Global Aid and Disaster Relief News

Global Aid and Disaster Relief News – including humanitarian efforts, disaster support, rescue, and related news, as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


Orlando Moving Company Rescues 68,000 LBS. of Food and Drinks from Ironman Triathlon

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 16, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Move For Hunger announced today that Ace Relocation Systems of Orlando rescued 68,000 pounds of leftover food and beverages from the IRONMAN Florida triathlon on November 4. The race, which was originally supposed to be held in Panama City Beach, was relocated to Haines City due to the impact of Hurricane Michael.

Champions for Humanity Distributes Ionic Silver to Help Save Millions from Infectious Disease

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 8, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jay Newman, founder and executive director of Champions for Humanity, founded this tax exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization to bring a leading-edge embodiment of ionic silver – Opti-Silver – to millions of people who need safe drinking water and are suffering needlessly from infectious disease. He simply wants to do some good in the world.

ScriptDrop and Albertsons Hurricane Relief Efforts To Be Covered on ‘The Success Files’ hosted by Rob Lowe

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 2, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ScriptDrop, a healthcare technology company providing medication reminders and deliveries while fighting prescription abandonment and abuse, today announced that it will be featured on the educational series “Success Files” hosted by Rob Lowe, distributed to Public Television and PBS Member Stations in 2018. (*UPDATED*)

ServeNow Helps with Flood Relief in Asia with Medical Volunteer Teams and Blanket Distribution

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 19, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At the same time as Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc in Texas, with Hurricane Irma following in Florida, unprecedented flooding was occurring in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, the nonprofit ServeNow announced today. This has largely been overshadowed by these other events and has received little press coverage.

Capital Automotive Group, Carolinas Collision Centers, and Carolina Hurricanes to Host Hurricane Harvey Relief Drive

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 1, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capital Automotive Group teamed up with the Carolina Hurricanes along with Carolinas Collision Centers to host a Hurricane Harvey Relief drive at the PNC Arena beginning today. In addition, Capital Automotive will receive donations to aid in the relief effort.

Attorney Brian O. Sutter Supported New Water System for Needy in Nicaragua

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla., Jan. 24, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Personal Injury Attorney Brian O. Sutter of All Injuries Law Firm has supported the construction of a new water system for the village of Guingajapa in San Nicolas, Nicaragua. The project entitled Guingajapa water system, was organized and operated by Food For The Poor, one of the largest international relief and development organizations in USA.

Joshuacord Inc. Announces Fourth Annual 5K Joshua 1:9 Religious Freedom Run/Walk Nov. 19, 2016 Displaying Persecuted Ribbon for Support

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 10, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Joshuacord, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, Christian, nondenominational organization dedicated to raising awareness and providing support to the oppressed and persecuted Christians in the Middle East and Africa, will be hosting its fourth annual 5K Joshua 1:9 Religious Freedom Run at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 in Tampa, Florida.

AlEn USA Steps in to Help Flooding Victims in Houston

HOUSTON, Texas, May 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — One Houston family was pleasantly surprised when employees of AlEn USA, the manufacturers of CLORALEN(R) Regular Bleach, showed up at their home to donate bleach for deep cleaning of their property devastated by the flood.

Golden Opportunity Has Special Meaning in New York

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 28, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The American Friends of Neve Hanna today announced that ‘golden opportunity’ took on a special meaning when award-winning chef and co-owner of Philadelphia’s Zahav (Gold) restaurant, Michael Solomonov, met the girls and boys of the Neve Hanna Children’s Home in Kiryat Gat, Israel.

Documentary of Four Seasons Efforts to Improve Palliative Care in Zambia Receives Telly Award

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Dec. 3, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Filmmakers Dylan and Melanie Trivette of Trivette Images were recently recognized as bronze winners of the 36th Annual Telly Awards for their documentary ‘A Unified Presence’ in the non-profit organization category, Four Seasons Compassion For Life announced today.

Students Partner with NGOs to build Successful Social Enterprises in Developing World

LONDON, U.K., Nov. 17, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A cooperative effort between NGOs and students from Cambridge and elsewhere is revolutionizing how Fair Trade social enterprises in the Global South can succeed by efficiently reaching foreign markets. According to Directors Savithri Machiraju and Amy Chang, the Agenda for Sustainable Development, in cooperation with Friends Beyond Borders and the Adelina Foundation, partners with students and local companies in poorer nations.

