Compassion During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A Life of Privilege

I live a life of privilege. There are no two ways about it. Often, I take it for granted. I complain about my job, or whatever it is I think I lack and generally don’t count the many blessings I have. The fact is, unlike many, I still have a job. This pandemic didn’t affect my ability to do my job, nor the demand that keeps me employed. I still have a home, my family, and far more.

I am blessed.

I am privileged.

I know I’m not the only one.

When it comes to privilege, I strongly believe that those of us with privilege should do what we can to help equip those that are less-privileged. No, not to save them or rescue them, but to equip them. Honestly, I believe that’s all any of us need — to be equipped with the resources we might not have access to normally.

So, while COVID-19 has brought a lot of us to a halt in our normal day-to-day — slavery, poverty, violence, and oppression have not stopped.

What can we do about it?

As I’ve advertised on this blog in the past, there are many organizations out there doing amazing things to combat those very global problems. They did it before the pandemic hit and they haven’t stopped. To me, the best way we can equip those who need resources is to support the people and organizations in the best positions to make real/positive impact. (I’ll write another blog on how sometimes helping can be hurting —I’ve written on it before, but that was part of the old blog that is no longer here…it’ll get revived.)

3 Organizations Making Positive Impact During the Pandemic Today

Compassion International

One of my favorite organizations. I’m passionate about Compassion (you’ll see the Sponsor a Child link on the bottom of my page, always). You can read more about what Compassion does and what they are doing during the pandemic here.

International Justice Mission (IJM)

Another incredible organization that I cannot praise enough. They are truly doing amazing things in this world to fight injustice – including violence, slavery, and oppression. Really, check them out. You can read more about what they are doing during the pandemic here.


Again, this is an incredible organization determined to abolish slavery, especially child slavery, in the world. COVID-19 has disrupted global life in many ways, but it has not disrupted the need that the most vulnerable have – nor the commitment organizations like Love146 has made. You can read more about it here.


There are many, many other organizations doing great work, even during the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the financial repercussions it’ll have for years to come. Check out the 3 I named, and find others if you want to, but know that they are out there making positive impacts on the world, and we can help them.

If you are able, if you have been privileged like I have, please consider doing so.

Published by Russell J. Fellows

#Writer of multiple genres, with a strong leaning toward #MGlit/#YA #Fantasy. Always pointing toward #hope.

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