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News Index for Friday, October 31, 2014
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Mon, 06 Oct 2014, 09:00:24 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
DENVER, Colo., Oct. 6, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On Oct, 22, 1914, less than three months after the start of World War I, one of the largest food relief programs the world has ever seen was begun when the Commission for Relief in Belgium (CRB) was founded in London by a group of prominent Americans, according to Jeffrey B. Miller, author of a new nonfiction book, "Behind the Lines, WWI's little-known story of German occupation, Belgian resistance, and the band of Yanks who saved millions from starvation" (ISBN: 978-0990689300; Milbrown Press).  
Mon, 25 Aug 2014, 20:53:02 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
NEW YORK, N.Y. and TANAUAN, Philippines, Aug. 25, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Since Spring, the 'Ice Bucket Challenge' has raised over $80 million for funding ALS research. Inspired by this success, the Rice Bucket Challenge has been created by non-profit groups including the World Mind Network, Adelina Foundation and BatangasVarsitarian.net.  
Fri, 06 Dec 2013, 17:05:22 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
NAIROBI, KENYA, Dec. 6, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Megan White Mukuria, founder of ZanaAfrica, is the latest recipient of the Adelina Award, a prize awarded for exemplary accomplishment in the areas of humanitarian assistance, environmental improvement, education reform, sustainability, and disaster relief, according to John Toomey, Eula Laki and Lydia Ramos of Friends Beyond Borders and the World Mind Network, co-chairs of the Awards Committee.  
Wed, 20 Nov 2013, 19:25:28 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
TACLOBAN, Philippines, Nov. 20, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Several individuals and groups who exemplified great valor in the face of unimaginable tragedy during Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) have been honored by receiving the Adelina Award, the most prestigious prize in the Philippines awarded for humanitarian relief efforts, according to Lydia Ramos and Sarah Mendel of the World Mind Network and Friends Beyond Borders, who chair the Awards Committee.  
Fri, 01 Nov 2013, 18:35:38 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
AYUNGIN ISLAND, Philippines, Nov. 1, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- An under-the-radar struggle for disputed island reefs is evolving in the South China Sea, between China and the Philippines, and the tactics employed by each side are named after foods, according to Reina Prince, global strategist for the NGO Friends Beyond Borders.  
Wed, 23 Oct 2013, 16:53:13 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
TAGBILARAN CITY, Philippines, Oct. 23, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The World Mind Network today announced that The Loboc Children's Choir provided a spontaneous moment of inspiration and hope to the quake-ravaged Philippines on Thursday, with an impromptu performance of Josh Groban's 'The Prayer.'  
Thu, 17 Oct 2013, 13:34:45 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
CEBU CITY, Philippines, Oct. 17, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In efforts spearheaded by the World Mind Network, Friends Beyond Borders, and Batangas Varsitarian, young people from around the world used Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Skype, Friendster, and SMS tracking sites to help rescuers locate and aid victims of the recent earthquake in the central Philippines. The 7.2 magnitude quake struck the region of Bohol Island and Cebu just after 8 a.m. local time on October 15, 2013.  
Thu, 26 Sep 2013, 16:27:38 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 26, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A premiere screening of 'A Unified Presence,' a short documentary film featuring Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Flat Rock, and its cross-continental partnership with the Palliative Care Association of Zambia is slated for Tuesday, October 15, at Asheville Community Theater, 6:30-9 p.m.  
Tue, 11 Jun 2013, 17:37:54 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 11, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On June 14, 2013 New York Times Best Selling Author and Activist Sister Souljah will headline a Global Summer Reading Initiative discussing a highly anticipated follow up to her book 'Coldest Winter Ever.' This new novel, 'A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story' (Emily Bestler Books/Atria; ISBN: 978-1439165317) will be the central topic of discussion for young people across the globe, as they come together to discuss and encourage the importance of Summer Reading.  
Fri, 03 May 2013, 15:32:53 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
AKUM, Cameroon, May 3, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Cameroon Partnership in Development today announces a program, Cameroon Cultural Travelling and Volunteering, started by Anja Schwarz from Germany, an adventure traveler interested in cultures, who prefers experiencing another culture as a member of that community, and in the process, finds opportunities to transform lives in communities in need.  
Mon, 29 Apr 2013, 06:54:31 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Since 1989, when Food Finders officially started rescuing food to donate to needy agencies and shelters who feed the hungry, the nonprofit has collected and redistributed 100 million pounds of food. This tremendous milestone was reached this month, coinciding with its 24 year anniversary.  
