Its heartbreaking lyrics and haunting melody yield a story of abject poverty found in every country throughout the world today. Ralph tells it as an observer.
When I heard this song in 1970, its story stung my eyes with tears of reality. At that time, I'd already seen poverty scenes walking the streets of my home town in Scotland.
How can you help?
- You can make a cash donation to a charitable organisation fighting poverty.
- You can donate food at the local community centre in your area. We have pickup points at our local supermarkets.
- You can donate good clothes to a Salvation Army store or similar charitable outlet near where you live.
- You can choose to take public transport instead of driving or walk to work on a day this week and donate the travel cost you save to a poverty charity of your choice.
- You can tell your friends what you are doing to help poverty and suggest that they do likewise.