Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, walk towards the Syrian border on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain near the Syrian border town of Elierbeh of Al-Hasakah Governorate in this August 11, 2014 file photo. The Islamic State, which had declared a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria, prompted tens of thousands of Yazidis and Christians to flee for their lives during their push to within a 30-minute drive of the Kurdish regional capital Arbil.    REUTERS/Rodi Said/Files  (IRAQ - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 



How World Relief Helps Resettle Refugees in the U.S.

In the late 1970s, Evelyn Mangham returned with her husband from doing missions work with local communities in Vietnam and began helping with the evangelical nonprofit, World Relief. When they got back to the states, Evelyn realized how many Vietnamese people were fleeing their homeland and trying to come to the United States. Determined to… Read More


The Holiday Project Wants Everyone to Have Visitors This Holiday Season

On Christmas Day in 1972, eight San Francisco residents decided to visit a local hospital for the elderly. They had lunch with the residents, talked, laughed. And then they decided to do something they hadn’t initially planned — come back the next year with more people. From that first meeting, the idea of groups of… Read More


Feeding America Wants Food Security for Every American This Holiday Season

For generations, Americans have gathered on a Thursday in November to commemorate the first Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving means different things to different people, but one thing remains the staple for every gathering: food. Thanksgiving dinners are well-known for leaving people in “turkey comas” after they consume a massive quantity of food. But for millions of Americans,… Read More


Blackbox International Helps Rehabilitate Boys Rescued from Human Trafficking

Human trafficking, in which a person is forced to work for others, is one of the worst realities in the modern world. Whether it’s for cheap labor or sexual exploitation, the practice is perhaps most heartbreaking when you consider the number of children involved. According to a 2002 report by the International Labor Organization, about… Read More


This Nonprofit Supports Families of Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

Though public support for law enforcement has waned as allegations of racially motivated police misconduct and negligent deaths suffocate officers’ reputations, thousands of honorable men and women still patrol daily with their safety on the line. Law enforcement officers risk their lives each time they go to work, and they worry over what may happen… Read More


This Is How Utah’s Crossroads Urban Center Cares for the Poor

For 50 years, Crossroads Urban Center has fed, clothed, housed and advocated for the poor in Salt Lake City, Utah. Crossroads began in 1966 when the United Methodist Women created an organization to provide for their low-income neighbors, people with disabilities and others facing obstacles to obtaining their daily needs. Today it operates an emergency… Read More

Keeping Children Safe Because the Government Can’t

It’s no secret that the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) in almost every state is overrun. Horror stories of children facing neglect, molestation, physical abuse or even death abound while social workers either ignore warning signs or simply can’t spend enough time visiting their enormous number of wards. As a result, thousands and thousands of children… Read More