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Rick Steves Pledges $100,000 to Bread for the World
Our favorite world traveler, Rick Steves, is close to achieving a major milestone: reaching 100,000 "likes" on his Facebook page. And he has decided that doing something to help hungry and poor people is the best way to celebrate this accomplishment.
The hunger activist and host of Rick Steves' Europe has pledged $100,000 to Bread for the World to aid in our efforts to maintain a circle of protection around federal programs that are vital to the most vulnerable populations. Steves is currently at 99,000 Facebook "likes"—once his page hits the 100,000 mark, he will release the donation.
For more than two decades, Steves has supported Bread for the World and our work to end hunger both at home and abroad. “When you’ve traveled you are more tuned in to your blessings. And when you realize how relatively affluent America is, the thought of any of us going hungry becomes harder to accept,” Steves wrote in a recent email to Bread members.
Steves knows that ending hunger is a non-partisan issue, and was impressed with the presidential candidate videos secured by Bread for the World through our Circle of Protection partnership. The videos, released earlier this month, are on-the-record statements from both President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney regarding their plans to eliminate hunger and poverty.
The generous gift from Steves will help to promote these important video clips and support our work as we continue to ask Congress to strengthen the circle of protection and hold the winning presidential candidate accountable to his promise to fight to eradicate hunger and poverty during his term in office.
We urge you to visit Rick Steves' Facebook page, "like" it, and thank him for yet another generous gift.
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