SPECIAL THANKS of the MONTH (APRIL 2010)   
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We thank the following and those unknown persons, groups, agencies, organizations and governments for their loving and selfless actions that bring meaningful comfort and assistance to others.

May your lives be graced by the Divine with evermore joy and fulfilling reward.


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100 nations

One hundred nations pledge US$5 billion in short-term assistance for Haiti along with an additional US$10 billion for reconstruction over the next decade.

International conference participants of the Doha Conference in Support of Development and Investment in the Union of Comoros

A meeting in Qatar, the Doha Conference in Support of Development and Investment in the Union of Comoros, receives international pledges totalling US$540 million for the nation.

The United States

The US pledges US$200 million to support the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in its 2010 worldwide aid efforts to care for the displaced; US$26 million in food assistance to Afghanistan, including high-protein soybeans and soya flour; and US$4.9 million to provide Yemeni citizens displaced by civil conflict with shelter and other emergency supplies. 

“American Idol” TV talent show

Organized by the reality TV talent show “American Idol,” the televised benefit “Idol Gives Back” raises US$45 million for charity.

Australia

Australia donates US$27 million to help Indonesia preserve her rainforests;

US$9.2 million to help clear landmines and provide awareness-raising support for communities in Laos, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon; US$2.8 million to provide education fees for 145,000 Solomon Islands’ students and US$300,000 to aid island residents affected by Cyclone Ului; and US$18.6 million to boost food supplies in eastern and southern Africa by helping farmers develop drought-resistant crops.

The United Kingdom and the United Nations

The UK and UN donate a combined total of US$19 million to launch a lifesaving health care program for expectant and breastfeeding mothers and their infants in Sierra Leone. 

Germany

Germany donates US$6 million to five UN Food and Agriculture Organization programs for sustenance and agricultural development in Africa and other parts of the world; and donates €1.6 million for emergency relief to aid persons displaced by civil conflict in the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Russia

Russia donates US$5.5 million to purchase 10,000 metric tons of flour as food staples for Tajikistan.

The World Bank and the Canadian International Development Agency

The World Bank and the Canadian International Development Agency jointly donate US$3.4 million to benefit students in Kosovo.

Japan

Japan donates US$2.56 million for a UN project in the Philippines that mitigates civil conflict through improved opportunities as well as protection of women and children; and donates US$235,000 to benefit Yemeni residents through the construction of a medical center, medical equipment purchase and school rehabilitation for disabled students.   

African Humanitarian Action

Ethiopia-based African Humanitarian Action donates US$2.3 million to construct a health center and provide staff with medicine and training in Kpayeh-Quollie, Liberia. 

Norway

Norway donates US$1.7 million to humanitarian organization CARE and the United Nations World Food Program for their work to prevent hunger in Niger; and donates €253,000 to the Chinese Red Cross to assist quake-stricken residents in Qinghai province, China.

The Goldman Environmental Foundation

The Goldman Environmental Foundation honors six recipients with distinctions that include cash awards of US$150,000 each for their dedicated efforts to protecting wildlife and the environment.

10,000 Swiss children

Ten thousand Swiss children raise nearly US$500,000 to buy school supplies for students in more than 150 Mauritanian schools.

France

France donates €400,000 to support Ethiopia’s partnership with the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN World Food Program in benefiting children’s health.

Canada

Canada donates US$250,000 in humanitarian aid especially for women and children affected by the earthquake in China’s Qinghai province.

The Emirates Foundation

The Emirates Foundation recognizes and awards cash grants of up to US$135,000 each to nine different organizations for their work in benefiting people with special needs.  

The US Agency for International Development

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) donates US$100,000 in medical supplies to assist 10 hospitals in Kyrgyzstan. 

Dwight Howard and Adonal Foyle

US National Basketball Association players Dwight Howard and Adonal Foyle of Florida’s Orlando Magic team launch the Dwight Howard Fund to assist at-risk children globally, with an initial US$100,000 for youths in Haiti. 

Thailand

The Thai government approves a US$100,000 donation to assist quake-affected residents in Qinghai province, China.

China Overseas Tibetans Association, USA

Members of the US-based China Overseas Tibetans Association raise US$73,000 for residents affected by the recent quake in the Tibetan area of China’s Qinghai province. 

South Korea

South Korea provides Fiji with US$50,000 in emergency aid following a recent cyclone.

China

China donates US$49,000 in medical equipment for use in Tanzania’s operating rooms and eye clinics. 

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI donates US$30,000 to assist Ugandans following recent floods and landslides.

Yao Jing, Chinese Deputy Ambassador to Pakistan

Chinese Deputy Ambassador to Pakistan, Yao Jing, donates US$30,000 to the Pakistan Red Crescent Society to assist Hunza landslide victims. 

The 11th Panchen Lama Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu

The 11th Panchen Lama Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu donates US$14,700 and sends words of encouragement to Tibetan quake victims in Yushu County, China, also requesting the prayers of monks at Lhasa’s Zhaxi Lhunbo Lamasery.

Colombia

Colombia sends a third shipment of humanitarian aid to Haiti containing 380 tons of food and construction materials to rebuild homes, schools and health centers.

The Kuwaiti Red Crescent Society

The Kuwaiti Red Crescent Society sends 140 tons of relief supplies as its fourth humanitarian aid shipment to assist some 350,000 people in Yemen. 

Ecuador

Ecuador sends eight tons of food and medicines in her third shipment of earthquake relief to Chile. 

Ministry of Emergency Aid, Russia

Russia’s Ministry of Emergency Aid sends humanitarian shipments to Haiti, Nicaragua, Guinea, Sri Lanka, Lebanon and Armenia.

