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Credit: International Rescue Committee

As part of our ongoing commitment to giving back we’ve partnered with the International Rescue Committee to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. IRC, a not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to providing humanitarian aid, emergency response, and resettlement to refugees and other victims of oppression or violent conflict.

For each purchase from October 13th through October 26th we will donate $25 to the IRC’s efforts in West Africa to equip and train additional health professionals, provide hospitals with infection control, and educate affected communities about the spread of Ebola.

About the issue:

As of October 13th, more than 4000 people have died of the Ebola virus in West Africa this year, the largest and deadliest outbreak to date.

Liberia and Sierra Leone are two of the countries hardest hit, and the International Rescue Committee is well-equipped to intervene as it has had a presence in those nations since the 1990s. Its trained volunteers have established community ties and are educating people about how to protect themselves and stop the spread of the virus.

The IRC is bolstering local health systems with medical staff, protective gear, and logistical support. Because tracking Ebola is crucial to containing it, the IRC supplies public health workers with surveillance essentials including vehicles, fuel, and communication devices.

The World Health Organization estimates that the Ebola outbreak could last six to nine months and affect as many as 20,000 people.

To learn more about how you can get involved with the International Rescue Committee and their Ebola response, visit: http://www.rescue.org/ebola

Photo credit: Shihan Zuberi/IRC

DISCLOSURES 

The sales promotion is conducted by Brilliant Earth, 26 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA, 94108, to benefit International Rescue Committee, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing humanitarian aid, relief and resettlement to refugees and other victims of oppression or violent conflict.

Information concerning International Rescue Committee, Inc., including financial, licensing or charitable purposes(s) may be obtained, without cost, by writing to: International Rescue Committee, Inc., 122 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10168, or by calling 212-551-3000 or 1-877-REFUGEE or by contacting any of the state agencies:

Florida – SC 00747.  A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE.  REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.  Maryland – For the cost of copies and postage, Office of the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401; Mississippi – The official registration and financial information of the IRC may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office by calling 1-888-236-6167.  Registration by the Secretary of State does not imply endorsement.  New Jersey – INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED BY THE CHARITY DURING THE LAST REPORTING PERIOD THAT WERE DEDICATED TO THE CHARITABLE PURPOSE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING 973-504-6215 AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/charity/chardir.htm. REGISTRATION WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT.  New York – Office of the Attorney General, Department of Law, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.  North Carolina – Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at (919) 807-2214.  The license is not an endorsement by the state.  Pennsylvania – The official registration and financial information of the IRC may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within PA, 1-800-732-0999.  Registration does not imply endorsement.  Virginia – State Division of Consumer Affairs, Dept. of Agricultural and Consumer Services, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218.  Washington – Charities Division, Office of the Secretary of State, State of Washington, Olympia, WA 98504-0422, 1-800-332-4483.  West Virginia – Residents may obtain a summary from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305.  Registration with any of these states does not imply endorsement..

 

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