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Ian Pounds Sells Vermont Home, Moves to Kabul to Help Orphans

“The whirling belongs to you,” wrote the Sufi poet Rumi, who was born in northern Afghanistan in the 13th Century –  “and you belong to the whirling..-.” New York, N.Y.  I met Ian Pounds recently in New York through Paul Stevers, founder of CharityHelp International (CHI).  For Ian Pounds, the “whirling” was 140 days living […]

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Gaza: Not Immune To Swine Flu (H1N1)

By Omar Ghraieb in Gaza, edited by Jim Luce in New York. Following the global pandemic known as Swine Flu (H1N1) in most parts of the world, Gazans started to believe they might be immune to its ravages.  Their sense of assurance ended this month — on December 6 — when the first swine flu […]

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The Euro-American Women Council's Infatigable Loula Loi Alafoyiannis

Loula Loi Alafoyiannis is old friends with the U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The Euro-American Women’s Council’s mission is to strengthen the status of women in the global marketplace by building strategic alliances between women in business and prominent leaders across the United States, Europe, Latin America, and other places of the world. Through EAWC, […]

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New Year's Resolution: Sponsor an Overseas Child in 2010

With the kids of OI Haiti in Jacmel, who have survived hurricane after hurricane. But OIWW is only one option. Other options include the Afghan Child Education & Care Organization (AFCECO), Hope for Afghan Children, Children’s Hope of Sri Lanka, Asociatia Ovidiu Rom in Bucharest, and the Tanzanian Children’s Fund. Luckily, many of these projects, […]

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Two Major Haiti Relief Benefits at NYC's Historic Webster Hall

For the Medecins Sans Frontieres event, a huge life-like projection will be positioned on Webster Hall’s exterior wall to showcase the live video of the fundraiser itself as well as a live Twitter feed. The Doctors Without Borders (MSF) video will be on USTREAM for all to observe. Anyone passing by the intersection of Third […]

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No Word Yet From Our Orphaned Children in Haiti

Inspecting the new OI Haiti Community Center to be funded in part by the Monaco Red Cross. This type of cement construction sadly is most vulnerable in a massive earthquake. Emmet continued: Jacmel is a disaster zone. Many houses have collapsed or are severely damaged. Everyone was on the streets when I got to town. […]

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Irina Moin: Wanting To Be A Voice For Ukrainian-Americans in New York

Queens, N.Y.  I had to learn about endurance early on in life.  I was born in Ukraine at a turbulent time in the history of Eastern Europe.  Before I had time to say my first word, I was already half way around the world in New York – escaping the corruption of the former Soviet […]

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Doffie Rotter of CT Builds a Library – For Orphans – In Kabul, Afghanistan

Hartford, CT.  I met retired psychology professor Doffie Rotter recently in Connecticut.  She sponsors ten children in Afghanistan through CharityHelp International (CHI).  Doffie has also founded a beautiful library for orphans in Kabul, which may be viewed on YouTube. Doffie Rotter in Connecticut sponsors ten children in Afghanistan through CHI. Andeisha Farid, the founder of […]

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