FOREST, Va. — Vernon Brewer, president and founder of World Help, represented the Christian humanitarian organization as a special guest of Inspire Investing CEO Robert Netzly when Netzly’s firm rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Thursday, April 20.
“It was an honor to represent World Help — and the communities across the world we work to transform — at the New York Stock Exchange,” Brewer said. “I was honored to be invited by Inspire Investing. I hope more entrepreneurs, professionals and business owners will be inspired to use their platforms to impact people in need.”
Inspire Investing, a “biblically responsible investing firm,” supports World Help because of its Christian humanitarian efforts. World Help uses gifts from Inspire Investing to impact the physical and spiritual needs of communities worldwide through initiatives such as clean water projects and emergency aid for those affected by the global refugee crises.
Brewer and Netzly were interviewed by Cheddar TV (a live, on-demand financial news network that targets millennials) on the NYSE trading floor. Both men discussed current interest in social-impact investing in the U.S.
“We’ve found that a lot of millennials are attracted to our motto, ‘Help for today, hope for tomorrow,’” Brewer said.
In recent years, World Help supporters have been particularly focused upon digging wells in India, providing lifesaving medicine for refugees in the Middle East and building rehabilitation homes for victims of sex trafficking in Thailand.
You can watch the moment when Brewer and the Inspire Investing team rang the NYSE closing bell here.
World Help is a Christian humanitarian organization committed to serving the physical and spiritual needs of people in impoverished communities around the world. Since its inception in 1991, World Help has delivered humanitarian aid to more than 79 million people in 70 countries.