California Physician honored for Commitment to Global Health

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 28, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Irene Bih Wakam, a family physician practicing in Ventura, California, has been awarded the 2015 Global Health Excellence Award from Student International Development Engagement, a program in which students travel abroad to enrich their global experience and contribute to development issues.

Online Service Provides Free Counseling for Europe’s Refugees

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 25, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — An Internet group therapy service has initiated a program to provide psychological support for the thousands of refugees from the Middle East and North Africa who are currently trekking across Europe seeking new homes. In cooperation with the Adelina Foundation and Friends Beyond Borders, Growthnet, a U.S. company that offers various kinds of group counseling via web conferencing, is offering no-cost online sessions to any refugee who applies, according to its CEO, John Toomey.

Foundation Inspires Nepali School, Village with 3D Printing

KATHMANDU, NEPAL, July 31, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Adelina Foundation and World Mind Network recently completed a humanitarian and educational project at the TriKa School in Narayanpur, Nepal. According to Director John Toomey, the group engaged students and villagers in several programs designed to improve general health in the region and to inspire educational achievement. Lessons learned in Nepal will be applied to similar projects in the Philippines, Africa, India, the Middle East, and Latin America.

Foundation Helps Nepali School and Community Bounce Back

KATHMANDU, Nepal, July 10, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Adelina Foundation of Torrance, California is assisting the World Mind Network in helping the TriKA school in Narayanpur, Nepal bounce back from the massive April and May earthquakes that devastated so much of the country.

Book About Band of Yanks Saving Millions from Starvation Garners National Recognition

DENVER, Colo., April 13, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Most new print books die an anonymous death,’ says Milbrown Press publisher and author, Jeffrey B. Miller. ‘That’s not surprising when reportedly more than 600,000 new print books are released every year. But ‘Behind the Lines’ (ISBN: 978-0990689300) has beaten those obscurity odds.’

New Book, ‘The First-ever Baligham Village Mobile Health Fair’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 31, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Margaret Galabe, author, award-winning humanitarian, philanthropist, and founder of Student International Development Engagement (SIDE), a program in which students travel abroad to enrich their global experience, contribute to development issues, shares her experiences as a member of the team that brought this pilot project to fruition in this meaningful, heartfelt, and insightful, illustrated book.

100th Anniversary of One of America’s Greatest Humanitarian Endeavors Few Americans Know About

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).

Ice Bucket Challenge Morphs into Rice Bucket Challenge

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.

Mukuria Wins Adelina Award

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.

Courageous Typhoon Heroes Win Adelina Awards

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.

Philippines Employs ‘Lumpia Strategy’ to Counter Chinese Expansion

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.

Children’s Choir Moves Nation, World, with Performance at Earthquake-ruined Church

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.’

Students use Social Media to help Victims of Earthquake in Philippines

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.

Four Seasons Efforts to Improve Palliative Care in Zambia Featured in Documentary

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.

Best Selling Author Sister Souljah Joins Mocha Ochoa and Students in the U.S. and Africa to Promote Global Summer Reading

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.

One Woman’s Mission: Empowering Rural Villages, Transforming Lives

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.

Food Finders Celebrates 100 MILLION Pounds of Food Rescued

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.

RV Rental Outfit Standing By to Provide Gulf Coast Storm Relief

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.

The Foot Pain Center Announces the 28th Annual Shoe Drive for the Homeless

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.

Harvard, Oxford Students Building New Network for Planetary Change

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.

New Eco Tourism Company Changes Lives of Locals and Gives Guests a Travel Experience of a Lifetime

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.

Flooding Crisis in El Salvador: Thousands Displaced as Levees Break

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.

Kenny Foster’s ‘Hometown’ Strikes A Chord

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.

World’s Biggest Social Networking Experiment Brings Holiday Hope to Millions

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.

DJ Jimmy Stewart Jr. and Sesene Entertainment Spin for a Cause

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.

Food for Consumption and Food for Energy is a Complete Combination, says Henry Oliver Ford

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.

Henry Oliver Ford says, ‘It’s Time to Provide Some Relief’

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.

Feeding Thousands of Orphans for Three Years: Henry Oliver Ford

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.

Henry Oliver Ford – WFAO Continues to Give Back

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.