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By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,SUN STAFF | April 18, 2001
World Relief, an international disaster relief and refugee assistance group, will consolidate its home base in Baltimore, where it will occupy a landmark bank building by summertime, the group confirmed yesterday. The group plans to move its national and international offices from Nyack, N.Y., and Carol Stream, Ill., by August, an official said. More than 100 staffers will eventually work from a new headquarters at 1-7 E. Baltimore St., two vacant buildings last used by First Union Corp.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2013
Jo-Ann de Belen, who works for Baltimore-based nonprofit World Relief, was recently mobilized to the Philippines to coordinate relief efforts after Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the region and left thousands dead. Though she has worked in crisis situations since joining the organization in 2009, the devastation left by the storm has affected her. Belen, who is Filipino, volunteered to be the sole World Relief representative stationed in the Philippines in part because she was motivated to help her native country.
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By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,SUN STAFF | October 16, 2001
The World Relief Corp., an international disaster relief and refugee assistance group, has won a $250,000 city loan to remodel its downtown Baltimore headquarters. World Relief moved to 1-7 E. Baltimore St. last summer after an aggressive yearlong recruitment effort by local economic development agencies, including the grantor of the loan, the Baltimore Development Corp., the city's economic development agency. "We are very grateful for the way the Baltimore community has welcomed us and made us feel at home," said R. Timothy Ziemer, executive vice president of World Relief.
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By Karen Nitkin, For The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2012
A group of 11 Baltimore women who set out Sept. 19 to ride their bicycles 365 miles across Maryland in five days arrived Sunday at Fort McHenry to the cheers of more than 100 family members and friends.. The participants are members of a group called Women Who STAND/Baltimore, formed about two years ago as part of the Baltimore-based global organization World Relief. The bicyclists raised nearly $40,000 through the event, called Ride 365, for organizations benefiting women and girls in Malawi and Cambodia.
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By Janice D'Arcy and Janice D'Arcy,SUN STAFF | May 14, 2005
Sammy Mah, an automotive industry executive, took the helm at World Relief yesterday, bringing a business perspective to the leadership of the Christian relief and development organization. "The mission is the same," Mah said after he was formally installed at a morning ceremony in the group's downtown Baltimore office. "My part is to use my skills to figure out how to do it faster, more efficiently, more effectively." After an eight-month search, the board that oversees World Relief, the humanitarian arm of the National Association of Evangelicals, chose Mah to replace former president Clive Calver, a preacher who left last fall to lead a Connecticut church.
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By N.Y. Times News Service | January 18, 1994
Interaction, a voluntary relief assistance group supported by the federal government, has issued this list of agencies to which money may be sent to assist earthquake victims:* American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013. Telephone: (800) 842-2200. Local Red Cross chapters can provide additional information.* Americares Foundation, 161 Cherry St., New Canaan, Conn. 06840. Telephone: (800) 486-4357.* American Jewish World Service, 15 W. 26th St., New York, N.Y. 10010.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2013
Jo-Ann de Belen, who works for Baltimore-based nonprofit World Relief, was recently mobilized to the Philippines to coordinate relief efforts after Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the region and left thousands dead. Though she has worked in crisis situations since joining the organization in 2009, the devastation left by the storm has affected her. Belen, who is Filipino, volunteered to be the sole World Relief representative stationed in the Philippines in part because she was motivated to help her native country.
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By Karen Nitkin, For The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2012
A group of 11 Baltimore women who set out Sept. 19 to ride their bicycles 365 miles across Maryland in five days arrived Sunday at Fort McHenry to the cheers of more than 100 family members and friends.. The participants are members of a group called Women Who STAND/Baltimore, formed about two years ago as part of the Baltimore-based global organization World Relief. The bicyclists raised nearly $40,000 through the event, called Ride 365, for organizations benefiting women and girls in Malawi and Cambodia.
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By Kelly Brewington and Tanika White and Kelly Brewington and Tanika White,SUN REPORTERS | May 6, 2008
Sunday services at Frederick's Falam Baptist Church took on a solemn tone as Phun Thang led parishioners in a prayer for the people of Myanmar, where officials warn the death toll from a devastating cyclone could reach as high as 10,000.
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By SCOTT CALVERT and SCOTT CALVERT,SUN FOREIGN REPORTER | April 2, 2006
CHOKWE, Mozambique -- In the dimly lit church made of mud brick and corrugated metal, the young people gathered here believe it is a given that safe sex is anything but safe. "From what I know, some condoms have got holes," said 23-year-old Zodwa Ubisse, rising from a wooden bench to address 20 of her peers. "I've tried taking some new ones, but water comes out, so they're not safe." "So abstinence is the key, isn't it?" summed up Nelda Nhantumbo, the 25-year-old student-teacher, drawing nods and murmurs of assent.
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By Matthew Hay Brown and Baltimore Sun reporter | January 22, 2010
A Pikesville church is planning a concert fundraiser for earthquake-ravaged Haiti Saturday. Wisconsin singer-songwriter L.J. Booth will headline the show at New Hope Community Church, with local Doug Alan Wilcox opening. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Saturday for a wine and cheese reception; the concert follows at 8. The show is part of the Stone Songs concert series at New Hope's historic Stone Chapel, located at 18 Stone Chapel Lane off Reisterstown Road in Pikesville. Tickets are $20; all proceeds will benefit the work in Haiti of World Relief, the Baltimore-based relief and development agency of the National Association of Evangelicals.
