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The Hunger Site and GreaterGood Network Establish New Gifts That Give More to Directly Aid People of Eastern Burma with Medical Services and Supplies

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) November 29, 2007

The Hunger Site (http://www.thehungersite.com), one in a family of click-to-give Web sites known as the GreaterGood Network, recently established a partnership with 2007 Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award winner, Dr. Cynthia Maung. Six new Gifts That Give More were created to benefit Dr. Maung’s clinic in Mae Sot, Thailand, and village medical clinics in Burma. One hundred percent of the contributions given through these gifts will go directly to fund medical training and supplies to benefit the needy in areas of Eastern Burma.

The unique Gifts That Gives More program allows 100% tax-deductible contributions to pass through directly to nonprofit causes. Inclusion in the program raises awareness and provides the supporters in this growing community that cares with an opportunity to fund specific services for people, animals and causes in need. With their full-color downloadable certificate of acknowledgement, Gifts That Give More make a meaningful holiday gift.

Dr. Cynthia Maung is the winner of the 2007 Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award. The purpose of the award is to support democratic development and promote human rights throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Dr. Maung was selected for her tenacious and long-term commitment to the thousands of Burmese refugees and migrant workers who seek refuge from oppression and violence by the Burmese military junta that governs the country, and for her dedication to training and educating those refugees in order to build a community based on respect for life and human rights.

At her clinic, Dr. Maung provides not only medical care for her patients, but also job training, social services, health education, child protection services, and community-building activities. The Burmese Gifts that Give More provide six ways to fund these initiatives: Train Midwives ($ 50), Train a Backpack Medic ($ 100), Provide Essential Medical Supplies for a Village for a Day ($ 20), Treat Four Malaria Patients ($ 23), Provide Bednets ($ 30), and Provide a Clean Childbirth Kit ($ 24.50).

One hundred percent of funds collected from the Burmese Gifts That Give More is paid by GreaterGood.org to Planet Care/Global Health Access Program, a California based nonprofit organization working to improve the well-being of communities in crisis through the provision of health and public health services, capacity building, and resource enhancement. Since 1998, GHAP has supported Mae Tao Clinic and ethnic minority health organizations in Burma by providing health worker training, technical support for medical and public health programs, health information systems support, and medical supplies.

Tim Kunin, co-owner of CharityUSA comments, “The recent escalation of violence against Buddhist monks and Burmese citizens by the junta in Burma inspired us to look for ways to help reduce mortality in one of the most impoverished regions of the world. I visited Dr. Cynthia’s Clinic in 2003, and saw her amazing work firsthand. Then last month, we sent a staff member to Mae Sot. The results are these six new ways our visitors can help reduce infant and maternal mortality and give truly meaningful gifts this holiday season.”

The Hunger Site is a member of the U.S. Campaign for Burma, and has been selling products made by the Burmese refugee community in Mae Sot, Thailand since 2003, as a way to benefit families by providing income to refugee women.

About The Hunger Site (http://www.TheHungerSite.com) & GreaterGood Network

The Hunger Site is the original, flagship Web site in a growing family of cause-related sites operating as the GreaterGood Network. Other sites include The Breast Cancer Site, The Child Health Site, The Animal Rescue Site, The Rainforest Site, and The Literacy Site. Each site is focused on a specific need and allows supporters to benefit leading charities with simple, everyday online actions such as clicking to give and shopping to give more. In addition to 100% of sponsor advertising, a portion of every sale in the suite of GreaterGood Network stores goes to charity. At The Hunger Site, those funds help provide food for impoverished people in the U.S. and overseas through its charity partners, America’s Second Harvest and Mercy Corps. Since The Hunger Site launched in June 1999, hundreds of millions of people from around the world have clicked and shopped to make a difference. On average, over 220,000 individuals visit The Hunger Site each day.

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Stardoll Rings Up ChildLine: Creative Self-Expression Seen as Highly Effective in New Online Initiative for Young People

(PRWeb UK) February 2, 2010

Stardoll, the place for fame, fashion and friends for young women, and ChildLine, a service provided by the NSPCC, today unveiled the winners of an innovative campaign. It links creative self expression and fashion with a new ChildLine initiative that encourages teens to share their feelings via a range of online services.

