Charity http://nhpr.org en Aid Workers Stress Need For Money, Not Clothing, For Disaster Victims http://nhpr.org/post/aid-workers-stress-need-money-not-clothing-disaster-victims <p>Nearly a week has passed since <a href="http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/MediaDetail2.php?MediaID=1453&amp;MediaTypeID=1" target="_blank">Typhoon Haiyan</a> ripped through the Philippines. &nbsp;Aid organizations are reporting more than 10,000 dead, though Filipino President Aquino says that number is far overblown. Whatever the number, many more will likely succumb to disease or dehydration as relief slowly pours in to the hardest hit areas. Security is a major concern among officials in areas now teetering towards anarchy. Yesterday, Reuters reported that nearly 30,000 bags of rice were stolen from a government warehouse and rampant looting has turned deadly. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Americans spring into action after such disasters, emptying their cupboards of old canned goods, medicines and clothing. <strong>Jessica Alexander</strong> urges you not to. She’s the&nbsp; author of <a href="http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780770436919" target="_blank"><em>Chasing Chaos: My Decade In And Out Of Humanitarian Aid.</em></a> We read her article “<a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/foreigners/2013/11/how_to_help_typhoon_haiyan_survivors_in_the_philippines_the_only_donation.html" target="_blank">Please Don’t Send Your Old Shoes To The Philippines</a>” on slate.com and reached her this morning at the UN.</p><p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 18:20:19 +0000 Virginia Prescott 38533 at http://nhpr.org Aid Workers Stress Need For Money, Not Clothing, For Disaster Victims Distributing Money From "The One Fund" Raises Tough Questions http://nhpr.org/post/distributing-money-one-fund-raises-tough-questions <p>In the four weeks since the Boston Marathon bombings, the <a href="https://secure.onefundboston.org/page/contribute/default">One Fund</a> set up to collect donations for victims has raised more than twenty-eight million dollars. The decision on how that money gets distributed goes to Kenneth Feinberg, the so-called “great decider”.&nbsp;</p><p>At public hearings held last week at the Boston Public Library, Feinberg stated that there is not enough money in the One Fund to satisfy everyone. Here to discuss how dollars get assigned to tragedies is Juliette Kayyem, national security and foreign policy columnist for the <a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2013/05/09/tragedy-cold-calculations/oC5qZkFd5BEMfk09KySBdM/story.html"><em>Boston Globe.</em></a> She’s former assistant secretary for intergovernmental affairs at the department of homeland security. Mon, 13 May 2013 14:40:56 +0000 Virginia Prescott 27375 at http://nhpr.org Distributing Money From "The One Fund" Raises Tough Questions Scott Brown Speaks At Charity Gala http://nhpr.org/post/scott-brown-speaks-charity-gala <p></p><p>Former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown spoke at a charity event in Nashua.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Brown appeared as the keynote speaker at a gala held by the Child Advocacy Center of </span>Hillsborough<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County.</span></p><p>The organization provides support for sexually abused children in New Hampshire.</p><p>Kristie Palestino is the Executive Director of the Granite State Children's Alliance and says the ball is a critical source of income for the group:</p> Sun, 05 May 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 26871 at http://nhpr.org Scott Brown Speaks At Charity Gala The Charity of Wiffle Ball http://nhpr.org/post/charity-wiffle-ball <p>In Essex, Vermont there’s a scale replica of a famous baseball park. In fact, there are two. In 2000, Pat O’ Connor had the crazy idea to build a version of Boston’s famed Fenway Park in his backyard. The following year he began to hold Wiffle ball tournaments to raise money for various charities. Later, he built another field next door- Little Wrigley. &nbsp;Fast forward to 2013, and those two fields host dozens of charity tournaments each year, and have helped to raise more than 2 million dollars.&nbsp; And there’s talk of yet another field. Fri, 05 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Rick Ganley 24949 at http://nhpr.org The Charity of Wiffle Ball Warner Foliage Festival Raises Funds For Community Groups http://nhpr.org/post/warner-foliage-festival-raises-funds-community-groups <p></p><p>The 65<sup>th</sup> annual fall foliage festival took place in Warner, New Hampshire this weekend. Attendees could purchase crafts by local artisans, go on rides, or share a country breakfast the United Church of Warner.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 19:33:02 +0000 Emily Corwin 14370 at http://nhpr.org Warner Foliage Festival Raises Funds For Community Groups Muir String Quartet Benefit Performance http://nhpr.org/post/muir-string-quartet-benefit-performance <p>The Grammy award winning Muir String Quartet will perform at a benefit for Classical Music by the Sea in North Hampton.</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 19:38:31 +0000 Virginia Prescott 6434 at http://nhpr.org Muir String Quartet Benefit Performance