August 19th of each year is World Humanitarian Day. This is from their about page.
Every year on August 19th, World Humanitarian Day recognizes those who face danger and adversity to help others. August 19th is the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, which killed 22 people.
We honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and we pay tribute to those who continue to help people around the world, regardless of who they are and where they are.
Every day we see and hear images and stories of pain and suffering in our own neighborhoods and in countries far away. But we also find acts of kindness, great and small. World Humanitarian Day is a global celebration of people helping people.
All that is being asked is that we do one thing for another human being. What kind of things?
- HELP SOMEONE WITH THEIR SHOPPING
- MAKE A HOMELESS PERSON A SANDWICH
- DONATE YOUR SKILLS TO A COMMUNITY PROJECT
- STAND UP FOR SOMEONE BEING PICKED ON
- VISIT AN ELDERLY PERSON
- COOK A MEAL FOR A NEW MUM
- COMFORT SOMEONE IN HOSPITAL
- VOLUNTEER AT A LOCAL CHARITY
- GIVE AWAY SOMETHING YOU DON’T USE
- MOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR’S LAWN
- TUTOR A DISADVANTAGED YOUNG PERSON
- CLEAN UP YOUR LOCAL PARK
If you would like to help spread the message via Twitter and Facebook on August 19th, go to Thunderclap.it. They will send a message to your followers on your behalf.