By David Hamilton, CEO and Founder of Impact Logistics
As a business owner, I know what it’s like to have a deep desire to do more. And I’m fortunate to have a great team at Impact Logistics and so many wonderful people who are dedicated to helping others through our nonprofit organization, Point of Impact. My commitment to corporate responsibility – giving back to the community and helping those in need – started many years ago when I began to travel the world on mission trips, and I truly saw the great needs that surround us.
However, at that time I was also starting my own business, and my resources didn’t quite match this burning desire of my heart to help. In other words, I saw the huge need in the world and thought, “How can I possibly make a difference?” In those early years, my wife Ruth and I made the best decision of our lives, and took Mother Teresa’s advice to heart, “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one”. Simply put, we decided to do what we could with what we had. And that’s how Point of Impact was born.
Today our company and our dedicated employees help feed, tutor, and provide medical aid to hundreds of the world’s otherwise forgotten children in Honduras – and it all began with one. We didn’t get there overnight. And there are still many people we want to help, and we realize that we can’t reach everyone. But instead of becoming overwhelmed by the great need that’s all around us, we first must become inspired. Our world needs more social entrepreneurs, and we need people who aren’t paralyzed by the large task ahead, but are determined to take action.
It can be intimidating to consider all the problems in the world and wonder where to start solving them, but you don’t have to be big to make a difference. We just have to do what we can with what we have. And that’s how change begins. After all, isn’t that how great movements get started?