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USA for Africa 30 Year Anniversary!

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Posted: Mon, Jan 26, 2015
By: Danielle Heard, MS, HHC
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It is hard to believe but it has been thirty years since the United Support of Artists for Africa recorded the song “We are the World” to try to alleviate the extreme starvation occurring in Africa and also hunger at home in America. This extraordinary group of artists raised over $75 million to fight hunger and poverty in Africa and also $25 million to fight hunger in the United States. Because of people like you who bought the record, many lives were saved. 

But malnutrition and starvation are still very serious problems and each year millions of people die unnecessary deaths. Statistically, between 800 and 900 million people in the world do not have enough food to eat and tragically over 3 million children under the age of five die each year from unnecessary death. These statistics are hard to believe for those living in more developed areas of the world. Ironically among more wealthy nations diseases that are lifestyle related, which are also diseases of excess, far exceed infectious disease or starvation. One only needs to look at the “Hungry Planet: What the World Eats," photos taken by Peter Menzel to really grasp just how excessive many families live compared to those in some of the poorest parts of the world.

Nutrition is critical for development and health. For example, currently over 250 million children are at risk for vitamin A deficiency. Without healthy foods that contain rich sources of vitamin A, blindness can occur. This is a leading cause of blindness and yet it is completely preventable. Iodine deficiency is another serious problem. Without adequate iodine in the diet, permanent brain damage can result.

There are many organizations working hard to address world hunger and poverty issues. Please consider making a donation to help the many starving people in the world. Here is a list of reputable organizations to consider or please make a donation to your favorite charity. There are many local food pantries and soup kitchens who really need your support.

1. USA for Africa – you can still purchase the music in support of a wonderful cause!
2. UNICEF
3. The Hunger Project
4. Water
5. Mercy Corps
6. Feed the Children
7. Feed My Starving Children
8. Action Against Hunger
9. Feeding America
10. Farm Aid

USA for Africa recording session January 28, 1985



"We Are The World" was written by Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson

There comes a time when we heed a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
And it's time to lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all

We can't go on pretending day by day
That someone, somewhere will soon make a change
We are all a part of God's great big family
And the truth, you know,
Love is all we need

We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let's start giving
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
It's true we'll make a better day
Just you and me

Send them your heart so they'll know that someone cares
And their lives will be stronger and free
As God has shown us by turning stone to bread
So we all must lend a helping hand

We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let's start giving
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
It's true we'll make a better day
Just you and me

When you're down and out, there seems no hope at all
But if you just believe there's no way we can fall
Well...well...well
Let us realize that a change can only come
When we stand together as one

We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let's start giving
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
It's true we'll make a better day
Just you and me


Please help! In a world with so much excess food, it is unconscionable that so many people are starving to death. Just $10 can provide 321 packets of essential vitamins to infants with malnutrition. Even those with a small budget can make a difference!

Let's all stand together as one to end world hunger. Please make a donation to help the cause today!

Thank you very much for reading my blog and please continue to visit often.

I wish you good health, happiness and love!

Danielle

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