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Hurricane Matthew slams Haiti

Hurricane Matthew assaulted Haiti’s southern coast with deadly fury on Tuesday, destroying homes and crops, sweeping away livestock and cutting off transportation as a large part of the Caribbean was pummeled by the storm’s 145-mile-per-hour winds and torrential rain. The top United Nations official in Haiti, Mourad Wahba, described the storm as “the largest humanitarian event” in the country of 11 million since a devastating earthquake six

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Coins for Kids Registration

REGISTER  for the campaign (6 Month Project Terms) The campaign will start November 1, 2016, and end April 30, 2017. Goal for kids ages 4-12 = $50, kids ages 13-17 = $100. To turn in funds raised for Coins for Kids, parents or guardians must donate the proceeds of  their child’s collection box online at www.embracerelief.org/coins-for-kids Checks can be made out and mailed to Embrace Relief. If kids reach their goal before the deadline, or if

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Coins for Kids

“Coins for Kids,” is a chapter project that empowers children to help other kids in communities with great needs. Children are asked to raise money that will be used for Embrace Relief projects that support kids’ educations. We believe that it is important to teach kids how to give back and who to give back to at a young age, so as they grow and become more independent, they will continue to be philanthropic. As they learn and understand that

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Earthquake in Italy

  Central Italy has been hit by a magnitude 6.2 quake on August 23. The quake was felt from Bologna in the north of Italy to Naples in the south.   At least 240 people have been killed and hundreds were injured in an earthquake that hit a mountainous area of central Italy, civil protection officials say. Dozens of aftershocks have been reported since. More than 4,300 rescuers are using heavy lifting equipment and their bare hands. Many

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Louisiana Historic Flooding

LOUISIANA HISTORIC FLOODING   Embrace Relief is launching a relief campaign to help victims and families affected by historic flooding in Louisiana! More than two feet of rain has led to record flooding in Louisiana, submerging homes, businesses, and vehicles under feet of water in some cases. At least 8 dead, 40000 homes affected in devastating Louisiana floods. Here are a few links for further information on this historic flooding: COMPLETE COVERAGE

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Fundraiser for the Victims of Somalia Terror Attack is Over

  [caption id="attachment_5178" align="alignleft" width="154"] Match Teacher Hidir Calka[/caption] SOMALIA FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN IS OVER A few months ago, we were shattered by the news of the abhorrent attack against a school bus carrying students, teachers, and staff in Mogadishu, Somalia. Unidentified gunmen in a car had opened fire at the school bus as it was passing four kilometers away from Mogadishu. Three teachers, and three members of

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Embrace Relief Soup Kitchen in Kenya

      In 2014, Embrace Relief has opened up a soup kitchen to serve people in need in Malindi, Kenya in partnership with Omeriye Foundation.         The focus of the soup kitchen was the impoverished Somalian refugee population which found a safe haven in this part of Kenya after years of war and conflict in their own country. Built on a 7,500 sq ft area, the facility has become a beacon of hope not only for the

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West Virginia Flooding

A deluge of 9 inches of rain on parts of West Virginia killed at least 25 people, destroyed or damaged more than 100 homes, knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses since Thursday. West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has recently confirmed 25 deaths due to the floods. West Virginia's Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has called in hundreds of National Guardsmen to help with search and rescue efforts. Authorities

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Mother’s Day Cataract Campaign

GIVE THE GIFT OF VISION THIS MOTHER'S DAY! This mother's day, you can give someone in need the gift of vision in your mother's name and make your mother happy and proud of you! According to research, approximately half the widespread blindness in Africa is due to cataract, which can easily be cured with a simple operation. Embrace Relief volunteers have funded those operations for hundreds of people so far and helped them gain their eyesight back.

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