Global Impact Launches Disaster Fund

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Global Impact Launches Disaster Fund

Funds to provide long-term support for critical humanitarian needs after disaster strikes
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Global Impact’s newly launched Disaster Relief Fund will address the ongoing needs of those suffering from natural and man-made disasters.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 2:15pm

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Alexandria, VA - July 13, 2011 - Global Impact launched a disaster relief fund to meet the long-term needs of disaster victims around the world. Donors can contribute to a standing fund that enables Global Impact’s alliance of U.S. based international charities to address ongoing humanitarian needs after a disaster strikes. Global Impact charities are operating on the front lines and often first to respond when a disaster occurs. 

“People around the world overcome hardships to rebuild their lives and communities after potentially devastating disasters,” stated Renée S. Acosta, President & CEO, Global Impact. “This new fund allows donors to make deliberate donation choices year round and contribute to sustainable recovery.”
 
The Global Impact Disaster Relief Fund provides additional revenue for longer-term programs and an expanded network of donors committed to sustainable work. Through the online tool, corporate partners and individual donors can give to vetted charities with the most effective and efficient programs for long-standing disaster response. Donors will also receive ongoing updates on the impact of their contributions for people in need.
 
“Recent disasters demonstrate the urgent need to create a standing relief fund. For example, relief workers lost precious time in responding to the needs of earthquake victims in Haiti,” stated Ms. Acosta. “Once the immediate needs were met, the funding to help the victims rebuild their lives and communities slowed. Numerous Haitians remain in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.” 
 
Global Impact’s standing fund will assure that the world’s most vulnerable people receive economic, social and health assistance long after the disaster fades from the headlines. For more information or to make a donation to Global Impact’s new disaster relief fund, visit the Global Impact Disaster Relief Fund.  
 
About Global Impact
Global Impact raises funds to meet critical humanitarian needs around the world. Global Impact supports an alliance of 58 U.S. based international charities through innovative partnerships and employee giving programs and provides solutions to meet the unique giving needs of organizations and donors.  
Additionally, Global Impact distributes charitable donations for some of America’s top corporations and manages two of the world’s largest workplace giving campaigns: the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Areaand the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas. Since 1956, Global Impact has generated more than $1.3 billion to assure help for the world’s most vulnerable people. Learn more at www.charity.org.
 

 

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Global Impact
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CONTENT: Press Release