I can’t just do nothing!
How many of us are absolutely horrified by what is happening on the news at the moment? I have mentioned before that I have a faith on my ‘Ordinary Moments’ post (found here) and as much as this has been about standing in solidarity with those being slaughtered for sharing my beliefs, it has got to the point where this is about humanity. I cannot abide what is done to the LGBT community in Russia, I am repulsed by what I see going on in Israel, but when it comes to children being systematically murdered. I cannot stand by and do nothing.
I have seen all the shocking news stories via Facebook links, I have written to my MP, I have signed the petitions and tried to raise awareness through my posts so others can do the same, but it just doesn’t seem enough. My heart has been broken and I have wept buckets, and even thrown up over some of the things that are happening. The world is in a very messy state. Friends of mine encourage me to pray, as a Christian I do believe God can move and change a situation if He so chooses so much quicker than I can, but I also believe that praying without actions too is not good enough.
My friend who saw my meltdown on Facebook shares my heart and we are going to be fundraising over the next few months in various ways to try and get aid across to those who have been displaced from their homes and are running for their lives. We are planning bake sales etc in the children’s schools once term starts, an entertainment benefit (this is the best way my skillset knows how to make money after years as an entertainer myself and now as a vocal coach), coffee mornings and whatever ways we can think to raise money and awareness.
We will be donating all funds raised through the RedCross. This post is just to raise awareness and please if you feel compelled to, click on the link above and donate too. As always comments are appreciated and especially any fundraising tips and ideas for us also.