A business systems analyst and project manager with over 20 years of experience, Anthony Freddura has lived and worked in the greater Boston area for over a decade. In addition to participating in community events as a member of the Grace Chapel congregation, Anthony Freddura is a passionate supporter of World Vision.
Since its beginning as a small child-sponsorship program in 1953, World Vision has grown into one of the leading Christian humanitarian organizations in the world, as well as the largest nongovernmental sponsor of clean water programs in developing countries. With a presence in more than 100 countries, World Vision provides one person with clean water every 30 seconds.
Diseases from contaminated water claim the lives of nearly 1,000 children under the age of 5 every day, and in response, the 2015 U.N. Sustainable Development Summit announced a major initiative to provide universal access to safe water by 2030. In support of this goal, World Vision has announced plans to expand its existing programs, supported by a $40 million donation from philanthropists Dana and David Dornsife. As part of the commitment, World Vision will expand to new communities over the next several years, with the goal of providing one person with access to clean water every 10 seconds by 2020, and continuing until universal access is achieved by 2030.
God has blessed me in my life, and I feel it is my responsibility to give back. To that end, I choose to support World Vision, a Christian, humanitarian, non-profit organization dedicated to ending injustice and poverty throughout the world. With that mission in mind, World Vision works in nearly 100 countries around the world, serving nearly 100 million people in need.
Most people recognize World Vision from the organization’s child sponsorship campaigns; however, sponsorship is just one of the many ways that World Vision provides aid around the world. The organization fights hunger in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Central America, and South America. In the United States, World Vision works to end hunger and poverty, distributes clothing, toys, and household goods for the country’s poor, provides disaster relief and emergency assistance, and supports rural ministries. One of the organization’s current initiatives involves relief efforts in Haiti, providing ongoing support to help rebuild the lives of those affected by the 2010 earthquake.
Other efforts focus on transforming poverty-stricken communities around the world through health care, nutrition, HIV and AIDS programs, sanitation and hygiene, economic development, and child protection services. You can help World Vision by sponsoring a child or making a donation. To learn more, visit www.WorldVision.org.