How many times have you heard the phrase “It starts with you!”?
The reason for that is…it does. Either you alone or you and a group of friends, classmates or colleagues can make a difference. Our Simply Do Good (SDG) arm takes an active role in organizing and executing Simply Do Good Deeds, while inspiring and empowering individuals and groups to go out into their world and host their own deeds.
This area of our work incorporates Advocacy, Partnerships and Corporate Social Responsibility. It educates and empowers people to Simply Do Good by generously investing their time, skills or resources in real needs.
When we heard of a community in Laisamis in Eastern Kenya that had been badly affected by drought, we felt called to take action and engage others to do the same.
We worked in partnership with Kubamba Radio, Volkswagen Anonymous Classic Club of Kenya and Mount Kenya Baptist Ministries to raise $6,739.00 through social media, mainstream media and our networks. A team of volunteers drove to Laisamis, stopping on the way to buy food supplies from local vendors. Through local church partners, food and water were distributed to 115 families in Laisamis and due to people's generosity we also provided for hundreds of additional families across the drought affected regions in Baragoi, Suguta Marmar, Wamba and West Pokot.
When the village elder from the Rendille tribe in Laisaimis addressed the local pastor and the SDG team who delivered the food and water and said, "I have heard you talk about your God and how He cares for us, but today because of this, I have seen that it is true."