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2012-01-13 11:16:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As cold winter weather brings misery for the survivors of Turkey's October and November earthquakes, Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA)--a relief and development organization based in the D.C. metro area--is supporting 615 children between the ages of 6 and 16 in Van province. The 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck near the city of Van, killing 601 people and injuring 4,152. According to the Disasters and Emergency Situations Directorate of Turkey,...

2011-12-22 04:00:00

PADOVA, Italy, December 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Marc by Marc Jacobs chic, vintage inspired eyewear, derived from a company well known for a commitment to charitable projects is supporting The Nature Conservancy, the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters, through a newly created "PLANT A SEED - GROW YOUR TREE AND SAVE THE FOREST" program. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:...

2011-12-15 11:24:32

Fifty years after its inception, the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging will have a more important role than ever as America's senior population continues to grow, according to the newest issue of the Public Policy and Aging Report (PPAR). For five decades, the committee has called attention to pressing needs that have faced older Americans. And as the PPAR's authors point out, members of the committee – and indeed all elected officials – must prepare the challenges and...

2011-12-09 08:00:00

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., Dec. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The last of four Habitat for Humanity houses built across the United States as part of the Build Smart, Breathe Easier national asthma education program will be dedicated in partnership with the Obele family in the Metro Atlanta area on Friday, December 9, 2011. Program partners Merck, Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and HGTV's Carter Oosterhouse will host a dedication...

2011-12-08 12:20:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Islamic Relief USA, a relief and development organization based in the D.C. metro area, has announced the arrival of its medical shipment to the Libyan city of Tripoli. In collaboration with the Libyan Ministry of Health, with this aid, Islamic Relief USA is working to help fulfill one of the population's most dire needs--medical care. Among the pressing challenges in Libya today are the critical shortages in medicine and medical...

2011-12-07 09:02:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Open Society Foundations today announced the appointment of Christopher Stone as the next president of the Foundations, effective July 2012. For almost three decades the Open Society Foundations have been committed to promoting justice, human rights, freedom of expression, health, and education around the world. Stone will oversee more than $850 million in annual expenditures. "Chris Stone shares my commitment to open society, and I am...

2011-12-05 08:58:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporations must go beyond philanthropic support as their sustainability program to understanding how sustainability initiatives improve their bottom line, according to Mark Tercek, President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, the world's largest environmental nonprofit with an annual operating budget well over $500 million. Tercek, who came to the Conservancy from a senior leadership role at Goldman Sachs, discussed his organization's...

2011-11-21 14:20:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Abed Ayoub, CEO of Islamic Relief USA, has been appointed to the U.S. State Department's Religion and Foreign Policy Working Group to help inform U.S. policy. Along with the other members, Ayoub will take part in dialogue and provide input on relevant topics including the challenges and opportunities for partnership. The group also will identify model action programs or projects for collaboration between the U.S. government and...

2011-11-17 08:00:00

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two of four Habitat for Humanity houses built as part of the Build Smart, Breathe Easier national asthma education program were dedicated this past week. In Philadelphia, the house built in partnership with the Johnson family was dedicated on Saturday, November 12; and in Los Angeles, the house built in partnership with the Partida family was dedicated on Tuesday, November 15. Merck, Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia and Habitat for...

2011-11-10 18:50:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 16, 2011 between 4 and 7 PM the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW), Prostitution Research and Education (PRE) and over 100 national and international co-sponsors will protest Village Voice Media Holdings, LLC (VVM) at its offices in New York City in front of the Village Voice building, for its facilitation of sex trafficking through its website Backpage.com. A large portion of VVM's profits arise from its facilitation of sex...