The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Through an international network, ADRA delivers relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 130 countries—regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, or religious association. By partnering with communities, organizations, and governments, ADRA is able to improve the quality of life of millions through 9 impact areas.
CARE was founded in 1945 when 22 American organizations came together to rush lifesaving CARE Packages to survivors of World War II. Thousands of Americans, including President Harry S. Truman, contributed to the effort. On May 11, 1946, the first 15,000 packages reached the battered port of Le Havre, France.
These early packages were U.S. Army surplus "10-in-1" food parcels intended to provide one meal for 10 soldiers during the planned invasion of Japan. We obtained them at the end of the war and began a service that let Americans send the packages to friends and families in Europe, where millions were in danger of starvation. Ten dollars bought a CARE Package and guaranteed that its addressee would receive it within four months.
Restavec Freedom Alliance is dedicated to providing relief for restavec children, children who are 'given' to families and used for slave labor in Haiti.
BEM is a CT registered 501c(3), and is the parent organization that provides services and hope to the folks in the southern peninsula of Haiti. Through the work of the very dedicated staff, many programs are supported - churches, schools, school sponsorship, clean water, orphanages (www.helohaiti.org), microloan, etc. The Restavec Freedom Alliance is a new program to provide relief to the restavec children (those children that are 'given' to other families for slave labor). We plan to provide for a stable home, education and assistance for these lost souls.
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