Glocal Giving Day: Where does the money go? - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Glocal Giving Day: Where does the money go?

Posted: Updated:
  • CBS19.tv Web ExclusivesMore>>

  • Web Exclusive: Ultra HD TVs

    Web Exclusive: Ultra HD TVs

    (CNN) -Some people just have to have the latest in television technology. The newest TVs on the market- ultra-high definition TVs- or UHD TVs. They have higher screen resolution than current high def screens, and are also known as "4-K" sets. "More >>
    (CNN) -Some people just have to have the latest in television technology. The newest TVs on the market- ultra-high definition TVs- or UHD TVs. They have higher screen resolution than current high def screens, and are also known as "4-K" sets. "More >>
  • Web Exclusive: A product to help keep sharks away on sale

    Web Exclusive: A product to help keep sharks away on sale

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:40:46 GMT
    If you're headed on a beach vacation, there's a product you may be interested in to help keep sharks away.  The device is called a Shark Shield.  It is now being sold in Florida.More >>
    If you're headed on a beach vacation, there's a product you may be interested in to help keep sharks away.  The device is called a Shark Shield.  It is now being sold in Florida.More >>
  • Web Exclusive: Back to School costs really add up

    Web Exclusive: Back to School costs really add up

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:14 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:14:59 GMT
    Before you know it, fall will be here and it will be time to go back to school.  For parents that means stocking up on notebooks, number two pencils, and back to school clothes, all of which usually take a big chunk out of a family's budget.  So, just how much do parents will pay to send their kids off to school this year?More >>
    Before you know it, fall will be here and it will be time to go back to school.  For parents that means stocking up on notebooks, number two pencils, and back to school clothes, all of which usually take a big chunk out of a family's budget.  So, just how much do parents will pay to send their kids off to school this year?More >>

TYLER (KYTX) - The United Nations Food and Agriculture organization estimates 239 million people are undernourished and hungry in Africa.  Children and adults are dying from starvation.

Children in Nairobi, Kenya know what it's like to go to sleep at night on an empty stomach.

For most of the children who live in the slums of Africa, food is considered a luxury.

"I had just felt a real calling to go somewhere, I didn't no where," said Cindy Willis.

That calling led Cindy Willis to slum schools in Nairobi, where she helped feed hundreds of starving children.

"They may use the same cup, or the same bowl, or same plate that the kid next to them just used. They may have silverware or they may not," said Willis.

A lot of families in sub-Saharan Africa don't have the money to eat.

In 2008, statistics revealed that nearly half of the population lived on less than a $1.25 a day.

"Over there, it's a matter of life and death. You're not just making a small difference, you might be helping that child to live another week to live another few days," said Willis.

That's where the "No Hungry Children" organization in Tyler steps in. For just a small donation of a dollar, you can feed one child for an entire week.

"We go in twice a day, every school day, we feed these children a meal," said Wendi Rees with "No Hungry Children."

That meal consist of porridge in the morning and rice and beans in the afternoon. Wendi Rees says none of these children complain.

"They are just grateful that someone cares enough to have provided this food for them," said Rees.

Food, that most of us take for granted and that these children depend on just to survive.

If you would to donate, click here.

 

Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.