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10 years ago, GivingTuesday was created as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. On this day of genero...
11/29/2022

10 years ago, GivingTuesday was created as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. On this day of generosity, please consider giving to an aid group working to help save lives during & after disasters ➡️ https://www.cidi.org/disaster-responses/

Join us in celebrating , a day to honor Nelson Mandela's legacy by serving others & working to help make the world a bet...
07/18/2022

Join us in celebrating , a day to honor Nelson Mandela's legacy by serving others & working to help make the world a better place. See what you do to change the world for better: www.mandeladay.com/

SHOP, SAVE & SHARE A SMILE: I'm sure you've heard that today is Amazon.com  but did you know that if you shop with Amazo...
07/14/2022

SHOP, SAVE & SHARE A SMILE: I'm sure you've heard that today is Amazon.com but did you know that if you shop with Amazon Smile, a portion of what you spend will be donated to your favorite cause or charity? See how you shop & Amazon gives- https://smile.amazon.com/

Last month’s devastating earthquake in eastern Afghanistan killed more than 1,000 people and displaced hundreds more. Ma...
07/08/2022
Afghanistan Earthquake Relief Fund

Last month’s devastating earthquake in eastern Afghanistan killed more than 1,000 people and displaced hundreds more. Many people want to help those affected, so our friends GlobalGiving have set up a relief fund to provide emergency relief including food, clean water, medicine, and other essential supplies for people in need. If you want to help, consider giving. And remember:

A powerful earthquake in Afghanistan killed more than 1,000 people and wounded and displaced hundreds more on June 22, 2022. Your donation to the Afghanistan Earthquake Relief Fund will provide emergency assistance to people in need and support long-term recovery efforts led by local organizations.

The Horn of Africa is on the brink of famine, suffering through a historic drought with devastating impacts on millions ...
06/30/2022
East Africa Hunger Crisis: Fast Facts

The Horn of Africa is on the brink of famine, suffering through a historic drought with devastating impacts on millions of people across Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia. If you want to help, our friends GlobalGiving have set up a relief fund to help provide emergency relief, food, water, medicine, and other essential supplies to people in dire need.

Get the facts about the East Africa hunger crisis and how you can help.

This week's earthquake in Afghanistan - which killed at least 1150 people and injured 1,600 - comes as the country is st...
06/24/2022

This week's earthquake in Afghanistan - which killed at least 1150 people and injured 1,600 - comes as the country is still in the grips of ongoing conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic. Do you want to help? Providing monetary donations (cash, credit card, electronic transfers) to reputable relief organizations already working on the ground is the most efficient and effective way to do so. Learn more here and remember : https://www.cidi.org/disaster-responses/afghanistan-crisis/

The Horn of Africa region is in crisis, as a severe ongoing drought is exacerbating the humanitarian situation in Ethiop...
06/14/2022

The Horn of Africa region is in crisis, as a severe ongoing drought is exacerbating the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia. If you want to help, consider donating to organizations working to provide humanitarian aid. Our website has a list + more information: https://www.cidi.org/disaster-responses/horn-of-africa-drought/

MORE HELP FOR THE HORN of AFRICA: USAID - US Agency for International Development is providing nearly $105 million in critical humanitarian aid to help people suffering in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia where a historic drought is threatening millions of lives and increasing the likelihood of famine The number of people in dire need of humanitarian aid is expected to skyrocket to an unprecedented 20 million people by September. This newly announced funding will help our partners provide lifesaving food assistance, support for health and nutrition services, access to clean water, and provide safe spaces for displaced women and girls. https://www.usaid.gov/news-information/press-releases/jun-13-2022-united-states-provides-nearly-105-million-horn-of-africa-assistance

Photo credit: YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP

05/27/2022

Our 2022 Design Contest may be over, but our message is as important now as ever. We appreciate all the students who submitted digital, video, and static pieces. 🌍 Thank you to our judges, participating professors, and the entire PSAid team. Be sure to watch this space for more details on next year's contest! And keep an eye out for this year's winners on TV and your favorite streaming services! https://www.psaid.org/

