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Public News Service - WA: International Relief

Seattle, WA – Imagine doing your banking without a bank . . . In Indonesia, there are more than 50,000 microfinance institutions, none of them with much money, and all making small loans to families and tiny businesses. Mercy Corps, the Northwest-based humanitarian aid organization, has gotten

Portland, OR – No matter what you bought on your post-Thanksgiving shopping excursions this weekend, you probably didn't come home from the stores with world peace or a cure for global warming. However, those items could be on your gift list this year –- and without asking for funding fr

A Northwest humanitarian group is mobilizing to help two areas hit by natural disasters in the past week. Mercy Corps is ready to assist Hurricane Dean survivors in Mexico, and is already working in Peru after last week's 7.9 magnitude earthquake. It's turning out to be a busy fall for the organiz

Two Washington residents are beginning the ride of their lives as they take off from London in the 2007 Mongol Rally Saturday. They'll be traveling a third of the way around the world in a car with a very small engine. On average, only half of the 200 teams make it to the finish line. Team SKODA mem

Flood waters in Pakistan left hundreds of thousands homeless and affected millions there, and aid is flooding in from the Northwest. The Northwest-based humanitarian group Mercy Corps is distributing over 400,000 pounds of food today to flood victims. South Asia Program Officer John Stephens says th

Seattle, WA - College students may not have much money to donate to charitable causes, but this summer, they're making up for it with their time and energy. A University of Washington student heads to Krgyzstan this week for three months. Rebecca Walton will do research for Mercy Corps, about how

Businesses are always getting hit up for charitable donations, but in Seattle, the Chow Foods restaurant group decided to take the lead by raising money and awareness for the war-torn region of Darfur in the Sudan. They recruited other restaurants and bars around Seattle, and last Tuesday, 80 smal

Seattle, WA - Two years ago, Washington residents were glued to radio and television stations for news about the killer tsunami in Indonesia. The Boeing Company and its workers donated more than $1.5 million to relief efforts and next month, a group of employees will visit the area to see how their

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