Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Solace for the Children on Nightly News with Brian Williams

NBC Nightly News recently ran a segment about an organization, Solace for the Children, that is bringing young girls from an orphanage in Afghanistan to the United States to receive medical treatment. Solace for the Children has hosted and treated many of the children from the featured Afghanistan orphanage through the years. The featured girl on the original piece, Farzana, is a Solace Child.

Through the help of the Aidmatrix partner ISTAT's Airlink Program, Solace for the Children is able to provide transportation between Southern California and Afghanistan to the girls from the orphanage.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for bringing Solace for the Children to the attention of our readers! Solace identifies Afghan children ages 7 to 12 in need of medical, dental and optical help that could not be provided in Afghanistan. The 2010 Solace Summer Program served 44 boys and girls with needs ranging from major dental work to major surgery to help burn victims, children suffering from birth defects and to restore hearing. In addition to the Summer Program, Solace also operates an Extended Program and Solace Learn! To learn more you can email solacenational@solaceforthechildren.org or go to our website solaceforthechildren.org.
    Patsy Wilson, Executive Director
    Solace for the Children