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2014-05-01 08:39:54

Thousands of women volunteers across the U.S. join together to build affordable housing in their communities ATLANTA, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Actress and author Holly Robinson Peete will join more than 13,000 women across the country, including Lowe's Heroes employee volunteers, to build or repair homes at Habitat for Humanity construction sites in recognition of National Women Build Week, May 3-11. Held the week leading up to Mother's Day, National Women Build Week...

2014-04-26 23:02:46

Theatre to Volunteer With NOAHH New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) April 26, 2014 La Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre (Le Petit) has selected New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) as its charitable partner for the upcoming production of Death of a Salesman opening May 9. The theatre has set a goal of raising $3,000 for the organization by collecting donations at each show. On May 20th, employees of Le Petit, along with the show’s cast and crew, will spend a day volunteering for the...

2014-04-23 23:13:59

OK Compounding, a leading pharmaceutical compounding company in Tulsa, will host a special Hitch Your Wagon Spring Roundup event on Friday, April 25 in support of Kids Against Hunger. The annual fundraiser is one of the non-profit’s chief fundraising events and will feature games, country music, lip-smacking barbecue, and a special presentation of $10,000 to the local Kids Against Hunger organization. Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 OK Compounding, a leading pharmaceutical compounding...

2014-04-09 08:24:29

GE Africa President and CEO, Jay Ireland, and Dangote Group Special Adviser to the President, Joseph Makoju, headline Africare's Panel of Experts WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six hundred million Africans lack access to a power grid. Even where there is power, unreliable national girds force businesses to spend as much as 60 percent of their operating costs on expensive back-up power resources. Among Sub-Saharan Africa's rural poor, nearly nine out of 10 people lack...

2014-04-04 23:40:51

Campaign honoring U2 lead singer's 54th birthday will fund a community-based water and sanitation project in Angola. Schenectady, N.Y. (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 The African Well Fund (http://www.africanwellfund.org) is hosting the 12th Annual Build a Well for Bono's Birthday fundraiser (http://www.africanwellfund.org/Bono-Well-2014.html) April 1–May 10 to benefit a community-based water and sanitation project in the Ebo municipality of the Kwanza Sul Province in Angola. The...

2014-04-03 12:32:17

ATLANTA, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Around the world, more than 1.6 billion people are in need of decent housing. Habitat for Humanity offers a number of ways for people to get involved to help address this global issue. One important action everyone can take is to lend their voice and serve as an advocate. Advocacy is one of the most effective ways to promote policies and systems that create access to decent and affordable housing. This is why every year, tens of thousands of...

2014-04-02 23:01:37

World-renowned tenor and “America’s Got Talent” finalist appointed as ambassador for international child-focused development organization. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 World-renowned tenor and “America’s Got Talent” finalist Fernando Varela has announced his partnership with the global child-focused development organization ChildFund International starting this month. Central Florida-based Varela will serve as an ambassador and sponsor for the organization and a featured...

2014-04-01 16:26:16

ATLANTA, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Whirlpool Home Appliances brand and Habitat for Humanity today announced the renewal of a partnership that will impact all new homes Habitat builds in the U.S. and Canada in 2014. Whirlpool will continue to donate more than $5 million in products to provide a range and refrigerator in every new Habitat home built in 2014 and to construct six new homes with families in need of affordable housing....

2014-03-31 23:24:45

Former World Vision International SVP for Organizational Effectiveness joins the Board of Managers of the Denver-based disaster relief solutions company. (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 The Global Food Exchange™ Board of Managers is pleased to announce the welcoming of yet another distinguished member to their team, Dr. Christopher Pitt. Dr. Pitt is World Vision International’s former Senior Vice President for Organizational Effectiveness and holds a PhD in business strategy and ethics from...

2014-03-27 08:34:04

NEW YORK, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, April 12, hundreds of people will be in Central Park at the 16(th) Annual Concern Spring Run, a four-mile run and walk in support of Concern Worldwide and the work that it does to improve the conditions of people living in world's poorest countries and areas affected by war, conflict, and natural disaster. "Every year, I am so moved by the number of people who turn their concern into action and make a difference in the...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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