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Water Independence

This week America celebrated Independence Day – the day we declared ourselves separate from Great Britain. This freedom did not happen overnight. It was the result of struggles that define our country to this day.  The struggle for independence is not limited to political issues. Today, one of the biggest challenges across the world is the [...]

July 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Converting Four First Mission Nurses Into Humanitarian Addicts

We are delighted to share this guest blog on humanitarian nurses by Emily Scott from One Nurse At A Time. ~Michael and Frida Donner Almost every time I tell another nurse about a medical mission I’ve been on, the response I get is, “Oh, I’ve always wanted to do that!” Thanks to One Nurse At [...]

June 29th, 2017|Advocacy, Haiti|0 Comments

Thoughts on Nurses…

I wanted to share some special thoughts on nurses. They are the unsung heroes of so much of our lives. They are there when we come into the world and they hold our hands when we are sick in the hospital. And, they comfort us when people we love are ill, and they calm our [...]

June 22nd, 2017|Advocacy|0 Comments

Our School and Orphanage Hot Lunch Program in Haiti

We've been sharing the impact your support makes in our ability to provide hot lunches to children throughout Haiti, and in January, announced the addition of 1,000 more to the program and the addition of orphanages to the program. Currently, this vital program serves a total of over 3,000 meals every day of the school [...]

June 15th, 2017|Haiti|0 Comments

Camp’s Nurse Debi Mankame

Debi Mankame, Camp Ronald McDonald Volunteer Nurse  Debi Mankame has been caring for children since they young age of 12 when she started babysitting.  A southern California native, Debi graduated from California State University, Long Beach, with a bachelor's degree in Human Development. She earned a minor in Child Development. While going to school, she interned [...]

Haiti, The Island My Parents Call Home

We are delighted to share this guest blog from our friends at Hispaniola Mountain Ministries. ~Michael and Frida Donner A  Haitian Home Although Woodley Victor, 30, and his three brothers grew up in Brooklyn, NY, they know Haitian culture. Their parents are Haitian immigrants, and he says despite being thousands of miles from the tiny [...]

June 1st, 2017|Haiti|0 Comments

Honoring Military Nurses of World War I and World War II

It is 1918, and as a German plane buzzed overhead, nurse Helen Dore Boylston “dropped face down in the mud.” Boylston had been running between wards of wounded patients, “trying to calm their nerves during the air raid. Now, all I could do was brace myself for the hissing bomb that hurtled toward me. I [...]

May 25th, 2017|Advocacy|0 Comments

Barco and Wendy’s – A Shared Commitment to Improving the Lives of Children

We are proud to share this guest blog from Wendy's with our Community of Compassion. ~Michael Donner At Wendy’s, we have the privilege of working with some of the world’s best companies who supply everything we need to operate a best in class restaurant system. Our purpose is to provide joy and opportunity through food, family, [...]

May 18th, 2017|Haiti|0 Comments

National Nurses Week Award

In honor of National Nurse Week, Barco’s Nightingales Foundation is introducing its first annual nurses award for practicing professionals.  And, there is no better day to announce the award than the birthday of our inspiration, Florence Nightingale. This peer-nominated award recognizes individuals who go above and beyond their job description. As a result, they help patients, [...]

May 12th, 2017|Advocacy|0 Comments

Celebrating National Nurses Week 2017

National Nurses Week 2017 runs May 6 through May 12, which is also the 197th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. The American Nurse Association designated 2017 as the “Year of the Healthy Nurse,” with a theme of “Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body and Spirit.” This week and throughout the year, Barco’s Nightingales Foundation proudly celebrates nurses [...]

May 4th, 2017|Advocacy|0 Comments