International Volunteer Day

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Name: International Volunteer Day
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

QRC to use money donated by CP Chem on three key projects

A QR750,000 donation received by Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) from Chevron Phillips Chemical Co Qatar (CP Chem Qatar) will support three key projects.The first project involves the provision of hygiene kits for 3,000 expatriate workers (QR450,000), the second ... [Published Gulf Times - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

'If you're not named, you're not counted'

Six-month-old Naba Mohamed, who has serious mobility problems in her legs and feet, receives a massage at the Sudanese Association for Disabled People in El Fasher, North Darfur. Disability is finally being considered in the “zero draft,” but its inclusion ... [Published Devex - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Nominate An Unsung Hero In Your Community

Extraordinary volunteers in Alberta have the chance to win this award. Photo provided by Alla HoncharukThere are many volunteers in our province who often don't get recognized for the selfless work they do.The Government of Alberta wants to give these ... [Published Highriver online - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Egypt: IFRC Mourns the Loss of Egyptian Red Crescent Society Secretary General, Professor Mamdouh Gabr

Beirut — The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement mourned on Monday the death of Professor Mamdouh Kamal Gabr, the Secretary General of the Egyptian Red Crescent Society and a distinguished figure in the country's healthcare system.Professor Gabr, who was ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Aug 28 2014]

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"The nominations we receive, they just never stop to amaze us," Honcharuk says. "The stories, the volunteers, the contributions of our volunteers, it's really quite outstanding what amount of hours people contribute to their communities."
On International Volunteer Day in 2010, he said: "The International Volunteer Day is a celebration and a tribute to our volunteers in recognition of what they offer to the people of Egypt and their efforts in the face of the challenges of the humanitarian work. They are simply the backbone of our work."
"Canadian volunteers abroad share their skills, knowledge and experience to build capacity, improve institutions, and mentor leaders, all with the goal of creating sustainable change that improves the lives of our clients" said Wendy Harris

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