The STARFISH STORY…
Walking down a deserted beach after a storm, a man noticed someone in the distance. When he got closer, he saw a young child bend down, pick up an object from the sand and throw it into the ocean. The ritual was repeated over and over, time and again. As the man approached the youngster, he said, “May I ask what you are doing?”
“I’m throwing these starfish back into the ocean. If I don’t help them, they won’t get back into the water and they’ll die.”
“I understand,” the man replied, “but there must be thousands of starfish on this beach and it’s hundreds of miles long. You can’t possibly make a difference.”
The child bent down, picked up another starfish and tossed it into the ocean. And said, “It made a difference to that one!”
“You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person”.
Landmines Blow! (www.landminesblow.org) is an organization dedicated to helping those in need by providing clean water to villages in Cambodia. Cambodia is one of the world’s worst mined areas! Children are especially at risk when going outside of their villages for clean water. Wells provide not only clean water, but landmine injuries decrease. Our well project is called “The Starfish Project”. This story is emblematic of the idea that each person we serve is a person who can genuinely benefit from our work. Seemingly hopeless problems can only be solved by taking the first step!
How can YOU make a difference? Join us in working with Landmines Blow! This is a wonderful school project!
Go to www.landminesblow.org for more information on how your school or community group can be involved.