Love Without Boundaries won!

For any of you who felt led to donate to improve the lives of Chinese orphans, THANK YOU! I think the final count was that LWB came in with around 45 more donors than the second place cause. Amazing that those 45 people made the difference between winning $25,000 and $50,000!

Something else that needs our attention now is the crazy snowstorm currently going on in China. I've copied the following report from another blog I follow just to give you an idea of what is going on in areas of southern China. Please read, have compassion, and PRAY!

"Welfare institutions in south and central China are having the hardest time dealing with the weather disaster. This part of the country is simply not equipped to deal with extreme cold or heavy snow and ice. The most common critical problems are power outages, lack of safe drinking and cooking water, lack of fuel, diapers and public transportation. In many places where buses have stopped running, our Half the Sky nannies have been walking hours (in one case, 4 hours) along icy roads to get to the children. As conditions worsen, our nannies and teachers are remaining at the institutions day and night. They have given up the idea of going home to their own families for the holidays. They need quilts. They need warm clothing. They need coal, water, disposable diapers and food."

And as I write it is hard to believe that at this moment one year ago I was on a plane from Chicago to Beijing leaving the snow behind...


Jeff and Valerie said...

Yay for LWB! Such a great organization!

Anonymous said...

This is great news. Now 12 extra children can have heart surgery because LWB won. WooHoo!