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Our mission at Twins Trust is to provide our families with the information and support they need to enable them to thrive. We raise awareness, invest in research and campaign for the best possible outcomes for our families. We offer help, information and advice online, over the phone, or via Twinline. We also run a unique service which helps families in desperate need. We run antenatal and parenting courses throughout the country and manage an active social networking community with closed Facebook groups for single parents, families with children who have special educational needs, grandparents and those who have sadly been bereaved. Our campaigning work has seen us successfully lobby against a cap on universal credit for families with multiples and we have backed a bill for extended parental leave for parents of extremely poorly babies who spend lengthy periods of time in neonatal. We developed the first ever registry for Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome so we can learn more about this terrible condition and funded development of the world-first twin pregnancy growth chart.Our discount scheme costs as little as £2.80 per month and if you join you’ll have access to hundreds of discounts. By becoming a member you’ll also be contributing to our work of supporting parents of twins, triplets or more, vital research projects and campaigns for improved care in accordance to the NICE multiple birth guidelines.Donate Now
We have set up the Help Musicians Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund to alleviate some of the immediate financial pressures that many professional musicians may be facing. We have created a fund of £5m to help reduce the worry many musicians are experiencing about their mounting household expenses by offering a one-off payment of $500 per applicant. You can add to this fund to help us reach even more musicians. Please give generously.”We are proud to be a part of the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief project, which was created to help support the global music community during this unprecedented crisis. It aims to amplify the efforts of organizations that focus on helping artists and those in the creative community most in need. Spotify is making a donation to the Help Musicians Coronavirus Hardship Fund and will match donations made via the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief page dollar for dollar up to a collective total of $50,000.Help Musicians is a charity with an extraordinary history. Providing crucial support and opportunities to artists from all backgrounds across the country, we are uniquely placed to deliver personalised support that is tailored to the varied and complex needs of a musician across their career, from starting out to retirement.Music touches everyone’s life in some way – the individuals behind the music help fill our lives with lasting memories. Please join us as we approach our Centenary year in 2021 and be a part of our vital work.Donate Now
Every day, patients battling blood cancer count on Gift of Life to ensure they get the transplants they need, when they need them. The Coronavirus Pandemic has turned our world upside down, and Gift of Life’s work is no exception. Airlines are cutting flights and states are placing restrictions on travel, making it hard for donors to get to their donations, and for couriers to transport stem cells to their patients. Our logistics team is working 24/7 to ensure continuity of these critical services.The Adelson Gift of Life - Be The Match Collection Center is one of only a few in the United States that is NOT based in a hospital setting. When possible, we are working to send donors to our world class center, rather than to a hospital where medical resources are strained during the current crisis.All of this costs money, and failure is not an option. We urgently need your support to get us through this time so we can provide life-saving services to those who need us. Thank you.Donate Now
People from across Korea, as well as companies and celebrities, are donating money to help those adversely affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.They are also sending masks and hand sanitizers to Daegu, a city in urgent need of such aid.Eum Ji-young zooms in on these efforts. People are doing what they can to help those affected by the coronavirus.Donations are being sent to those in need across the country, and especially to Daegu, which has been hit hardest."Many people from home and abroad are donating money and sending masks to Daegu which is giving hope and courage to the people here."South Korean companies are also making donations to help fight the COVID-19 outbreak.Samsung Group, the country's largest conglomerate, announced on Wednesday it will donate 24-point-7 million U.S. dollars to the Korea Disaster Relief Association.It said it will send necessary supplies including protective masks and hand sanitizers to medical workers and to those most vulnerable to disease.On the same day, the nation's largest automaker Hyundai Motor Group also said it would donate about 4 million dollars to the Korea Disaster Relief Association.It said the relief will mainly be sent to Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do