5. Vernon Brewer
Vernon Brewer, founder and president of Christian humanitarian organization World Help, urged Americans to think about all the people around the world in need of assistance on Thanksgiving.
"Thanksgiving is about acknowledging that everything good comes from a generous and loving God, whose plan is to bless us so we might be a blessing to others," Brewer wrote.
"My prayer this Thanksgiving is that we will make room at the table for those who are not as fortunate as we are. Let's do more than count our blessings — let's actually bless someone like we've been blessed."
World Help recently launched its holiday gifts catalog for people who want to provide humanitarian gifts, including emergency aid and relief in countries of need.