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2013-11-15 23:26:12

Catholic Relief Services and Stop Hunger Now, Helping Hands are partnering with the National Catholic Youth Conference to package 100,000 meals for people who are suffering from food shortages and famine. These meals will be sent to West Africa. (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 In just one week, on November 21-23, 24,000 Catholic youth and their chaperones will be gathering at Indianapolis' Lucas Oil Stadium for a 3-day conference of prayer, service, and faith formation called The National...

2012-12-01 05:03:50

A Message from Dr. Carolyn Woo, President & CEO of Catholic Relief Services Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) November 30, 2012 "December 1 is World AIDS Day, a time when we pause to reflect on the ways in which the HIV pandemic has changed our world, when we celebrate the exciting progress made in the fight against HIV, while mourning the multitude of lives it has claimed. "Many challenges remain but this year we have good reason to be optimistic. Last week UNAIDS reported that Africa has cut...

2012-09-27 06:29:38

NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a massive attempt to tackle global hunger, leading U.S.-based international NGOs will spend more than $1 billion in private funds over the next three years on agriculture, food and nutrition programs, announced U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and NGO alliance InterAction on Thursday. "InterAction's members are at the forefront of the global fight against hunger and poor nutrition. They work alongside local communities to help...

2012-07-18 02:26:47

Results of Study of Church-related AIDS Prevention Programs to be Released at Catholic Pre-Conference to the International AIDS Conference WASHINGTON, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Catholic HIV/AIDS Network (CHAN), Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Caritas Internationalis, the Catholic Medical Mission Board, and the Office of African American Affairs of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), will convene a Catholic...

2012-03-13 06:49:00

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA), a relief and development organization based in the D.C. metro area, announced today its spring banquet, an evening to raise awareness about the water crisis across Africa. At this event, Islamic Relief is advocating change to help give Africa clean water. What: Islamic Relief's Spring BanquetInspire hope. Inspire change.For Africa When: April 7th, 2012 Where: Grand Hyatt Washington1000 H Street NW,...

2011-12-21 07:30:00

NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the holiday season, a time when charitable giving increases, NFL players have joined FWD, a national public awareness campaign designed to inform Americans of the extreme famine, war and drought in the Horn of Africa. Developed by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ad Council, the FWD campaign encourages Americans to forward the facts about the crisis and to donate to the relief efforts. To...

2011-10-04 07:00:00

BALTIMORE, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Catholic Relief Services (CRS), one of the largest faith-based international aid organizations in the United States and one of the world's foremost agencies for humanitarian aid and disaster relief, today further enhanced its outreach efforts to U.S. Hispanics. Through an updated digital platform, CRS will offer Hispanics a better way to connect with each other and make a difference around issues and events that affect the lives...

2011-09-19 12:34:00

NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the drought and famine in the Horn of Africa, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has partnered with the Ad Council to launch a national public awareness campaign. The campaign will encourage Americans to spread awareness of the crisis, support the humanitarian organizations conducting the relief operations, and learn more about the solutions through President Obama's Feed the Future initiative to...

2010-08-04 11:15:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The worst flood to hit Pakistan in 80 years has left at least one million people in need of emergency assistance. In northwestern Pakistan, the number of deaths currently exceeds 1,400, and over 3 million affected or displaced in need of supplies. Major damage to roads, housing, bridges, general infrastructure, communications and utilities continue to be the main problem hampering relief efforts. Martin Mogwanja, the UN humanitarian...

2010-03-08 07:00:00

NEW YORK, March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- In the aftermath of the 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck off the coast of Chile, nonprofit organizations raced to mobilize aid and plan recovery efforts, while also raising resources and funds to support their humanitarian programs in Chile. Mobile Communications and Mobile Fundraising have become critical components to nonprofit outreach programs. In response, AmeriCares, Catholic Relief Services and Habitat for Humanity have expanded their use of...