Monday, February 04, 2008
Howdy folks. Not much time today, but please, read this, and, if you're able, make a donation. Some of these kids are truly in crisis.
As you know, if you've stopped by before, The Wife™ and I have been matched with a little boy in China (specifically, in the city of Shantou, Guandong Province), and will be headed there this summer to bring him home.
China is currently being hit by some of the worst storms on record, and many parts of the country are suffering. As a result, China's most vulnerable - her orphaned and abandoned children, living in orphanages across the massive nation - are suffering even greater hardships than is normal for them.
Many of these orphanages are in dire need of maintenance and repair, and groups like Chinese Children Adoption International (our agency), Love Without Boundaries, and Half the Sky seek to send monetary support to these orphanages, in an effort to improve the lives of the kids who live there, waiting for the love of a family.
Half the Sky is currently providing updates on the situation in China vis-a-vis the orphanages with which they work, and provides an opportunity to donate much-needed funds to these orphanages via a link on the update page. They call this campaign the Little Mouse Emergency Fund (2008 is the year of the mouse in the Chinese Zodiac). These facilities are in need of food, diapers, coal, blankets, and a hundred other things. Please take a look, and see if you can help.
As you might expect, it's ever more difficult to sit here, thousands of miles away from my little boy, as storms pound his country, and endanger the well-being of those around him. Luckily, his orphanage isn't listed as one of the ones hardest hit, but others in his province have been affected, and, of course, I pray, I worry...and I wait.