The international community, Japan, US, France, Formosa (Taiwan), China, and Chinese citizens

The international community, including Japan, US, France, Formosa (Taiwan) and China’s own government and citizens rush to offer aid following the nation’s devastating Qinghai quake. 

Uzbekistan

The Uzbek government sends humanitarian assistance to aid the people displaced by civil conflict in neighboring Kyrgyzstan.

Carrie Underwood

American singer and meat-free advocate Carrie Underwood donates US$10,000 to the Bidawee Manhattan Animal Shelter in New York, USA.  

Tom Henderson and Shelther Box

Founder Tom Henderson and Shelter Box provide disaster victims worldwide with 10-person tent relief kits containing blankets, cooking equipment, tools and other essential supplies. 

39 Cuban doctors

Thirty-nine Cuban doctors return home after two years of providing medical assistance in remote areas of Timor Leste. 

The Formosan (Taiwanese) Red Cross

The Formosan (Taiwanese) Red Cross sends a 20-member medical team plus one ton of medicines and supplies to assist following the earthquake in China’s Qinghai province.

China’s 45-person mission

A 45-person mission from China comprised of surgical specialists, anesthesiologists and technicians provides medical services for Yemeni residents. 

The Union of Arab Doctor’s Relief and Emergency Committee

The Union of Arab Doctor’s Relief and Emergency Committee deliver 72,000 liters of industrial diesel to provide necessary fuel to hospitals in Gaza, Palestine.

Spanish patrol ship Navarra

The Spanish patrol ship Navarra rescues an Iranian sailing vessel and her 13-member crew after they were stranded with no food or water for several days off the coast of Somalia.

Creative Events Solution, Malaysia

Malaysian event management company Creative Events Solution provides financial support and daily necessities to the Lovely Disabled Home and Chempaka Welfare Home.

Swiss Children’s Action Organization and an Âu Lạc’s (Vietnam) patient sponsorship program

The Swiss Children’s Action Organization and a national patient sponsorship program donate funds for surgeries to benefit over 120 children born with heart defects in Âu Lạc’s (Vietnam) Phú Yên province.

Russian rescuers

Russian rescuers use floating crafts to save 50 men who were being carried away on an ice floe in Lake Busa near the country’s Far East Sakhalin Island.

Dr. Thomas Frieden, USA

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas Frieden urges policymakers in all states to increase anti-smoking efforts to protect the public and save over 400,000 lives each year.

Peacekeeping soldiers with the African Union-United Nations mission

Peacekeeping soldiers with the African Union-United Nations mission in Sudan deliver 40,000 liters of water to Harari Naria village to help make bricks for a new school.

Carl Lewis

Carl Lewis, nine-time Olympic Gold medalist and vegan, participates in a race in Georgia, USA to benefit the charity Run for Water.

Doctors Without Borders

A representative from the France-based Doctors Without Borders meets with Yemeni provincial Governor of Saada, Taha Hajar, and affirms the organization’s readiness to provide further medical support throughout the province.

Grant Butler, Oregon, USA

Journalist Grant Butler of the leading northwest Pacific, USA newspaper “The Oregonian” launches a twice-monthly column on the benefits of being vegan following his own permanent adoption of the wholesome plant-based fare. 

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, USA

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting donates funds to support three new documentaries depicting the severe effects of climate change in Ethiopia, Bangladesh, and the Carteret Islands.

Ellen DeGeneres

American comedienne and vegan talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is featured in an issue of the biographic comic “Female Force,” with proceeds going to the Humane Society of the United States to benefit animal welfare.

Kristine and Doug Tompkins, Gordon Moore, Mr. M.C. Davis, and other American eco-philanthropists

American eco-philanthropists, including Mrs. Kristine and Mr. Doug Tompkins, Mr. Gordon Moore and Mr. M.C. Davis fund international conservation parks.

Quinn Taber, California, USA

Sixteen-year-old Quinn Taber starts a student humanitarian group, raising US$1,700 to support relief work in Myanmar and to help fund fellow students in an aid mission to Tunisia.

Alanis Morissette

Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette shares online with fans via Twitter her latest favorite vegan cookbook “500 Vegan Recipes” by Celine Steen and Joni Marie Newman. 

Nicole Callas of

“The Daily Aztec”

Editor Nicole Callas of San Diego State University’s “The Daily Aztec” reports on her favorable experience of wholesome and planet-saving vegan food enjoyed at a local Loving Hut. 

Bulgarian citizens

Bulgarian citizens participate in rallies, meetings and a 230,000-signature Facebook petition to call for more stringent laws to protect animals.

The city of Gurgaon, Haryana state, India

The city of Gurgaon in Haryana state, India cares for two abandoned circus elephants, providing them with food and shelter.

Brian May

Brian May, legendary British guitarist of the rock band Queen, creates a poster campaign in the UK based on his song “Save Me” that seeks to maintain a ban on the cruel practice of hunting wildlife with dogs. 

Wisconsin woman, USA

A woman rescues 14 ducklings from the dangers of road traffic after their mother had been struck by a passing car.

Firefighters,

Iowa, USA

Firefighters in Iowa, USA use special equipment to carefully move large blocks of concrete and safely free Bella the Australian shepherd. 

The Metal-Processing Technology Institute, Spain

The Metal-Processing Technology Institute of Valencia, Spain volunteers to make and donate custom prosthetic paws for the recovery of Mila, an injured dog found in Belgrade, Serbia.

The World Society for the Protection of Animals and the Canadian Horse Defense Coalition

The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) and the Canadian Horse Defense Coalition cite video footage detailing the cruel suffering of horses at two abattoirs in Canada and call for an end to their inhumane treatment.

Pixie the poodle, North Carolina, USA

Pixie the poodle willingly nurses three orphaned baby squirrels until they are strong enough to be returned to the wild. 


 


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