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Aug 26, 2010
Focus: Children
Action Request: Donation
Location: Pakistan

Help Children in the Wake of Tragedy To the millions of children around the world who have lost everything and everyone due to earthquakes, floods, HIV/AIDS and other disasters - SOS means hope. With your support, we will continue to provide stable homes, meals, an education and medical care to children who are victims of floods or earthquakes in Pakistan, Haiti and Chile, just as we continue to nurture victims of other disasters. SOS Children's Villages operates 500 Children's Villages worldwide where we provide loving homes to orphaned and abandoned children. Through our Family Strengthening Programs, we provide support to those who are struggling to keep their families together. Thank you for making a difference in the world. As unparalleled floods destroy homes, roads and the rural economy of Pakistan, another kind of commerce is all the easier: human trafficking. And it is orphaned children who are the first victims. These children who disappear often reappear behind doors and streets as child laborers, indentured servants or child prostitutes. This is why child protection in the face of any natural disaster is a major goal for SOS Children's Villages. In Haiti, our Children’s Village outside of Port-au-Prince is now home to 408 children - double the number before the horrific January earthquake. We are providing meals and medical care to 20,000 people still in limbo. And, when 33 children were stopped from being brought into the Dominican Republic illegally, Haitian child welfare officials turned to SOS to provide them with a safe haven. In Pakistan, SOS is working directly with the Concerned Citizens of Pakistan to distribute $2 million in food and emergency supplies. This week, our trucks delivered 80,000 meals and 500 tents, and more will follow. Thankfully, our eight villages in Pakistan have been spared the effects of flooding and our doors are open to children who have nowhere else to turn. In Chile, following an 8.8 earthquake on February 27th, SOS worked with the National Emergency Office to provide greatly needed food, shelter and generators to children and families in the most impacted zones. Our 13 Villages suffered damage but continued to provide security to hundreds of children. Please help to sustain SOS programs around the world. You can make the difference between a child growing up in a secure, loving SOS home, or a life as a child laborer or prostitute. Make a difference now. Thank you for your support. Heather Paul, PhD Executive Director SOS Children's Villages - USA P.S. A donation of just $25 can buy one more food packet and $100 can buy one more tent. You can make a difference.

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Posted: Aug 26, 2010 7:14pm
Jul 13, 2010

July 12, 2010 Watching CNN's Anderson Cooper talking with Eric Klein Founder of CAN-DO.ORG .

 Here is a man who put into action what others are talking about. For example, just 3 miles away from an orphanage in Port-Au Prince Haiti there are shelves and stacks of food donated for the Haiti relief fund that has been sitting there for months! 50 malnutritioned orphans await a single bowl of beans for the entire day and likewise, millions more are suffering from hunger/starvation! So what does a guy like Eric Klein do when asked on the phone if he can help?! He gets a truck, goes to the warehouse and loads it up with sacks of beans, rice and other food supplies, and drives down the road 3 miles to deliver it to the Orphanage! When I heard the children cheering, and watched as their little hands tried to help by grasping boxes to place in their storage room, I lost it and cried!

 so here is CAN-DO.ORG's Mission Statement: Please "pass this on" ! Thank You. P.S. Check out how you can help: http://www.virtualvolunteer.tv/ CAN-DO.ORG

 

MISSION STATEMENT: Compassion into Action Network – Direct Outcome Organization (CAN-DO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing lasting solutions to some of the world’s most critical problems, from natural disasters to environmental degradation, humanitarian crises to educational inequity.

 CAN-DO is committed to getting aid to the people who need it in a timely and transparent manner that maximizes the impact of the aid and services provided while allowing its supporting donors to see the impact that their aid is having. We go anywhere in the world and do whatever it takes to get the job done.

CAN-DO arose out of founder and CEO Eric Klein's frustration at the problems that seem to be considered “normal” in disaster situations. Time after time, emergency food, water, and medical supplies seemed to sit on docks or airport tarmacs while little or nothing reached survivors in the critical days immediately following a major disaster. Surely there was some way to get aid to survivors more quickly and efficiently? And time after time, it seemed that charitable organizations raised far more in donations from the public in response to a natural disaster than ever made it to the people who were suffering on the ground in the stricken communities. Where was the money going?

 CAN-DO developed a two-pronged approach to address these chronic problems: * CAN-DO's network of volunteers collaborates with local individuals and organizations to develop innovative methods to speed aid to the communities where it is needed, cutting through red tape and other obstacles to effective disaster relief. * Aid projects are thoroughly documented by CAN-DO volunteers, who post videos and written updates from the field on the organization's web site (www.can-do.org) and frequently livestream relief efforts (via www.virtualvolunteer.tv) to ensure transparency and accountability to donors and financial supporters as well as to the communities CAN-DO serves.