BEHIND THE SCENES: Take a look at what it takes to create a winning ! Karen Martin Escamilla , Arizona State University ...
05/23/2022

BEHIND THE SCENES: Take a look at what it takes to create a winning ! Karen Martin Escamilla , Arizona State University student and 3rd place winner in the digital category, shares her artistic process with us. 🎨 ➡️ 💻

We're grateful to all the professors at colleges and universities nationwide who supported students in submitting entrie...
05/17/2022

We're grateful to all the professors at colleges and universities nationwide who supported students in submitting entries to this year's Design Contest! Thanks for including your classes to help us get out the message. Their ads will help educate the public about responsible donations after international disasters.

We're grateful for our esteemed judging panel in this year's PSAid Design Contest! Thank you for taking the time to shar...
05/12/2022

We're grateful for our esteemed judging panel in this year's PSAid Design Contest! Thank you for taking the time to share your expertise in design and humanitarian assistance to help us get out the message about why in international disaster relief! Learn about our team here: https://bit.ly/3vJiueu. 🟡 Jessica Buckholtz, American Red Cross
🟡 Calisa Hildebrand, Zillow
🟡 Michelle Hunsberger, Amazon.com
🟡 Amber Muradali, Booz Allen Hamilton, Booz Allen Hamilton
🟡 Mia Beers, Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, USAID - US Agency for International Development

See the incredible work of the winners of the static category in our  Design Contest! 🖼 These college students created a...
05/04/2022

See the incredible work of the winners of the static category in our Design Contest! 🖼 These college students created amazing ads that will help us spread the word about why cash is the fastest and most effective way to help communities after international disasters. Congrats and thanks for helping us spread our slogan:

Diasporas are often first responders in emergencies in their country of origin and need to be actively included in the w...
05/03/2022
DEMAC International Conference "Enhancing coordination in humanitarian settings"

Diasporas are often first responders in emergencies in their country of origin and need to be actively included in the wider humanitarian response. Registration is NOW OPEN for the first conference solely focused on Diaspora Humanitarianism, hosted by DEMAC - Diaspora Emergency Action & Coordination on May 30 and 31st from Geneva. Save your seat to attend "Enhancing coordination in humanitarian settings" until May 9!

DEMAC invites for our annual international conference with participati...

05/02/2022

All this week we will be showing off our 2022 PSAid winners. To start, let's give a shoutout to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners 🏆 in our Digital category! Watch to see the incredible work they created to show why for international disaster relief.

The Horn of Africa region is in crisis, as a severe ongoing drought is exacerbating the humanitarian situation in Ethiop...
04/27/2022
Horn of Africa Drought - USAID CIDI

The Horn of Africa region is in crisis, as a severe ongoing drought is exacerbating the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia, where an estimated 20+ million people are facing severe food insecurity. If you want to help, consider donating to organizations working to provide humanitarian aid. Our website has a list + more information

About the Crisis Severe drought conditions in the Horn of Africa have exceeded many people’s ability to cope. Relief agencies estimate that more than 20 million people in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya are facing severe food insecurity as a result of the ongoing drought, which was triggered by succe...

04/26/2022

Congratulations to the 2022 Contest Winners! These talented students used their creativity to design new Public Service Announcements and we are impressed! Take a look ➡️ https://www.psaid.org/ & join us in congratulating the winners! 🥇🥈🥉

The 2022   contest is over and we are announcing the WINNERS tomorrow! 🎊 A massive thank you to the creative and passion...
04/25/2022

The 2022 contest is over and we are announcing the WINNERS tomorrow! 🎊 A massive thank you to the creative and passionate college students who participated––all to help us save more lives after international disasters.

🎉 CONGRATS TO THIS YEAR'S PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD WINNERS! 🎉 The 2022   Contest is complete and here are the entries you v...
04/21/2022

🎉 CONGRATS TO THIS YEAR'S PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD WINNERS! 🎉 The 2022 Contest is complete and here are the entries you voted for! People's Choice Static: Shirley Xu from University of Southern California, People's Choice Video: Guomei Chen from Arizona State University People's Choice Digital: Leo Escobar from Arizona State University. Stay tuned for more updates! NEXT WEEK we will announce to official CONTEST WINNERS!

