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World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization dedicated to helping children and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty. Our media site provides press releases, contacts, and other resourc

Published: Mon, 27 Aug 2012 17:05:38 PST

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World Vision warns of a crisis in the classroom as millions of families struggle to afford school supplies

Mon, 20 Aug 2012 11:40 PST

As National Back to School month begins to come to a close, World Vision teams across the country are warning that millions of children will go back to school without basic supplies due to the weak economy and an 8.3 percent national unemployment rate. World Vision reaches out to get supplies to the students and teachers who need them.

Local group invites community to hands-on volunteerism and giving back project this Saturday

Thu, 16 Aug 2012 14:32 PST

On August 18, 2012, World Vision brings together local churches, community members and volunteers to host a day of hands-on giving back. Guest author Katie Smith Milway will be reading to event attendees from her new book “Mimi’s Village,” which shows the complete transformation of an African village by basic health care interventions. Two thousand Health Caregiver Kits will be assembled by volunteers at this event.

World Vision partners with Six Flags America to provide school supplies

Thu, 09 Aug 2012 11:24 PST

World Vision is pleased to announce its partnership with Six Flags America for a “Back to School Supply Drive” that will benefit at-risk students in Prince Georges County, Maryland and Washington D.C.

World Vision begins food distribution to 1,000 families affected by flooding in Manila

Wed, 08 Aug 2012 16:32 PST

Flooding in the Philappines displaces hundreds of thousands of people. World Vision teams will distribute ready-to-eat food kits to approximately 1,000 families in Manila and in the city of Malabon.

U.S. Olympian Lopez Lomong prepares for the race of his life on Wednesday

Tue, 07 Aug 2012 15:53 PST

As he prepares for his Olympic Summer Games qualifying heat on Wednesday, August 8 in the men’s 5,000 meter, former Sudan Lost Boy Lopez Lomong is also focused on children living in poverty back home in South Sudan. After London, whether he medals or not, the U.S. Olympian is hoping to return to Africa. The trip, tentatively scheduled for January, 2013, is part of long-term partnership between Lomong’s non-profit, 4SouthSudan, and Team World Vision, a program sponsored by international Christian charity World Vision,

Philippines: Massive floods inundate Manila

Tue, 07 Aug 2012 07:21 PST

A mass evacuation is under way in parts of the Philippines as torrential rain and floods threaten to engulf the capital city, Manila. World Vision is poised to respond as hundreds of thousands leave their homes in what could be the city’s worst inundation since Tropical Storm Ketsana struck three years ago, leaving the whole city and nearby provinces underwater

World Vision prepares disaster response to Oklahoma wildfires

Sat, 04 Aug 2012 12:49 PST

At World Vision's domestic disaster headquarters in North Texas, pre-positioned supplies are being prepared for immediate delivery to survivors of sweeping wildfires in Oklahoma, including food, toiletries and clothing.

Knitting graffiti to “Cover the Glove” at Safeco Field; create blankets to wrap chilly kids with hope

Thu, 26 Jul 2012 14:29 PST

Port Orchard’s own celeb author and knitter Debbie Macomber is teaming up with World Vision’s Knit for Kids, a nationwide family of volunteer knitters who create clothing items and blankets for children in need in the U.S. and around the world.

‘Worrying signs’ children are fleeing DRC to avoid forced recruitment by armed groups, says World Vision

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 13:31 PST

Thousands of children fleeing a recent upsurge in violence in eastern DRC are at risk of being forcibly recruited into armed groups, said World Vision today.

World Vision's prestigious Korea Children's Choir begins 2012 U.S. tour

Mon, 23 Jul 2012 15:11 PST

Founded in 1960, World Vision’s longstanding tradition continues changing lives through songs. 30 children aim to bring message of hope to voiceless children around the world

Church, NGO leaders co-host summit on role of faith in global health, AIDS

Mon, 23 Jul 2012 11:02 PST

As AIDS experts from around the world gather in Washington, D.C. for the XIX International AIDS Conference, four organizations are co-hosting “The Summit on the Role of the Christian Faith in Community in Global Heath and HIV/AIDS” at Georgetown University. The event will include discussion with individuals who have hands-on experience and are high-level leaders in the U.S. government about the important role of the faith community in global health and in combating HIV/AIDS.

One year after UN declares famine in Somalia, refugee camps full to bursting

Thu, 19 Jul 2012 11:40 PST

A year on from famine in Somalia, the food situation has improved, but for millions of Somali children, survival is still a daily struggle. Around one million people are living outside of their country’s borders and another 1.36 million are internally displaced. Many have sought refuge in camps in neighboring countries, taxing an already challenging living situation.

Goal to achieve an AIDS-Free Generation at risk due to lack of strategic plan and funding slump, warns World Vision

Tue, 17 Jul 2012 16:01 PST

In order to sustain the significant progress made to reach goals for zero new HIV infections and an AIDS-Free Generation, the US must develop an actionable strategy for meeting the goals and get HIV and AIDS funding back on track.