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Even though it’s been nearly seven years since I moved to Seattle, as a southern transplant living in the Pacific Northwest I still struggle to adjust this time of year. With the return of gloomy skies, rainy weather and very short days, I find myself seeking out bits of inspiration and joy to get that warm, cozy feeling that helps get me in the autumn spirit! While hot soups, the beautiful colors of changing leaves and crisp morning walks certainly help, Global Impact thought we’d put together something even more effective in curing the winter blues.   This month we are...

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  • Title: Dalia Awad
  • Charity: Anera
  • Country: Palestine, State of
  • Photo Credit: Ibrahim Zaanoun

  • Title: Beirut’s Fire Brigade Receives Shipments of Burn Treatments
  • Charity: Anera
  • Country: Lebanon
  • Photo Credit: Hisham Mustapha

The Beirut Fire Brigade is a first responder institution in every sense of the term. Like medical staff, the fire brigade goes into high-risk zones every day. They are on the frontlines protecting and serving the public. To aid the Brigade, Anera sent a shipment of kits customized for wildfire response and burn injuries. The kits contained items such as bandages, scissors, burn ointment, antibiotics, adrenaline, analgesics, face masks, gloves, goggles, wound disinfectant, and nebulizers. Anera distributed the donated kits among several local frontline responders, including the Beirut Fire Brigade.

  • Title: Aya
  • Charity: Anera
  • Country: Lebanon
  • Photo Credit: Hisham Mostafa

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The alluring smell of freshly baked bread and pies hits you long before you step foot inside Hawazim’s bakery in the West Bank village of Sarta. “My bread-making business is still new, but it is on the rise,” she says, enjoying the bread puns. “Life wasn’t always sweet around here,” the 46-year-old mother of five says. Her smile vanishes as if it was never there. For most of her life, Hawazim tells us, her only purpose in the world was to take care of her husband and children. “I cooked, cleaned, and baked for them with passion. And I did it with love,” she says. Hawazim is in constant motion. As she speaks, she hands a seven-year-old customer her purchase of freshly-made flatbread (or taboon, as it is called in Arabic). Then her husband fell ill. “When my husband was diagnosed with a rare disease, doctors told us paralysis was...