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December 18, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has donated $50,000 to the disaster response veteran service organization Team Rubicon , which helps send experienced military veterans as  rapid emergency response relief teams to natural disaster sites and other crisis areas around the world. "Military veterans choose to serve even after they take off the uniform because they want to dedicate themselves to a cause larger than their own," Peterson said. "Supporting organizations like Team Rubicon before, during, and after times of disaster allows them to continue their important missions in communities worldwide.
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November 1, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer and Joseph Serna
The Red Cross, the Salvation Army and a neighborhood medical clinic catered to the needs of some of the injured as well as travelers stranded outside Los Angeles International Airport on Friday after a lone gunman's attack on transportation security agents brought air traffic to a standstill. The Reliant-LAX Airport Medical Clinic treated a security agent with some surface metal fragment wounds -- presumably from a gunshot --to his lower leg, as well as several passengers, said clinic director Dr. Max Lebow.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1987 | LYNN SMITH, Times Staff Writer
A dozen volunteers spent Wednesday morning in a Santa Ana warehouse loading a 40-foot sea container with $200,000 worth of medical supplies destined for sick and wounded civilians in Nicaragua. The shipment included antibiotics, pain relievers, flashlights and batteries and disposable syringes collected from physicians and pharmaceutical companies nationally by Operation California, a private nonprofit relief organization based in Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
Is he an aggressive, paranoid, pathological liar or an American hero? That's the complex question director Jamie Meltzer explores - if never quite answers - regarding left-wing radical-turned-FBI mole Brandon Darby in the compelling, well-crafted documentary "Informant. " With seemingly full cooperation from Darby (strangely, he even "acts" in dramatic re-creations of key events), Meltzer lays out the disparate facts of Darby's recent past, starting in 2005 when the Texas native drove to New Orleans to help rescue a friend, former Black Panther Robert King Wilkerson, from the ravages of Hurricane Katrina.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1992
World Opportunities, a 30-year-old Christian humanitarian relief organization, has transported more than 380 tons of food, clothing, and medical supplies from stores and warehouses to local food banks.
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July 18, 1993
World Vision, an international relief organization based in Monrovia, has established a fund to help people affected by flooding along the Mississippi River. Donations will be used to deliver relief supplies such as rubber boots, shoes, insecticides and portable toilets to the region. To contribute, call (800) 423-4200 or (800) 423-4216 for a Spanish-speaking operator. Donations can be mailed to World Vision Flood Relief Fund, P.O. Box 1131, Pasadena, 91131.
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July 15, 1987 | Associated Press
A famine relief ship carrying 8,000 tons of food bound for Mozambique and Jordan won permission to leave Port Everglades today, after legal wrangles kept it sitting at anchor for three months. The 416-foot Porto Coroni was loaded with food donated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the World Vision relief organization and the United Nations, said Graham Bott, president of Tampa-based Afram Lines. U.S.
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June 8, 1986 | From Reuters
A West German ship rescued 77 Vietnamese refugees, 28 of them children, from a small boat in the South China Sea on Saturday, the relief organization German Committee of Cap Anamur said. The group said the refugees were seen on the open sea 210 miles southeast of the Vietnamese coast. They were exhausted and hungry and had run out of water after four days at sea. About 30 ships on the Singapore-Hong Kong route had passed them without stopping, the relief agency said.
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June 22, 1990 | EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Relief organizations and Southern California's Iranian community geared up Thursday to solicit money and other assistance for victims of Iran's devastating earthquake. "The best way to provide assistance now is to send a cash donation," said Peggy McGinley of the American Red Cross. "Those funds will be channeled through our international network to the Red Crescent Society in Iran." McGinley said the Red Cross will help in providing other aid "once we learn what their needs are.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1988
Officials of Monrovia-based World Vision International plan to close their offices in Sudan next week after being expelled by the government of the northeast African nation. The Christian relief organization was not given specific reasons for its expulsion from the continent's largest nation, according to the organization's U.S. president, Robert A. Seiple.
