Remarkable Stories Continue

Remarkable Stories Continue During the current pandemic, we are still seeing children get help through the anti-trafficking hotline in Liberia (which ORR funds). Two sexual assault cases were recently reported and resulted in one arrest. We also learned that this hotline is being used to report suspected Coronavirus cases – making our hotline a conduit to communicate COVID-19 cases to …

Gratitude from Africa for feeding children during COVID19

Solome, an Orphanage Director in Liberia, shares her gratitude to ORR for feeding her children during the COVID-19 pandemic. After being completely reliant on our financial support for 8 years, this orphanage was able to become self-sufficient and went off our feeding program four years ago. With the arrival of the Coronavirus, they were in a desperate place once again …

Urgent Need: COVID-19 Reaches Liberia and Benin

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has now reached West Africa, resulting in schools and gathering places to be closed and orphanages put into lockdown. We still need to feed the 358 children on our feeding program, but our resources are now stressed due to having to cancel numerous fundraising gatherings and speaking engagements in the USA. If not fed, these children …

The Unimaginable Gift

All of us at Orphan Relief and Rescue want to take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year in 2020. With your help, we carry out our mission seven days a week, 52 weeks of the year.  The heart of our mission is to help the children we serve to survive and thrive, …

How Far They’ve Come

I have quite a story to tell you in this newsletter about the girls in one of our Safe Homes. But before I get to that, let me share about the photo above. These women are rejoicing that they are able to provide for their children, no longer feeling the pressure to “send them away.” This is all thanks to …

We Dare to Dream

by Stefan Lako, Programs Director I often find myself contemplating this quote from Walt Disney, “If you can dream it, you can do it”.  It is a curious statement, one that I hope is correct, but often struggle to fully believe. At Orphan Relief and Rescue we dream of a future where children are safe from the dangers of abuse, …

Full Circle Moments

Twelve years ago, when we founded Orphan Relief and Rescue, we had no idea that so many kids would be given a second chance at life due to these efforts. This was a big experiment to simply help as many children as we could, who were in distress and near death. To our amazement, this has blossomed into something more …