Province.SK Group and LG Group have also donated about 4 million dollars each to the Community Chest of Korea for medical and quarantine supplies. And many other companies are also donating money to help fight the outbreak.Many South Korean celebrities are making donations too.Among them, BTS's Suga and actress Son Ye-jin, who are both from Daegu, donated about eighty-two thousand dollars each to local charity groups to support quarantine and treatment efforts.Bong Joon-ho,...the director of the multi-Oscar winning film 'Parasite', and actor Song Kang Ho,... who starred in the movie, also donated eighty-two thousand dollars each towards relief efforts.According to the Korea Disaster Relief Association, as of Thursday evening, the total amount of donations had reached around 44 million dollars, with people from all walks of life doing what they can to help those in need.Donate Now
The US Senate has passed a $2.2tn emergency relief package as the coronavirus pandemic devastates the economy, marking the biggest rescue deal of its kind in US history.“This is a strange and evil disease,” said the Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer, ahead of the vote. “When we pass this bill, instead of hugging each other, we’ll wave from a distance.”The bill would provide up to $1,200 in direct relief for American adults, create a $500bn lending program for businesses, cities and states and a $367bn fund for small businesses. The plan also provides $130bn to hospitals and expands unemployment insurance.Senators overwhelmingly voted to pass the legislation, approving it 96-0.The House is expected to vote on the bill on Friday. “We are working to ensure that those who are unable to return to Washington will be able to express their views on this legislation remotely,” said the House majority leader, Steny Hoyer, in a statement.Lawmakers scrambled on Wednesday to smooth over snags as they rushed to pass the legislation, which provides direct payments to American families, and loans and grants to businesses. A last-minute amendment, from Republican senators who complained that the bill would incentivize workers to collect unemployment payments rather than take a job, failed.After casting her vote Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat of Massachusetts, said: “This is not the bill I wanted, but its immediate investments are vital.” “They are also insufficient,” she added. “We will need to do more – and soon.”McConnell similarly reflected on the compromises that Republicans and Democrats made to arrive at the deal. “It’s been a long, hard road, with a remarkable number of twists and turns,” he said. “But for the sake of millions of Americans, it will be worth it. It will be worth it to get help to millions of small businesses and save tens of millions of jobs.”The Senate majority whip, John Thune, missed the Wednesday night vote because he was in self-quarantine after experiencing symptoms of Covid-19. Senator Rand Paul, who tested positive for the coronavirus, and senators Mitt Romney and Mike Lee – who have not tested positive but are self-isolating out of caution – were also unable to vote. The House, which the speaker, Nancy Pelosi, indicated will approve the measure, is also grappling with the logistics of voting with several confirmed and suspected cases.Wednesday’s vote came after days of round-the-clock and at times extraordinarily tense negotiations among senators and administration officials. A compromise was struck just after midnight on Tuesday to rush financial assistance to workers, businesses and the healthcare system as the pandemic sweeps the country, deepening economic fallout as Donald Trump considers easing restrictions aimed at combating the contagion.“We have a deal,” said Eric Ueland, the White House legislative affairs director, just before 1am, adding that the text of the bill needed to be completed.“We have either clear, explicit legislative text reflecting all parties or we know exactly where we’re going to land on legislative text as we continue to finish.”McConnell saluted “a bipartisan agreement on a historic relief package for this pandemic”, a deal he described as a “wartime level of investment into our nation”.Schumer said: “This is not a moment of celebration, but one of necessity. To all Americans I say: help is on the way.”The Senate reconvened on Wednesday but a drive to push through the package quickly was upended by the objections of a group of conservative lawmakers.Three Republicans – Lindsey Graham, Tim Scott and Ben Sasse – raised concerns over what they claimed was a “massive drafting error” that would create a “strong incentive for employees to be laid off instead of going to work”.The Vermont independent (and candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination) Bernie Sanders countered that he would “put a hold on” the bill, in order to push for stronger conditions on bailed-out businesses, unless the Republicans dropped their objections.Pelosi said the Senate bill went “a long way down the road in meeting the needs of the American people”, but did not give a clear sign of approval.The legislation is an order of magnitude larger than the $800bn stimulus bill passed in 2009 to alleviate the economic pain of the Great Recession. And yet it is only expected to be