“There is nothing new about poverty. What is new, however, is that we now have the resources to get rid of it. The time has come for an all-out world war against poverty … The well off and the secure have too often become indifferent and oblivious to the poverty and deprivation in their midst. Ultimately a great nation is a compassionate nation. No individual or nation can be great if it does not have a concern for ‘the least of these.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
In 1967, Dr. King wrote Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? In this book Dr. King shares his vision on eradicating poverty. Forty-seven years later we are still having the conversation of poverty and wealth inequality. What do you think Dr. King would say about today’s poverty?
This blog is a tribute to those who work endlessly in the fight against poverty and the campaigns they are currently fighting. I hope that this tribute will inspire others.
Below I have listed organizations that are making an impact on poverty in Baltimore:
I am also including some steps I personally take to ensure I am not part of the poverty problem:
- I don’t let unjust action happen in front of me without me saying or doing something about the unjust action.
- As part of the hiring process at Campaign Consultation, Inc., I encourage applicants to do a budget to assess their financial needs before they tell me what their salary requirements are. We don’t believe in hiring people at salaries that can’t provide a decent living.
- I donate my time and my money to organizations that are fighting poverty every day.
Please share your ideas and comments about the war on poverty!