Susan Sarandon And Michelle Yeoh Visit Earthquake Victims In Nepal

first_imgSusan Sarandon has arrived in Nepal to help victims of the devastating earthquakes that hit the country.Michelle Yeoh In NepalThe actress is visiting with Live To Love International, and is following a visit by Michelle Yeoh last week.Sarandon is encouraging tourists to keep visiting Nepal to ensure the country’s tourism industry survives.“It is important to emphasize that by the fall, when monsoon ends, people should make their reservations now if they want to help and they want to come and visit because it is very, very important to keep all these jobs alive,” said Sarandon. “I think that would be the next wave – to think of Nepal not as an ongoing disaster, but as a country that has found its way back and has many monuments that haven’t fallen and many beautiful areas that can be still safe to trek.”Last week, Michelle Yeoh – a Live To Love ambassador – announced the construction of community halls, in a collaboration with on-ground partners like the Panchakanya group and the Drukpa Kung Fu Nuns, to house victims of the Nepal earthquakes, a crucial need as monsoon season nears and dry shelter becomes scarce.last_img read more

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Pitbull To Perform At CareOne Masquerade Ball For Puerto Rico Relief Effort

first_imgDaniel E. Straus, owner and operator of senior care company CareOne, aims to raise substantial funds for the Puerto Rico relief effort at the upcoming Starry Night Masquerade, organized by The Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus Charitable Fund of CareOne.The event is taking place on October 19th from 7-11pm at Skylight Clarkson North in New York City, and will feature celebrity guests and special performances by Pitbull and JoJo.Uniting to challenge themselves and partners to raise millions of dollars to rebuild the star of Puerto Rico, 100% of the ticket and sponsorship proceeds will be made immediately available through the family’s Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus Charitable Fund for Puerto Rico relief efforts.With deeply rooted family values of compassion and charitable giving, Daniel E. Straus and his daughter, CareOne Executive Vice President Elizabeth Straus, mobilized the effort to provide aid and raise funds for Puerto Rico. “Given our family’s businesses, we are in a position to help and did not hesitate. This is also personal for us as we have several facilities in Puerto Rico where staff members and their families have been deeply affected,” says Elizabeth Straus.CareOne has continued to provide assistance to the victims of Hurricane Maria in concert with its sister company in Puerto Rico, InnovaCare. In their most recent initiative to provide on-ground support, planes were deployed transporting physicians and medical supplies to Puerto Rico, as well as bringing several people requiring immediate medical attention back to the mainland U.S. for hospital treatment.For additional information and to purchase tickets to the Starry Night Masquerade, please click here.last_img read more

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1000 Girls In Pakistan To Receive Education Through Big Heart Foundation And

first_imgThe Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), a global humanitarian charity based in Sharjah, UAE, is funding the second phase of a school for girls in Pakistan in keeping with its dedication to ensuring children have access to education, enabling them to contribute to the development of their communities.Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi and Malala Yousafzai witnessing the signing between TBHF and Malala FundThe project will be funded by the TBHF ‘Girl Child Fund’, in cooperation with the Malala Fund, launched by Nobel Laureate and education activist, Malala Yousafzai.The initiative was announced in the presence of Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, The Big Heart Foundation’s Humanitarian Envoy, and Malala Yousafzai following an agreement signed in Oxford by Mariam Al Hammadi, Director of TBHF, and Farah Mohamed, CEO of the Malala Fund.The school is being constructed in Swat Valley, Yousafzai’s home district in Pakistan. The TBHF donation of USD 700,000 will fund the school’s second phase of development, which is set for completion in April 2018. It will open its doors to 350 girls in its 11 classrooms. Gradually, the educational services and school infrastructure will expand to accommodate 1,000 students of all grades.TBHF Girl Child Fund will also partially cover the first two years of the school’s operational costs, including staff salaries, medical and security expenses, transportation, uniforms, books and stationary.Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi said: “Under the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council Ruler of Sharjah, and the directives of His Wife, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, the emirate of Sharjah believes educating future generations is a fundamental responsibility of every society.”Commenting on the agreement, Malala Yousafzai, said: “I overwhelmingly thank The Big Heart Foundation for believing in my dream of a world where girls can choose their own future path. With their support, the Malala Fund can provide education for girls in my hometown Swat Valley in Pakistan.”In June 2015, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi officially launched The Big Heart Foundation to coincide with the World Refugee Day. The foundation aims to protect and enable vulnerable and marginalized children and their families, focusing primarily on the Arab world, but extending support to areas most in need.last_img read more

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