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CDC Foundation

The CDC Foundation is a 4-star rated organization working to augment the work of the Center for Disease Control. The organization has an article on their response to the Ebola virus outbreak.

From the article: "The unprecedented Ebola epidemic in West Africa has taken the lives of more than 4,000 of the 8,400 people infected with the disease. “This is not just a problem for West Africa, it’s not just a…

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Added by William J. Welte on October 4, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

World Food Programme head photographer

The World Food Programme made a post about photographer Rein Skullerud who works to tell the stories of those around the world.

From the post: "WFP’s head photographer Rein Skullerud (@ReinSkullerud) has seen hunger – and hope – in nearly every corner of the globe. Join Rein as he takes a look back at some of his most memorable photos from the past 10 years and shares what makes each so unforgettable..."

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Added by William J. Welte on October 3, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Catholic Charities USA

Catholic Charities USA is a non-profit organization working to reduce poverty in the US.

From the website: "CCUSA supports Catholic Charities agencies by enhancing the delivery of quality human services, strengthening Catholic identity and parish engagement, building up leadership and organizational capacity, and fortifying disaster preparedness, response, and recovery."

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Added by William J. Welte on October 1, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

AmeriCares responds to Ebola outbreak

AmeriCares is a 4-star rated charity on Charity Navigator currently working to deliver "medicine and critical aid" to those who need it, including those affected by the currentEbola virus outbreak. 

From the website: "AmeriCares is a non-profit emergency response and global health organization. In times of epic disaster or daily struggle, we deliver medical and humanitarian aid to…

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Added by William J. Welte on September 24, 2014 at 10:19am — No Comments

Overwhelming, urgent demand for food in Syria

NPR has a radio report on the overwhelming demand for food in Syria. If something is not done quickly, thousands of people will be unable to eat.

From the website: "It costs $35 million a week to feed Syrian refugees but the coffers are almost bare. Steve Inskeep talks to Muhannad Hadi of the World Food Program about the looming food shortage for Syrian…

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Added by William J. Welte on September 24, 2014 at 10:13am — No Comments

WFP responds to the Ebola outbreak

The World food Programme has sent out an email in an urgent appeal for donations to help in their work supporting those affected by the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. 

From the email: "Over the next 6 months, we’re aiming to reach 1.3 million people in West Africa with nutritious food. To deliver this food, we need immediate donations from generous donors like you."

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Added by William J. Welte on September 21, 2014 at 1:23pm — No Comments

How Kiva works - "Loans that change lives"

Kiva, the lending platform, has sent out an informative video to explain how you can help local entrepreneurs around the world.

Consider lending through Kiva, or…

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Added by William J. Welte on September 21, 2014 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Charities responding to the Ebola Outbreak

The American Jewish World Service is a 4-star rated organization and one of many charities responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

From Charity Navigator: 'The worst known outbreak of Ebola is happening right now in West Africa. As of mid September 2014, the World Health Organization reports that the death toll is greater than 1,800 with the total confirmed / probably infected patients growing to nearly 4,000.'

From the AJWS website: "AJWS has…

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Added by William J. Welte on September 19, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Red Cross confronts Ebola

Read about the American Red Cross's response to the Ebola outbreak.

From the website: "The American Red Cross, along with the global Red Cross network, is helping amplify efforts and strengthen capacity of the Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia Red Crosses as a devastating outbreak of Ebola wreaks havoc on the region."

"The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and…

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Added by William J. Welte on September 18, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Taking the SNAP challenge

Feeding America is a 4-star non-profit working to fight against food insecurity.

Feeding America runs the SNAP challenge, an exercise to spread awareness about hunger in America. 

From the website: "The SNAP Challenge encourages participants to get a sense of what life is like for millions of low-income Americans facing hunger. By accepting the SNAP Challenge, you’ll commit to eating all of your meals from a limited food budget comparable to that of a SNAP participant -…

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Added by William J. Welte on September 1, 2014 at 7:56am — No Comments

Kiva update

Kiva also addresses the Ebola crises in one of their recent emails.

From the email: "The climbing death toll from Ebola is creating panic and disrupting life in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria. There's no business as usual during this crisis, which is why entrepreneurs…

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Added by William J. Welte on August 31, 2014 at 6:24pm — No Comments

WFP Ebola response

The World Food Programme has an article on their response to the Ebola emergency.

From the article: "The UN World Food Programme is responding to the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa with an operation that aims to provide food to 1.3 million people in …

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Added by William J. Welte on August 30, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

What is a Storm Warrior?

What is a Storm Warrior? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xfU3W0W958

Added by William J. Welte on August 28, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

"A Lifetime of Waiting"

The UNHCR website has a video and article about life in a refugee camp.The story follows Sarah, a wife and mother living in one such camp.

From the article: "Today, over 1 million Somalis remain displaced outside their country. With the crisis well into its third decade, UNHCR launched a Global Initiative on Somali Refugees last year in a bid to find solutions. Through meetings and ongoing dialogues, the …

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Added by William J. Welte on August 22, 2014 at 4:54am — No Comments

Plan International

Plan International is a non-profit children's development organization.

From the website: "We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty."

In 2013, Plan worked with 78 million children in 90,229 communities."

Consider sponsoring a child.

Added by William J. Welte on August 16, 2014 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Agape Villages

Agape Villages is a non-profit foster care agency that works to provide services to disadvantaged youth.

From the website: "Agape Villages mobilizes community resources to provide quality homes, innovative solutions and the highest of professional services to disadvantaged children and their families to meet their needs, maximize their potential and lead toward a better and brighter future."

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Added by William J. Welte on August 16, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

HuffPo on the state of ebola treatment centers

The Huffington Post has an article on the state of Ebola treatment in West Africa. 

From the article :"The U.N. health agency has said the focus should be on practicing good hygiene, and quickly identifying the sick and isolating them. That task is made harder, however, by the shortage of space in treatment facilities.

Beds in such…

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Added by William J. Welte on August 15, 2014 at 10:16am — No Comments

AIDS Foundation Houston

The AIDS Foundation Houston is a 3-star rated charity working to help those affected by HIV/AIDS.

From the website: "AFH has steadily evolved from a grass-roots community agency to a professionally managed human services organization that provides many services including benefits and resources counseling, case management, housing, and food and nutrition assistance to low-income, HIV+ men, women, and children."

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Added by William J. Welte on August 14, 2014 at 4:14am — No Comments

Watsi

Watsi is an organization working to get healthcare services to those who need it. 100% of donations goes to funding healthcare for Watsi patients.

From the website: "Watsi enables anyone to directly fund life-changing healthcare for people around the world. So far, 7,360 donors have funded life-changing healthcare for 2,218 patients like Nairorie, pictured above with her mother. Here's how it works."



You can even choose individual…

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Added by William J. Welte on August 14, 2014 at 4:10am — No Comments

10,000 Degrees

10,000 Degrees is a 3-star rated charity working to help students achieve their dreams.

From the website: "Help put 10,000 students from low-income households on the path to a college degree. Get involved and change the world."

Consider donating to 10,000 Degrees.

Added by William J. Welte on August 12, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

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