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June 24th, 2010
05:00 PM ET

Gulf oil spill: How you can help

CNN Wire Staff

Conservation groups say birds, now in the prime breeding season, are especially at risk.
Conservation groups say birds, now in the prime breeding season, are especially at risk.

Efforts to minimize the damage from the huge oil spill from a rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico are under way, but wildlife conservation groups say the oil could pose a disaster for Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida coastal areas.

How can you help? A number of organizations are recruiting volunteers.

The Audubon Society, which is affiliated with the Louisiana Coastal Initiative, is making its Center for Birds of Prey in Florida available for bird cleansing and rehabilitation and is seeking volunteers. Elsewhere, Audubon said it was gearing up to mobilize volunteers and provide assistance as the oil reaches land in Louisiana and elsewhere. Find a local office

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Filed under: Gulf Oil Spill • Impact Your World
May 6th, 2010
03:45 PM ET

Help for Tennessee flooding

CNN

Heavy storms in the Southeast have caused at least 28 deaths, 19 of them in Tennessee
Heavy storms in the Southeast have caused at least 28 deaths, 19 of them in Tennessee

Heavy storms that have battered the Southeast since the weekend have caused at least 28 deaths, 19 of them in Tennessee.

The rain has been especially cruel to Tennessee, swelling rivers to historic levels, turning roads to lakes and flooding landmarks such as the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

Parts of Tennessee had been so damaged by the floods that President Obama declared them major disaster areas, a designation that makes federal funding available to affected residents.

How you can help...

Middle Tennessee Red Cross

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

The Salvation Army

To find out how you can make a difference and help provide relief for the flood victims in Tennessee, visit our Impact Your World page.


Filed under: Impact Your World • Weather
April 21st, 2010
11:50 PM ET

Photo Gallery: A dispatch from Rwanda

Program Note: On Thursday, April 22, CNN takes an in-depth look at flashpoints around the globe where natural resources are caught in the crossfire of conflict.

Tune in to watch Anderson Cooper swim without a cage with Great White Sharks, meet a group of Mountain Gorillas never seen before by tourists and explore the next possible deadly pandemic with Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

A special Earth Day edition of CNN’s award winning documentary, Planet in Peril will air tomorrow night at 11pm ET on CNN.

AC360°

Anderson Cooper, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and Lisa Ling traveled to Rwanda as part of the Planet in Peril series, examining the conflict between humans and nature.

April 21st, 2010
10:07 PM ET

Video: Anderson Cooper dives with sharks

Program Note: On Thursday, April 22, CNN takes an in-depth look at flashpoints around the globe where natural resources are caught in the crossfire of conflict.

Tune in to watch Anderson Cooper swim without a cage with Great White Sharks, meet a group of Mountain Gorillas never seen before by tourists and explore the next possible deadly pandemic with Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

A special Earth Day edition of CNN’s award winning documentary, Planet in Peril will air tomorrow night at 11pm ET on CNN.

Anderson Cooper | BIO
AC360° Anchor

April 8th, 2010
05:10 PM ET

Impact Your World: How to help in Haiti

AC360°

The devastating earthquake affected 3 million people – one-third of Haiti's population. Considered the most vulnerable are the Haitian children that survived the catastrophe. These organizations have created specific programs to protect these children, meet their medical and nutritious needs and help them recover from the trauma of this disaster.

How you can help:
Child Hope International – Caring for orphans
Friends of the Orphans – Pediatric Care
Jean R. Cadet Restavek Foundation – Helping children in servitude
Kids Alive International – Sheltering orphans
Meds & Food for Kids – Feeding malnourished children
Mercy Corps – Comfort for kids
Save the Children – Child-friendly spaces
UNICEF – Protecting children
World Food Programme – Feeding orphans
World Vision – Child-friendly spaces

Learn More here...


Filed under: Haiti Earthquake • Impact Your World
April 6th, 2010
08:45 PM ET

Impact Your World: How to help in Haiti

AC360°

The devastating earthquake affected 3 million people – one-third of Haiti's population. Considered the most vulnerable are the Haitian children that survived the catastrophe. These organizations have created specific programs to protect these children, meet their medical and nutritious needs and help them recover from the trauma of this disaster.

How you can help:
Child Hope International – Caring for orphans
Friends of the Orphans – Pediatric Care
Jean R. Cadet Restavek Foundation – Helping children in servitude
Kids Alive International – Sheltering orphans
Meds & Food for Kids – Feeding malnourished children
Mercy Corps – Comfort for kids
Save the Children – Child-friendly spaces
UNICEF – Protecting children
World Food Programme – Feeding orphans
World Vision – Child-friendly spaces

Learn More here...


