World Humanitarian Day is an international day dedicated to recognize humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly as part of a Swedish-sponsored GA Resolution A/63/L.49 on the Strengthening of the Coordination of Emergency Assistance of the United Nations, and set as 19 August. It marks the day on which the then Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Iraq, Sérgio Vieira de Mello and 21 of his colleagues were killed in the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad. - Wikipedia
While this holiday is set aside to honor the dead, I propose that after reflecting on the tragedy which led to the creation of this holiday, those of us that see a need in our own communities take action to help make our immediate surroundings a little better.
One small inspired action often leads to bigger ones! Here are some ideas to get you thinking of different ways you might make a small but meaningful difference in your own neighborhood or community: • Donate non-perishable food items to your local food pantry • Donate school supplies to local charities collecting and distributing them • Grab a trash bag and take the family on a walk seeing who can pick up the most • Weed an elderly or disabled neighbor's flower beds or mow their grass • Clean up any messes left at public parks (wear gloves)
• Haul away disregarded tires and such from abandoned lots • Animal shelters around the world are hurting for donations right now • Offer a FREE carwash and donate all *tips* to a local charity (This one is great to get your local church youth groups involved with) The ideas are endless! Really. Just take a look around. Get your kiddos, or grandkids involved! Ask them who they'd like to help, or if they have any ideas on how to help their friends and neighbors. Kids have BIG HEARTS, you may be surprised at their ideas!
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