During the month of December, Stardoll members were given the opportunity to submit an original design by taking their mood of the day and converting it into fashion. There were 76,000 total submissions with over 250,000 members voting on the 7-21 winning designs to be selected and displayed in a new StarPlaza store (virtual retail area of the site), which launches today.

The introduction to ChildLine on Stardoll happened on the 16th of November and coincided with National Beat Bullying week (Beat Bullying Organisation). During that week, Stardoll delivered a virtual green telephone to each user. The green telephone, a heritage icon of NSPCCs ChildLine was placed into 3.3 million UK users suites. The ringing telephone, when each user clicks on it, links them to the Childline hub, where they see information on ChildLine. The next phase was centered around a new Moodi Wear Label competition that encouraged users to respond to a weekly brief by creating a design based on an emotion. (e.g week 1 happy, wk 2, sad etc for a total of 7 weeks).

The ChildLine ‘how u feelin?’ campaign, designed to reach out to more children and young people online, offers a place to play, explore and talk about feelings and anxieties in a safe environment. The hub site offers children tools to express their feelings through poems, pictures, and emotion-type moodies to keep track of their moods. Children can also confidentially contact ChildLine qualified counsellors through phone, online chat, email and text. Recent Childline ‘how u feelin?’ poll revealed a sharp rise in stress levels for children in their mid teens. The number of children saying they felt stressed most of the time was more than double between two age groups, from 12% of 11-13 year olds to 27% of 14-16 year olds.

The moodies and ‘how u feelin?’ campaign on Stardoll has surpassed our expectations in reaching out to our core audience, said Ian MacArthur, Creative Director and Head of Brand Marketing of NSPCC. More than 227,042 girls reported how they felt in the first two weeks of the campaign and we anticipate doubling that interaction in the coming weeks.

Starting this week, Stardoll members will also be able to look back over the month of January and see how many days they were happy, sad, angry, etc. If they report how they feel for more than 50% of the month they will qualify for a Limited Edition gift. The winning Moodi Wear Label designers collections will be made available in the StarPlaza today and in the new Moodi Store. The winning girls will be spending an afternoon with the designer who selected their designs and participate in activities around London Fashion Week in February.

There are currently Stardoll communities in 17 languages in over 200 countries. To date, over 48.8 million Medolls have been created, and more than 39 million unique users worldwide visit The Stardoll Network each month.

About ChildLine

ChildLine, a service of the NSPCC, is the UKs free, confidential 24-hour helpline for children and young people, with trained volunteer counselors available to comfort, advise and protect. The ChildLine service still has the same well known telephone number 0800 1111 and children and young people can still call 24-hours a day and receive the same crucial service.

About the Child’s Voice Appeal

The Child’s Voice Appeal aims to raise

Obesity Treatment: Two Big Advances for People Needing Help


San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 2, 2010

The obesity problem in the United States continues to intensify. In the last year, adult obesity rates rose in 28 states. Obesity is a public health crisis for both adults and children. Weight loss is within reach with beneficial lifestyle programs, notes Dr. Janice Stanger, author of The Perfect Formula Diet. Health coverage to pay for treatment will soon be more available.

One of the stated objectives of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as health care reform, is to prevent illness by addressing the root causes. With the exception of a limited number of grandfathered plans, all medical insurance will need to start covering a long list of preventive services the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends. For some consumers, this coverage will begin as early as October 2010, and will continue rolling out through September 2011 as plans renew.

Mandated preventive services must be covered by insurance at no cost to the patient. That means obesity treatment will cost nothing from health care practitioners in a plans network.

The obesity programs will need to meet strict guidelines to qualify under the regulations. Screening for obesity is always covered. Treatment, however, must offer intensive counseling and behavioral interventions. The USPSTF defines intensive counseling for adults to be more than one person-to-person individual or group session each month for at least three months. For children and adolescents, programs must provide more than 25 hours of contact with the child and/or the family over a six-month period.

According to the USPSTF, the best programs are comprehensive, incorporating both counseling and skill-building. Participants learn about nutrition and exercise. Such programs build motivation and provide long-term support. The regulations are not clear on whether drugs and surgery for weight loss for obese adults and children would be covered.

