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Good Evening Friends,

Can you believe Thanksgiving is only two weeks from today?

To those of you who are participating in The Thanks”giving” Cup Campaign…how’s it going? I have two cups full of change and am hoping to fill one more before my personal deadline of Thanksgiving day.

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When I envisioned this campaign I was dedicated to the school meals program. That was before Super Typhoon Haiyan. I decided today I will be donating my change collection to the same organization, but will designate the funds to be used for emergency relief in the Philippines. (For those of you who are new to my blog you can click on the links at the bottom of this post to learn more about The Thanks”giving” Cup Campaign.)

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Currently WFP is:

distributing food including High Energy Biscuits ($1.00 provides 10 high energy biscuits. $100.00 provides 1000 biscuits) and family packs of rice and canned goods.

coordinating logistics and emergency telecommunications efforts of the humanitarian community

transporting infrastructure including prefabricated offices, mobile storage units, generators and radio equipment, vital to the humanitarian community to coordinate response efforts

WFP plans to provide this emergency relief to 2.5 million people over the next 6 months.

100% of all funds received in response to active WFP emergency operations, will be deployed toward the specific emergency, and not reserved for future emergencies or work in other parts of the world. Charity Navigator has identified WFP as a Four Star Charity.

My heart is filled with compassion for the people in the Philippines.

Let us fill our hearts with our own compassion – towards ourselves and towards all living beings. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh