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NEWSLETTER – June 2012

The packing party held four days ago once again demonstrated the strength and depth of TIE’s volunteer base.  The call went out and over 100 showed up. We packed 279 large boxes of clothing, blankets, shoes, toys, stuffed animals and Mylar. We also filled plastic buckets with enough rice for 140,000 meals. It was a six […]

Budd Wins 2012 Humanitarian Award

Rice for Refugees

Budd didn’t want me to post this…but I am going to anyway!  Although I might not have a job tomorrow, I think it is very important for our TIE family to hear that Budd was selected as Contra Costa County’s Humanitarian of 2012 by Local Happenings Magazine. I suspect that some of you may have […]

To Feed Or Not To Feed? That Is the Question.

rice child2

There is considerable debate among aid organizations regarding what to do with the estimated 35,000 people living in refugee camps in Kabul. They are victims of what one author described as a “pitiless Catch-22 policy” established by international humanitarian aid providers” (click HERE for New York Times article). The World Food program stopped providing food to […]

Keep Up The Good Work!…Jan.31, 2012

Working at Trust in Education has been an amazing experience.  As TIE is a grassroots organization, volunteers are the heart of soul of the group, and TIE volunteers are the best.  I want to thank you for all you have given to the people of Afghanistan, and all I have learned from you in the […]

One of our “rapid fixes”…….Sept. 28, 2011

Man with Farzana 2

One of the advantages of being a small grass-roots organization is that there are very few levels of approval. So when a well runs dry at one of our community learning centers, we can say “drill deeper” right away.  Of course, since we run as a partnership with the Afghans, we offer to pay  half […]