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20,000 Ugandans Evicted from Home

New Forests Company, a British forestry company, forcibly expelled more than 20,000 Ugandans from their homes in recent years, according to a report by the aid group Oxfam. This photo slideshow from The New York Times tells the story.

For more background, here’s the related article.
   

By |September 22nd, 2011|Inspiration|4 Comments

Fans Are Awesome

We loved hearing this story today: When a server at a San Diego Chargers game tripped on a stair sending $1,000 in bills flying through the air to the lower level seats, fans jumped to the rescue. She not only recovered the $1,000 but an extra $170 in additional goodwill tips. Here are some additional […]

By |September 16th, 2011|Inspiration|11 Comments

Poverty Rates Up, Needs Even Greater

Poverty rates in the U.S. are the highest since 1993, according to a new report. The federal government announced this week that the nation’s poverty rate increased to 15.1 percent in 2010. An additional 2.6 million people landed in poverty last year, bringing the total to 46.2 million – the highest number since the government […]

By |September 15th, 2011|Inspiration|6 Comments

John Keatley Giving Portraits for His Birthday

We featured an interview with celebrity portrait photographer John Keatley back in March on the Help-Portrait blog. Today we wanted to let you know about a cool giveaway he’s doing to help victims in the Horn of Africa crisis.

For his birthday on Sept. 22, John is asking people to donate to One Day’s Wages’s Horn […]

By |September 14th, 2011|Inspiration|6 Comments

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one. Mother Teresa

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By |September 13th, 2011|Inspiration|0 Comments

Images of the Horn of Africa Crisis

World Vision is featuring a slideshow of images from photographer Jon Warren who just returned from Somalia and Kenya. Facing drought, disease and starvation, Warren captures moments between mothers and children who are fighting to survive.

Click the image to few the slideshow.

By |September 9th, 2011|Inspiration|8 Comments

H-P 2011: Events Coordinator Annie Downs

We’re continuing our series today from the Help-Portrait volunteer staff. Today we feature our events coordinator (and last year’s live event emcee), Annie Downs. Annie’s currently splitting her time between Edinburgh, UK and Nashville, TN, but we’re looking forward to having her in Nashville for H-P 2011!

What I do for HP:

My title is Events […]

By |September 9th, 2011|H-P Organizers|14 Comments

Help-Portrait Yuma, AZ

We wanted to give you a glimpse into some of the volunteers that make Help-Portrait great. Here’s a photographer who works with Help-Portrait in Yuma, AZ.

Name: Chriselda Turcios (website)

Location: currently in Yuma, Az. Recently moved from San Diego after living there for 5 years

Occupation: mother of 3 girls, Marine wife, […]

By |September 8th, 2011|H-P Organizers, H-P Tips|6 Comments

Help-Portrait Vancouver

We wanted to share this intro video for Help-Portrait Vancouver 2011. Great job, guys!

In the area? Join H-P Vancouver group here at the community site.

By |September 7th, 2011|H-P Organizers|6 Comments

USB Drives?

We saw this on the @help_portrait Twitter feed & thought it was a great idea, so we wanted to pass it along:

@TheJoeHendricks Aug 30, 1:09pm via Twitter for Mac
@help_portrait is it crazy to also give a small USB to people along with their prints? We think they might print more pics later. thoughts?


We say go […]

By |September 6th, 2011|H-P Tips|12 Comments