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Religion News Service

Joshua Eaton

30 June 2020

Florissant, Missouri, United States

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After receiving a call from the local hospital saying they needed help in containing the spread of coronavirus, members of Christ the King United Church of Christ in Florissant, Missouri began sewing masks for those i...

Yes! Magazine

Austin Price

Martin do Nascimento

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29 April 2020

Antioch, California, United States

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A Californian "food rescue" nonprofit called White Pony Express is shifting their usual processes to alleviate food insecurity to accomodate the change that COVID-19 has brought to their distribution systems. The grou...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Rina Saeed Khan

28 April 2020

Islamabad, Pakistan

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A solution in Pakistan to the economic distress caused by the coronavirus pandemic is also tackling another crisis at the same time: climate change. A program called 10 Billion Tree Tsunami employs workers who lost th...

Los Angeles Times

Irfan Khan

24 April 2020

Riverside, California, United States

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The Sikh community in Riverside, California—starting with the United Sikh Mission and the Riverside Sikh Temple—has provided thousands of masks and more than 40,000 homemade hot meals to healthcare professionals and a...

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Katie Meyer

17 April 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, a group of Black doctors formed a medical team to address the Covid-19 testing disparity between different parts of the community. Known as the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium, the group offers appo...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jenn Ladd

16 April 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In response to COVID-19, Philadelphia has a no-questions-asked program that has given out over 72,000 boxes of food for free since it began on March 30th, 2020. It was a team effort between the government and two food...

The New York Times

Priya Krishna

13 April 2020

Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, United States

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Indigenous people across the United States—like the Oglala Sioux on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation—are relying on survival tactics that their ancestors used to get through the COVID-19 pandemic, like seed saving, c...

Hanoi Times

Nhat Minh

12 April 2020

Cầu Giấy, Hà Nội, Vietnam

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A dispenser dubbed "the rice ATM" is providing sustenance for people who are suffering under the effects of the pandemic. From 8 AM to 5 PM every day, citizens stand 6.5 ft apart from each other to receive 3kg of rice...

Next City

Zoe Sullivan

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10 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The Mayor’s Fund for the City of Los Angeles has launched a program that literally hands people cash, no strings attached as long as they can prove that they have lost their jobs during the pandemic. In order to make ...

L.A. TACO

Javier Cabral

8 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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After realizing that there was virtually no support systems out there for the black, brown, and potentially undocumented workers in the service—specifically bar—industry, a group of three friends formed a grassroots g...

The Spokesman-Review

Emma Epperly

3 April 2020

Stevens County, Washington, United States

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The Loon Lake Food Bank & Resource Center is a rural food bank that has pivoted its model in response to the novel coronavirus. They are now operating a drive-through system that gives away hundreds of boxes of free f...

Global Sisters Report

Patrick Egwu

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27 March 2020

Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria

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A Nigerian charity home for more than 50 homeless and abandoned children is practicing strict hygienic standards in order to keep their residents safe and healthy during COVID-19. The Daughters of Divine Love is run b...

Mongabay

Sahana Ghosh

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2 March 2020

Alirajpur, Madhya Pradesh, India

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As part of a social work graduate program through Alirajpur Post Graduate College, a group of students are using “citizen science” to share their research that water with elevated levels of fluoride can be dangerous t...

Lithuanian Radio and Television (LRT)

Urtė Korsakovaitė

18 February 2020

Vilnius, Lithuania

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Independent living homes in Lithuania strike the balance between offering supporting and providing freedom and independence for their residents. The homes allow seniors to pay on a sliding scale - based on their month...

The Atlantic

Max Blau

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31 December 2019

Washington, United States

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Drug companies that market long-lasting psychiatric drugs have found new clientele in courtrooms and prisons, as a means to treat mental health issues for those that have been incarcerated. Although the practice of ta...

National Geographic

Marc Gunther

5 December 2019

Rwanda

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Stanford University graduate Gayatri Datar founded a nonprofit called EarthEnable that aims to rid the world of dirt floors. EarthEnable sells an earthen floor covered with an environmentally friendly varnish at a cos...

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Amy Fallon

26 November 2019

Kasese, Kasese, Uganda

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A Humanist school in Kasese, Uganda is offering children an education unlike regular education in the country. The Kasese Humanist School teaches children open-mindedness, critical-thinking, environmental awareness, a...

Grady Newsource

Gabriella Audi

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3 October 2019

Athens, Georgia, United States

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Clarke County School District in Georgia has 21 public schools that all offer free meals to students, regardless of their financial needs. This is facilitated through a federally-funded program, so even though poverty...

Al Jazeera

Kimberley Brown

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30 September 2019

Juncal, Ecuador

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Carmen Carcelen lives in northern Ecuador with her husband, eight children, and hundreds of Venezuelan migrants who are fleeing poverty, violence, and hyperinflation at home. Carcelen has been providing food and shelt...

Pioneers Post

Maria Eduarda Lannes

26 September 2019

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A collective for Brazilian women artisans named Rede Asta provides training, production networks, links to consumers, and an online market to empower them to make a livable income. The group is also environmentally-co...

Things That Work Uganda

Kisseka Umar

7 August 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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The Bidibidi refugee settlement in Uganda offers refugees a chance to learn a skilled trade at the Yoyo Youth Vocational Skills Center. At no cost to them, students can learn brick laying, carpentry, tailoring and cut...

Things That Work Uganda

Cynthia Rukundo

27 July 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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Menstrual hygiene can be a challenge especially in Bidibidi, one of the largest refugee settlements in the world. However, with the help of Catholic Relief Service (CARITAS), women are now being trained in how to make...

Carolina Public Press

Emily Weaver

3 June 2019

Cherokee, North Carolina, United States

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Individuals, churches, and nonprofits are joining together in North Carolina's food deserts to help address childhood hunger throughout the state. In one particularly food-insecure county, an alliance between three co...

NPR

Lulu Garcia-Navarro

Peter Breslow

26 May 2019

Mexico City, Mexico

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A new start-up in Mexico City called Hola Code is giving DREAMers software training, job counseling, and job placement with over 100 partnering companies. Most of these individuals have spent most of their lives in th...

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Chuma Asuzu

15 April 2019

Ghana

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From Ghana to Cameroon, innovators across Western Africa are creating services to strengthen healthcare in the region. There’s SnooCODE Red, helping provide nearly exact location services to emergency services, and Ca...

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