It started small, said Christina Knell, but then it snowballed quickly. “I need to raise money within a short period of time,” she sai....
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You are making a generalization with no information or frame of reference whatsoever. You have no idea what the churches involved in these trips do in their local communities. Specifically, Great Island Presbyterian in Lock Haven, who is the primary church involved with this trip specifically. They are involved in MANY local charities, support groups and missions.
Also, this is nowhere near the worst economy that the US has ever seen.
No one is telling you that you have to donate to this trip. You are free to give your time and money to whatever local causes you see fit. There is no reason for you to bad mouth a good cause.
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Honduras has been an ongoing mission of the Northumberland Presby since 1999 after Hurricane Mitch destroyed the country. The PCUSA does a lot of good their. It also does a lot of good HERE. No one is making anyone donate. And just how much are YOU doing, Lisae764? Judge much?
Charity starts at home! If we can't support our own elderly, orphans and poor right here in the U.S.A., we have NO business going to any foreign country either. The audacity of groups like these asking for donations at the worst time of year, in possibly the worst economy the US has ever seen. We cannot support the rest of the world until we can confidently look at ourselves in the mirror. There is too much work to be done right here.
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