Insurance companies are in the early stages of determining how to implement the regulations, which are still at an interim stage and may not be finalized for an indefinite period. For example, it is not yet clear whether existing networks will be adequate to provide treatment or whether insurers will need to contract with additional programs.

In July, the American Heart Association (AHA) released a detailed special study which identified program elements most effective for changing eating and exercise choices. Over 200 published articles provide data for the AHA conclusions.

The AHA study identifies ten helpful strategies. These include activities such as setting goals, giving feedback and reinforcement, and building self-confidence. The AHA recommendations are consistent with the USPSTF guidelines and will help consumers identify those programs most likely to be helpful for instilling new food and exercise habits to lose weight. Consumers should choose carefully. The regulations are not clear about how many treatment programs will be covered for each person.

The AHA report and USPSTF recommendations also agree that permanent weight loss is elusive. Over a period of a year, the typical diet result from top programs is a loss of six to twelve pounds for an obese adult. This is not a sufficient change to bring the patient out of the obese weight range.

Choosing a whole foods, plant-based diet can lead to permanent and substantial weight loss. Studies consistently find that people on a plant-based diet are significantly thinner than followers of a meat and dairy diet. For example, one comprehensive review of medical journal articles concluded 38 out of 40 studies found those who avoid meat weigh substantially less than those who eat meat. Consumers can benefit from learning more about plant-based nutrition for treating overweight as well as obesity without hunger or deprivation.

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Income at Risk: Quarterly Unemployment Rate for People with Disabilities Climbs along with SSDI Claims, Reports Allsup


Belleville, Ill. (Vocus) October 26, 2010

During the third quarter of 2010, unemployment rates for people with disabilities climbed to their highest quarterly rate in a year and continued to outpace the unemployment rate for other workers, according to a quarterly study by Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation and Medicare plan selection services.

The Allsup Disability Study: Income at Risk shows that for the third quarter of 2010, people with disabilities experienced an unemployment rate 67.7 percent higher than people with no disabilities. Specifically, the unemployment rate for the third quarter averaged 15.6 percent for people with disabilities, compared to 9.3 percent for people with no disabilities, according to non-seasonally adjusted data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The Allsup Disability Study: Income at Risk also shows that during the third quarter of 2010, the number of people with disabilities unable to work and applying for SSDI climbed to 764,902, an increase of 4.3 percent compared to third quarter 2009. Year-to-date, more than 2.25 million people have filed disability claims. Nearly 1.8 million SSDI claims are pending with an average cumulative wait time of more than 850 days, based on Allsups analysis of the Social Security disability backlog.

The number of people filing for disability claims has doubled compared to 2001, said Paul Gada, personal financial planning director for the Allsup Disability Life Planning Center. Contributing factors include both the aging population and the high unemployment rate. Some people with disabilities are never able to return to work after a layoff.

According to Gada, people applying for SSDI need to understand the importance of acting quickly to secure benefits. Someone who is qualified needs to apply as soon as possible given the backlog and to ensure they meet certain qualification restrictions, Gada said. They also need to plan financially for what likely will be a significantly reduced income.

Understanding SSDI Benefits

People unable to work due to a severe disability need to understand the specific financial resources available to them — and their families — under the SSDI program. SSDI is a mandatory, tax-funded, federal insurance program designed to provide individuals with income if they are unable to work for 12 months or longer because of a severe disability, or if they have a terminal condition.

Individuals must have paid FICA taxes to be eligible. As a result, peoples SSDI benefits are calculated using their earnings history. Because someones work history varies depending on age and life experiences — benefits can vary widely by age and gender.

Allsup outlines the following considerations when planning for the financial future:


Regular monthly income: SSDI is a regular monthly payment and usually provides annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) increases (though none for 2010 or 2011).

In September, the average monthly benefit for a person qualifying for SSDI was approximately $ 1,066. But specific benefit amounts can vary greatly. For example, the average September monthly benefit for men was above average at $ 1,190, while womens monthly benefit was $ 929. Age also plays a significant factor as the chart shows below:

Age — Average Amount* (overall) — Average Amount* (male) — Average Amount* (female)

30 — $ 750 — $ 767 — $ 730

40 — $ 896 — $ 938 — $ 852

50 — $ 1,019 — $ 1,110 — $ 921

60 — $ 1,181 — $ 1,348 — $ 988

64 — $ 1,203 — $ 1,404 — $ 967

*Figures rounded to the nearest dollar.

