pastor eugene cho and one day's wages

Eugene Cho, pastor at Quest Church in Seattle, has been one of the more vocal critics in the Deadly Viper Character Assassins book controversy that flared up last week. But this isn't about that.

Eugene has started a nonprofit foundation, One Day's Wages, for battling global poverty. Putting his money where his mouth is, he donated a year's worth of salary -- $68,000 -- to the cause: Local charity based on donating a day's salary.

This was not exactly easy. It meant that his family of five -- his wife Minhee and three kids -- had to scramble to raise last-minute cash and make some significant sacrifices in their lifestyles. But his family has pledged to donate $100,000 over the next five years.

Not exactly smart money moves during an economic downturn, but he's a man on a mission, and global poverty is not going to fight itself.

One Day's Wages asks people to donate the equivalent of -- you guessed it -- one day's wages. The money will then be sent to groups the nonprofit is partnering with, including one that works on providing clean water in Ethiopia and another that works to stop sex trafficking on the border between India and Nepal.

To learn more about One Day's Wages, and to calculate what one day's wages -- 0.4% of your annual salary -- looks like for you (and how it can make an impact), go to the organization's website here. And be sure to read the Seattle Times article on Eugene and his family here.

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