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Cathy Herholdt

Entries by Cathy Herholdt

What Do You Get a Dying Person for Christmas?

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 12:31 PM

Every year, Reneé Smith's family draws names for their Christmas gift exchange. It just so happened that in 2012, it was Reneé's turn to buy a gift for her sister-in-law Patti.

Patti was battling a recurrence of breast cancer that had spread to her bones and liver. Christmas would be...

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A Gift From the Heart: Why One Family Gave Away $10,000

(3) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 11:23 AM

We have a tradition at World Concern. When someone makes a large donation, we ring a cowbell. Everyone comes out of their offices and we gather to celebrate the gift.

I remember a particularly chilly Northwest afternoon last December when the cowbell rang. A man named Doug, a father of...

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Food Distribution in the Horn of Africa Goes High-tech

(1) Comments | Posted October 10, 2012 | 3:08 PM

Getting food into the hands of the hungry in the Horn of Africa is about to go high-tech. Seattle-based humanitarian organization World Concern is piloting a new mobile phone app in the drought-stricken region, aiming to streamline the process of tracking food distributed to hungry families and payment to local...

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Going Home: Helping IDPs in Chad Move From Dependency to Self-Reliance

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2012 | 10:00 AM

This blog is part of a series organized by The Huffington Post and the NGO alliance InterAction to call attention to the crisis in the Sahel, a region in sub-Saharan Africa where more than 18 million people face starvation and 1.1 million children under the age of 5 are at...

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