Filed under: Haiti Earthquake • Impact Your World
April 5th, 2010
02:59 PM ET

Video: Haitian baby really an orphan?

Elizabeth Cohen | BIO
CNN Senior Medical Correspondent

Last month, a Haitian couple awaits a DNA test to prove a baby flown to the U.S. after the earthquake is theirs. Tonight CNN Senior Medical Correspondent follows up on the story and is with the parents who will be reunited with their daughter. Don't miss their reunion tonight.

April 5th, 2010
12:50 PM ET

Impact Your World: How to help Haiti

AC360°

The devastating earthquake affected 3 million people – one-third of Haiti's population. Considered the most vulnerable are the Haitian children that survived the catastrophe. These organizations have created specific programs to protect these children, meet their medical and nutritious needs and help them recover from the trauma of this disaster.

How you can help:
Child Hope International – Caring for orphans
Friends of the Orphans – Pediatric Care
Jean R. Cadet Restavek Foundation – Helping children in servitude
Kids Alive International – Sheltering orphans
Meds & Food for Kids – Feeding malnourished children
Mercy Corps – Comfort for kids
Save the Children – Child-friendly spaces
UNICEF – Protecting children
World Food Programme – Feeding orphans
World Vision – Child-friendly spaces

Learn More here...


Filed under: Haiti Earthquake • Impact Your World
March 17th, 2010
04:16 PM ET

Impact Your World: How you can help Haiti

Take action and help save the victims of the Haiti earthquake.
Take action and help save the victims of the Haiti earthquake.

CNN

As aid organizations work to provide for the survivors in post-quake Haiti, the ongoing support for humanitarian aid remains vital. You can text donations for Haiti relief from your cell phone. In addition to your donation amount, standard text messaging fees will apply.

Red Cross: Text HAITI to 90999 ($10 donation)
UNICEF: Text UNICEF to 20222 ($10 donation)
Clinton Foundation: Text HAITI to 20222 ($10 donation)
Yéle Haiti: Text YELE to 501501 ($5 donation)
United Way: Text HAITI to 864833 ($5 donation)
Intl Medical Corps: Text HAITI to 85944 ($10 donation)
World Food Program: Text: FRIENDS to 90999 ($5 donation)
UN Foundation: Text CERF to 90999 ($5 donation)
Compassion Intl: Text DISASTER to 90999 ($10 donation)
Intl Rescue Committee Text: HAITI to 25383 ($5 donation)
The Salvation Army: Text HAITI to 52000 ($10 donation)
Cure Intl: Text CURE to 85944 ($10 donation)
Oxfam: Text OXFAM to 25383 ($10 donation)
Samaritan's Purse: Text SP to 85944 ($10 donation) Convoy of Hope: Text CONVOY to 50555 ($10 donation)

From Canada:
Salvation Army in Canada: Text HAITI to 45678 ($5 donation)
Plan Canada: Text HAITI to 30333 ($5 donation)

From the United Kingdom:
Disasters Emergency Committee: Text GIVE to 70077 (£5 Pounds)

From France:
French Red Cross: Text HAITI to 80222 (1 Euro)

For more on how to help Haiti, go to Impact Your World.


Filed under: Haiti Earthquake • Impact Your World
March 8th, 2010
08:09 PM ET

Lifesaving Tweets: Malaria nets distributed in Senegal


Courtesy: MHallahan/Sumitomo Chemical

Joneil Adriano
AC360° Producer

“Social networking media is going to change the world!”

How many times have you heard that in the past year?  Probably too many to count – especially if you’re an avid AC360° viewer who uses Twitter and Facebook regularly.

But I bet even the most jaded techies among you will feel good about this story:  This past January, the folks at Malaria No More and their partners distributed the first of more than 89,000 malaria nets in the Saraya and Velingara health districts in Senegal.

“The most effective tool for preventing malaria in Africa is a $10 mosquito net. A family can sleep under it, and it protects them from the mosquitoes that spread malaria at night,” explains Malaria No More CEO Scott Case.

By distributing those nets, Case’s group hopes those parts of Senegal could become some of the first in the entire continent to reach “Universal Coverage” – where every single person is able to sleep under a mosquito net.

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Filed under: Impact Your World • Joneil Adriano • Malaria • One Simple Thing • Technology
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