Is The Recession Really That Bad?

That reason I ask is because I’m a little disappointed at the amount raised so far for the Union Gospel Mission Thanksgiving dinner. I know we’re in a recession and things may not be going so well but it’s not that bad, is it?

Thanksgiving is just that, a time to give thanks and appreciate what you have. You may think your life sucks or that things are bad for you right now but I guarantee you this – if you’re reading my blog, it means you have access to the Internet and that makes you far better off than the majority of the world. There are people living on the streets, hungry, hurting and homeless. Without the work of organizations like the Union Gospel Mission, these people would have have no food, no shelter and no hope.

For many, the meal they receive from UGM may be the only one they’ve had in days. It costs just $3.29 to provide a complete Thanksgiving dinner. For the price of a Starbucks coffee, you can literally change a life.

I want to thank everyone who have donated so far. Your contribution will go a long way to providing food for the hungry and hope for the hopeless. If you haven’t made a donation yet, you still have time. I will match whatever you donate up to a maximum of $1,000 per person. That is an instant 100% return on your contribution and you’ll get a link on this blog when I post all the donors. I guarantee you one thing, this is the cheapest way to get a link on this blog. The smart blogger knows what to do next.