16 HUMANITARIAN NEWS Philanthropy thriving in newly rich Singapore

In humanitarian news, Singapore shows an increase in giving. According to the country’s National Volunteer and Philanthropy Center, donations to charitable organizations rose from US$279 million in 2001 to US$504 million in 2009. There has also been a boost in volunteerism in the last decade, both within the country and in service to other nations. Our hats off, Singapore! Heaven bless your generous spirit to assist those in need. May we all lend a helping hand to ensure everyone a secure and plentiful life on a sustainable eco-sphere.

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