Week of Compassion: Ripple Effects in South Sudan
Over here at SALT, we find ourselves endlessly inspired by organizations who - day in and day out - work hard to change the world. And so we were thrilled to collaborate once again with Week of Compassion, a relief, refugee, and development organization in the U.S. and Canada.
Funded by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Week of Compassion aims to alleviate global suffering through disaster response and humanitarian aid. Each February since 1944, the organization spotlights a specific cause, raising public awareness and providing aid to those most in need.
As part of Week of Compassion’s 2018 Special Offering (from Feb. 18-25, 2018), SALT has created “Ripple Effects,” a short film showcasing the organization’s work confronting the ongoing famine plaguing South Sudan. Called "the largest humanitarian crisis since WWII” by the United Nations, the famine continues to devastate the entire region. What we love most about the film is that it invokes the power within each of us to enact real and lasting change: despite feeling as if we’re only small drops in the ocean, the truth is that each drop has remarkable ripple effects.
Providing a glimpse into everyday life in South Sudan, the film also takes viewers on a journey into classrooms, fields, villages, and micro-lending circles that urgently need our partnership and support. With your help (you can donate here!), hardworking families living in this war-torn country can survive, thrive, and flourish for generations to come.
Please give generously!
The SALT Team