Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Texting To Save Lives

The agile minds at The Trevor Project have done it again. They figured out that 90% of young peop...wait a minute...I'm going to say that again, louder...

90% of young people said they would text someone if they were having a hard time and needed to talk. 

Ninety percent, Team. That's huge.

This initiative allows young people to text counselors when they need to, knowing that in many homes--even in this age of cell phones--young people can't find the privacy to make a call when the chips are down. But texting they can do.

This is...this is...wonderful. I could go on and on.

As with most of life, cash is needed to make this happen. They are having a fund raiser at this website, and every little bit is welcome. If you are not in a position to contribute right now, Good Lord, welcome to the club! You are not alone, and it does not imply that you don't care! Consider sending The Trevor Project an encouraging message and asking how else you could be involved. Perhaps share their website with a couple of teachers you know or ministers or neighbors or anyone who has exposure to young people.

Bit by bit, one by one, lives are saved and statistics are shrinking. Keep going, keep reaching. It's getting better.