We thank the followingand those unknown persons, groups,agencies, organizations and governments for their loving and selfless actions that bring meaningful comfort and assistance to others.May your lives be graced by the Divine with evermore joy and fulfilling reward.
|Global community |
Global community pledged US$3 billion to assist Palestinian Authority and Gaza reconstruction: European Union, the US, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, Italy, Turkey, and Russia.
Ireland pledges a donation of US$35 million for Zambia’s development programs.
Finland funds a €14 million forest project to help developing countries curb climate change.
Canada announced a US$2 million aid for Afghan women’s education, jobs, and health.
|Governor Bill Richardson USA |
Governor Bill Richardson signs the bill for New Mexico to become the 15th state to abolish the death penalty.
|Edward McMillan-Scott |
Edward McMillan-Scott, Vice President of the European Parliament, advocates eating less meat to save the planet.
|Defensor Moura, Portugal |
Mr. Defensor Moura, President of the Municipality of Viana do Castelo, has made his city the first Portuguese city to ban bullfighting.
|Doctors Without Borders |
Doctors Without Borders provides medical care for civil war refugees in Central African Republic.
|Dr. Bob Donovan, USA |
Dr. Bob Donovan of Cincinnati, Ohio, provides free medical assistance to the homeless.
|Marie Da Silva, Malawi |
Marie Da Silva founded the Jacaranda School that provides a free education for children in Newlands.
|Pam Ahern, Australia |
Pam Ahern, founder of a non-kill sanctuary, rescues for over 150 animals and raises public awareness about caring for our animals friends.
|Help for Wildlife, Australia |
Help for Wildlife was the first animal sanctuary to brave into bushfire-ravaged areas to rescue Victoria’s wildlife.
|Joe Casteneda, USA |
Park manager Joe Castaneda of Cordova, California, rescued a blind and disabled woman from a burning home.
|Nicholas Grodd, USA |
Nicholas Grod of Portland, Oregon, returns US$200,000 worth of US postal bonds found in his basement to the surviving grandson of the original owner.
|Dr. Gatze Lettinga |
Dr. Gatze Lettinga was honored with Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2009 for his environmentally sound and affordable water treatment invention.
US-based design consultancy IDEO invented a water bike that purifies water.
|Rich Taylor, UK |
Rich Taylor, a member of the Royal Air Force, risked his life to rescue 23 people aboard a ferry in danger of capsizing.
|Robert Lemire and Alex Day, USA |
Robert Lemire’s and Alex Day’s quick reaction saved the life of a baby girl falling from a third-story window.
|Benson the Golden Retriever, USA |
Benson’s barking saved the neighboring Ippolito family from their burning home in New York.
|Ace the German Shepherd mix, USA |
Ace’s persistent barking saved 8 families from a burning building in Brooklyn, New York.
|Cookie the Pomeranian puppy|
Cookie wakes his caretaker from the smoldering home and led her outside to safety.