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11/05/2012 ~ 0 comments
Recognized doctor and missionary named to ECHO board
Carlson has started medical centers in developing countries
NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Educational Concerns For Hunger Organization (ECHO) has announced the appointment of Douglas J. Carlson, M.D. to its Board of Directors.
Dr. Carlson, an opthamologist, has passed on his expertise through numerous missions to developing nations. He has worked towards opening clinics run by native physicians, experience that parallels ECHO's goal of educating those who work to lessen the effect of hunger in the world.
"God had called us to care for the poor and ECHO provides the opportunity to be the hands of Christ in reducing hunger and improving the lives of the poor," Dr. Carlson said.
Dr. Carlson specializes in comprehensive opthamology and cataract surgery at Associated Eye Care, a practice operating in the Twin Cities metropolitan area of southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. He has served as managing partner of the clinic, as well as a board member and chief of staff at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, Minn. He received his bachelor's degree from Bethel University and his medical doctorate and residency training at the University of Minnesota.
The ECHO board appointed Dr. Carlson with a unanimous vote. He became a director October 12.
To hear Dr. Carlson share his passion for ministry among the poor watch his video here.
Based in North Fort Myers, Fla., ECHO is a faith-based organization whose stated mission is to equip people with resources and skills to reduce hunger and improve the lives of the poor. ECHO's Vision is to honor God through sustainable hunger solutions. For more information on ECHO's work, visit echonet.org.
04/19/2012 ~ 0 comments
North Fort Myers, Florida, April 19, 2012 – ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization) is celebrating an important milestone. In April 2012, the 200th intern arrived at ECHO. The first intern arrived in August of 1981.
ECHO’s intern program is an agricultural training opportunity for college graduates to spend a year in North Fort Myers learning about tropical plants and sustainable development. Intern Alumni are highly regarded in the world of International Development. Many ECHO interns have served and are still serving overseas. The program is very competitive, with only 10 new interns chosen each year out of 80 applicants.
Agricultural Options for the Poor features selected content from the first 100 issues of ECHO Development Notes, a quarterly technical bulletin targeted towards ECHO’s international network of development workers. It is a book filled with practical options for helping resource-poor, smallholder farmers and urban gardeners--in the tropics and subtropics--to produce the food they need under the difficult growing conditions that they often face. Agricultural Options for the Poor also contains material written by experienced practitioners on agricultural systems they have implemented in the field and that have been adopted by thousands of farmers.
Agricultural Options For The Poor is the sequel to ECHO’s first resource book, Amaranth to Zai Holes, published in 1996.
“My entire team is excited to have completed this new book. We feel this will be a valuable tool for those working with smallholder farmers overseas. It has information on farming practices that have proven successful under the difficult growing conditions that so many farmers face in the tropics and subtropics, says lead editor Dr, Tim Motis.
"We are very excited about this milestone in the Intern program,” says Intern Managr Beth Doerr. “We appreciate the opportunity it represents of investing in the future leaders of international development work."
About: ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organizations) provides sustainable options to world hunger about agricultural training, innovative options, and networking with community leaders and missionaries in 180 developing countries. ECHO seeks to find agricultural solutions for families growing food under difficult conditions. ECHO’s international headquarters is located in Fort Myers, FL.
03/09/2012 ~ 0 comments
Farm Day at ECHO Offers Unique and Memorable Educational Experiences
Fort Myers, Florida, March 9, 2012— ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization) hosts its annual Farm Day on March 17, 2012 from 9am to 3pm. Visitors will enjoy tours, workshops, demonstrations, food and fun as they learn how subsistence farmers live around the world.
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06/24/2011 ~ 0 comments
UNPRECEDENTED INITIATIVE LAUNCHED TO END EXTREME POVERTY BY 2035
58: unites major anti-poverty organizations, leaders, and churches around historic
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11/22/2010 ~ 0 comments
November 21, 2010
The Board of Directors of the St. Marys United Methodist Church Foundation, Inc. has approved grants for the Fall 2010 Grant Cycle. Grants totaling $852,554 will be made available to 13 charitable organizations the week of December 6, 2010. The following is a brief description of each recipient and the purpose of the grant.
An $80,000 grant to ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization) in Ft. Myers, Florida to establish regional offices and create formal partnerships in East and West Africa to make the agricultural resources of ECHO more accessible. This represents the third and final year of a three-year commitment to this project. ECHO is a Christian organization established in 1981 to strengthen the ministries of missionaries and national churches as they work with small rural farmers and urban gardeners in developing countries.
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11/05/2010 ~ 0 comments
Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. joins ECHO’s “Passport to the World” event as Program Sponsor
Fort Myers, Florida, November 5, 2010— Fasten your seatbelts, passengers, we are headed to Tuscany thanks to Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. The Southwest Florida firm has joined with ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization) as a Program Sponsor to bring one of a series of four films to the Fort Myers area.
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11/01/2010 ~ 0 comments
Get your “Passport to the World” without Leaving Lee County
Fort Myers, Florida, November 1, 2010— ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization) hosts its annual Passport to the World Film Series from January 21 through March 11. This series of four travel-adventure films will be shown at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre and narrated live by each film’s award-winning director.
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