humanitarian aid

From Epiphany to Action

Fifteen years ago, in the wake of 9/11, former marketing executive Janine Maxwell had an epiphany that she couldn’t ignore. Will her story inspire you to pursue your own calling?

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

An epiphany is a sudden, striking realization. To me, it is also a call to action. In a moment, I’ll tell you how an epiphany led me to leave my comfortable home in Canada to become an activist and mother of 138 children in Africa.

But first, I’ll explain why 9/11 put me on this path.

My hope is that my story leads you to listen to your own epiphanies and inspires you to take action – whether it’s following a call to invent, build or to serve others.

My World Fell Apart

Louisiana Flood: Field Colleagues and Corporate Social Responsibility Help Patients, Relief Agencies and Each Other


August is rainy season in Louisiana, but when Kris Washington, Pharm.D., Sr. Regional Medical Liaison, Diabetes Field Medical Affairs, saw sheets of rain falling in her state day after day earlier this month, she knew it wasn’t weather as usual.

Digitization Can Create a More Humane World

by Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs

Today – World Humanitarian Day – is dedicated to recognizing the work and sacrifices of humanitarian personnel. It is also a day to create awareness for the people and organizations that save lives, reduce suffering, and respect human dignity – to recognize those who are working to solve some of our most pressing global challenges.

Cisco: There's Never Been a Better Time to Connect Those in Need

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When crisis strikes, technology can be as important as food or water. It helps organize the displaced and connect them with loved ones. Help Cisco provide this vital technology to people in crisis by donating at

Click here to see why there’s never been a better time to connect those in need.

Drones Give Humanitarian Aid a Lift

by Mary Anne Petrillo

Okay, I admit, the headline is a bad pun. But, what isn’t bad is the speed at which drone technology is being used to save lives before, during and after a devastating event. On April 11, I was invited to attend a Discovery Event at Singularity University at Moffett Field on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in Humanitarian Response. I was invited because I work in the Cisco Corporate Social Responsibilitygroup and we supported the event.

Lives over Landfills

Destined for the trash heap, unused, unopened and quality medical supplies could prevent millions of deaths.

Charles Redding | MedShare                                                  

Nearly 6 million children died last year before their fifth birthday. Around the globe, that’s 16,000 kids per day, 700 per hour and 11 per minute. Tragically, more than half of these early child deaths could have been prevented with access to simple, affordable medical care, according to the World Health Organization.

Global Refugee Crisis Support

The UPS Foundation Collaborates to Provide Aid for Syrian Refugee Crisis
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As a part of its effort to deliver humanitarian relief around the world, The UPS Foundation has partnered with United Nations agencies and NGOs to support Syrian Refugee crisis aid. This infographic shows how UPS provides logistics expertise and financial support.

Click here to learn more about The UPS Foundation.

Vaseline’s “Healing Project” Brings Relief to Refugees


As the refugee crisis continues across the globe, many displaced citizens are going without access to basic needs such as clean water, food, clothing and shelter.

10 Years After Katrina, A Roadmap For Disaster Relief

Hurricane Katrina provides key lessons for how we can better respond to future disasters.

Zack Rosenburg | St. Bernard Project 

Sealed Air Named Green Giving Corporation by Matthew:25 Ministries

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Charlotte, N.C., August 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE), has been named a Green Giving Corporation by Matthew:25 Ministries. Matthew 25: Ministries, a top-ranked international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, has named Sealed Air as a “Green Giving Corporation” representing the pinnacle of responsible corporate environmental stewardship through the Green Giving program.


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