⏰LAST CALL: Vote now! The People's Choice Award voting is closing tonight for the  Design Contest, so be sure to submit ...
04/11/2022

⏰LAST CALL: Vote now! The People's Choice Award voting is closing tonight for the Design Contest, so be sure to submit your choice at https://www.psaid.org. Winning ads will be seen by a national audience and help us educate the public about why cash is the best way to help communities after an international disaster.

"But say you want to do something to try to help Ukrainians in this moment. What’s the best thing to do? For starters, d...
04/07/2022
How Can Individual People Most Help Ukraine?

"But say you want to do something to try to help Ukrainians in this moment. What’s the best thing to do? For starters, donate your money and time, NOT physical stuff." Important article about why after international disasters (like the current humanitarian crisis in Ukraine) from Joe Pinsker at The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2022/04/help-ukraine-donations-effective-altruism/629453/?fbclid=IwAR1kutMV2FySaD7xJVlcqKF0kIwOVWc8wtAZRAjqAz4h0GhWXoU5BhB6wUk

Anything helps—we shouldn’t overthink it. But we should still, well, think it.

Have you cast your vote for the People's Choice Award in the   Design Contest? Choose your favorite now: ➡️https://www.p...
04/06/2022
www.psaid.org

Have you cast your vote for the People's Choice Award in the Design Contest? Choose your favorite now: ➡️https://www.psaid.org And remember, if you want to help organizations that are responding to international disasters: Cash Is Best

USAID Center for International Disaster Information PSAid Coordinator [email protected] 607 14th Street, NW Suite 300 Washington, DC 20005

VOTE NOW! 🗳️
04/04/2022
www.psaid.org | People’s Choice Awards

VOTE NOW! 🗳️

USAID Center for International Disaster Information PSAid Coordinator [email protected] 607 14th Street, NW Suite 300 Washington, DC 20005

STARTING TODAY: Cast your vote for your favorite   Design in our People's Choice Contest. Your vote will help us find th...
04/01/2022

STARTING TODAY: Cast your vote for your favorite Design in our People's Choice Contest. Your vote will help us find the best ad to educate the public about why cash is the best way to help others after an international disaster. 🗳VOTE HERE https://www.psaid.org/peoples-choice-awards/

STARTING Friday, April 1: No joke! Cast your 🗳️ for your favorite   design submission! Be on the lookout 👀for more info ...
03/31/2022

STARTING Friday, April 1: No joke! Cast your 🗳️ for your favorite design submission! Be on the lookout 👀for more info on how you can vote for your favorite ad that best communicates why 'cash is best' way to help people after an international disaster.

The  Design Contest numbers are in! We received 107 submissions from 143 students at 13 colleges and universities across...
03/28/2022

The Design Contest numbers are in! We received 107 submissions from 143 students at 13 colleges and universities across the country, and our team is hard at work processing the entries. Thanks to all who entered the contest. Your work will help educate the public on responsible donations after international disasters. Stay tuned for more details on when the People's Choice Awards voting will begin.

03/23/2022

March Madness is here, and some of the schools invited to the dance are participating in our annual PSAid Design contest too! Good luck to all competing! The winning ad spots showing why after international disasters will be featured on the national stage. Winners will be announced in April!

03/17/2022

💵🍀Green is best when donating to international disaster relief. We can't wait to show you the winners in our 2022 Design Contest. 🖥 Best of luck to all who entered! Winners will be announced in April.

03/10/2022

Did you enter this years design contest? Meet the 2022 judges! Learn more about them at 💻: https://bit.ly/3vJiueu.

