ADVISORY, Dec. 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
International Rescue Committee (IRC) will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square to honor the bravery and resilience of more than 50 million displaced persons and refugees around the world. IRC is the first ever official charitable partner of Times Square New Year’s Eve.
Based in New York City, the IRC helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. IRC teams provide health care, infrastructure, learning and economic support to people in 40 countries, with special programs designed for women and children. Every year, the IRC resettles thousands of refugees in 22 U.S. cities.
In honor of the occasion, David Miliband, President and CEO of the IRC, will ring the Closing Bell. David Miliband will be joined by Nykhor Paul, a former refugee from South Sudan, supermodel and IRC Voice.
Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 –4:15-4:30 p.m. ET
(212) 843-8093 (o)
(732) 841-1616 (c)
Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463
Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
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About the International Rescue Committee:
A global leader in humanitarian assistance, the International Rescue Committee works in 40 countries offering help and hope to refugees and others impacted by violent conflict and disaster. During crises, IRC teams provide health care, shelter, clean water, sanitation, learning programs for children and special aid for women. As emergencies subside, the IRC stays to revive livelihoods and help shattered communities recover and rebuild. Every year, the IRC also helps resettle thousands of refugees admitted into the United States, in 22 cities across the country. A tireless advocate for the most vulnerable, the IRC is committed to restoring hope, dignity and opportunity. For more information about the IRC’s work visit www.rescue.org and follow the IRC on twitter, @theIRC / @IRCpress.
About Times Square New Year’s Eve:
The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment are the organizers of Times Square New Year’s Eve. The Times Square Alliance works to improve and promote Times Square so that it retains the energy, edge and distinctiveness that have made it an icon of entertainment, culture and urban life. Countdown Entertainment represents the owners of One Times Square and the New Year’s Eve Ball.
For more information about Times Square New Year’s Eve, visit www.TimesSquareNYC.org.
To join the Times Square New Year’s Eve conversation on Twitter follow @TimesSquareNYC and @TimesSquareBall and use #BallDrop.
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