One million dollars has already been raised, but the need is much greater.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 29, 2004
This past Sunday evening, Rachel Bilson, Mischa Barton, and Melinda Clarke of Fox's hit television series, The O.C. joined Heather Graham, Topher Grace and Natalia Vodianova at the Los Angeles hot spot, Tokio, for The O.C.'s DVD Release party organized by Anne Volokh of Movieline's Hollywood Life magazine and Chris Weitz, the director of American Pie and About a Boy.
The event served as a fundraiser for The International Foundation for Terror Act Victims, a unique American charity solely dedicated to providing vital financial aid to victims of terrorism around the world. The Foundation disburses 100% of every personal donation to the victims of terrorism.
The Foundation's current project is helping the children of Beslan who were victims of last month's brutal hostage crisis which ended in hundreds of children killed and hundreds more severely injured and handicapped.
"We feel that there is no such thing as 'other people's children' and it is all of our duty to help." said Andrew Mogilyansky, the Foundation's President and one of its Founders.
The group is seeking money which will be distributed to the families of an estimated 600 injured and orphaned children, providing them with the means to pay for long term medical care and other vital expenses.
"Beslan represents the most horrific act of terrorism since 9/11." said Chris Weitz. Chris Weitz joined the Foundation's Board of Trustees and management team after donating $100,000 to the cause.
"One million dollars has already been raised, but the need is much greater." said Gleb Klioner, a volunteer coordinator involved with the effort.
"Because our staff consists entirely of unpaid volunteers, we are able to operate virtually without administrative expenses and distribute 100% of every personal donation to the victims." said Foundation's Vice-President, Michael Ratner.
The Foundation has already begun vital financial distribution to the families of over 150 children, making it the first major international charity to do so on a large scale.
"Nothing can replace these childrens' health or the parents they lost on September 3, 2004, but we can try to alleviate the tremendous financial burden many of them will face the rest of their lives." said Mogilyansky.
Celebrity photos from the event are located at http://briefcase.yahoo.com/klionerg
Funds raised from The O.C. party will go towards children like Anna Kadalaeva who is being flown to New York City from Russia to undergo eye implant surgery this week. See http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/041028/nyth099_1.html
Donations can be made at http://www.HelpTerrorVictims.org or sent by check to:
The International Foundation for Terror Act Victims
959-A Bristol Pike
Bensalem, PA 19020
Contact Gleb Klioner 786-206-4865
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