Archive - April 21, 2016

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New Books by Peace Corps writers — March 2016
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RPCVs want to help Ecuador After the Earthquake

New Books by Peace Corps writers — March 2016

To purchase any of these books from Amazon.com, click on the book cover, the bold book title, or the publishing format you would like — and Peace Corps Worldwide, an Amazon Associate, will receive a small remittance that will help support the site and the annual Peace Corps Writers awards. See a book you’d like to review for Peace Corps Worldwide? Send a note to peacecorpsworldwide@gmail.com, we’ll send you a copy. • The Seed of Joy (Peace Corps novel) William  Amos (Korea 1979-80) CreateSpace, 2nd ed., 2015 344 pages $12.99 (paperback), $4.99 (Kindle) • Journey to the Heart of the Condor: Love, Loss, and Survival in a South American Dictatorship (A “parallel” memoir that relates the Peace Corps experience) Emily C. Creigh (Paraguay 1975–77) and Dr. Martín Almada Peace Corps Writers February 2016 470 pages $17.50 (paperback), (Kindle) •   Two Pumps for the Body Man by B.A. East (Malawi 1996–98) New Pulp Press March 2016 . . .

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RPCVs want to help Ecuador After the Earthquake

Peace Corps reported that all Volunteers in Ecuador were safe. I could not find any notice of  organized plans to help survivors of the Earthquake on the official Peace Corps site. However, RPCVs want to help. Bob Arias, (RPCV Colombia 1964-1966Response Volunteer:Panamá 2009-2010, Paraguay 2010-2011Colombia 2011-2013, Panamá 2013-2014 CD Uruguay, Argentina) emailed from Panama that RPCV’s want to get involved, it is part of the Third Goal. Bob also said  “we offered our services to Director Carrie as former Volunteers and Response Volunteers.” The RPCV group, Friends of Ecuador, has both a website and a Facebook page.  Both offer ways on how you can help.  Go to the website for further information on how to help and where to send donations. Here is the link to the  website: http://www.friendsofecuador.org/2016/04/ecuador-earthquake-how-you-can-help/      From the website: “Current Peace Corps volunteers have expressed an interest in helping and many of them who live along the coast . . .

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