Press Releases: United States

Business Owner Bruce Donoho Joins Children of the Nations' USA Board of Directors United States
Feb 21, 2012 -

Silverdale, WA – February 21, 2012 – Bruce Donoho, the owner and CEO of California-based Bird-B-Gone, will be joining Children of the Nations–USA's board of directors.  The Orange County resident has been a committed advocate and supporter of Children of the Nations (COTN) since he heard COTN founder Chris Clark speak at his church, Presbyterian Church of the Master, in 2008.  In 2010, he took a trip to Sierra Leone and Liberia with Clark to see the ministry firsthand, and explore the possibility of expansion into Liberia.

Children of the Nations' New Partnership with the University of Texas Aims to Bring Sustainable Changes in Public Health to Dominican Slums United States
Feb 21, 2012 -

Silverdale, WA – February 21, 2012 – Children of the Nations (COTN) is launching a program in partnership with the University of Texas at San Antonio's Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics that aims to address the deep-rooted problems of sanitation and hygiene that perpetuate disease and poverty in the communities of Barahona, Dominican Republic. The Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) program will train community leaders to create community health clubs and educate members about basic hygiene and sanitation practices.

Children of the Nations Partners with Rotary Club of Silverdale to Bring Safe Water to Impoverished Dominicans United States
Feb 9, 2012 -

Silverdale, WA – February 9, 2012 – Last fall, the Rotary Club of Silverdale provided the funds for water purification systems to be installed in two of the five communities Children of the Nations (COTN) serves in the Dominican Republic. The installation process has already begun, and members of the Rotary Club will travel to the Dominican Republic on February 18 to observe the installation and witness the transformation their gift brings to the community.

COTN Offers Direct Ways To Provide Food Security for Children in Africa Amidst Skyrocketing Prices United States
Feb 9, 2012 -

Silverdale, WA – February 9, 2012 – The World Bank's recently published 2012 "Food Price Watch" reports that though world food prices are expected to decrease in 2012, grain prices in many African countries remain extremely volatile. Malawi and Uganda have experienced some of the highest inflation rates in the past year: rice prices rose 56 percent in Malawi and 81 percent in Uganda.

Two Years After the Haiti Earthquake, Children of the Nations is Still Committed to Long-term Support and Lasting Change in Haiti United States
Jan 10, 2012 -

Silverdale, WA – January 10, 2012 –Two years after one of the most destructive earthquakes in history struck Haiti, as many aid organizations are transitioning out of the still-devastated nation, Children of the Nations (COTN) is firm in its commitment to provide a long-term, comprehensive response to the disaster. By focusing on providing holistic care to children, COTN is investing in the future leaders of Haiti. "You've got to raise up a new generation.

Seattle Pacific University Women's Basketball Team Feeds and Sponsors Young Dominican Athletes United States
Dec 13, 2011 -

Seattle, WA – December 13, 2011 – The Seattle Pacific University women's basketball team packaged 6,550 meals for hungry children in Africa and the Dominican Republic. The women raised $1,500 to help Children of the Nations (COTN), a local non-profit, ship the meals to the children they serve. At the end of the event, four women decided to make long-term commitments to sponsor young athletes in the Dominican Republic through COTN's I Love Baseball program.

Child Sponsorship Fights Human Trafficking at its Roots United States
Oct 28, 2011 -

Silverdale, WA – October 28, 2011 – The slave trade is anything but dead. Staggering statistics still accompany the practices of human trafficking and slavery: 27 million people around the world are enslaved today, 40 percent of whom are children. The practice of child slavery is alive and growing, and has been for centuries.

Poulsbo's Dr. Michael Jungkeit Performs Free Surgery on Former Children of the Nations Employee United States
Aug 8, 2011 -

Poulsbo, WA – August 8, 2011 – Doctor Michael Jungkeit, founder of North Kitsap Ear, Nose and Throat in Poulsbo, Washington, performed an eyelid surgery on former Children of the Nations (COTN) employee Edward Olara this week, free of charge. The procedure involved grafting a piece of skin from underneath Olara’s ear onto his left eyelid. Olara lost part of his eyelid in a car crash in Uganda in September 2006. He also suffered burns on his face and loss of vision in his left eye as a result of the accident.

Children of the Nations Welcomes Jeff Davis as Senior Director of Administration United States
Jun 9, 2011 -

Silverdale, WA – June 9, 2011 – Children of the Nations (COTN) recently welcomed Jeff Davis as its new Senior Director of Administration. In this role, Davis will oversee several department including Finance, Facilities, Technology, Office Management, and Human Resources.

San Diego Church Raises $220,000 for Children of the Nations United States
Apr 27, 2011 -

Silverdale, WA – April 27, 2011 – Long-time Children of the Nations (COTN) partner Flood Church of San Diego, CA, recently raised $219,991.12 for COTN’s ministry in Haiti. Members of the church raised the entire sum during a four-week period following Flood Pastor Matt Hammett’s March visit to Haiti with COTN Founder Chris Clark. The goal Flood originally set for the campaign was $100,000.