Anderson Cooper – Television Anchor

After announcing Medellin to be one of his favourite cities in the world, Cooper stated that: “Colombia is a fantastic country. They’ve overcome a lot, and there are many exciting things happening here. It’s a great place to visit.”

Anderson Cooper

Source: Colombia Travel Blog @ColombiaTravels

After announcing Medellin to be one of his favourite cities in the world, Cooper stated that: “Colombia is a fantastic country. They’ve overcome a lot, and there are many exciting things happening here. It’s a great place to visit.”

Catalina Escobar – Fundación Juan Felipe Gómez Escobar – Top 10 CNN Hero

Recuerde que usted también puede apoyar con su voto a esta colombiana ingresando a:

(CNN) — For the past six years, CNN has been honoring everyday people who are changing the world.

The tradition continues December 2, when the top 10 CNN Heroes of 2012 will be recognized at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

“CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute” will air live at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on CNN’s global networks. The show, hosted by Anderson Cooper, celebrates the year’s top 10 CNN Heroes, who each receive a $50,000 grant for their extraordinary efforts to improve the lives of others.

At the end of the show, Cooper will announce the CNN Hero of the Year. The Hero of the Year is chosen by the public, and he or she will receive an additional $250,000 to continue their work. Votes can be cast now through November 28 at Votes can also be cast on a mobile device.

Hope for Haiti – Telethon

Hope for Haiti Telethon

Hope for Haiti Telethon

  • Find your Loved Ones

The U.S. State Department has set up a hotline for information on family members who may be in Haiti: (888) 407.4747.
This number is for information on U.S. citizens in Haiti only. For all Nationalities, you can use their online Person Finder Tool.
• Are you searching for a family member or friend?
Upload their photo on iReport

  • Texting Donations
You can also text donations for Haiti relief from your cell phone. In addition to your donation amount, standard text messaging fees will apply.

Red Cross: Text HAITI to 90999 ($10 donation)
UNICEF: Text UNICEF to 20222 ($10 donation)
Clinton Foundation: Text HAITI to 20222 ($10 donation)
Yele Haiti: Text YELE to 501501 ($5 donation)
United Way: Text HAITI to 864833 ($5 donation)
Intl Medical Corps: Text HAITI to 85944 ($10 donation)
World Food Program: Text: FRIENDS to 90999 ($5 donation)
UN Foundation: Text CERF to 90999 ($5 donation)
Compassion Intl: Text DISASTER to 90999 ($10 donation)
Intl Rescue Committee Text: HAITI to 25383 ($5 donation)
The Salvation Army: Text HAITI to 52000 ($10 donation)
Cure Intl: Text CURE to 85944 ($10 donation)
Oxfam: Text OXFAM to 25383 ($10 donation)
Samaritan’s Purse: Text SP to 85944 ($10 donation)

From Canada:
Salvation Army in Canada: Text HAITI to 45678 ($5 donation)
Plan Canada: Text HAITI to 30333 ($5 donation)

From the United Kingdom:
Disasters Emergency Committee: Text GIVE to 70077 (£5 Pounds)

From France:
French Red Cross: Text HAITI to 80222 (1 Euro)

  • You can make a Difference: Volunteer
You can make a difference by offering your time. Several Haiti relief organizations are seeking volunteer assistance, especially those with prior disaster relief experience, those with Medical Training and those fluent in French and Haitian Creole. These organizations are accepting all applications:
• Center for International Disaster Information accepts applications for all types of volunteers. This database is then provided to agencies that are working in the disaster location. – CIDI Volunteer Hotline 703-276-1914
• International Medical Corps is quickly assembling additional medical teams to join their emergency response in Haiti. They also need non-medical volunteers for these teams and for their offices in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and London.
• Healing Hands for Haiti is looking especially for health care professionals. They are also accepting applications for support volunteers.
• Catholic Medical Mission Board is accepting applications for licensed healthcare professionals to volunteer in Haiti for either a short mission of a few weeks or a longer commitment of a year.
• National Nurses United has launched a relief effort to send registered nurses to Haiti. Their RN Response Network is accepting applications from Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners.
• Heart to Heart International is accepting Medical volunteers to go to Haiti. They need volunteers to assemble hygiene kits at their Global Distribution Center in Kansas City, KS.
• Beyond Borders has applications for medical professionals, translators, and volunteers with other skills to go to Haiti.
• Feed My Starving Children needs volunteers at their food-packing sites in the Twin Cities, MN and Chicagoland, IL.
• MedShare is calling for volunteers to help sort and pack surplus medical supplies at two daily volunteer sessions at their Distribution Centers located in Atlanta, GA and San Leandro, CA
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