Jessica Buckholtz, American Red Cross
Calisa Hildebrand, Zillow
Michelle Hunsberger, Amazon.com
Amber Muradali, Booz Allen Hamilton
Mia Beers, USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance

➡️ We're just 4 DAYS away from the submission deadline for the   Design Contest. Your design could have a direct impact ...
03/04/2022

➡️ We're just 4 DAYS away from the submission deadline for the Design Contest. Your design could have a direct impact on the communities affected by natural disaster or emergencies around the world. Visit our website to see winners from previous years and get some inspiration! 💡https://www.psaid.org/portfolio-gallery/2021/

📢 PRIVATE SECTOR: Are you interested in helping the people of Ukraine following Russia's invasion? This new United Natio...
03/03/2022

📢 PRIVATE SECTOR: Are you interested in helping the people of Ukraine following Russia's invasion? This new United Nations OCHA Business Guide outlines 5️⃣ ways you can help:
1️⃣ Align support with needs
2️⃣ Financial contributions
3️⃣ In-kind & service support
4️⃣ Advocate
5️⃣ Commercial offers
More: http://ow.ly/Q9o950I9pW4

U.S. Department of State, The White House, USAID Ukraine - USAID Україна, U.S. Embassy Kyiv Ukraine, U.S. Embassy Warsaw, U.S. Consulate General in Krakow

College students: Are you looking for a way to share your creative ideas and designs in a way that can make the world a ...
02/23/2022

College students: Are you looking for a way to share your creative ideas and designs in a way that can make the world a better place? Create and submit an ad (video, static image or GIF) explaining why for international disasters. Visit https://psaid.org for details.

You hear us say it all the time:  after international disasters. But do you know what that message means + why it is so ...
02/17/2022
Why “Cash is Best” for International Disaster Relief

You hear us say it all the time: after international disasters. But do you know what that message means + why it is so important? Our NEW BLOG breaks down all the reasons why it is smarter, more effective + more efficient to donate cash instead of material goods. READ HERE:

When natural disasters strike around the world, Americans are known for their generosity and desire to help those impacted. Sixty three…

02/14/2022

We ❤️LOVE❤️ all the students at these amazing schools and universities who have participated in our past Contests! Thanks for using your creativity to help share the message about why during an international disaster. If you are a U.S. College student, you can this year's contest and get your school added to this list. More info: https://psaid.org

02/09/2022

Do you love watching Roku, Apple TV, Disney+, and more? If you're a college student, you could see an ad you create on these streaming services! Submit your video showing why donating cash after an international disaster is the most effective way to support relief efforts by March 7. More on why and our contest at https://psaid.org

02/03/2022

Are you a college student looking for ways to help people after international disasters like the recent volcano and tsunami in Tonga, the typhoon in the Philippines, or the earthquake in Haiti? If so, check out our PSAid Contest to see how you can help and get some great exposure for your work at the same time! Submissions are due March 7. More info at https://www.psaid.org!

🚨JUST IN: Our 2022  Design Contest is now open! We are looking for college students to help us spread the message about ...
01/31/2022

🚨JUST IN: Our 2022 Design Contest is now open! We are looking for college students to help us spread the message about donating responsibly after international disasters. AND for the 1st time ever, this year’s winning ads will have the opportunity to be seen on various streaming services, such as Roku, Apple TV, & Disney+ (in addition to nationwide print publications & top TV markets)! Submissions are due March 7. More info at: www.psaid.org

Stay tuned! We've got a big announcement 📢 coming on Monday 🗓️.
01/28/2022

Stay tuned! We've got a big announcement 📢 coming on Monday 🗓️.

Nearly the entire population of Tonga was affected by the recent volcano eruptions and tsunami. If you want to help, her...
01/20/2022
Tonga Volcano and Tsunami - USAID CIDI

Nearly the entire population of Tonga was affected by the recent volcano eruptions and tsunami. If you want to help, here is how you can make a difference:
➡Sending cash donations to reputable relief organizations working on the ground is the fastest and most effective way to help.
➡ Our website lists a number of aid groups currently working in Tonga. Find them here 👇

About the Emergency On January 14, Tonga’s Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano began erupting. Volcanic ash from the volcano reached up to 60,000 feet in elevation, producing fast-moving currents of hot gas, rock, and ashfall. A strong second eruption triggered tsunami waves up to 49 feet in some ...

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