the children, Haiti is a very poor country that needs all the help it can get, especially the innocent babies. Tom, the AG readers and writers thank you sincerely for all of your fundraising and hard work for the God’s Littlest Angels Haitian Orphanage.