Humanitarian organization World Help is launching a drive to deliver emergency aid to families in the U.S. while simultaneously meeting the needs of people who live in impoverished communities across the world and are also experiencing the harsh economic side effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Working through local churches in New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and Georgia, World Help is providing emergency food and hygiene kits to thousands of American families who are struggling to make ends meet. And thanks to a $235,000 matching gift, each dollar given multiplies into another dollar for humanitarian relief for people in countries such as Guatemala, Uganda, India and Nepal.
"Most people know World Help as an international humanitarian organization that focuses on meeting the needs of people living in poverty around the world. But now our own nation is hurting, and we have to do something," said Noel Brewer Yeatts, president of World Help. "The good news is that this is not an either/or situation. For us, it's a both/and opportunity to make a difference right here in America and around the world at the same time."
To date, World Help has provided more than 16,000 hygiene kits to American families. The kits contain hand sanitizers, soaps, bacterial wipes and other virus-preventative items that have been depleted from most stores.
"What a gift in this time when we're all relying on each other more than normal to be able to bless others and meet their needs," Yeatts said. "World Help will remain committed to coming to the aid of people who need our help - whether at home or abroad."
To give to World Help's coronavirus emergency fund, visit https://worldhelp.net/gift/coronavirus-emergency-fund/.