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December 18, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has donated $50,000 to the disaster response veteran service organization Team Rubicon , which helps send experienced military veterans as  rapid emergency response relief teams to natural disaster sites and other crisis areas around the world. "Military veterans choose to serve even after they take off the uniform because they want to dedicate themselves to a cause larger than their own," Peterson said. "Supporting organizations like Team Rubicon before, during, and after times of disaster allows them to continue their important missions in communities worldwide.
SPORTS
May 10, 2012 | By Gary Klein
Several USC football players, including quarterback Matt Barkley, are scheduled to go through graduation ceremonies Friday before joining a group of 16 Trojans players who will depart for Haiti later that night. The contingent, organized by Barkley's father Les, will spend a week building houses and moving supplies to an area still recovering from the devastating 2010 earthquake. To help finance the trip, players sent letters to family and friends requesting donations.
WORLD
April 3, 2011 | By Julie Makinen and Kenji Hall, Los Angeles Times
Japan's Red Cross has collected more than $1 billion in the first three weeks after the massive earthquake and tsunami but has yet to distribute any funds directly to victims, prompting Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano to urge Sunday that the process be accelerated. Meanwhile, the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant reported no significant progress in stopping the leak of radioactive water into the sea. Tokyo Electric Power Co. officials think the leak has been coming from a concrete pit holding power cables near reactor No. 2, and attempted Sunday to seal a crack there with a special polymer.
WORLD
April 11, 2010 | By Joe Mozingo
Relief organizations on Saturday began to move Haitians from tent camps that are in danger of flooding to new camps on the perimeter of the city, part of a larger plan to decentralize the population after January's devastating earthquake. After a heavy rain the night before, buses carried 62 people from a bedraggled camp on a defunct golf course to a barren field 10 miles northwest of the city. Aid workers helped Romaine Vincent Donal, 44, load her belongings in wheelbarrows.
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December 14, 2005 | Nicole Gaouette, Times Staff Writer
American Red Cross President Marsha J. Evans, who led the agency through an uneven and much-criticized response to Hurricane Katrina, resigned Tuesday in yet another sign of troubles inside the organization that bears prime responsibility for delivering relief to victims of disasters.
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May 4, 2003 | Eric Slater, Times Staff Writer
Returning to Baghdad for the first time since the start of the war, top U.N. relief officials warned Saturday of a possible humanitarian crisis in Iraq and faced criticism over the little humanitarian aid they have provided so far. About 60% of Iraqis are considered fully dependent on aid from the United Nations' "oil-for-food" program, put in place after the 1991 Persian Gulf War. Nearly two months have passed since program workers last distributed food.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1999 | HUGO MARTIN and SCOTT MARTELLE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A local relief organization waited for word Sunday on whether an Air Force cargo plane would be available to deliver 40 tons of emergency supplies to victims of Turkey's massive quake while Turkish Americans in Orange County met to exchange information and raise money for relief efforts. Officials from Operation USA are expected to learn today whether the U.S. Air Force will provide a C-5 cargo plane to haul the emergency medical supplies from a Wilmington warehouse to quake victims in Turkey.
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September 1, 1990 | From Reuters
Half a million foreign refugees from Iraq and Kuwait are massing at the Iranian border, and 200,000 more are heading for Turkey, posing huge relief problems, U.N. agencies said Friday. The U.N. Disaster Relief Organization said it is trying to arrange a fleet of buses to help deal with the influx to Iran across newly opened borders with Iraq, its former war enemy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
The founder and executive director of Relief International will speak tonight at the Hilton Irvine about his recent trip to Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Farshad Rastegar will show a video documenting his visit to the region, where he has been delivering food and medicine to Afghan refugees. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. event, a fund-raiser for the organization, are $100, or $75 for seniors and students. The price includes dinner and entertainment.
NEWS
March 28, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
Militiamen ambushed an aid convoy and attacked the compound of a French humanitarian aid group Tuesday, seizing nine relief workers, Somali officials said. A U.N. spokeswoman in neighboring Kenya said early today that five of the workers had been released. Witnesses said at least eight Somalis were killed in the fighting in Mogadishu that stemmed from a feud between two groups, one of which was hired to protect the compound of the aid group Doctors Without Borders.
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