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.
March 5, 6:30CT: Green Hills 16
Feb 26 2009
Jan 28 2009
As we've come to know, Julianne Moore is one of Save the Children's most dedicated and passionate artist ambassadors, with visits to our sites in Kentucky and Tennessee, advocacy for kids affected by disasters and, of course, the incredibly successful Valentine's Day project, which is now its second year.
I went home to the United States for Christmas and New Year's. Upon returning to Sierra Leone in January, I felt re-energized and excited to get back into my work at Africare. January is a busy month for us, as many of our deadlines for filing reports and proposals come at the end of this month. One of my biggest tasks at the moment is to help Africare complete the annual report for an HIV/AIDS education program that we are undertaking together with the Global Fund. This program takes place in the Kenema and Kailahun Districts, and trains young people about how HIV is transmitted and what measures they can take to protect themselves.
Jan 20 2009
Jan 14 2009
Jan 12 2009
A few months ago, my good friend Reese Smith introduced the Knit One, Save One Campaign, a national grassroots effort launched by the global humanitarian organization Save the Children and the Warm Up America Foundation, to his wife, Emily, an avid knitter and member of the "Knitting with Grace" club at the church. The initiative aims to draw attention to the 4 million newborns that die each year in the first month of life in the developing world. Participants are asked to make a baby cap, and are also encouraged to write a personal note to President-elect Barack Obama urging him to lead the way to save millions of babies globally.