- Doug Brendel
Here’s what happened
Updated: Sep 6, 2019
I posted a week ago with disturbing news out of Belarus, and asked for your help.
I threw some numbers at you:
1. The nation’s largest humanitarian aid operation, with a staff of just 4 people.
2. It used to cost $3500 a month; now, because of rampant inflation there, suddenly it takes $4000.
3. A total of just 21 households give monthly to New Thing — total: less than $2000 a month.
4. A friend promised to match the first $250 a month in new pledges.
Well, here’s what happened — by the numbers:
9 friends responded with immediate gifts, totaling $1870.
3 faithful monthly supporters increased their giving by a total of $235 a month.
7 friends made a monthly pledge for the first time ever, for a total of $405 a month.
This wonderful outpouring of generosity means we now have $2790 a month pledged, toward our $4000 need.
A tremendous start. I am truly grateful for those who responded so warmly, so quickly.
As you can see, we still have a ways to go.
If you’ve been sitting on the fence … thinking about making a monthly pledge … if you’ve been wondering if you’re needed…
We need you. Because the people of Belarus need you.
The simplest way is to auto-give each month, so you don’t have to remember to mail a check. You can use this link.
Or your bank might have a program that auto-mails a check (this is how Kristina and I give).
Any amount you can give each month will make a very real impact on the lives of thousands of people in need, in the “forgotten country” of Belarus.
Please note: No New Thing donations come to me or Kristina; we’re volunteers. 100% of your giving goes into Belarus.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
I hope to hear from you soon. Thank you for understanding, and for journeying with us.