9/11 First Responders - December 28, 2011. In memory of those loved and lost on 9/11 including George Tornaghi, Ten Doves contributed $1,000 to the First Responders program of TuesdaysChildren.org. It provides educational programs and counseling for 9/11 rescue and recovery workers and their families.
$10,000 tornado relief for Oklahoma - August 22, 2011. On behalf of its gracious donors, Ten Doves transmitted $10,000 to the Ozarks Food Harvest charity for their on-the-ground tornado relief efforts.
Tornado benefit in Tulsa, OK - On Sunday June 26, 2011, the Tulsa rock and roll community came together for a fundraiser to help tornado victims in Joplin, MO. The benefit was held at Cimarron Bar located at 2619 S. Memorial Drive Tulsa, OK 74129. Six bands played including Under The Gun, Rock Show, Tiranico, Lock-17, WTF, & Laid Back Manor. The benefit was promoted by Tulsa resident Jennifer Reid who coordinated with Ten Doves, and raised over $2,300 for tornado relief. Way to go Jennifer and the people of Tulsa! Click here to read more in the press release.
$10,000 Joplin Relief - June 18, 2011. Ten Doves Charity is humbled to have raised $10,000 for Joplin Tornado Relief. Many thanks to our gracious givers that contributed. These funds were transmitted to our partner charity Convoy of Hope based in Missouri. Convoy of Hope operates a fleet of tractor/trailors picking up donated goods, food items, and sundries for emergency relief.
600 pairs of new shoes to Joplin - April 20, 2011. Bravo to Hardcore Athletic shoe company based in Perryville, Missouri. They contacted Ten Doves with a generous offer to donate 600 pairs of new athletic shoes for tornado relief. After a few calls, we connected them with Convoy of Hope, a charity that operates a fleet of tractor trailers also based in Missouri.
$11,000 sent to Japan - On April 20, 2011, Ten Doves Charity, based in McKinney, TX, humbly contributed $11,000.00 today to World Vision earmarked for on-the-ground relief efforts in Japan. Stacy Hofstadter, Exec. Director of Ten Doves said "Our gracious givers wanted to help in a specific way, providing funds for on-the-ground relief in Japan. World Vision quickly mobilized people, food and supplies to the hardest hit areas. It will take years for Japan to recover, and we are proud to partner with them."
"We are pleased that Ten Doves committed these funds to our relief efforts in Japan. World Vision is assisting approximately 30,000 people in the Miyagi Prefecture distributing relief items and running Child Friendly Spaces, giving children a sense of structure and normalcy during this traumatic time." Angela Appleton, Director, World Vision.
Animal Relief support in Japan - Gracious donors contributed special donations earmarked for animal relief in Japan. Ten Doves located JEARS which stands for Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support. JEARS is made up of three animal relief organizations located in Japan. On behalf of its donors, Ten Doves transmitted $1,000 on April 25, 2011 to JEARS for Japan Animal Relief.
Songwriter commemorates "Tragedy" song to Ten Doves for Japan Relief - April 25, 2011. Danie Ferrusi, an upstate New York musician, commemorated her original song "Tragedy" to Ten Doves for our Japan Relief efforts. This was very thoughtful Danie and we are proud of you! Click here to listen to her moving song. Click here to visit her music blog.
School kids make cards for Japan - Eighty-two children from the Canyon Creek Elementary School in Richardson, TX made hand-drawn get well cards for children in Japan. We forwarded them along to a children's emergency shelter in Sendai.
$10,000 sent to Sendai Japan - March 26, 2011. Ten Doves Charity is pleased to announce that it has raised US $10,000.00 for Japan Relief. Stacy Hofstadter, Exec. Director of Ten Doves said "The need is great and urgent. Based on our experience and research, we proudly forwarded these funds to Save the Children for their on-the-ground relief efforts in Japan." Jane Baker, Manager - Foundations & Trusts, Save The Children said "We have a team in Sendai, Japan one of the worst affected areas, establishing an operation base to help to help the most vulnerable children and families. We know that people rely on Ten Doves to make wise decisions with their donations and we are proud to work with them." Read the entire press release here. The photos below were taken in the past ten days in Sendai (provided courtesy of Ian Woolverton/Save the Children).
Baby Ella Fund Launched - March 1, 2011. Ten Doves, a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization announced the launch of its Baby Ella Education Fund for handicapped children in need. The fund was named for Ella Hollingsworth, a baby girl who was born with deformed arms, hands and one leg. Her father Mark's story, in his own words, is below. "In October of 2009 we found out that we were expecting a baby, and with much excitement went to our first sonogram where bad news quickly changed us forever. At first we thought there was an issue with her leg being a little short. Then it progressed to a twisted foot and upon further looking we discovered her right arm had not formed fully and her left had no fingers. Our hearts were on the floor at this point and our hope dim. Read his full story here.