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International Relief Teams

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Alleviates human suffering by providing health services and other assistance to victims of disaster, poverty and neglect, in the United States and around the world.
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When I left college nine years ago, like many, I was suddenly confronted with the big question – what’s next? With no set plan or vision for what I wanted to do, I decided to start my job search with one of my favorite hobbies – I began working in the museums that I loved to visit. It wasn’t long after that I found myself kicking off a career in fundraising. Fast forward to the present day, and I am so grateful that this is where life led me. Working in fundraising has allowed me to follow causes that I…

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Estrella at Kids Kingdom
Kids Kingdom Orphanage in Ensenada, Mexico – Estrella, age 11, and her twin brothers, age five, were brought to Kids Kingdom by police in March 2021. They were rescued from a family environment where violence and drug abuse were common occurrences. Estrella and her brothers were neglected, given little food, and did not attend school. Even at her young age, Estrella felt responsible for her brothers and took care of them as best she could. Her only focus was their daily survival. When Estrella first arrived at Kids Kingdom, she was very shy and withdrawn. She and her brothers were given three hot meals a day, a safe environment, and the opportunity to make new friends. Estrella finally had a chance to be a kid, and not worry about her next meal or her brothers’ well-being. Estrella is becoming very social and outgoing in this new, safe environment. She is…