If my legacy at the end of the day is that I made a positive difference in peoples' lives, I will be very happy.
(PRWEB) April 28, 2010
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti (PRWEB) -- Yank Barry, CEO of the Global Village Champions Foundation, with his recent visit to Haiti, set a new milestone of distributing 420 million documented meals to the needy. In the recent aftermath of the earthquake that devastated Haiti's infrastructure and left countless dead and wounded, Barry’s organization, Global Village Champions Foundation, has helped bring food, medical supplies, and hope to Haitians in need.
Barry’s contribution to humanitarian causes has brought him not only the satisfaction of helping others, but praise for his work. The Nassau Guardian featured him in a piece titled “Philanthropy at Its Finest” in which he is recognized for the estimated 10 million meals, 30 palettes of water, and millions of dollars worth of medical supplies and medication that have been given through his organization. As noted in the article, Mr. Barry himself contributed 100 fifty-pound bags of black beans, 100 fifty-pound bags of rice, countless supplies of food, medication, and medical supplies on his first trip to Haiti after the earthquake.
While in Haiti, Mr. Barry visited several sites, including the Adventist Hospital and University, dropping off supplies, feeding the hungry, and giving hope to people. “It is estimated that there are between 30,000 and 50,000 people living in tents at the site displaced from the earthquake,” Barry states. Kencovia Ingraham, author of The Nassau Guardian piece, acknowledges Barry’s numerous humanitarian awards and the humbleness with which Mr. Barry has accepted each one. Barry noted in the interview, “If my legacy at the end of the day is that I made a positive difference in peoples' lives, I will be very happy."
Mr. Barry is well-known as a philanthropist and humanitarian who has befriended celebrities such as Mohammad Ali, Michael Jordan, Celine Dion and others, and have enlisted them in the fight against worldwide hunger. His efforts have given him worldwide renown and respect among UN representatives and workers, who have greeted him on his recent visit to Haiti when he arrived at the airport.
For the detailed recognition of Yank Barry by The Nassau Guardian, please visit: The Nassau Guardian.
For more information about the Global Village Champions Foundation or to become a villager, please visit: Global Village Champions.
About the Global Village Champions Foundation:
The Global Village Champions Foundation is a philanthropic initiative that aims to eliminate hunger through the delivery of food, medication and supplies to people around the world. In its 15 years of existence, the Foundation has delivered millions of meals to the needy bringing it ever closer to its goal of A Day Without Hunger. It also offers contribution options for those wanting to help with donations ready to be sent online to aid those in Haiti.