Source: Social Security Administration, as of June 30, 2010

Spouse and dependent benefits: A spouse and dependents of someone receiving SSDI benefits also may be eligible for benefits. The average monthly benefit for a spouse in September was $ 287, with men receiving $ 239 on average, and women receiving $ 289 on average. To be eligible, the spouse (or former spouse if the marriage lasted at least 10 years) must have a child under age 16 or a child with disabilities, or be at least 62 years old. With regard to children, there are different categories of dependents and the payment amount varies. According to the SSA, the average September monthly benefit to a dependent child was $ 318.

Keep in mind that individuals can find an estimate of their benefits by examining their Social Security statement, which the Social Security Administration (SSA) mails out on an annual basis.

The SSA recently announced there will not be a COLA for a second consecutive year, so benefit amounts will continue to hold steady in 2011. There has been little fluctuation in the average monthly benefits since the start of 2009, Gada said.

In addition to monthly income and dependent benefits, SSDI also includes provisions for protecting future retirement benefits, the opportunity for extended COBRA benefits, eligibility for Medicare 24 months after a persons date of entitlement to SSDI cash benefits, as well as prescription drug coverage.

Its important that people apply as soon as they are eligible and make certain they are receiving all the benefits that apply in their circumstances, Gada emphasized.

If you have questions about SSDI eligibility for you or someone you know, please contact the Allsup Disability Evaluation Center at (800) 279-4357 for a free evaluation of your situation.

Allsup also provides free financial planning tools to help people better manage their finances while awaiting SSDI benefits at http://www.allsup.com/personal-finance . Medicare plan selection services also are available through the Allsup Medicare Advisor

More People Turning to Online Therapy Support Groups and E-Therapy


Palm Beach Gardens, FL (PRWEB) November 23, 2010

In recent past decades, local support groups were popular for providing connectivity for many people facing mental health and emotional challenges. Today financial, travel, geographical and time constraints make it difficult to access that type of group support. Increasingly people are turning to the internet to benefit from online community connections and collective healing. And now, they can connect with qualified, professional therapists, as well.

The brain-child of experienced psychotherapist Jutta Morris, and staffed by professional licensed clinical therapists from around the globe, mytherapycouch.com is a website that gathers together people with a wide range of concerns from anxiety disorders, bereavement, addictions to relationship troubles. The new online therapy site, launched in July of this year invites people to share their personal concerns and struggles with others in a supportive group environment and forums but also provides access to trained practicing psychologists and therapists.

Aside from being convenient and time-efficient, this new model is more cost effective than face-to-face counseling and protects ones anonymity, according to Jutta Morris, founder of mytherapycouch.com. While direct counseling through on-line communication is not intended to replace traditional therapy, nor is it suitable for at risk clients, recent research suggests that on-line therapy can be effective. After conducting a study on cognitive-based therapy delivered online by qualified therapists, one of the worlds leading medical journals, The Lancet reported positive results for those suffering from depression.

The fact that online therapists represent different parts of the globe adds an international element that will appeal to people from various cultures. I felt we needed to make it easier to reach out and to bring people together, explains Jutta Morris who resides and practices in Florida People from around the world may not share specific cultures but we do all share the emotional fabric and the need to be part of a supportive community. We all share the need to feel safe in expressing ourselves and asking for help.

Of particular interest are its services offered to veterans. Increasing numbers of war veterans are reporting symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and those numbers are expected to increase as global conflicts continue. Yet, studies show that many vets suffer alone or find no support from mainstream medicine. Mytherapycouch.com hopes to connect to these vets providing a forum for them to discuss common issues and receive one-on-one counseling from professionals familiar with this misunderstood and often overlooked disorder.

While some people will visit this online counseling service website for an immediate issue others will become part of the support circles and forums that address longer-term concerns. The site provides a number of ways for visitors to interact with each other and with the staff through two models of interaction: the community forums and groups focused on specific issues of concern and the direct online counseling through the website with a specialist.

Based on input from professional IT consultants, the new site combines several successful features from popular online sites like Yahoo! Answers. Participants can respond to each others questions, with the most helpful responses being rewarded through a ranking system.

