NewsChannel) / November 21, 2013 / SARASOTA, Fla.
Barry, the philanthropist and humanitarian who co-founded
the Global Village Champions Foundation, and who just
returned from Bulgaria where he freed
more than 50 Syrian refugees living
in squalor conditions in Bulgarian camps as they
sought asylum, will be honored on the floor of the U.S.
House of Representatives for his humanitarian efforts.
Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) will pay tribute to Barry and
“the good work of the Global Village Champions Foundation”
on December 3, 2013.
letter to Barry that announces the upcoming recognition,
Congresswoman Jackson Lee writes: “Your impact on the lives
of people throughout the world through your humanitarian
efforts and your music is worthy of this congressional
former lead singer of the rock n’ roll band The Kingsmen,
which recorded the classic ‘Louie, Louie.’ Barry has been
twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his fight
against world hunger.
Rep. Jackson Lee said that she has placed his name in
nomination to the President of the United States for the
Presidential Medal of Freedom. This year’s recipients of
those awards received them yesterday at The White House.
great pride in recognizing your achievements and servitude
while serving the world community with unwavering dedication
and diligence and is indeed worthy of respect, admiration
and commendation of the United States Congress,”
Congresswoman Jackson Lee wrote.
Letter from Rep. Jackson Lee here)
week, 52 Syrian refugees, many of them children, began new
lives in Bulgaria thanks to Barry. The families, who fled
Syria, are getting a chance at a fresh start. Up until
Barry, a multimillionaire Jewish businessman, intervened and
arranged for their freedom, they were living in inhumane
conditions in one of four refugee camps in Bulgaria. As the
only country in the region accepting refugees, Bulgaria’s
refugee camps are greatly over capacity, often doubling in
size in a week’s time, and the country lacks the funding to
information, photos and video of Global Village Champion
Foundation and Yank Barry’s relief efforts with Syrian
refugees, please visithttp://thepublicityagency.com/global-village-champions-bulgaria-press-kit/
About Global Village Champions Foundation: Started
in 1995 by Yank Barry, Global Village Champions Foundation
strives to become the undisputed world leader in private,
humanitarian delivery of nutrition to needy persons across
the globe, while sustaining human life and helping to
eradicate hunger from the face of the Earth. With the help
of donors and notable figures such as Muhammad Ali, Gary US
Bonds, and Evander Holyfield, the nonprofit has provided
nearly a billion meals to the hungry around the world.
more about Global Village Champions Foundation by visiting http://www.gogvc.com or http://thepublicityagency.com/pr-client-global-village-champions-foundation/.