a temporary patch to stabilize an economy spiraling out of control. Senators have signaled a need to begin work on the next stimulus package.Trump confirmed on Wednesday evening that he planned to sign the stimulus package “immediately” when it gets to his desk, adding that he’ll have a “beautiful” signing.During a coronavirus taskforce briefing, the treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, signaled that the bill could bolster the economy for three months. But the president, contradicting public health experts, said the country will open up “like a rocket ship” and people would be able to return to work within a fortnight.The legislation would also prohibit businesses owned by Trump, his family and members of Congress from receiving loans or investments from the treasury department program.“Those of us who write the law shouldn’t benefit from the law,” Schumer told CNN on Wednesday.US stock markets, which rose more than 2,100 points, or more than 11%, on Tuesday, continued to rise, albeit at a slower pace, on Wednesday.Donate Now
The world is facing an unprecedented challenge with communities and economies everywhere affected by the growing COVID-19 pandemic. The world is coming together to combat the COVID-19 pandemic bringing governments, organizations from across industries and sectors and individuals together to help respond to this global outbreak. The outpouring of global solidarity and support sparked by this shared challenge has been phenomenal.The World Health Organization (WHO) is leading and coordinating the global effort, supporting countries to prevent, detect, and respond to the pandemic.Everyone can now support directly the response coordinated by WHO. People and organizations who want to help fight the pandemic and support WHO and partners can now donate through the COVID-Solidarity Response Fund for WHO ati this site.Donate Now
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has set up an online fundraiser to help fight the coronavirus pandemic – and pledged $50,230 to the cause himself.The Milan striker has set a target of €1million to support hospitals and medical staff in Italy, which is the centre of the pandemic in Europe, and is imploring fellow footballers and sport stars to “together kick the coronavirus away”. The 38-year-old former Sweden striker rejoined Milan in January from the Los Angeles Galaxy, and has also played for Internazionale and Juventus in his adopted homeland.“Italy has always given me so much and, in this dramatic moment, I want to give back even more to this country that I love,” he said in a video message to launch the fundraiser. “I count on the generosity of my colleagues, of all professional athletes and of those who want to make a small or large donation according to their possibilities, to kick this virus away. Together we can really help hospitals and doctors and nurses who selflessly work every day to save our lives. Because today we are the ones cheering for them!”Donate Now
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Monday announced a nationwide fundraising campaign to help citizens financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic.Announcing the "We are self-sufficient, Turkey" campaign, Erdoğan said he was donating seven months of his salary as a way to kick start the fundraiser and added that several ministers have already joined as well.“Our goal is to help those financially struggling, especially daily wage workers, due to the precautions taken against the outbreak,” Erdoğan said.The president also called on all lawmakers, mayors and bureaucrats to contribute to the campaign. He also urged citizens planning to donate during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan to do so in advance.Speaking about precautions against the COVID-19 pandemic, Erdoğan said Turkey was among the most prepared countries.Erdoğan announced a new city hospital with a 600-bed capacity in Istanbul’s Okmeydanı district which opened Monday.The president said from masks to medicine, Turkey was in a place to produce its own supplies needed in the fight against the pandemic.“We have so far distributed more than 24 million surgical masks, 3 million N-95 masks, 1 million gowns and 181,000 protective eyewear. We also have the means to increase the production rate of these materials,” he said.“We will continue taking any necessary precautions to preserve our health and safety,” he said as he once again urged all citizens to practice social distancing and avoid going outside their homes.