Some problems that are being dealt with are world hunger, children with AIDs, poverty, and environmental disasters.
The problems happen all over the world in places such as Africa, Australia, North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. Probably not Antarctica
Over 14,000 children die EACH DAY from world hunger! Over 27 million hungry children and families are in urgent need of help because of severe drought, high food prices, and civil conflict. The number of people that are suffering from world hunger is the highest is has ever been (about 1 billion world wide!).
A child’s growth will be underdeveloped. Their academic and motor skills will be impaired. Their underfed body will become more vulnerable to disease. They won’t have enough energy needed for school. If they survive to adulthood, their economic prospects will most likely be miserable. The recent global food crisis and economic downturn have added more than 115 million people to the ranks of the hungry over the last couple of years. A child dies from hunger-related causes every 7 seconds. Over 75 percent of the poor’s income is spent on food ● “I don’t even know what the kids are going to eat,” says a mother of five, Lochoro. Desperate to feed her children, she hopes to earn 400 shillings (about 25 cents) — so she can buy rats for meat.
Robert Pierce, a pastor and evangelical missionary started World Vision. He was confronted with the need of one little girl. He pledged a monthly amount to a local missionary to ensure her care. World Vision developed its first child sponsorship program in Korea in 1953 to help orphaned children. World Vision began its global relief efforts in the 1960s, delivering food, clothing and medical supplies to people suffering from disaster.
World Vision raises donations and gets child sponsorships. It provides emergency relief to people who are in danger and addresses poverty issues and does missionary work. It also helps with hungry families and disaster relief efforts.
World Vision has many locations all over the world, but it’s main headquarters in the U.S are near Seattle, Washington. World Vision serves around 100 countries such as Kenya, Mexico, Ghana, Sudan, Canada and many more.
There is no age limit. Whether you want to help as an individual, group, church, corporation, youth, or a family, there’s something for you.
You can go online and sponsor a child You can volunteer (Chicago) Go 30 hours without eating You can donate to a specific cause such as, Clothing for Children, Disaster Relief, Life Saving Medicines and Supplies. You can speak out about the problems You can learn about it Go to their website to see the huge variety of options you can choose from. Raise funds
You can contact World vision by: Website: http://www.worldvision.org/http://www.worldvision.org/ Telephone: World Vision U.S.s telephone numbers: 1-888-511-6592 To sponsor a child offline 1-888-511-6548 General information, resource requests, or other 1-888-511-6593 One-time giving/Emergency relief 1-888-511-6594 World Vision Gift Catalog 1-888-511-6596 En español 253-815-1000 U.S. headquarters switchboard & voicemail United States Washington, DC Office: World Vision P.O. Box 9716, Dept. W Federal Way, WA 98063-9716 World Vision 34834 Weyerhaeuser Way So. Federal Way, WA 98001 World Vision 300 "I" Street NE Washington, DC 20002 e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org