Wed, 29 Aug 2012, 15:49:18 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 29, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Allstar Coaches, the national RV rental dealer based in Florida, has announced today that it stands ready to assist in the wake of Hurricane Isaac. Allstar provided more than 30 RV rentals to government agencies, the Red Cross and various utility and insurance companies following Hurricane Katrina. 'As a Florida based company we profoundly understand what is needed after a storm and we'll do what we can to help,' says Rob Tischler CEO of Allstar.  
Thu, 17 May 2012, 05:58:11 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
SEAL BEACH, Calif., May 17, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Since 1984 Dr. Marc Spitz of the Foot Pain Center has been conducting a Shoe Drive to distribute thousands of shoes to local homeless shelters in Long Beach and Orange County. The 28th annual Shoe Drive takes place June 11-15, 2012.  
Fri, 16 Mar 2012, 05:59:15 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 16, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Students from Harvard and Oxford, in cooperation with the World Mind Network, Peer to Peer Media Group, and the Creative Commons Initiative, are building a new social network dedicated to using advanced Web and Smart Phone tools to achieve goals in social change, academic research, environmental improvement, education, cultural preservation, and worldwide online discussion of important issues.  
Wed, 04 Jan 2012, 07:57:49 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 4, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Destination Earth (destination-earth.org) has announced the launch of their unique Voluntourism Travel concept with a tour to Cambodia and Vietnam. This adventure highlights their business model, which offers fun, safe adventure tours to those who would like to travel responsibly and give back while enjoying their vacation.  
Thu, 20 Oct 2011, 20:16:10 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
JIQUILISCO, El Salvador, Oct. 20, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A tropical depression in the Pacific, coupled with a weather front stemming from Hurricane Jova in the Atlantic, converged on El Salvador this weekend to cause what appears to be the largest disaster in a generation. EcoViva, an international development organization based in Oakland, California, has been in close contact with its local partner organization in Jiquilisco, the Mangrove Association, to assess damages and raise funds for both immediate relief and future reconstruction.  
Wed, 22 Jun 2011, 18:02:34 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Nashville based singer-songwriter Kenny Foster, a Joplin, Missouri native, has written a song based on the May 22 tornado that ravaged his hometown one month ago today, destroyed his childhood home and trapped his family in the crawl space of their home before they were rescued. Called 'Hometown,' Foster's powerful song details the emotional aftermath of the disaster, as affected families try to sort through the emotional wreckage and find a way to move on.  
Mon, 13 Jun 2011, 17:09:48 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Libya Relief Fund, a volunteer-driven charity organization established to provide relief and aid to those affected by the humanitarian disaster in Libya, today launched a nationwide appeal and fundraising campaign designed to raise awareness of the human and social crisis unfolding in Libya and educate the general public on the nature of the conflict, the Feb. 17 movement, and the Libyan people's struggle for freedom and human rights and the inhumane repression that followed.  
Tue, 07 Dec 2010, 23:11:29 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The World Mind Network and Friends Beyond Borders have announced WikiGeeks, a coordinated effort among teams of university students to utilize commonly available Web 2.0 and social networking tools to create online Flash Mobs which will promote sustainability, environmental protection, and cultural preservation in selected Third World villages.  
Mon, 20 Sep 2010, 12:43:32 EDTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- DJ Jimmy Stewart Jr. and Sesene Entertainment are joining forces at a free fundraising event to support the victims of the San Bruno, CA fires. The event is scheduled for September 25 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the San Bruno Recreational Center and San Bruno City Park at 251 City Park Way.  
Fri, 17 Sep 2010, 18:30:54 EDTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On September 9, 2010 at least four people were killed and many more injured when a Pacific Gas & Electric gas pipeline allegedly exploded and started a fire that destroyed a San Bruno, California neighborhood. As a result, regional businesses such as J&S Recycling are jumping into action and sponsoring a rally for San Bruno on September 25.  
Thu, 09 Sep 2010, 16:02:09 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mr. Henry Oliver Ford is a man that most people have never heard of before. Mr. Ford spends every moment of the day working to create a better world. Henry works to provide food to West Africa. Ford helps to run World Food Association. Mr. Ford founded this company with one vision in mind.  
Wed, 08 Sep 2010, 13:49:36 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mr. Henry Oliver Ford has just completed the initial phase of the Ghana Sugar Project. Mr. Ford is the managing director for World Food, the firm that is owner of the project. Henry Oliver is overseeing this massive one-hundred and twenty thousand acre sugar farm and refinery.  
