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Rick Steves' $100,000 Donation is Growing

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(Photo: Courtesy of Rick Steves)

Whether hosting public forums on eliminating poverty or participating in national action days, travel show host Rick Steves has been a vocal advocate on behalf of poor and hungry people, and a strong supporter of Bread for the World.

On Wednesday, Steves announced that once his Facebook page received 100,000 "likes," he would celebrate by giving Bread for the World a gift of $100,000. He expected to reach 100,000 fans in a few days, but instead reached that goal in just a few hours.

Steves was so inspired by this "frenzy of friending," as he called it, that he decided to expand his donation, and will now give Bread for the World an additional dollar for every additional Facebook "like" he receives by Oct. 2.

His gift will assist us in our work to urge Congress to strengthen the circle of protection around programs that are of critical importance to those in need, and to make sure the next president of the United States makes eradicating hunger and poverty a top priority of his administration.

Steves now has more than 103,000 fans on Facebook, and the number is still growing. If you haven't already, "like" his page, and encourage your family members and friend to do so, as well.  If you're already a fan of Steves' page, you can still visit him on Facebook and thank him for his generous gift—we think he deserves all the thanks he can get.

 

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Comments

Congrats Rick. What an amazingly generous gift. You play a pretty mean bongo too.

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