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Local West Africans Fighting Ebola with help from 1,500 GlobalGiving Donors

Local West Africans Fighting Ebola with help from 1,500 GlobalGiving Donors

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8/23/2014Local West Africans Fighting Ebola with help from 1,500 GlobalGiving Donors -- WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ --http://www.printthis.clickability.com/pt/cpt?expire=&title=Local+West+Africans+Fighting+Ebola+with+help+from+1%2C500+GlobalGiving+Donors+--+WASHI…1/2
Local West Africans Fighting Ebola with help f rom 1,500 GlobalGiving Donors
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- GlobalGiving, a US-based nonprofit, has launched an Ebola Epidemic Relief Fund (http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/ebola-epidemic-relief-fund/?rf=pr) to ena Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138411 (http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138411)So far more than 1,500 individual donors have given more than $260,000 to Ebola projects on the GlobalGiving website. On August 14, 2014, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation provided $100,000 in matching funds One of the projects receiving funding is a free outpatient hospital in Lakka, Sierra Leone (http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/ebola-healthcare-crisis-epidemic-in-sierra-leone/?rf=pr). The hospital is in need of protecti  Another recipient is a community-based organization calledWest Point Women for Health and Development (http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/prevent-the-spread-of-ebola-in-west-point-liberia/?rf=pr), made up of r "After Thursday's announcement from the World Health Organization thatthe number of Ebola cases has been vastly underestimated in West Africa (http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/overview-20140814/en/), it's cl In addition to the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, corporate partners such as the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation have supported Ebola relief. Lilly is matching their employee contributions, providing more than $1
About GlobalGiving:
GlobalGiving (http://www.globalgiving.org/?rf=pr) is the first and largest global crowdfunding community for nonprofits. Since 2002, GlobalGiving has helped raise more than $140 million from more than 380,000 dono
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GlobalGiving Ebola Relief Fund:www.globalgiving.org/projects/ebola-epidemic-relief-fund (http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/ebola-epidemic-relief-fund/?rf=pr)GlobalGiving projects seeking support for Ebola:www.globalgiving.org/ebola (http://www.globalgiving.org/ebola/?rf=pr)Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Matching Challenge: www.globalgiving.org/leaderboards/ebola-matching (http://www.globalgiving.org/leaderboards/ebola-matching/?rf=pr)GlobalGiving on Facebook:facebook.com/GlobalGiving (http://www.facebook.com/GlobalGiving)GlobalGiving on Twitter:twitter.com/GlobalGiving (http://www.twitter.com/globalgiving)GlobalGiving In The News: globalgiving.org/aboutus/media (http://www.globalgiving.org/aboutus/media/)
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 Alison Carlman, GlobalGiving, 202-232-5784, acarlman@globalgiving.org (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mailto:acarlman@globalgiving.org)News distributed by PR Newswire iReach: https://ireach.prnewswire.com (https://ireach.prnewswire.com/)SOURCE GlobalGiving
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