This not only encourages thoughtful responses to peoples questions but gives people a sense of ownership and personal reward for sharing their unique wisdom with others, says Gideon Kimbrell, Director of I.T. People can respond to questions, follow a group and participate in forums but what makes mytherapycouch.com unique is the ability to communicate directly with a clinical professional who responds privately through the secure website.

The therapists each have areas of expertise dedicated to individual issues so those seeking specific answers will be matched up to an appropriate expert. Through the direct counseling service, a person can communicate with a counselor who promptly responds.

The ability to have one-on-one contact in a secure and non-threatening format is something many have never had an opportunity for. Finances, travel considerations, even shyness prevents many people from meeting with counselors in brick and mortar settings.

The mission at mytherapycouch.com, according to Jutta Morris, is to create a therapeutic, virtual community of individuals with a focus on nurturing and compassionate guidance.

Every therapist contracted with the site is a fully licensed clinical or counseling psychologist with a minimum of 3 years of clinical experience in their home country. The site is a member of the International Society for Mental Health Online. Registration is free.

If youd like more information or to schedule and interview please contact:

My Therapy Couch Inc.

Contact Persons;

Jutta Morris President and Co-Founder

Gideon Kimbrell Director of I.T and Co-Founder

Office Address;

1 Main Street Suite 200

Tequesta, FL 33469

Telephone;

Jutta Morris (+1) 561-317-7389

Gideon Kimbrell (+1) 561-386-3720

E-mail Addresses;

Jutta(at)mytherapycouch(dot)com

Gideon(at)mytherapycouch(dot)com

Website address

http://www.mytherapycouch.com

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Income at Risk: Unemployment Rates Rise Sharply for People with Disabilities, Allsup Finds


Belleville, Ill. (PRWEB) October 20, 2011

The unemployment rate for people with disabilities has climbed for the fourth consecutive quarter to reach the highest rate since tracking began in 2008, according to a study by Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation and Medicare plan selection services.

The Allsup Disability Study: Income at Risk shows that people with disabilities experienced an unemployment rate more than 85 percent higher than the rate for people with no disabilities for the third quarter of 2011. Specifically, the unemployment rate averaged 16.3 percent for people with disabilities, compared with 8.8 percent for people with no disabilities. These figures are based on non-seasonally adjusted data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The quarterly rate hasnt been this high since reporting of the disability unemployment rate began in the fourth quarter of 2008.

The Allsup Disability Study: Income at Risk shows that 737,468 people with disabilities applied for SSDI during the third quarter of 2011, down 3 percent from the previous quarter. Year-to-date, nearly 2.22 million people have filed disability claims, compared with nearly 2.23 million applicants by the same time last year. Since the fourth quarter of 2007, when the recession began, more than 10.8 million people have applied for SSDI. Nearly 1.8 million SSDI claims are pending with an average cumulative wait time of more than 800 days, based on Allsups analysis of the Social Security disability backlog.

Disability applications have increased significantly over the past few years, said Paul Gada, personal financial planning director for the Allsup Disability Life Planning Center. The economy is one factor, with some people with disabilities never able to return to work after a layoff. Another factor is the aging population, with most baby boomers now in their late 40s to early 60s, Gada said. The average SSDI applicant is nearly 53 years old.

Some people with disabilities who are unable to work may put off applying for SSDI, and older individuals may simply wait to age into Social Security retirement benefits. Either of these actions, however, can result in a serious financial impact, both now and in the future.

People who are qualified need to understand the SSDI process, apply as soon as possible and prepare themselves and their families for the likelihood of living on a significantly reduced income, Gada cautioned.

Understanding Social Security Disability Benefits

SSDI is a mandatory, tax-funded federal insurance program providing individuals with financial resources if they are unable to work for 12 months or longer because of a severe disability, or if they have a terminal condition. Individuals must have paid FICA taxes to be eligible. Social Security disability benefits are calculated using the persons earnings history.

Allsup outlines several financial benefits to those who qualify for SSDI:

The Arc Brings Issues Facing People with Disabilities to the White House, President Obama Tells Disability Community Ive Got Your Back

Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 10, 2012

Today, 150 leaders of The Arc from across the country met with a variety of senior White House officials at a Community Leaders Briefing to ask questions and discuss issues facing people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The session, held just for The Arc, included an unannounced visit from President Barack Obama. The President spoke of his commitment to people with disabilities saying, Ive got your back.

