CARE is an organization I have always admired. It focuses with deep compassion on global issues and concerns, poverty and girls and women’s struggles globally, and the many injustices they face. It was created by concerned Americans after WWII who wanted to extend care and support to people across the world affected by the devastation of that war. The global citizenship from the heart of the American people that founded CARE is admirable. It reminds me at this time when divisiveness seems to be the order of the day, that we are a nation that does unite and care for the world around us. Indeed that is part of what made us such a great entity in the second half of the 20th Century. Organizations like CARE and the United Nations, co-founded by our president at the time, Franklin D. Roosevelt, created an atmosphere that pursued global stability and we set an example globally. CARE allowed everyday Americans to send a CARE package to folks in areas hardest hit by the war. It connected people to each other and reminded them that no matter where we are, we can express concern, and extend our humanity to a fellow human being from another part of the world, struggling with hard times and seeking a better future.
At this time in our global community, I feel the message of CARE could not be more crucial. Its work serves as a reminder that a person from another part of the world could be in need of our compassion and generosity. It is the way we pieced this world back together after the biggest conflict of all time. It is still the way to do it now. CARE also seeks to piece back together broken lives, giving voice to women who endure sexual harassment in the workplace around the world. They have sought recently to globalize the #MeToo movement through their #ThisIsNotWorking campaign and once again bring the experiences of those around the world closer to our collective awareness.
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