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advancing to the rear

Not all leaders move us forward. Some use their position of power to destroy progress and global advances for their own personal gain. Some do it for spite. Others do it out of sheer ignorance. Some just do not understand the real world.

Some, like Secretary of State, Tillerson said, are just f*** ing morons. Others are just plain dotards. The guy currently in the Offal Office, the #BLOTUS, is moving our nation backward as fast he can, Sad, very sad, that our congressional leaders are not opposing his destruction of our great country.

 

#BLOTUS: a one-man crisis

I can not remember any presidency in my seventy years that has been so dysfunctional, and such a total embarrassment to our country. What other of our nation’s leaders has been so unable to tell the truth? bragged about being able get away with murder? laughed about being a sexual predator? completed ignored the Constitution? wasted so much on vacations so fast? continually attacked the press? could not stop whining?

The real story isn’t the leaks. The real story is that the #BLOTUS is a one-man rolling crisis.  He is frighteningly dangerous to the health, well being, and future of our nation. He is causing great concern, even alarm among our allies and has made the United States a laughingstock around the world.

And the backstory is even worse. His appeal to the lowest common denominator points out the serious, even fatal flaws in our society. Those supporting him are so wedded to his bigotry and clearly racist agenda that they are willing to ignore the truth.

The real story is that this president is a total disaster.

Latest Stop Hunger Now Ebola Response

Stop Hunger Now continues to provide both emergency meals and medical equipment to the victims of the growing Ebola crisis in West Africa. Here is the latest press release on our recent efforts.Ty

Stop Hunger Now Aid to West Africa Continues

More than 2 mllion meals and other aid shipped for Ebola Crisis Response

(Raleigh, NC, Oct 17, 2014) – Stop Hunger Now continues to provide food and donated aid to partners in Sierra Leone and Liberia in response to the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa. Stop Hunger Now U.S. and Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa have already shipped 2.2 million meals and more meals will be in route in the next few weeks.

“The situation of the country at this time is nothing short of pitiful,” says  Josaphat, leader of the Salesians of Don Bosco in Monrovia  who are working in the villages of Liberia to  help prevent and defeat Ebola.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the 2014 Ebola outbreak is one of the largest in history and affects Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone in Western Africa. To date, more than 4484 deaths are attributed to suspected cases of the virus. As a result, there are reported incidences of food shortages, starvation and a general increase in food insecurity in the region.

Experts indicate there is a good chance of survival if the Ebola sufferer receives appropriate treatment, especially through blood transfusions, good nutrition; clean beds and mattresses, good personal health and protective material.

In addition to meals, Stop Hunger Now shipments have included other critical supplies and donated aid such as medical gloves, face masks and personal protection equipment.

Stop Hunger Now is working with in-country partners Salesian Missions, Reach Now International,  New Harvest Ministries & Final Command Ministries and Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention in Sierra Leone and Liberia to distribute the meals and supplies.

“Stop Hunger Now is acting quickly to provide life-saving food and aid to the families affected by the Ebola outbreak,” said Rod Brooks, Stop Hunger Now President and CEO. “Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we exceeded our initial commitment of one million meals in a matter of weeks. As the extent of the need becomes more clear, we intend to help as long as necessary.”

Founded in 1998, Stop Hunger Now has delivered aid and disaster relief supplies in the form of food, medical supplies, clothing, school supplies, and more to thousands of disaster victims and other hungry and vulnerable people around the world.  More than 450,000 volunteers have packaged the highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables, flavoring, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals during popular community-supported Stop Hunger Now meal packaging events.

“We’re grateful for the many volunteers who have packaged meals with Stop Hunger Now. Their support has made this shipment possible. We encourage others to schedule meal packaging events and commit their donations to help us ship meals so that we can continue to provide much needed relief,” says Brooks.

Stop Hunger Now also has a track record of providing meals in response to disasters. After Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in November 2013, Stop Hunger Now shipped 3 million meals and more than $672,800 in donated aid for a response totaling more than $1.5 million towards relief efforts. The organization provided nearly 200,000 meals to victims of Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

 

disaster looms in South Sudan

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South Sudan is facing a real and immediate hunger crisis. The United Nations reports that less than half of necessary funding has been donated for this emergency. Our help is desperately needed.
Stop Hunger Now has been working in South Sudan for years, and continues to partner with Dr. Jill Seaman and others to make a difference in the lives of thousands. We need your help to do more. Visit our website to learn how we can work together to save the lives of these children.