On Saturday some of our CRAEC staff members had the opportunity to participate in the Love Somalia Mobile Pack. Many of our students are impacted by the stress of having loved ones who are affected by the looming famine in East Africa, including Somalia. In response, local non-profit Feed My Starving Children has set the goal of 30,000 people sending 6,000,000 meals to Somalia on June 2-5.
Children are often the most vulnerable during extreme food shortages and parents are forced to make excruciatingly difficult choices when there is not enough food for the entire family. With these families and children in mind, volunteers and organizers gathered to pray a blessing on the boxes that will be shipped and distributed. It was moving to be in a room with thousands of Minnesotans working together to send this tangible, practical message of love to Somalia.
Thanks so much to Level 4/5 AM teacher Cheryle Valiquette for initiating this opportunity!
More info on the #LoveSomalia campaign here.