We are now three weeks in to our 40-day campaign called “Killing With Kindness” inspired by what we know historically was Jesus’s encouragement of all people to be kind to each other. Every day through April 5 the National Geographic Channel is putting a daily spotlight on organizations that help to spread kindness in the world. The first three weeks worth of featured organizations can be found here and here and here or on social media using #killingwithkindness.
THIS WEEK’S ORGANIZATIONS
World Resources Institute
WRI develops research-based solutions that create real change on the ground. We rely on a three-step approach: Count it, Change it, Scale it. WRI is a global research organization that spans more than 50 countries, with offices in the United States, China, India, Brazil, Indonesia and more. Our more than 450 experts and staff work closely with leaders to turn big ideas into action to sustain our natural resources—the foundation of economic opportunity and human well-being. Our work focuses on six critical issues at the intersection of environment and development: climate, energy, food, forests, water, and cities and transport.
Dog Tag Inc. seeks to provide a transformative opportunity for ill, injured or wounded veterans and caregivers by offering an education at Georgetown University and experiential learning in our small business venture, Dog Tag Bakery. Upon completion of the Dog Tag Inc. (DTI) program, transitioning veterans are business ready, competitive, and employable. Our goal is to build a bridge that helps veterans transition from the military to the private sector. While our program is largely geared towards helping wounded warriors who are interested in small business ownership, we have developed strong partnerships with a number of military family non-profits, government agencies and a host of private sector companies to ensure the graduates of our program are offered every opportunity to successfully transition to civilian life.
Saratoga WarHorse Foundation is an emerging national non-profit with a commitment to being part of the solution for military veterans troubled by post-traumatic stress and suicidal thoughts. Core values of Saratoga WarHorse Foundation are respect and compassion for military veterans. Saratoga WarHorse Foundation’s unique program features an equine-assisted experience for veterans which results in an immediate change. Small groups of veterans are brought together with retired thoroughbred racehorses in an interactive experience that re-awakens trust and self-empowerment. The renewed positive sense of self-worth allows veterans to begin the process of moving forward with their lives. Veterans report that the “connection “ with a retired thoroughbred race horse, also a tested warrior of sorts, is profound and life-affirming. Starting in April Marine Vietnam Veteran Dwayne (JoJo) Jojola will begin a trip on horseback from Colorado to Washington, D.C. in an effort to raise awareness about veteran suicide due to post traumatic stress disorder. Read about the trail and the ride at www.ThisRidesforThem.com be part of the effort to help.
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. We work in nearly 100 countries, serving all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. We believe in a full solution to poverty and injustice. We provide emergency assistance to children and families affected by disasters and conflict, partner with communities for long-term solutions to alleviate poverty, and advocate for justice on behalf of the poor. Motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ, we serve alongside the poor and oppressed as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people.
Becky’s Fund is an Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) advocacy organization which reduces the prevalence of IPV through prevention, education, and direct services. We aid survivors and their families by obtaining emergency support services such as attorneys, housing, job placement, and childcare as well as help them help themselves live lives free from violence. We also educate youth audiences through our National Domestic Violence College Tour, Men of Code and Becoming Your Own Heroine programs. These programs encourage advocacy and engage activism around issues of dating and domestic violence.
Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. Team Rubicon seeks to provide our veterans with three things they lose after leaving the military: a purpose, gained through disaster relief; community, built by serving with others; and self-worth, from recognizing the impact one individual can make. Coupled with leadership development and other opportunities, TR also aims to “bridge the gap” between military and civilian life.
iMOM exists for you – to inspire you to love your family well. We want to give you help and hope so that you can enjoy the days to come…being a mom!
Don’t miss the world premiere of Killing Jesus March 29th on the National Geographic Channel, produced by Scott Free Productions and based on the New York Times best-selling book.