National Peace Corps Association Awards More Than $20,000 for Community-based Ebola Relief | National Peace Corps Association: “Washington, DC — November 20th, 2014 — The National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) – a nonprofit alumni organization that champions a lifelong commitment to Peace Corps ideals – announced today that it has awarded seven grants to community-based projects that address Ebola relief in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The grants, totaling $20,839, were raised in donations through the NPCA website http://www.PeaceCorpsConnect.org on behalf of the three Peace Corps countries most affected by the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. This was the first of several rounds of funding as the NPCA pursues a goal of raising $100,000 for Ebola relief.
‘The Peace Corps community is uniquely positioned to help identify and support efforts in communities where resources can have significant impact,’ noted NPCA President Glenn Blumhorst.
Added Russell Morgan, Dr.P.H., Chair of the Ebola Relief Fund Steering Committee, ‘Together, using modern technology, the affected people in the three countries and the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who served there have continued to communicate and work at the local community level where the most severe problems exist, and together create practical, sustainable programs for addressing the problems.’
[Visit the site for a complete list of organizations that received aid. Our group, RPCV’s of West Michigan donated $200 toward this fund in November, 2014.]
The NPCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to dispensing 100 percent of money raised to Ebola relief. All contributions are tax-deductible. For more information and to donate, please go to www.NPCAEbolaRelief.org.”
(Via. RPCV’s of West Michigan)