“Let’s obey the rules and not get careless. No virus is stronger than our solidarity," the president said.The president also said Turkey planned to send a cargo plane load of medical supplies to Spain to help the country combat the virus this week.A ship carrying medical aid has also been dispatched to Italy, Erdoğan also said.Erdoğan made his national address after he convened a historic Cabinet meeting via teleconference, in line with social distancing measures to fight the virus. It was the first Cabinet meeting held via videoconference in Turkish history.The number of people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Turkey increased to 10,827 on Monday, while the death toll reached 168, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.In recent weeks, Turkey has closed most public spaces, schools and universities, and restricted public transport. It also imposed a 24-hour curfew for people aged 65 or over as well as for those with chronic illnesses. In Istanbul, people aged 65 or over with no financial means will receive food packages at their homes, Gov. Ali Yerlikaya said Friday. The campaign, which started March 23, covers nearly 50,000 people and will last for six weeks.In some cities and towns, police officers at checkpoints have started the thermal screening of people arriving from out of town. In a bid to raise awareness, traffic lights in most cities now flash messages urging people to stay home.The COVID-19 disease that originated in Wuhan, China has infected more than 750,000 people worldwide, killing 36,000. More than 150,000 have recovered so far.Donate Now
A father and son in Northville realized they can’t get their usual haircuts during the coronavirus (COVID-19) stay-at-home order, so they shaved their heads and turned it into a fundraiser to benefit healthcare workers.Dave Tuer and his son, Matthew Tuer, realized last week that they couldn’t get their hair cut because of the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order issued by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.Rather than botch their cuts or let the hair grown longer, they shaved their heads and decided to make a fundraiser.They raised $2,000 and honored the hard-working healthcare officials at Beaumont in Farmington Hills.The doctors, nurses, orderlies, janitors and entire staff are working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. They’re exhausted, but thanks to the Tuer family, a catered meal arrived Friday, just on time.Donate Now
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — City of Sacramento and other community leaders are stepping up to provide some relief during the coronavirus outbreak.On Monday morning, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, along with Councilman Jay Schenirer, announced a fundraising effort that will provide support for local families, unhoused individuals, non-profit organizations, and small businesses that are struggling through the crisis.The economic campaign called Donate4Sacramento was created over the weekend.Access that website HERE, through community partner the Sierra Health Foundation.“[The campaign was created] in under 48 hours through a partnership with our community partners and leaders,” Steinberg said.The fund allows individuals to donate toward four categories: families in need of childcare, meals, and rental assistance; small businesses through loans of up $25,000 with no interests; homeless services; and help for non-profits, said Schenirer during a press conference at city Hall. The money will be managed and distributed by the Center at Sierra Health Foundation, Sacramento Region Community Foundation, United Way California Capital Region and the City of Sacramento.“People can also donate without selecting a category and their money will be spent where it’s needed most,” Schenirer said.“The beauty of living in Sacramento is that when there’s a challenge, Sacramento steps up,” he added.According to Steinberg, the goal is to raise roughly $1.5 million and had raised more than $300,000 just a few hours after launching. Most of that money came from donations from private organizations, he explained.Additionally, Chet Hewitt, president and CEO of the Sierra Health Foundation who is also part of the effort, announced a $150,000 donation on his foundation’s behalf. Other donations included $150,000 from HealthNet; $30,000 from Comcast; and $10,000 from the Teichert Foundation.While those are big donations mostly from big organizations, Steinberg urged Sacramentans to donate whatever they can.“Even if it’s just $100 or $200,” he said. “Though the lead donations are from large organizations, we encourage you to give whatever you can donate. Let’s get tens of thousands of Sacramentans to donate.”Last week, the city began to accept applications for its $1-million emergency relief fund. It will distribute loans with no interests for small businesses who need it the most. According to Schenirer, in just two days the city received more than 3,000 applications. The city is expected to respond to those applicants within a week.The city of Sacramento and Sierra Health Foundation will both create websites showing where donations are coming from and how they will be spent, Schenirer said.Donate Now
We are all affected by the growing COVID-19 pandemic. It's an unprecedented health challenge and we know people and organizations everywhere want to help. The World Health Organization is leading and coordinating the global effort, supporting countries to prevent, detect, and respond to the pandemic. The greatest need right now is to help ensure all countries are prepared, especially those with the weakest health systems. Donations support WHO’s work to track and understand the spread of the virus; to ensure patients get the care they need and frontline workers get essential supplies and information; and to accelerate efforts to develop vaccines, tests, and treatments.Donate Now
We are excited to announce that we have raised thousands of dollars across the world....
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