operation usa

Education
Richard Walden President & CEO Operation USA www.opusa.org Operation USA (www.opusa.org), a 37 year old international disaster
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"Fuller House" creator Jeff Franklin shares his work with the Plastic Pollution Coalition, an organization that works towards creating a world free of plastic pollution.
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We need to remind the younger officials and leaders in the recipient countries that this has happened before and that pushing new or potential arrivals away from their shores condemns them almost certainly to death or imposes severe risks to their health and well-being.
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I am hoping that money won't trump morality in the current conflict and that US relief agencies will weigh in on the Obama administration that picking up the pieces from someone else's civil war is not the job of US humanitarian relief agencies.
Black Voices
We had earlier in the day called McDonald-Douglas' Chairman in Long Beach, CA, and gotten a commitment for a free flight
The World Post
Cuba, unlike countries in Asia, the Middle East and Africa, has US standard electrical systems and relies on US made or US
The World Post
After more than 30 years of humanitarian aid operations in some of the world's most dangerous and/or autocratically-run places, I felt that it was at least worth a try to see what access an international NGO could have to people in need.
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Charity watchdog sites rate charities on their financial growth and on the transparency of their publicly-shared information... but have yet to be able to meaningfully measure the quality or usefulness of their programs.
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To think that there was no effect on many nonprofits from so much money being used in campaigns, is fooling yourself. Just 10 percent of that figure is a huge amount of money if spent for charitable purposes.
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Haiti has for decades been the poorest country in our hemisphere and it was set far back by the disasters which have befallen it since 2008. It behooves us, therefore, to do better than we have done and to beseech those relief agencies which still have cash.
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For every dollar you give a "Pol, PAC or Party," try to match it with a dollar wisely chosen to meet human needs at your most trusted nonprofit.
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The thousands of storefront clinics, homeless and battered women's shelters, food banks, legal aid organizations, educational
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You're not a First Responder like a fire department or paramedic unit; you're not FEMA; and, do not command the vast logistical resources of an entire government... What would SMART Aid consist of in this situation?
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It's more than a bit disconcerting to look at the low level of the African famine relief response -- especially when you've been around long enough to remember the 1984 Ethiopian famine and its massive tug on the hearts of the world.
The World Post
At the time of Ronald Reagan's election, Somalia was sagely thought by Henry Kissinger to be ready for a tour de force, however off our collective radar screen it was at that time.
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I urge the donating public to take it slowly and deliberately. Better to carefully sort through relief agencies' descriptions of what they plan to do over the next month to two years in Japan to help it recover.
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Many reports from NGOs are clearly inflated either by overvaluing supplies having been sent or by counting as money spent things which are planned for later on.
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Unlike the "watch me" generation of celebrity activists and philanthropists, Blake preferred the occasional intervention -- ones which had enduring effect.
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Here are some suggestions about what you and yours might do with $100 or $1000 saved from unnecessary consumption this Holiday Season.
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Oxfam aid workers are in Haiti mounting public health campaigns to help the public stay safe from cholera and other diseases