I am not really an American Idol fan. I could really care less how Sangina did his hair on the latest show. But I tuned in tonight because they were having so many great artists perform for their Idol Gives Back special. Amazing artists actually.
When I first tuned in, I didn't actually think I would be as moved by their causes as I was. My husband and I already have our causes that we regularly support. But after watching clips of how some of these impoverished people were living, it really tugged at me. Then Josh Gorban sang You Raise Me Up, which was sung at our wedding, and I knew it was a sign and I had to give.
So why post this on a real estate website? The places these people were living in and calling home were absolutely atrocious. Simply unimaginable. I felt guilty that my husband and I have recently been talking about how our 2300 sq ft 3 bedroom home is getting a little small for the two of us, when they showed a mother raising 15 HIV orphans in 12x12 room made of metal scraps.
If you want to donate, you can at www.americanidol.comand click on the donate here button. But donations aside, it is so humbling to recognize how fortunate we are with all the resources that are available to us in the US. After seeing the places that some of those people called home, I think we can make due in our current place for awhile longer. We are so blessed to have this roof over our heads that provides us security and stability in so many ways.