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Larson Douglas Hudson, ACT- Compassion International
Compassion International is a faith-based organization and ministry that advocates for children around the world. The goal of the organization is to help children grow into responsible adults by relieving economic, spiritual, physical, and social poverty. Established in South Korea by American evangelist Everett Swanson, the organization initially assisted children who were left orphaned as a result of the Korean conflict. Since then, Compassion International has expanded through the years and now benefits more than one million children around the world. The organization achieves its goals via a comprehensive child-development model. The Child Sponsorship Program, an important aspect of the organization’s outreach, allows individuals to sponsor children for a small monthly donation A Child Survival Program promotes maternal and infant care; it includes prenatal education, breastfeeding, family planning, and literacy programs for mothers, and growth monitoring, immunizations, socialization, and food for infants. A Leadership Development Program supports young men and women who want to become Christian leaders. Compassion International is supported by private donations, churches, and a variety of fundraising efforts. Donations are tax-deductible. Larson Douglas Hudson, ACT, is CEO of Simplex Healthcare, the United States’ third largest supplier of diabetic supplies. He supports Compassion International.
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