December 24, 2012
Dear Fellow Bible Reader,
If you're like me, you probably receive a lot of solicitations for giving money to different charities and groups this time of year. It seems that everyone has their hands out wanting to receive, but it's difficult knowing if the money would actually, truly, go to help those in need. Who can you trust?
I have never recommended a charity before, but I've been informed of a real, legitimate need of an organization and the work they do is too important to let their needs go unmet. It is a small, 5-person non-profit organization that ships clothes, shoes, and medical supplies to help people, especially children, in developing countries. I am not affiliated with them, but I had a first-hand tour of their warehouse and I was impressed at how much they do for others in the world. They are receiving more and more requests from all kinds of orphanages, schools, villages, and churches around the world and they can't meet the demand; these are REAL people in need of these supplies and they are on the waiting list.
So, if there's such a great need, why don't I just help them myself instead of writing this letter to you? I have, but I couldn't give enough for them to hire an extra helper (they desperately need) and face my own funding challenges as well. So, I'm now asking for your help. I'm hopeful this KJV Bible-reading community can make it happen for these people!
The organization is called Global Samaritan Resources. They have a website (globalsamaritan.org) and make themselves look bigger than they really are. They have received generous donations in supplies, and they even had some distinguished guest speakers visit them before, like Laura Bush, but this 5-person operation still lacks the funding to hire adequate warehouse staff they need to meet the demand.
You may wonder why you should give money to help people in other countries when people in your own country have enough needs? You can certainly find charities that operate within your own country. This organization is based the USA and helps people within the USA such as the poor and hurricane victims. The organization helps many people in developing countries, where common medical supplies may be unavailable to treat the sick or injured. It helps in areas were children may be without clothes, shoes, or clean water. They try to help people with the greatest needs, because regardless of where you live, people are important and they need care.
If you find yourself blessed financially and want to offer a gift that can truly help people this Christmas, then this opportunity is for you. You can feel good knowing that 100% of the funds will actually go to hiring a warehouse person who will then have a huge impact in getting the needs met around the world faster and more effectively. You are welcome to visit their website, visit the warehouse in person, or to call them directly before donating or to ask questions. There's no secrets or surprises- they are who they say they are. They are unaware of me writing this for them, so if you call them please be sure and first explain who you are and what prompted your call. Also, please keep in mind they are very small- there's no hotline number and I don't know what their phone service is like. Additionally, if you live in the Abilene, Texas area and just want to volunteer your time at the warehouse, that would also be a great blessing to them. Click here to see where they are located.
This is the website where you can read more about them and donate: globalsamaritan.org - their 'Donate' button is at the top-right of the page. As you can tell, I highly recommend this, and would be thrilled if I heard they get some donations this Christmas where they could hire the help they so badly need.
Thanks for 'listening', God bless and have a great Christmas,
Manager of King James Bible Online
P.S. If you wish to spread this message via Facebook, that would also be very helpful...