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S4S President and CEO's Adventures in Sierra Leone

From the blog of our president and CEO, Buddy Teaster The trip had a less than ideal beginning. Our flight left at 1:05a and arrived into Freetown Sierra Leone at 4:05a, which was four hours flying with the time change. Loads of screaming children meant no sleep.  We went right through customs and immigration, changed...

How Our Disaster Relief Policy Has Changed and Why

It’s hard to feel optimistic. The true devastation of Harvey and Irma, which at $200 billion combined still doesn’t count the human and animal suffering, is becoming clear in its terrible scope. 10x more people are displaced and 30x more are dead from flooding in south Asia. 500 people died in a mudslide in Freetown...

Changing Your Life While Changing Theirs

From the account of Soles4Souls traveler, Briana Marie. She is a lifestyle commercial and event photographer based in Napa Valley, CA. She travels internationally for multiple non-profits. Last fall I traveled to Haiti with Soles4Souls as their photographer.  At the time, this was the fourth trip I had traveled with them. From previous experience with Soles4Souls...