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Human Rights First

Human Rights First is a four-star rated non-profit group working to bring Human Rights into the forefront of US awareness.

"Human Rights First is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. We believe American leadership is essential in the global struggle for human rights, so we press the U.S. government and private companies to respect human rights and the rule of law. When they fail, we step in to demand…

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Added by William J. Welte on January 19, 2015 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Carvajal Foundation

The Christian Science Monitor has an interesting article on the work of the Carvajal Foundation, which has helped ex-militants find a new way of life working together at a timber company.

From the article: “Helping the ex-fighters work together at the World of Timber was an arduous process, says the Carvajal Foundation, the Colombian nonprofit organization that created the company with investment from local businesses and the…

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Added by William J. Welte on January 19, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

City of Hope

City of Hope is a 4-star rated non-profit, and USNews top cancer research hospital in southern California.

From the website: “City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network,…

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Added by William J. Welte on January 19, 2015 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Foundation for Relief and Reconcilliation in the Middle East

The Foundation for Relief and Reconcilliation in the Middle East is a UK-based non-profit working make change in the Middle East.

From the website: "FRRME is a small UK-based charity achieving big change. We work in one of the world’s most dangerous countries, convinced that God has not forgotten the people of Iraq.

We facilitate the unique and important work of Canon Andrew White, Vicar…

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Added by William J. Welte on January 6, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Futures Without Violence

Futures Without Violence

From the website: "From domestic violence and child abuse to bullying and sexual assault, our groundbreaking programs, policy development, and public action campaigns are designed to build respect and healthy relationships."

Consider donating to Futures…

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Added by William J. Welte on January 5, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

JBI International

The Jewish Braille Institute is a 4-star rated non-profit working to provide braille reading materials to the blind all over the world.

From the website: "The JBI Library provides individuals who are blind, visually impaired, physically handicapped or reading disabled with books, magazines and special publications of Jewish and general interest in Audio, Large Print and Braille formats. The unique services provided by JBI, all of which are free of charge, enable over 35,000…

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Added by William J. Welte on January 4, 2015 at 9:08am — No Comments

The Advocates for Human Rights

The Advocates for Human Rights is a 4-star rated non-profit working to support human rights around the world. 

From the website: "The Advocates for Human Rights is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and protecting human rights. Through cutting-edge research, education, and advocacy, The Advocates saves lives, fights injustice, restores peace, and builds the human rights movement in the United States and around the world."

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Added by William J. Welte on January 3, 2015 at 7:50am — No Comments

Catholic Medical Mission Board

Catholic Medical Mission Board is a 4-star rated non-profit working to support women and children around the world. CMMB works to link communities to desperately needed healthcare facilities.

From the website: "Women and children are often the most vulnerable populations, suffering the most from illness and poverty. We want to help improve the lives of women and children through improved health."

Consider donating to CMMB.

Added by William J. Welte on January 2, 2015 at 9:11am — No Comments

Human Rights Watch

The Human Rights Watch is a 4-star non-profit working to investigate human rights abuses around the world.

From the website: "Human Rights Watch defends the rights of people worldwide. We scrupulously investigate abuses, expose the facts widely, and pressure those with power to respect rights and secure justice. Human Rights Watch is an independent, international organization that works as part of a vibrant movement to uphold…

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Added by William J. Welte on January 1, 2015 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Abandoned Children's Fund

The Abandoned Children's Fund is a non-profit working to support abandoned and at risk children around the world.

From the website: "The third world is awash in homeless children. They are showing up everywhere. Theyeat garbage and scraps; yes, sometimes they steal, they are exploited, and manipulated into giving or trading their bodies to the highest bidder, for labor or sex. Whether their…

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Added by William J. Welte on December 30, 2014 at 7:05pm — No Comments

Safe Passage

Safe Passage is a non-profit working to support and educate children living in the slums of Guatemala.

From the website: "Safe Passage is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working in Guatemala City to bring hope, education, and opportunity to the children and families living in extreme poverty around the City's garbage dump. Our program serves about 600 children, ranging in age from 2 to 21 years, and 100 mothers…

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Added by William J. Welte on December 29, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Hazara refugee shoots documentary on smartphone

From the article: "The first is a short 5-minute video shot by Khadim Dai, an eighteen-year-old Hazara who was once a karate national champion in his native Pakistan but who now lives in Cisarua, Bogor after fleeing the Taliban. Made using his phone, Dai’s documentary shows the day-to-day struggles that he and his fellow refugees…

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Added by William J. Welte on December 28, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

United States Fund for UNICEF

The United States Fund for UNICEF is a 4-star rated non-profit working to raise funds for UNICEF through the generosity of Americans.

The U.S. UNICEF fund is considered one of the best charities to give to in 2014.

From the website: "The U.S. Fund for UNICEF helps save and protect the world's most vulnerable children. …

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Added by William J. Welte on December 27, 2014 at 10:43am — No Comments

Help map a crisis

NBC News has an article on past volunteer efforts to examine and rate the severity of damage in photos of the devastation caused by typhoon Haiyan, exploring an interesting new way for people around the world to help during times of crisis.

From the article: "Volunteers from Cape Town to Brooklyn are surveying the Philippines' storm-ravaged…

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Added by William J. Welte on December 27, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Indian Ocean tsunami 10 years later

Check out The Guardian's articles on the Indian Ocean Tsunami ten years after the tragedy.

The assembled articles include survivor experiences and storie, as well as what aid groups have learned since then, 

Added by William J. Welte on December 25, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Merry Christmas from Storm Warriors!

Merry Christmas and happy holidays from Storm Warriors!

What exactly does it mean to be a "Storm Warrior"?

Consider passing on your good fortune to someone in need as we enter the new year.

Added by William J. Welte on December 24, 2014 at 12:38pm — No Comments

St. Monica Girls’ Tailoring Center

St. Monica Girls’ Tailoring Center in Uganda, run by Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, is a place where women fleeing slavery can learn skills such as "... tailoring, catering, making jewelry and purses, and other skills..." which they can use to make a living for themselves--according to a Christian Science Monitor…

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Added by William J. Welte on December 24, 2014 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Last minute gift idea

Novica is a Kiva (the lending platform) partner working to find and make available crafts from all over the world. 

From the Kiva email: "Novica is a Kiva partner that sources jewelry, clothing and art from fairly-paid craftspeople, including many Kiva borrowers. For a limited time, 25% of …

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Added by William J. Welte on December 23, 2014 at 7:52pm — No Comments

Message from the WFP

The WFP sent out an email giving insight into the world of Sarafina and Letmus, two students in Kenya.

From the email: "Sarafina is a 12 year old with a bright smile, and she’s quite the athlete. She plays many different sports, and her favourite subject is science. Letmus, on the other hand, likes to study English… “because it’s easy!” His teacher says he’s one of the brightest students in the school. 



School meals provided by the…

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Added by William J. Welte on December 22, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Be Like Brit

Be Like Brit is a non-profit that operates an orphanage in Haiti.

From the website: "Be Like Brit is a U.S. registered, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which operates a 19,000 square foot orphanage in Grand Goâve, Haiti. The Orphanage was built in loving memory of Britney Gengel, who perished in the 2010 Haiti earthquake while on a service trip through her college, Lynn University."

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Added by William J. Welte on December 21, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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