Wed, 01 Sep 2010, 07:59:42 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Henry Oliver Ford of WFAO is on a mission. Submerged in poverty, millions of African farmers and their families are victims of food insecurity. Today, subsistence farming is the lot of millions of Africans. The farmers in Ghana Africa need access to improved technologies in order to meet their food needs, increase their crop yields, and hopefully, sell to local, regional, and even international markets.  
Tue, 31 Aug 2010, 16:47:16 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Michael Ferguson, owner of World Food Association Organization S.A. Inc., (WFAO), and Henry Oliver Ford, president, along with 2 other managing partners just returned from a month-long outreach trip to Accra Ghana where they helped distribute food to 15 orphanages and schools. Ford, along with his team at WFAO, has been supporting the facilities for the last three years, providing over 4,000 orphans and other helpless children with 3 meals a day.  
Tue, 31 Aug 2010, 12:17:15 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Henry Oliver Ford, president of World Food Association Organization S.A. Inc., (WFAO), is teaming up with aid organizations in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and Santiago, Dominican Republic, to help with immediate assistance in Haiti. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the island nation Tuesday, January 12, nearly destroying its capital Port-au-Prince and affecting a third of its entire population.  
Fri, 20 Aug 2010, 12:42:20 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A local corporation is feeding an African country. World Food Association Organization S.A. Inc. (WFAO), will be shipping over 285,000 meals to Ghana thanks to the efforts of the 45 member team here in West Palm Beach and their leading management team based in Sao Paulo Brazil. On February 20 and 21, WFAO will be packaging 42,000 pounds of high-quality rice, sugar and vegetables that are fortified with vitamins and minerals.  
Wed, 26 May 2010, 19:29:09 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In a show of support to the victims of the 12 January disastrous earthquake which devastated several main towns in Haiti, Palm Beach County Haiti Relief Coalition (PBC/HRC) is proud to announce a Call to Action Symposium to bring help and support to the many victims of this catastrophe.  
Wed, 12 May 2010, 19:54:59 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
WHITTIER, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Marinello Schools of Beauty, the leading chain of beauty schools on the West Coast, supports the Gulf coast clean up efforts by donating hair clippings to be made into hair booms and mats by the Matter of Trust charity. The public is invited to participate and enjoy $2 hair cuts from May 13th through May 20th in support of this cause. Clippings from hair cuts at all Marinello locations will be contributed.  
Tue, 11 May 2010, 19:37:46 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- As the Gulf oil spill inched closer to land last week, hundreds of fishermen, tourists, and local officials sent text messages, tweets, and cell phone videos to share their experience with the world. Many of these were monitored by tracking sites, which in turn were watched by high school students on their home computers and smart phones; many of whom were part of the World Mind Network.  
Mon, 12 Apr 2010, 12:48:02 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- For those who seek meaning, connection, and want to make a difference as they travel, a San Francisco-based cultural and philanthropic tour company offers a unique Zulu 'empowerment' volunteer tour into KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa in September of 2010. This three-week trip, offered by The Cultural Explorer, gives volunteer travelers the rare opportunity to immerse themselves in the vibrant Zulu culture while participating in a variety of service-oriented projects.  
Wed, 24 Mar 2010, 19:37:23 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The catastrophic earthquakes that hit Haiti on January 12 and Chile on February 27 left both countries struggling and in need of resources and economic relief. Local teen performers and young Hollywood celebrities are unifying their talents in an effort to make a difference. Through music, dance and laughter, Teen Artist Benefit (TAB), produced by Joe M. Loera, will become part of the worldwide movement to bring aid to the Haitian and Chilean people by raising money for the American Red Cross.  
Fri, 05 Mar 2010, 13:34:06 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- You can help the Tents2Haiti effort. When Bishop Jim Pierce of Love Aflame! Worldwide and a team returned from Port au Prince, Haiti last week they had just one word to describe the most urgent need in that earthquake ravaged nation: TENTS! The team, consisting of five men from New York State, brought much needed food and medical supplies but the request for tents soon rose above all others.  
Fri, 05 Mar 2010, 11:16:34 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
TAMPA, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- When Bishop Jim Pierce of Love Aflame! Worldwide and a team returned from Port au Prince, Haiti last week they had just one word to describe the most urgent need in that earthquake ravaged nation: TENTS! The team, consisting of five men from New York State, brought much needed food and medical supplies but the request for tents soon rose above all others. Florida residents and businesses can get involved!  
