February 16, 2011
“7,499 children have died from starvation today,” according to worldvision.org, and “nearly 27 million hungry children and families need help.”
World Vision is a Christian organization dedicated to providing necessities, mainly clean water and food, for struggling children and families around the world.
The program was founded by Dr. Bob Pierce in 1950.
His initial purpose was to aid Korean War orphans, but as need presented itself throughout the globe and God continued to bless the ministry through contributions, World Vision expanded into a world-wide child adoption/sponsorship program.
“World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice,” the website said.
World Vision caters to over 100 million children and family members in over 100 countries across the globe.
Volunteer sponsorships of specific children drive the program; anyone can sign up to donate 35 dollars a month for the well being of a child.
They also offer numerous volunteer opportunities for individuals and church groups.
Numerous internship positions are available in several cities around the U.S., including Washington D.C., New York and Chicago.
The organization has over 40,000 employees specializing in countless areas.
Employment offices are located worldwide.
The United States headquarters is located in Washington, D.C.
Many well-known Christian celebrities are advocates for the organization, including Casting Crowns and Shane and Shane, who promoted the cause on the OBU campus during their J-term concert last month.