Helping the poor and sick and needy

I don’t know what to say!

John Stickley wrote a blog entry a few days ago with some information that blew my mind.

The U.N. Human Rights Council unveiled a new ceiling Mural at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland recently.

How much did the mural cost?

$23 Million. Yes, you read it right, they paid twenty three million dollars to have their ceiling painted. 

$23 Million.

If you read the article over at Fox News, you’ll see they are also spending $2.9 Billion on renovating some of their buildings. I can’t even imagine $2.9 Billion, I can’t even think what you could do with that kind of money – I certainly wouldn’t spend it on making a couple of buildings for bureaucrats look pretty!

So here’s my question. If you had $23 Million and a 16,000 Sq Ft ceiling to paint, how would you spend the money?

Personally, I’d go with painting the ceiling white, which might, at the very most, cost $100,000 (being very generous to the painters).

Then I’d spend the remaining $22, 900,000 on food, clothing and medical care for the poor here in Hanford….. For the next 20 years or more.

What would you do? Please comment with your suggestions.