CAN-DO's unique approach to disaster relief has garnered it considerable attention in the media. CEO Eric Klein appeared on Oprah Winfrey's prime time television series The Big Give and has been interviewed numerous time on televised news shows and for newspaper and blog articles and podcasts. In addition, CAN-DO has received recognition from local governments for its innovative efforts in Sri Lanka following the 2004 tsunami and its work along the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Individuals and organizations that have offered special recognition for CAN-DO's efforts include former President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey's Angel Network, and Airline Ambassadors, an international philanthropic organization. Presently,

CAN-DO is heavily involved in ongoing relief efforts in Haiti, helping victims of the earthquake as they struggle to rebuild their homes, businesses, and communities. It has also been working with residents of the Crow Creek Indian Reservation as they struggle to preserve their culture and revitalize their community. Other recent projects include CAN-DO's Gulf Coast efforts, Iowa flood relief in 2008, and education development programs in Sudan and Rwanda. Though primarily funded by the generous contributions of individual donors, CAN-DO receives financial support and other assistance from numerous businesses and organizations, including The North Face, the Interface Foundation, and Madison Resource Funding.

 CAN-DO also received a grant from Oprah Winfrey's Angel Foundation in 2008 to help fund its operations. From the Founder: "The CAN-DO Organization was created as a direct result of my disillusionment with charitable organizations and their failure to provide documentation detailing how all the generous contributions made to them have actually been spent. When we see the carefully scripted scenario on TV news and infomercials of a starving child with a bloated belly; we can not help but be stirred to sympathy and compelled to donate what we can to the number flashing on our screens. But how do we know whether or not our contributions are reaching that child – or any person in need for that matter? I have come to believe there is too much money changing hands among these charities, and that the full sum donated as our initial act of compassion, is not the same amount being used to provide aid to the needy. I have discovered that these “NGO’s” are part of a highly unregulated business sector, and in my opinion, we need to start making non&ndashrofit organizations accountable for their actions, or more importantly, lack of them. I want to emphasize that there are a number of highly reputable charities whose efforts DO provide real aid and relief and it is not my intention to discredit any one particular charity or to discourage charitable donations. That being said, I strongly feel that there must be a burden of proof placed on these charitable organizations to show the positive results that they are making and provide evidence of expenditures that achieved those efforts. While in Sri Lanka after the 2004 tsunami, my goals were to assist and document the progress being made by CAN-DO and other relief efforts, as well as, assess and report on the overall situation in Sri Lanka since the deadly tsunami hit. I was also on a mission to find the answer to one key question, what I felt the media had failed to report - Where did all of the aid money go? I am sorry to say that much of what I experienced in Sri Lanka led to more questions instead of clear answers. I am very much aware of the bureaucracy and red tape, that has for some reason, become an acceptable excuse these days, but even bearing in mind such obstacles (and perhaps potential siphoning), there still remained no answer as to why so little actual aid, or accountability for this lack, was being seen by charitable organizations. This issue led me to create CAN-DO.org (Compassion into Action Network – Direct Outcome Organization). My goal in creating this organization is quite simple – Let people offering donations to the needy get to actually see how their money is being spent. Give donors the opportunity and as a result, the satisfaction of seeing how their charitable gifts made an actual, physical difference.

CAN-DO is not only a “direct outcome organization”, but will also be offering a Virtual Volunteering Program. This program will allow an individual or business to choose a charity or relief project that is important to them, donate, and track the relief work as it progresses all the way to the final result of their donations. CAN-DO is very aware of our social, legal and financial responsibilities and we assure visitors to our web site that it is a safe and secure site to view. The CAN-DO Organization is not motivated by money, political or religious agendas, we are a charitable organization whose approach is simply to provide DIRECT, SUSTAINABLE RESULTS. We appreciate your interest and support!"

Eric Klein, Founder - CAN-DO

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Posted: Jul 13, 2010 9:07pm
Jan 15, 2010
Focus: Hunger
Action Request: Donation
Location: United States

UPDATE AS OF January 22, 1010

               hopeforhaiti.org

George Clooney telethon  PLEASE DONATE

            1-877-999-HAITI

   Canadians go to cbc.ca to DONATE

  HELP THE PEOPLE OF HAITI REBUILD

CNN lists these Aid Agencies to contact with  your donation to help the suffering Haitians

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/01/14/haiti.earthquake/index.html

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/01/13/haiti.earthquake.how.to.help/index.html

http://tprf.org/index.htm

 

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