Helping

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.

       -Mother Teresa

Here is a list of organizations I support. If you know of a worthy cause and you would like them added, please contact me with the information.  Love and compassion are actions.

United MSD Foundation

MSD (Multiple Sulfatase Deficiency) is a genetic condition that leaves a person without the normal enzyme activity to filter out the natural waste by-product created by each cell in the body. As the waste builds-up over time, all body systems (like the brain, muscles and eyes) stop functioning properly. As a result, most children do not live to see their 10th birthdays, but there is hope! The cause of this disease is known; science and medicine have progressed to treat similar diseases; we can turn the dream of treatment into a reality for these children. We need your help!

HOW CAN YOU HELP US CURE MSD?

Make A Donation

Every dollar that you give goes directly to funding a cure for MSD. Click here to donate or mail donations to the address below:

The United MSD Foundation
2112 Bienville Blvd. Suite B2
Ocean Springs, MS 39564

United MSD Foundation is an official 501c Charitable Organization.

Gary Sinise Foundation

At the Gary Sinise Foundation, we serve our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. We do this by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities

Freedom and security are precious gifts that we, as Americans, should never take for granted. We must do all we can to extend our hand in times of need to those who willingly sacrifice each day to provide that freedom and security. While we can never do enough to show gratitude to our nation’s defenders, we can always do a little more.

– Gary Sinise

Anchored Beginnings

OUR MISSION

Offering hope, creating opportunity, and impacting lives through Christ in Haiti

OUR CULTURE

As followers of Christ we are concerned for the vulnerable, poor, and the meek; we diligently seek to follow God’s command to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. (Proverbs 31:8-9)

We strive to be sensitive to his leadership, obedient to his promptings and dependent upon his strength. We acknowledge that when the Holy Spirit is in charge of us he does through us what we cannot do through ourselves. (1 Timothy 6:17)

In order to empower others, we need to value serving, rather than being served; and relationships rather than status. (Ephes 4:12)

Paralyzed Veterans of America

Paralyzed Veterans of America, a congressionally chartered veterans service organization founded in 1946, has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of our members – veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction.

PVA will use that expertise to be the leading advocate for:

To enable Paralyzed Veterans to continue to honor this commitment, we must recruit and retain members who have the experience, energy, dedication, and passion necessary to manage the organization and ensure adequate resources to sustain the programs essential for Paralyzed Veterans of America to achieve its mission.

Helping Paws | The Dog in the Blue Coat

Helping Paws is a leading nonprofit organization that breeds, trains, and places assistance dogs with people who have physical disabilities and veterans with PTSD.  Founded in 1988, we are accredited by the Assistance Dogs International and meet the standards of the Charities Review Council.

Our staff stays abreast of industry trends, unique opportunities, and community developments to ensure we best meet the needs of the people we serve and the dogs we respect and love.

Helping Paws dogs are at work in the community and more are training to join them. What does this mean in daily lives? It means veterans who can sleep through the night or drive children to school with less distress.  It means countless keys and phones retrieved, gloves removed, doors opened and lights turned on for those who cannot accomplish such tasks alone.

It means changed lives.

Compassion International

Who We Are

What is Compassion?

Compassion means “to suffer with” and is an emotional response of sympathy. But it’s not just a feeling. The feeling is combined with a desire to help. Because we have compassion, we want to take action and help the person who is suffering.

Notice the last word of the definition above — “with.” We are called to suffer with someone, to suffer together. This is what differentiates compassion from empathy.

Who is Compassion International?

Compassion International is a child-advocacy ministry that pairs compassionate people with those who are suffering from poverty. The ministry releases children from spiritual, economic, social, and physical poverty. The goal is for each child to become a responsible and fulfilled adult.

Compassion’s work has grown from modest beginnings in South Korea in 1952 when American evangelist Rev. Everett Swanson felt compelled to help 35 children orphaned by the Korean conflict. Today it is a worldwide ministry where millions of children are now reaping the benefits of one man’s clear, God-given vision.