This surprise appearance by the President of the United States was the highlight of the day for many attendees, along with the opportunity to interact with high level government officials about how they can support people with I/DD to live in the community. Over the course of the day, leaders of chapters of The Arc were briefed on topics ranging from Medicaid to education to community living and employment for people with I/DD. Many of the speakers, including President Obama, referenced the impact advocates made during budget negotiations to protect Medicaid, and encouraged The Arc and others to continue these efforts.

Another unannounced speaker was White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew, who reiterated the Presidents opposition to turning Medicaid into a block grant. He also took questions from the audience, including Barbara Coppens, a member of the national board of directors of The Arc and a self-advocate who took the opportunity to speak about the importance of self-advocacy by people with disabilities.

I tell other self-advocates youve got to get out there and advocate for yourself because you cant rely on other people to make change for you, said Coppens to Chief of Staff Jack Lew.

The day was organized by Kareem Dale, Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy, who kicked off the agenda by welcoming guests and speaking about employment issues. The Arc heard from Cecilia Mu

2012 Clean WORLD Movement, People of the World Take Action All Together to Cope With Climate Change


Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 28, 2012

Climate change is a topic of conversation in the international society. In order to cope with unusual weather phenomenon that threaten human welfare, the people of the world throw themselves into the matter with enthusiasm, centering on the Rep. of Korea. Recently, there have been severe damages from environmental disasters such as flood and heavy snow due to climate change. To prevent environmental pollution and fulfill human welfare, people of the world are going to carry out the environmental clean-up movement in the hills, rivers, streets, parks and seas of their countries.

It is the 2012 Clean WORLD Movement to be held throughout the world on the following Sunday (Apr 29), hosted by a global welfare organization, the Intl. WeLoveU Foundation (Chairwoman Zahng Gil-Jah). This day will be a Clean Day when the whole world becomes clean.

It is very rare for an NGO, not a world or governmental organization, to perform such wide environmental clean-up activity to cope with climate change. The Intl. WeLoveU Foundation said, Many people of each country gathered their mind to take the initiative and set an example of helping people in crisis due to climate disasters and making known the seriousness of climate change and environmental pollution,and added, In the clean environment, clean life can be formed and true human welfare can be completed. If more people of the world agree with and participate in this, it can be fulfilled.

The Clean WORLD Movement is an environmental welfare activity with a new concept, which the Intl. WeLoveU Foundation expands worldwide, starting from the Rep. Of Korea. The WORLD is the combination of the initials of Water, Oxygen, Region, Life and Descendant, and contains the meaning that we should preserve clean water, oxygen, region and life that consist of global environment and leave them to our descendants. According to this meaning, the Intl. WeLoveU Foundation is actively proceeding with the environmental clean-up and welfare activities, considering that the environment and welfare are closely related with each other, not separate.

This time, the Clean WORLD Movement is going to be carried out throughout Korea Gangwon, Chungcheong, Jeolla, Gyeongsang, Jeju, and so on including Seoul and capital area and each continent of the world in North America including USA and Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania, and Africa. The clean-up activities are carried out freely in the hills, rivers, seas, parks, historical sites and streets according to each local circumstance. Not only the WeLoveU members but also their families, friends and neighbors will participate in it and public offices like city hall, town office, and borough office of each region are also going to take part in it. This will be a great help to inform the importance of environmental protection to citizens.

In Washington DC’s very own Shepard’s Park the movement will be held. Approximately 200 WeLoveU members from DC, Richmond, Virginia Beach and North Carolina will come to aid residents and locals who have constantly battled illegal dumping in and around their homes. Shepard’s Park is known for it’s leading value in the enhancement of diversity since the years following World War II and through this movement, the International WeLove U Foundation, would like to shine the light in DC starting in Shepard’s Park to the whole WORLD in hopes that each and every resident will care to MOVE and make our communities a better place.

