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In Memoriam: General Jack N. Merritt – February 2018
MLI is deeply saddened by the passing of General Jack N. Merritt, US Army (Ret.). General Merritt served as the Chairman of the Marshall Legacy Institute from the founding of the organization in 1997 until 2003, and served as Chairman of MLI’s International Advisory Board until his passing in 2018.
MLI thanks General Merritt’s family for dedicating memorial contributions to our humanitarian cause of freeing the world of the horrific scourge of landmines. All donations will be used to sponsor a highly trained mine detection dog to be named by the family to “sniff out” mines, save lives and improve livelihoods in memory of Jack Merritt, whose life’s work was dedicated to peace & security, and making the world a better and safer place for all. Make a donation in honor of General Merritt here.
CHAMPS Connecticut launches 12th annual campaign – April 2017
MLI’s President and CEO, Perry Baltimore, and the Vice President of Children’s Programs, Kimberly McCasland, traveled to Greenwich, Connecticut, in early April to launch CHAMPS Connecticut’s 12th annual campaign. The Team travels each spring and fall to beautiful Connecticut to engage students, teachers, and community members, and to share information about the ongoing landmine crisis around the world. Read more here.
MLI wins grant for NEW Iraq project – April 2017
We are pleased to announce that MLI, in partnership with the AMAR Foundation, has received a grant from the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad to conduct the Network for the Economic Empowerment of Women in Iraq (NEW Iraq) project in southern Iraq to empower female heads of household through a year-long mentoring program. We are currently looking for female Iraqi or Arabic-speaking business owners in the U.S. to participate in the program as mentors. Read more here.
Mine Awareness Day – April 2017
CHAMPS Bosnia celebrates Mine Awareness Day, marking the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s landmark campaign against landmines. Read article.