Posted on December 22, 2009
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The tsunami of 2004 was a life changing experience for me. Having barely escaped death, I gathered with survivors in Maldives awaiting rescue. It was there that I saw a most memorable and touching scene: citizens from all over the world, no matter their beliefs or their race, united in the face of disaster. They helped and treated each other just like a family. Their love inspired me, and I thought to myself, “What a wonderful world we would live in if we could share just a little bit of love with each other every single day.”
From this vision was born the One Foundation, an organization that believes that, if everyone, every month, gave a little bit of time or donated a small sum, together we could change the world. Today, the One Foundation has grown to include the support of many individuals and organizations, and continues to expand its global family.
One Foundation’s rapid growth has been made possible through close partnerships with the world’s leading philanthropic organizations, and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has been a most distinguished friend.