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By Tanika White and Josh Mitchell and Tanika White and Josh Mitchell,Sun Reporters | May 10, 2008
As Myanmar's military government has thwarted international efforts to deliver aid to thousands of people affected by last week's cyclone, Baltimore-based organizations are raising money to help victims and waiting to see if partner organizations will be able to gain entry into the devastated country. The political hindrance "adds a level of frustration" for aid workers, said Paul Rebman, director of disaster response for Baltimore-based World Relief. The aid group has partnered with five other organizations, two of which already had staff on the ground in Myanmar - a fact that helped to ease their assistance efforts, Rebman said.
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By Kelly Brewington and Tanika White and Kelly Brewington and Tanika White,SUN REPORTERS | May 6, 2008
Sunday services at Frederick's Falam Baptist Church took on a solemn tone as Phun Thang led parishioners in a prayer for the people of Myanmar, where officials warn the death toll from a devastating cyclone could reach as high as 10,000.
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By GINA DAVIS and GINA DAVIS,SUN REPORTER | May 30, 2006
As the death toll from a weekend earthquake in central Indonesia topped 5,000 yesterday, local relief agencies began dispatching people, resources and money to the devastated central Java island. The 6.3-magnitude earthquake, which struck the densely populated area early Saturday, also left thousands injured and hundreds of thousands homeless. Catholic Relief Services, based in Baltimore, is part of a $1.2 million response with the Caritas network and other Catholic agencies to help the region respond to immediate health concerns and long-term housing needs, the organization announced yesterday.
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By SCOTT CALVERT and SCOTT CALVERT,SUN FOREIGN REPORTER | April 2, 2006
CHOKWE, Mozambique -- In the dimly lit church made of mud brick and corrugated metal, the young people gathered here believe it is a given that safe sex is anything but safe. "From what I know, some condoms have got holes," said 23-year-old Zodwa Ubisse, rising from a wooden bench to address 20 of her peers. "I've tried taking some new ones, but water comes out, so they're not safe." "So abstinence is the key, isn't it?" summed up Nelda Nhantumbo, the 25-year-old student-teacher, drawing nods and murmurs of assent.
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By JAY HANCOCK | October 16, 2005
Between them, U.S. Lutherans and U.S. Catholics, each coached and cajoled from Baltimore, drink 12 million cups of higher-priced, "fair-trade" coffee a year. That's up from next to nothing a decade ago. The Lutherans, who like to joke that coffee is the third sacrament after baptism and communion, are especially keen. But "the Presbyterians are close behind us," says Sarah Ford, fair-trade boss at Baltimore-based Lutheran World Relief, which sold about 115 tons of fair-trade coffee (9 million cups)
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By Matthew Hay Brown and Baltimore Sun reporter | January 22, 2010
A Pikesville church is planning a concert fundraiser for earthquake-ravaged Haiti Saturday. Wisconsin singer-songwriter L.J. Booth will headline the show at New Hope Community Church, with local Doug Alan Wilcox opening. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Saturday for a wine and cheese reception; the concert follows at 8. The show is part of the Stone Songs concert series at New Hope's historic Stone Chapel, located at 18 Stone Chapel Lane off Reisterstown Road in Pikesville. Tickets are $20; all proceeds will benefit the work in Haiti of World Relief, the Baltimore-based relief and development agency of the National Association of Evangelicals.
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By GINA DAVIS and GINA DAVIS,SUN REPORTER | May 30, 2006
As the death toll from a weekend earthquake in central Indonesia topped 5,000 yesterday, local relief agencies began dispatching people, resources and money to the devastated central Java island. The 6.3-magnitude earthquake, which struck the densely populated area early Saturday, also left thousands injured and hundreds of thousands homeless. Catholic Relief Services, based in Baltimore, is part of a $1.2 million response with the Caritas network and other Catholic agencies to help the region respond to immediate health concerns and long-term housing needs, the organization announced yesterday.
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By Warren Vieth and Warren Vieth,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 9, 2005
GLENEAGLES, Scotland - In a display of resolve after subway bombings in London, leaders of the major industrial nations pledged yesterday to boost aid to Africa, help finance the Palestinian Authority and bring China and India into what they called a "new dialogue" on global warming. Meeting at a secluded Scottish golf resort, leaders from the Group of Eight wrapped up a closely watched summit slightly ahead of schedule so British Prime Minister Tony Blair could return to London to oversee his government's response to Thursday's attacks.
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May 14, 2005
NATIONAL Military cuts could be Md. gain Maryland would gain more than 6,600 jobs - more than all but one other state - as jobs from throughout the country are sent here under a vast restructuring of the nation's military bases proposed yesterday by the Pentagon. [Page 1a] Senate filibuster fight looms California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown and Texas judge Priscilla Owen were named yesterday as the federal judicial nominees who will be considered by the Senate next week, a move expected to trigger a long-awaited showdown with Democrats.
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