What YOU Can Do about the Famine in Africa

The photos and videos of the African famine are too hard to see.

But don’t turn away.

Here are 10 Easy Ways you can help from the UN’s World Food Programme.

Sitting at my desk, I just texted a $10 donation — Number 2 on the list above, here’s how to do it:

Donate by text message
Don’t have a credit card? No problem. If you live in the United States, Canada the United Kingdom or South Africa you can also donate by text message. Here’s how:

  • For the US, text the word AID to this number: 27722 to donate $10.
  • For Canada, text the word RELIEF to this number: 45678 to donate $5.
  • For the UK, text the word AID to this number: 70303 to donate £3.
  • For South Africa, text the word FOOD to this number: 38727 to donate R10.
As Catholics:

We believe that every person is precious, that people are more important than things, and that the measure of every institution is whether it threatens or enhances the life and dignity of the human person.

(Source:  United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)

Did this inspire you to act? Let me know.


Sister Joan


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