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Apples and Oranges: Comparison of Life Events in Haiti and the US

Andrew MacCalla | Posted 03.14.2015 | Impact
Andrew MacCalla

If we believe that all lives are equal, then we have to do more for these lives. At Direct Relief, we've been working to help train additional medical professionals (like midwives and birth attendants) and provide essential medical resources (like cancer therapies) but much more needs to be done.

Ebola: 5 Questions for a Frontline Healthcare Worker in Sierra Leone

Andrew MacCalla | Posted 10.01.2014 | Impact
Andrew MacCalla

Like the cholera outbreak in Haiti that began four years ago, the current Ebola virus outbreak tells the tale of extreme poverty, a lack of health education, and a dearth of basic healthcare supplies to help treat the people affected and prevent the further spread.

SOBCon NW: Connecting Those Who Will Make a Difference

John Bergquist | Posted 11.23.2011 | Impact
John Bergquist

If our motives are pure and our minds clear, we can find others who are just as passionate about a need in the world. SOBCon is proof that entrepreneurs and employees alike can be both profitable and purposeful.

Derrick Rose Donating To Japan For Every Point He Scores

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Derrick Rose has led his team to a performance few could have predicted this season. His Chicago Bulls are in first place by a game in the Eastern Con...

Balinese Natural Birthing Center Threatened by Global Downturn

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Mid-wife and clinic founder Robin Lim is a legend in the world of women's maternity health. I have heard of her from Port-au-Prince in Haiti to New-Y...

Contributing to Chile -- What You Can Do Now

Angela Courtney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Angela Courtney

In difficult times following natural disasters, such as the current situations in Chile and Haiti, we have the ability to show our compassion and give to those who have the most immediate needs.

How to Help India Flood Victims For Less Than $100

Huffington Post | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

After the worst flooding in decades, India faces a long road to recovery. Hundreds died and more than a million were displaced because of the floods, ...