By Tere Scott
World Humanitarian Day honors those who bring relief through helping with and those who have lost their lives in humanitarian service. The Day is commemorated each year on August 19, which marks the day of the attack on the UN Headquarters in Baghdad that left 22 people dead. What better way to serve the needs of others but to join in a local community to remember this day by giving back. Volunteer and help locally through these events taking place in St. Louis in honor of World Humanitarian Day.
3117 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
Date: Aug. 20, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Take part in the most meaningful brunch you’ll ever enjoy. Sit down to a delicious meal and a bloody Mary and mimosa bar. Don’t get too comfortable, because you will want to be sure to sing along with Elvis tribute karaoke. It all benefits Food Outreach which is an organization that provides food to the hungry who are living with a life-threatening disease and need nutrition to survive. Tickets are $40, or $400 for a table of ten and $8 for the bloody Mary and mimosa bar.
Dine Out For Disaster Relief
American Red Cross Greater St. Louis Division
10195 Corporate Square Court
St. Louis, MO 63132
Date: Aug. 23, 2017
Visit your favorite participating St. Louis area restaurant to give back on August 23. A part of the proceeds will go to the Greater St. Louis Red Cross efforts to provide help during disasters. MasterCard and KMOV are teaming up with the American Red Cross to make the dollars you spend go even farther when you use your MasterCard to purchase your meal. This year marks their 100th anniversary, and they are geared up to provide many opportunities to celebrate and give.
Holes For Hope Golf Tournament
Eagle Springs Golf Course
2575 Redman Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63136
Date: Aug. 26, 2017 at 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Help heal parts of a hurting world without even leaving St. Louis. Golf for a good cause at this charity event that gives back to help to house the homeless, teaching life skills, providing educational scholarships, and helping those in need in Haiti. Sponsor, play the course, or do both. Sponsor a hole starting at $100 up to $5,000. Join in a shotgun start four-person scramble that includes a cart, lunch, prizes, and giveaways.
For King & Country Performs At Missouri State Fair
2503 W. 16th St.
Sedalia, MO 65302
Date: Aug. 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Kick off World Humanitarian Day with a concert that will leave you with a reason for the pep in your step. Take in the atmosphere of a state fair while enjoying some amazing uplifting music along with a message of how you can support Compassion International. For King & Country is not only made up of cutting-edge musicians who do it all for an audience of one God. The band also dedicates a part of their show to sharing the message about Compassion, an organization that helps children worldwide. You can even select a child you want to support right there at the concert in the middle of the state fair.
Ride Of Heroes
Isaiah 58 Ministries
2149 South Grand Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63104
Date: Aug. 20, 2017 at 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Pedal for those living in poverty and hunger. This bike ride is not a race, but instead a process that in the end connects resources to those who are struggling. Ride the three-mile course, stopping at local businesses along the way and receive food and drink specials at about a half-dozen participating locations. Proceeds go to help provide healthy community connections, feed the hungry, education and advocacy to those in need. The ride starts at the Isaiah 58 Ministries and ends at the Civil Life Brewing Company.