The Clean WORLD Movement that the Intl. WeLoveU Foundation performs is carried out around the world every year. For example, the foundation developed the clean-up activities in the hills, rivers, parks, and streets in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Singapore, Nepal, Mongolia, etc. in 2010. In Korea, too, clean-up activities were carried out in about 300 regions Jungrang Strem in Seoul, Daebu Islan in Gyeonggi, Anyang Stream, Incheon Port, Sokcho beach, Mt. Palgong in Daegu, Traditional Korean House Village in Jeongju, Geumnamro park ini Gwangju, etc. Many people including workers, university students, housewives, middle and high school students participated in the Clean WORLD Movement, holding garbage bags, burlap bags and tongs on holiday. Seeing this, even nearby residents helped carry garbage and do clean-up activity. Children and teenagers who came with their families had the opportunity to experience volunteer activities, and adults like workers, university students and housewives who usually find it difficult to do volunteer service due to their daily busy work said that they felt great to participate in the environmental protection.

Their active volunteer service was reported on the news media in Mongolia, Cambodia, Nepal, etc. The Cambodian TV broadcasted the Clean WORLD Movement, delivering positive reviews, The clean-up enabled tourists and residents to pleasantly use the Mekong River which had been full of trash and debris and provided a good opportunity to inform the Phnom Penh citizens of the importance of the environmental protection

The WeLoveU Foundation said, Some changes through the Clean WORLD Movement appear little in every country. Not only in less developed countries and developing countries, but also in advanced countries like USA and Germany of which social security system is comparatively organized well, civic awareness changed citizens take action to protect environment. In Europe, the clean-up started in Germany and Netherlands, and gradually expanded to more regions and nearby countries like England, France and Italy.

Zahng Gil-Jah, Chairwoman of the Intl. WeLoveU Foundation, said, Though everyone has busy daily work, if many people put their short time and little effort in this at the same time, the whole world can be clean. We will not stop the step of love, wishing the people of the world to participate in the Clean WORLD Movement all together and make the world better and beautiful.

The Intl. WeLoveU Foundation Develops Global Welfare Activity Through Mother’s Love

The Intl. WeLoveU Foundation develops various welfare activities such as child welfare, youth welfare, senior citizen welfare, social welfare, emergency relief and so on for the people of the world who are suffering from wars, famine, earthquakes, etc. with the purpose of the fulfillment of human welfare with Mother’s Love.

The WeLoveU Foundation carries out welfare activities in various fields: the New Life Family Walkathon that started to help children with heart disease and incurable diseases and extended in size by helping other countries with water shortage, the New Life Concert that supports neighbors in need in and outside the country and multicultural families, etc. and the Blood Drive that helps patients in danger of their lives due to blood supply shortage. Being moved by their constant and heartfelt volunteer activities for our global neighbors, participants increases every year and experts in every field including officials of local government and ambassadors of other countries like Ghana, Cambodia, Gabon, etc. have been participating in it.

On March 26th, when the Gabonese president visited Rep. Of Korea to attend the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit, the WeLoveU Foundation signed an agreement with the Gabonese Republic in the Middle West of Africa to cope with global climate change and to take action for environmental welfare activities together. It is very rare for a head of a country, who made a state visit to Korea, to make an agreement with a head of NGO in person. That day, Gabon’s President Ali-Ben Bongo Ondimba said to the WeLoveU, You are the protagonists who take responsibility of the future of Korea. Let us maintain a better relationship from now on.

The Intl. WeLoveU Foundation is going to hold the 14th New Life Family Walkathon to Help Climate Refugees Around the Worldwith about 12,000 participants in the Olympic Park, Se

Preston Hire Helps Provide Clean Water for a Quarter-Million People


Melbourne, Victoria (PRWEB) December 18, 2012

Preston Hire has long been engaged in charitable giving as a way of providing value to the community both as a provider of construction equipment and on a more immediate human level. This year for Christmas, Preston Hire are celebrating the closing in on the major milestone of having provided clean water for a day to a total of a quarter million people in need.

Children are dying every day as a result of contaminated drinking water. In fact, it is estimated, a child dies on an average of every eight seconds as a result of this problem. In many places, the only source of water available is the same as where animals drink and leave their waste. The consequences of this go beyond the death toll, and also include many more children who become ill and miss school due to bad water as well. This means many lives can be saved, and suffering prevented, by an act as simple as digging a well.