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Profile: Norma Nashed, Dialogue with president and founder Norma Nashed
To meet Norma Nashed is to enter the eye of a hurricane. As the founder of the nonprofit organization Restore a Child, Nashed has an all-consuming passion for serving orphans around the world, and she’s not shy about enticing others to join her cause. Our initial introduction is barely completed before the rapid-fire questions begin: “Are you married? Yes? Do you have children? No? Good! Then you should have free time to volunteer with us.” Such audacity goes a long way toward explaining how Nashed has managed to coordinate Restore a Child’s outreach to thousands of children virtually single-handedly for the past 13 years. This is a woman whose own life has dramatically changed course and faced daunting challenges numerous times, yet she has steadfastly maintained an unshakeable faith in God and His leading. Click here to read full article: " Profile: Norma Nashed, Dialogue with president and founder of Restore a Child."
Profile: Norma Nashed, Dialogue with president and founder Norma NashedMedia / Media Publications
Spectrum Magazine: Defending Orphans
Norma Nashed is the brains and energy behind a charity helping vulnerable children around the world. Born in Palestine, Nashed grew up poor in Jordan amid many challenges. She went on to work for the founder of Jordanian Airlines, hobnobbing with the country’s king and queen – but gave up a career and salary to give everything to her charity.
Question: You started Restore a Child as a charity that would help provide children around the world with their basic needs. What inspired you to organize the foundation?
Spectrum Magazine: Defending OrphansMedia / Media Publications
NAD NewsPoints – REACH: Community Outreach and Evangelism
The do Movement: defend orphans is an outgrowth of the Restore a Child ministry for supporting orphans. Restore a Child was begun in 1999 by Norma Nashed working alone from a small home office, and now assists 4,000 orphans in 15 countries. The do Movement provides a way for others who want to help orphans to join the effort as well as to write in and share their own experiences with others. "Like" Restore a Child on Facebook.
NAD NewsPoints – REACH: Community Outreach and EvangelismMedia / Media Publications
Pacific Union Recorder
Pacific Union Recorder April 2013 Edition http://pacificunionrecorder.adventistfaith.org/site_data/849/publassist/issue_pdfs/0000/0060/2013-04_WEB.pdf
Pacific Union RecorderMedia / Media Publications
Middle East woman overcame poverty after her ‘adoption,’ then God called her to help the poor as she battled cancer
By Mark Ellis Senior Correspondent, ASSIST News Service SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (ANS) -- Born in Ramallah, she was taken as an infant to Amman, Jordan, where her parents raised her and her six siblings in very modest circumstances. Norma Nashed In fact, nine of them lived in a one-room house without electricity. Their bathroom and makeshift kitchen was outdoors. Even though her father had a decent job with Singer Sewing Machine, he wouldn't buy a sewing machine for her mother. He frittered his money away on wine, other women, and nightlife. "We were hungry and he wouldn't give money to mom," recalls Norma Nashed, the founder and president of Restore a Child. Norma describes her mother, a Christian, as a living saint. She awakened at four o'clock in the morning to bake bread for the family. After the children went to sleep at night, she sewed until midnight to earn extra money. The children shared one towel between them. Norma walked three miles to get to school. Beginning at the age of 10, she and her sister stayed to clean the school after everyone left, so they would not have to pay tuition. "We stayed at school until 7 p.m. and sometimes had to walk home in snow, with no coat and no boots," she recounts. Because she had only one set of school clothe s, in the morning, she walked back to school in the same wet clothes. "There was no heat in the house because mother only had the money to buy a few pieces of coal." In the morning she ate bread dipped in tea. They rarely had meat to eat, occasionally some eggs, but mostly they subsisted on rice, beans, lentils, fruits and vegetables. Despite all this, they were amazingly content with their circumstances. They didn't know any other kind of life. "We were happy," she recalls. The whole family slept together on a thin mattress on the floor, "hugging each other to get warm."
Middle East woman overcame poverty after her ‘adoption,’ then God called her to help the poor as she battled cancerMedia / Media Publications
Press Release: World Orphans Day 2010
November 2010To view this press release in full size, click here!
Press Release: World Orphans Day 2010Media / Media Publications
RC’s President, Norma Nashed, featured in REVIEW magazine
October 14, 2010Few dreams are realized or fullfilled. Fewer still exceed the expectations of the dreamer who strives earnestly to take a dream to fruition. But the story of Reaching Hearts for Kids (RHK), a Maryland-based nonprofit organization, is the story of how one woman lives her dream of selfless service to orphans in 13 countries. As the world observes World Orphans Day on November, 8, 2010, Norma Nashed, president and founder of Reaching Hearts for Kids, reminds Adventists around the world to unite with scores of organizations in fullfilling the command of the Lord to "visit the fatherless... in their affliction" (James 1:27, KJV). Click here to read the full article, "One Woman's Mission: Healing Children in Troubled Places"
RC’s President, Norma Nashed, featured in REVIEW magazineMedia / Media Publications
Fox 5 News Features RHK as a Trusted Charity
Despite economy, many offer help to those in Haiti
January 18, 2010Fox 5 News features RHK as a trusted charity for donations.
Nashed's charity supports orphanages in 13 countries, including Haiti. There, the Eden Garden orphanage survived. The difficulty now is trying to help the thousands that continue to come to them for aid. "They have a health clinic, where they are serving the injured people, they have a school and a bakery-- all they need is funds so they can feed people," said Nashed. Microgiving is changing the way charities run their campaigns. Today doesn't take a millionaire -- just millions of people giving small amounts -- to make a big difference.To view the full article, click here!