May 12 2009
By Jenny Eaton Dyer
The 2009 CMT Music Awards show is coming up June 17.
This year the Lost Trailers have been nominated for Group Video of the Year Award. If they win this fan-based award, they have indicated that their donation will go to HOPE THROUGH HEALING HANDS as their charity of choice for their $2500 award!
Again, this is a fan-voted awards show, and voting has already begun on CMT.com at http://www.cmt.com/cmt-music-awards/index.jhtml and the first round of voting will continue through May 19th.
Please VOTE for THE LOST TRAILERS to win this award for Hope Through Healing Hands! Every vote counts.
We're honored that Ryder Lee and the guys have chosen us this year. Many, many thanks.
For years, Third Day has worked with me and the ONE Campaign promoting awareness and advocacy for global HIV/AIDS and extreme poverty. They are a shining example in the Music Community of how artists can educate and activate their fanbase to do good in the world.
Recently, I ran into them at Nashville4Africa concert in Nashville, Tennessee. It was so great to see them and to hear about their latest work.
Apr 17 2009
Senator Bill and Karyn Frist invite you to join them for a Spring Reception fundraiser to celebrate the work of Hope Through Healing Hands, a nonprofit foundation whose mission is to promote improved quality of life for citizens and communities around the world using health as a currency for peace. This event will benefit Global Health Scholars Fellowships.
In 2009-2010, Hopoe Through Healing Hands will sponsor Global Health Scholars from Vanderbilt School of Medicine, Vanderbilt School of Nursing, Meharry Medical College and East Tennessee State University to travel to underserved areas to promote peace through health in communities and clinical settings. These students will spend a semester (or year) focusing on service and training to those in need in order to bolster health care in forgotten corners of the world.
The video features the opinions of MCC’s private-sector Board Members, including Senator Bill Frist, on some of the most important issues related to U.S. foreign assistance including country ownership, results and accountability, and the urgent need to combat global poverty. Their voices and experience showcase the unique contributions of MCC’s Board in forging constructive partnerships worldwide and offers further evidence of long-term U.S. foreign assistance as a tool of “smart power.”
Please share with your contacts and friends who follow MCC’s work to reduce poverty through growth.
Mar 22 2009
Last week, the Senator launched the Declaration on U.S. Policy and the Global Challenges of Water with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington D.C. with Coca-Cola Chair, Neville Isdell. See the VIDEO HERE.
Mar 12 2009
Africa at the ICON
ICON in the Gulch -- 600 12th Avenue South, Nashville TN
thursday, March 21 (21+)
Live Music, Drinks and Hors d'Oeuvres, and an African Wine Tasting tour -- $15 donation per pesron at the door, all of the above and FREE parking
100% of your donation benefits Ellie's Run for Africa thanks to our sponsors: Lipman, Tall Horse, and Icon in the Gulch
Presented by Ellie's Run for Africa
For more information, go to www.elliesrun.org/icon
Mar 07 2009
FROM: CHARLIE MCCORMACK and CAROLYN MILES
Dear Board Members,
Just wanted to provide another update on the situation in Sudan:
- As per our earlier communication, all operations have been suspended under the revoking of our registration to work in the country in response to the ICC ruling on the President Al-Bashir as a war criminal
- The impact on humanitarian programs in Darfur will be very great - we were up to this week feeding close to 500,000 people, delivering medical care and supplies to tens of thousands, and managing large numbers of schools and health facilities in the displaced persons camps of West Darfur. In all we have been reaching over 1 million people. As one of our largest programs around the world, the number of children and family members impacted, staff employed, and assets under management for this program is very large. At this point there are negotiations underway to try to move these programs under WFP and UN offices but it is doubtful the capacity will be there to continue the programs uninterrupted. We are also speaking to Catholic Relief Services and World Vision as there have not been any faith-based agencies yet affected.
- We are working all channels both here in the US and in Sudan and the region on the impact of this action on the humanitarian crisis in Darfur and the reversal of the action. The likelihood for significant unrest in the country will grow as the number of days passes without delivery of critical programs and services. However, it appears this is purely a political decision made by the Government of Sudan and as such will be hard to reverse.