Category Archives: Humanitarian

FBI ‘Operation Cross Country’ rescues 168 children from sex trafficking

Arrests, child prostitution, FBI. (Image: Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain)

Arrests, child prostitution, FBI. (Image: Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain)

 

 

 

 

 

 

An FBI initiative, Operation Cross Country, has rescued 168 American children from sex trafficking and arrested 281 suspected pimps. Many of the children were under the supervision of the US welfare system but were never reported missing . . .

Click here to read about the FBI’s rescue of 168 children from sex trafficking.

Neurosurgeon walks 6 miles through snowstorm to perform surgery

 Dr. Zenko Hrynkiw walked six miles through an Alabama snowstorm to perform life-saving, brain surgery on a patient. (Image: blog.al.com)

Dr. Zenko Hrynkiw walked six miles through an Alabama snowstorm to perform life-saving, brain surgery on a patient. (Image: blog.al.com)

 

 

 

Dr. Zenko Hrynkiw is a humble hero. He also happens to be a neurosurgeon who walked 6 miles through an Alabama snowstorm to perform life-saving surgery . . .

Click here to read about a humble neurosurgeon who walked six miles through a snowstorm to perform life-saving emergency surgery.

Oprah’s yard sale raises $600K for charity

Oprah at 2011 Television Critics Award show.

Oprah at 2011 Television Critics Award show. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

 

 

Oprah Winfrey auctioned off many of her personal belongings Saturday at the Santa Barbara Polo & Raquet Club in Carpinteria, Calif. The final sales figures aren’t in yet but so far more than $600,000 has been raised with proceeds to benefit the Oprah Winfrey’s Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa . . .

Click here to read about Oprah’s epic yard sale to benefit charity.

Pakistani girl shot by Taliban, honored by Harvard

Malala Yousafzai with Harvard University president, Drew Gilpin Faust (Photo: Twitter/Harvard University)

Malala Yousafzai with Harvard University president, Drew Gilpin Faust (Photo: Twitter/Harvard University)

On Friday, Malala Yousafzai, 16, a Pakistani girl who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, was honored with the 2013 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at Harvard University.

Malala was shot in the head last year, and militants said it was because she was critical of the Taliban – not her views on education — although she was shot on a school bus and was known as an education activist . . .

Click here to read about Malala Yousafzai, Harvard University’s 2013 humanitarian of the year.

Angelina Jolie tops Forbes’ list of highest-paid actresses

 Angelina Jolie discusses "In the Land of Blood and Honey," Dec. 9, 2011. (Image: Wikimedia Commons, Alex Villareal)

Angelina Jolie discusses “In the Land of Blood and Honey,” Dec. 9, 2011. (Image: Wikimedia Commons, Alex Villareal)

Angelina Jolie tops Forbes’ list of highest-paid actresses with $33 million in earnings from June 2012 through June 2013.

Her last mega feature was “The Tourist” in 2010, and it wasn’t one of her greatest hits, grossing $278 million with a $100 million budget . . .

Click here to read about Angelina Jolie, Hollywood’s highest-paid actress.

Charles Ramsey seizes opportunity to make $10K in motivational speeches (Opinion)

Charles Ramsey, 43, the Cleveland kidnapping hero, has signed up a motivational speaker with Bruce Merrin"s Celebrity Speaker and Entertainment. (Photo: deathandtaxesmag.com)

Charles Ramsey, 43, the Cleveland kidnapping hero, has signed up a motivational speaker with Bruce Merrin”s Celebrity Speaker and Entertainment. (Photo: deathandtaxesmag.com)

In the future everybody will be world famous for 15 minutes – Andy Warhol

Charles Ramsey, 43, the hero who rescued a Cleveland woman who had been kidnapped and imprisoned for 10 years has signed up with Bruce Merrin’s Celebrity Speakers & Entertainment. The talent agency announced it Thursday . . .

Read about Charles Ramsey’s good fortune here.

Chicagoland K-9 Comfort dogs visit the grieving in Newtown, Conn.

Chicagoland Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort dog with grieving child. Image: Lutheran Church Charity photo.

Chicagoland Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort dog with grieving child. Image: Lutheran Church Charity photo.

Rob Morris, the pastor of Christ the King Lutheran Church, in Newtown, Conn., asked Addison, Ill.-based Lutheran Church Charites to help by sending K-9 comfort dogs to comfort the grieving. The organization sent a team of golden retrievers to the town where 27 people, mostly children, were killed in the second worst school-shooting in US history . . .

To discover how dogs are bringing comfort to the grieving in Newtown, Conn., click here.