Thu, 04 Mar 2010, 21:00:22 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
BUFFALO, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Your used tent needed in Haiti now. When Bishop Jim Pierce of Love Aflame! Worldwide and a team returned from Port au Prince, Haiti last week they had just one word to describe the most urgent need in that earthquake ravaged nation: TENTS! The team, consisting of five men from New York State, brought much needed food and medical supplies but the request for tents soon rose above all others.  
Thu, 04 Mar 2010, 16:25:26 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- When Bishop Jim Pierce of Love Aflame! Worldwide and a team returned from Port au Prince, Haiti last week they had just one word to describe the most urgent need in that earthquake ravaged nation: TENTS! The team, consisting of five men from New York State, brought much needed food and medical supplies but the request for tents soon rose above all others. North Carolina residents can get involved.  
Thu, 04 Mar 2010, 15:19:07 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
PORTLAND, Maine (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- When Bishop Jim Pierce of Love Aflame! Worldwide and a team returned from Port au Prince, Haiti last week they had just one word to describe the most urgent need in that earthquake ravaged nation: TENTS! The team, consisting of five men from New York State, brought much needed food and medical supplies but the request for tents soon rose above all others. Maine residents can get involved now.  
Wed, 03 Mar 2010, 17:28:59 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
MAULE, Chile (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A woman uses her Twitter account to plead for help in locating her missing daughter - and finds her. An aid group puts out an urgent call for water sanitation equipment. A church group with food to offer asks for storage space in the earthquake-devastated city of Concepcion. A new site created by the World Mind Network and Chilean Earthquake Relief helps make these stories happen.  
Wed, 10 Feb 2010, 16:25:02 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
SAN PEDRO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Theater troupe Midnight Insanity and The World Mind Network are organizing a benefit comedy show for victims of the Haiti earthquake. Standing up for Haiti will take place at the historic Warner Grand Theater in San Pedro, California on March 14 at 6 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to the Haiti Fund of Doctors Without Borders.  
Mon, 13 Jul 2009, 11:00:26 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Narconon of Georgia drug rehabilitation and education program has many outreach activities, but none may be more special than their dedication to saving lives of orphaned children addicted to glue in Honduras. Narconon Georgia staff recently made another trip to the troubled area, navigating the third-world country amidst an uprising of protesters, to help deliver treatment to these children.  
Sat, 22 Nov 2008, 12:20:04 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
KIRKLAND, Wash., Nov. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- AIDS-plagued Kenya isn't on the big-bailout list, but an efficient, grass-roots movement is afoot that could produce more results than mountains of poorly-managed money. The movement is powered by human spirit and enough cash to ignite self-sufficiency and unstoppable progress. Called the Rabuor Village Project, it's funded in part by LTC Financial Partners, LLC, one of America's most experienced long term care insurance agencies and a few of the nation's top insurance carriers. (VIDEO - VNR)  
Tue, 28 Oct 2008, 17:10:57 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
DETROIT, Mich., Oct. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Allure Medical Spa announces that Dr. Kotlus, a cosmetic and oculofacial plastic surgeon in Shelby Township, Michigan, spent the last two weeks of September, 2008 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on a humanitarian medical mission. He worked with a group of Mongolian surgeons to train them in eyelid and facial reconstructive surgery. He assisted them with advanced surgical cases including facial bone reconstructions, eyelid reconstructions, and facial tumor resections.  
Mon, 12 May 2008, 10:11:31 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- As TV viewers saw on Oprah's Big Give, it does not take a lot to make a difference in someone's life. The Cultural Explorer, a San Francisco-based cultural and philanthropic tour company, shows travelers how easy it is to help others as they travel. Beginning travel philanthropists need to know where to start and how to donate their time and money in a safe and effective way.  
Thu, 30 Aug 2007, 23:59:00 EDTEdited by Chris Simmons
SOROTI, Uganda - Aug. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Three Loaves Fund announces a special appeal on behalf of our partner Pilgrim, a local Ugandan Christian relief organization. Unusually heavy rains in eight districts in Eastern Uganda have left over 50,000 homeless and in danger of starvation and disease, said the Ugandan Red Cross Society, as reported in The New Vision  
Mon, 30 Apr 2007, 03:58:00 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
KIRKLAND, Wash. - Apr. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Can long term care insurance indirectly improve the lives of AIDS-plagued Africans? Many in the LTC industry seem to think so. Five organizations have pledged contributions to the Rabuor Village Project, a comeback model for villages throughout Africa. They join LTC Financial Partners (LTCFP), the nation's most experienced long term care insurance brokerage, which announced on December 1 that it would contribute 2-percent of its profits each year to the Rabuor Village Project.  

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