With GPC, our members actually find the struggling children within their own communities, and we quickly use social media to reach out to our thousands of other members to provide support.
Catacamas, Honduras (PRWEB) September 20, 2011
GPC Missions has been closely following a situation in Catacamas, Honduras, where 55 poverty-stricken children were found rummaging in a garbage dump for food and supplies. The GPC Team recently discovered that, although some generous people had pulled together resources to help educate these children, no resources were available to provide for their basic needs. Most of these children were going days at a time without eating a single meal. GPC Missions Director, Don Campbell, worked closely with several contacts on-location to provide a plan to feed these children at least one healthy meal every day. The only hurdle was to secure funding for the plan.
Within 36 hours, the members of the GPC Missions family donated enough funds to feed these 55 children for two and a half months. But how?
“With GPC, our members actually find the struggling children within their own communities, and we quickly use social media to reach out to our thousands of other members to provide support. Most people are rarely in a place where they are able to donate large amounts to large projects, but with GPC, our members are given opportunities to donate a very small amount to small projects that make a massive difference in the lives of struggling children," says Darin Phillips, Executive Director.
GPC members receive an email notice when a child-based need has been found. Then, if a member feels strongly about that particular need, that member can donate any amount (from $1 up), with the click of a button. "By creating this large family of 'Good Samaritans', we can be the eyes, ears, hands, and feet of Jesus in communities all over the world by helping in many situations that are often overlooked by larger organizations. Membership with GPC Missions is absolutely free. You simply jump on-board and help us with the needs to which you feel particularly drawn, and keep your eyes out for local children. It is simple, personal, and pure charity.”
As Phillips explains it, "We embrace anyone and everyone, having members of all backgrounds, race, and religion. We all share a common love for children. We will help provide peace to struggling children whenever and wherever we find them. We will love them unconditionally.”
Founded only 4 months ago, GPC (Giving Peace to Children) Missions has quickly grown to membership in all 50 states, over 600 cities, 8 countries, and 5 continents, and is currently seeking partnerships with corporations interested in donating supplies for the suffering children they find, in exchange they offer significant geographic exposure.
To learn more about GPC Missions and to get involved, please visit the website at http://www.gpcmissions.org.