We are proud to announce that we have recently partnered with Everyday Ambassador, an organization that brings together like minded people and organizations that strive to help disconnected people connect in a technology driven world. Partners of Everyday Ambassador promote social change through personal interaction, instead of relying on technology to replace human connectivity. As an Experiential Partner of Everyday Ambassador, Globe Aware helps people become meaningfully engaged in the world through traveling and volunteering.
For Love Of All ThingsGlobe Aware has had the wonderful opportunity to take part in a social media campaign through FLOAT (For Love Of All Things). We have designed limited edition t-shirts that will only be available until Monday May 4th. We are trying to reach our goal of selling 150 t-shirts. FLOAT will donate $8.00 for each t-shirt sold to Globe Aware. Thank you to everyone who has already purchased a t-shirt! All donations help promote sustainability in the communities we serve abroad. http://shop.float.org/
Destination CubaThe Cuba program with Globe Aware is coming up on July 4th, and there are only a few spots left! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about this program. Cuba is unique amongst all of our programs and we are very excited about it!
As for the recent events in Nepal, our hearts sincerely go out to the people affected by the devastating earthquake and aftershocks. Thousands of people perished, countless homes and historic buildings have been reduced to rubble, leaving an untold number of people homeless. Globe Aware has conducted programs in Nepal, though we will not be operating there for at least the coming year. We and many of our industry peers feel strongly that extreme disaster relief is best left in the hands of agencies and organizations that specialize in what is most needed. We do not operate heavy equipment and machinery, nor do we want to put our volunteers in harms’ way. Many people mistakenly think that merely showing up as an extra set of hands will help without realizing that there are thousands already on hand. Usually it is access to specialized equipment to pick up and remove structures, and doctors with specialized care that is most needed. Sending funds in the ways of supplies for those who have survived is also extremely helpful. We encourage donations to the following organizations:
The Nepal Red Cross Society and the International Committee of the Red Cross said they are presently responding to "restoring family links needs in the areas affected by the earthquake in Nepal." For online donation information, click here
The U.N. children's agency, UNICEF, said it is preparing two cargo flights with a combined 120 tons of humanitarian goods including medical and hospital supplies, tens and blankets. The urgent airlift will be sent to Kathmandu, where the supplies will provide relief for nearly 1 million children in Nepal in need of help, the group added. For online donation information, click here.
The World food Program said it is actively assessing the earthquake's damage and working to "help the millions affected by the worst earthquake to hit the country since the 1930s" by providing food. For online donation information, click here.
Facebook is rolling out a message at the top of users' News Feeds with an option to donate to the IMC, "which has emergency response teams operating mobile medical units to deliver critically needed medical care and medicines to the regions hardest hit by the earthquake." For online donation information, click here.
Mercy Corps said its team in Nepal was quickly preparing emergency supply kits, tarps and shelter kits for survivors on Sunday. Emergency supply kits will include items like clean water, clothing, cooking utensils, towels and hygiene supplies to meet their daily needs, the group added. For online donation information, click here.
Doctors Without Borders/Mdecins Sans Frontires (MSF) said it is sending eight teams -- including a surgical, medical and non-medical team -- to provide medical assistance and emergency supplies to those affected by the earthquake. For online donation information, click here.
The charity said it "has begun the delivery of 136 tarpaulins in Kathmandu, while in the earthquake-affected Bhaktapur district, 180 baby packs - which include children's clothes, blankets and soap - are being distributed to those in need." The group added it would also soon begin distributing many more items to some of the hardest-hit regions outside Kathmandu Valley. For online donation information, click here.
CARE said its humanitarian workers on the ground in Nepal are currently assessing the situation and determining immediate needs. The group added its emergency response teams specialize in providing life-saving food, water, shelter and health care. For online donation information, click here. OXFAM International OXFAM said it is preparing to supply clean water and hygiene equipment to thousands of displaced survivors following the earthquake. The group added it will start building sanitation facilities in the temporary camps working in partnership with UNICEF. For online donation information, click here.
You can use Google's "Person Finder" tool if you're looking for someone or have information about someone in the area of the earthquake.
Facebook recently converted our old Globe Aware Volunteers page.
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