CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1996 |
When Buena Vista Care Center administrator Anne Zimmer was given the task of finding a charity for the nursing home's 100 old hospital beds, she considered homeless groups, AIDS hospices and other nearby needy. But the agents at United Way suggested a more exotic destination--a Russian city in the Arctic Circle called Nar'yan-Mar. About 20 of the beds went to some care facilities and individuals who asked for them.
March 18, 1993 |
The Clinton Administration, scrambling to help Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin keep his job, has decided to shift the focus of U.S. aid to Moscow toward short-term projects that will yield immediate, tangible benefits to ordinary Russians, senior officials said Wednesday. The goal of the new approach is as much political as economic: to convince the Russians that capitalist economic reform is a good thing--and that Yeltsin is still preferable to his conservative opponents.
January 3, 1992 |
A lottery winner donated $100,000 to send food and medicine to Russia, saying he wanted to set an example for other baby boomers who grew up hating the Soviet Union. "I was a baby boomer born in 1947, raised with Roy Rogers, Howdy Doody, and air raid drills," said Ken Wayne. "They told us not to trust the Russians, that they were bad and we were good. "But all that's changed, and now all the baby boomers who went through this have a chance to help Russia get back on its feet."
December 16, 1991 |
Soviet and American military transport planes left the United States on Sunday carrying emergency stores of medicine and other relief supplies to three Soviet republics, the State Department announced as Secretary of State James A. Baker III began meetings in Moscow with leaders of the Kremlin and the republics. Among his missions there is the coordination of American aid efforts. The first two U.S.
December 31, 1991 |
A huge military-style cargo plane that delivered a Russian entry here for the America's Cup sailing regatta has gone back to Moscow laden with more than 97 tons of dehydrated soup, medicine, baby food and toys, relief workers said Monday. The Aeroflot Antonov 124, one of the world's largest airplanes, left Sunday night, according to officials at California-based relief organizations that had coordinated the huge shipment of food, medicine and toys.
January 18, 1992 |
With little official encouragement and virtually no guarantee that their contributions will arrive where intended, thousands of individual and corporate donors across America are digging into their wallets to help the destitute in the former Soviet Union.