Friday, May 22

Urgent Need for Seeds in Nepal

The damage from the massive earthquakes that wreaked havoc on the small Himalayan nation of Nepal continues to pose a serious threat to the survivors. Along with the buildings and structures that were reduced to rubble, farm plots and seed supplies were also decimated. Now tens of thousands of families could conceivably lose this year’s crop.

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Thursday, May 21

4 Ideas to Honor Those Who Served this Memorial Day

A great way to honor the brave soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom is by purchasing a Gift That Gives More™. Listed below are just a few causes from The Veterans Site that would be ideal to choose for Memorial Day. With 100% of your donation going directly to the program, supporting these initiatives not only pays a special tribute to those who have served and died for our country, but also benefits the veterans who made it back home.

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Wednesday, May 20

Why You Should Support Rescue Rebuild’s Project in Puerto Rico

The overall image of animal rescue and adoption in Puerto Rico is in serious need of change. With animal cruelty typically going unpunished, adoption rates are very low. It is estimated that less than 45% of dogs and 30% of cats in shelters are adopted, while hundreds of thousands stray dogs and cats still roam the streets of the small island chain. The animal shelters that do exist are having difficulty keeping up with only minimal resources available.

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Tuesday, May 19

The Power of Teachers

Teachers are instrumental in the successful education of children. Unfortunately, in many cultures, teachers are rare and only available to privileged children. GreaterGood understands the power of teachers and is supporting the following initiatives to make sure that everyone has access to a quality education. Read on to see how you can assist in these efforts, too.

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Monday, May 18

Help Animals Affected by the Nepal Earthquake

As thousands of people have been left homeless by the Nepal earthquake, so have many family pets, livestock, wildlife, shelter and stray animals. Resources are obviously extremely limited but it is still necessary for these animals to have food, clean water, and veterinary care.

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Thursday, May 14

How Field Research can Protect the Sierra el Tigre

The massive Sky Island known as Sierra el Tigre, or the Jaguar Mountains, is a biodiverse region with extraordinary wildlife. Just northwest of the Sierra Madre, it rises above the Río Bavispe to a lush pine-oak and Douglas fir forests at 7600 feet elevation. As the name would suggest, the area is a prime habitat for jaguars. Unfortunately, it is also one of the last remaining habitats for these majestic animals and it is disappearing at an alarming rate.

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Wednesday, May 13

Help Needed as Second Earthquake Strikes Nepal

Already deep in tragedy, the Himalayan nation of Nepal has been hit yet again by a massive earthquake. This time, it was rocked by a 7.3 magnitude quake that occurred on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. The epicenter was along the border of Tibet, where they were only in the very early stages of clean-up and recovery from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

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Tuesday, May 12

Double Your Impact on Pet Cancer Research

For animal lovers, their dog or cat is more than just a pet. It is another member of the family. That is why a cancer diagnosis for a beloved animal can be a very traumatic experience for the entire family. At one time, a cancer diagnosis was considered a death sentence for a dog or cat. However, thanks to continued pet cancer research, the prognosis is improving. Families now have hope that their pets can be successfully treated and live a long, full life.

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Thursday, May 7

Veterans Provide Relief after Nepal Earthquake

The catastrophic Nepal earthquake has reduced areas of the small Himalayan nation to rubble. The loss that resulted from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck on Saturday, April 25, 2015 has been significant, with over 5000 deaths. The survivors continue to struggle, with over 10,000 people injured. This tragedy has left the impoverished country in dire need of international aid. It is essential for organizations to get to the affected areas, like the city of Kathmandu, to assist in the recovery efforts.

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Wednesday, May 6

The Importance of Humane Education

There are many areas in Southeast Asia where animals are treated in absolutely horrific ways. Some of the cruel behaviors are even socially sanctioned, like the unfortunate practice of killing street dogs for meat in Thailand. We recently shared a story about a little dog named Chang who was almost a victim to this awful situation. Fortunately, the efforts of the Soi Dog Foundation’s Humane Education Program paid off, and Chang was saved by a compassionate, young girl.

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