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Summer of 2017 brings a new SWI HQ in Camden, Maine!

Founder and President Jon Nappa has returned to lead the organization into this exciting new phase.

Chris Finn, formerly International Sales with Fuji Radiological, is the new Vice-President.

Charlie White, of Bayview Financial Services, is the new Secretary.

Jim Deignan, Financing Professional, is the new Treasurer.

David Wright, award-winning cinematographer and filmmaker with PBS, National Geographic and others, is one of several key talents in the new creative…

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Added by Jon Nappa on June 5, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Coming soon in the Summer of 2017

The Storm Warriors Storm Reports will resume in Summer of 2017.

We look forward to continuing to inspire, inform and encourage your awareness, interest and involvement in vital humanitarian crises in need of help, rescue and recovery.

Storm Warriors International

Added by Jon Nappa on April 27, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

"Maine soldiers helping Ebola treatment efforts in Liberia"

According to a Bangor Daily News article, several solider from Maine are doing what they can in the fight against Ebola.

From the article: "“One of my favorite quotes is ‘first-world problem in a third-world country,’” the Bingham native said. “Meaning something that can be easily fixed back home is a tremendous event because of all the things you have to deal with to get it fixed.”"…

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Added by William J. Welte on December 31, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

"Civilians with smartphones combat war crimes – with an app"

The Christian Science Monitor has an article on what civilians are doing to track war crimes.

From the article: "A new mobile phone app enabling civilians in conflict-torn countries to capture and share verifiable footage of war crimes will help authorities to prosecute the perpetrators, a leading legal body said as it launched the app June 8."

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Added by William J. Welte on August 31, 2015 at 7:18am — No Comments

Concern Worldwide

From the website: "Concern helps the extreme poor and most vulnerable of the world’s population recover from disaster, fight malnutrition and deadly diseases, strengthen their resilience to climate extremes, and more."

Consider donating.

Added by William J. Welte on August 30, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Compassion International

Compassion International is a 4-star rated non-profit.

From the website: "In a world where more than a billion children live on less than U.S. $2 per day, child sponsorship is the most strategic way to end child poverty, particularly when it is integrated into a holistic approach to child…

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Added by William J. Welte on August 29, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Concern America

From the website: "Concern America taps into a community’s greatest resource, the people themselves, to alleviate poverty and to improve lives.

We are invited by local organizations to collaborate on community development projects. We send long-term field volunteers who work with the communities to identify most pressing needs and develop local solutions."

Consider donating.

Added by William J. Welte on August 28, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Nicholas Kristof on Dr. Tom Catena's work in Sudan

Nicholas Kristof has posted a blog post on how to help Dr. Tom Catena, a doctor who is working to help patients in Sudan.

From the post: "My June 27 column was about an amazing American physician trying to save lives in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, even as he’s being bombed by the government. I’m sure some readers will want to support his work, so let me explain how you can go…

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Added by William J. Welte on August 27, 2015 at 8:34am — No Comments

Church World Service

Church World Service is a 3-star rated non-profit.

From the website: "CWS has worked for nearly seven decades with one goal: building a world where there is enough for all. We affirm the power of individuals and communities to take ownership of their future. We meet them right where they are, helping them create solutions they can maintain – and build on. That means a refugee family who is able to start a new life. Or someone rebuilding after disaster finds safety with…

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Added by William J. Welte on August 26, 2015 at 7:18am — No Comments

School in France offering hope to migrants

Huffington Post has an article on a school in France offering hope to migrants.

Check out the article to learn more.

Added by William J. Welte on August 25, 2015 at 11:20am — No Comments

Christian World Outreach

CWO is a 4-star rated non-profit.

From the website: "The mission of Christian World Outreach is to participate with the body of Christ in responsible evangelism, to bring dignity, self worth and encouragement through leadership development, and to meet the physical needs of people through humanitarian assistance."

Consider donating.

Added by William J. Welte on August 24, 2015 at 6:21am — No Comments

Lighting program in rural Pakistan

Check out an article in the Christian Science Monitor on a program to provide lamps in rural Pakistan.



From the article: "Bibi has recently become a "Light Lady", one of the women that the Buksh Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Lahore, Pakistan, has trained to help spread the benefits of solar energy throughout rural Pakistan."



Find out how you can support the Buksh Foundation:… Continue

Added by William J. Welte on August 23, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Christian Relief Fund

From the website:

"Christian Relief Fund is a non-profit relief organization based in Amarillo, Texas with a focus on rescuing orphans and vulnerable children from poverty.

CRF operates child sponsorship programs that are dedicated to providing food, clean water, education, spiritual training, healthcare and disaster relief to the glory of God worldwide."

Consider donating.

Added by William J. Welte on August 22, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Child marriage in India

The Huffington Post has an article about an Indian woman, who was married off at eleven months, fighting to have her marriage annulled.

From the article: "According to an interview with Gulf News published last month, Santadevi Meghwal discovered at the age of 16 that she had been entered into an arranged marriage when she was not yet a toddler.…

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Added by William J. Welte on August 21, 2015 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Humans of New York website raises $2 million to fight forced labor

From the article: "The response to the posts — each of them shared or commented upon hundreds of thousands of times — led Stanton to set up an Indiegogo campaign to raise $100,000 for Fatima's organization, the Bonded Labour Liberation Front, which estimates that 4 million Pakistanis work at the kilns in bonded forced…

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Added by William J. Welte on August 20, 2015 at 5:33am — No Comments

Last call for free Kiva loans

"Invite your friends to make their first $25 loan for free while there’s still time! They’ll experience how good it feels to choose a Kiva borrower and support a dream, and you’ll get a $25 bonus to back another borrower. But hurry because funds are going fast!"

Added by William J. Welte on August 19, 2015 at 12:54pm — No Comments

New NYC housing program

Read about the connection between domestic abuse and homelessness and a new program that might provide some relief.

Added by William J. Welte on August 18, 2015 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Christ Reaches Asia Mission Worldwide

Christ Reaches Asia Mission Worldwide is a nonprofit organization working to help the poor and feed the hungry through a wide range of programs.

Check out the various CRAM funds and consider donating.

Added by William J. Welte on August 18, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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