Friday, March 18, 2011

Donations to World Vision at WWW.VOCALPERC.COM

Events such as the disasters in Japan should be an eye-opening experience for everyone that none of us are safe from suffering on this earth, but also giving us hope in that we have opportunities to help others during those times. In the wake of a disaster, World Vision is often one of the first organizations to begin relief work by distributing pre-positioned emergency supplies and sending highly-trained staff to assess and respond to the most urgent needs. They remain on the ground for the long haul, rebuilding communities and restoring hope.

In addition, they continually strive to keep their overhead rate low. In 2010, 85 percent of their total operating expenses were used for programs that benefit children, families, and communities in need. No matter how little we have, we have opportunities like this to help with what we do have.

In trying to find a way I can help with the disaster relief in Japan and to help fight poverty worldwide I have decided to donate $5 of every t-shirt sold on my website to World Vision. It's not much, but every little bit helps. Tell your a cappella loving friends to get what I think are cool T-shirts, and in the process give money to a wonderful organization helping people around the world.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Offspring

This is a scary time to raise kids, with so much change going on in the world. We hope we are up to the task of raising kids who love God and love their neighbors, and that we make the right decisions to prepare for their future. Needless to say, we are excited. This is a picture at 9 1/2 weeks.