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By Sarah Henry
The third quarter of 2013 is drawing swiftly to a close, and it’s your last chance to distribute your donations among our five beneficiaries.
The Human Rights beneficiary for Q3, Cure Violence, treats community violence as a disease, promoting prevention, diagnoses, and curative steps. More specifically, Cure Violence has three steps to dealing with an “infection” of violence: detecting and interrupting potential infectious events, determining who are most likely to cause another infectious event, and reducing their likelihood of developing and subsequently transmitting the infection, changing the underlying social and behavioral norms, or environmental conditions, that directly relate to this infection. Cure Violence’s program has been proven to eliminate or reduce violence in Chicago, New York, and Baltimore, and the program works effectively across the United States.
The Pathfinders kicked off their year of service in Los Angeles, CA, working with the Westside Food Bank, TreePeople, and Heal the Bay. In August, the Pathfinders moved on to Cambodia, their first international mission. They taught English and built floating latrines and water movement systems at Bridge of Life School. Now, our Pathfinders are working in Uganda, where they will remain until mid-November. Conor, Ben, Michelle, and Wendy are working hard to provide much-needed services to children and adults who may not have gotten these benefits another way. Follow their adventures in humanism, service, and international relations on their website.
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