Herbalists Without Borders is thrilled to announce that the winner of the prestigious American Herbalists Guild 2017 Community Service Award has gone to our very own Executive Director Gigi Stafne MH, ND and Herbalists Without Borders.
“The AHG Community Service Award honors an individual or group that has contributed significantly to the herbal profession and made a lasting impact through community or environmental service related to herbal professions on a local or national level.”
Gigi works tirelessly as Executive Director of Herbalists Without Borders International and as Director of Green Wisdom School of Natural & Botanical Medicine. She has dedicated her energies to health justice, humanitarian aid, and herbalism. She not only inspires hundreds of volunteers and students per year, but also works to raise funds and supplies for Herbalists Without Borders projects, which are critical to the health and wellness of people globally.
Herbalists Without Borders is proud to share this award with our very deserving Executive Director. Thank you, Gigi, for your hard work and ongoing efforts for Herbalists Without Borders and the international humanitarian aid and herbalism community.
Click here to read the full press release about this year's award, and Gigi’s wonderful work.
About American Herbalists Guild:
“The American Herbalists Guild was founded in 1989 as a non-profit, educational organization to represent the goals and voices of herbalists specializing in the medicinal use of plants. Our primary goal is to promote a high level of professionalism and education in the study and practice of therapeutic herbalism.”
We face yet another health care crisis. Here at Herbalists Without Borders we are taking actions daily to do something about it.
Herbalists Without Borders is a grassroots local to global organization working compassionately and efficiently to bring much needed health, herbalism and natural medicine to communities impacted by natural disaster, violent conflict, trauma or other barriers to accessing health suc h as poverty and racism. What many people do not realize about our 501 (c) (3) non-profit is that we operate on 100% volunteer-power. Last year, our 73 local to global chapters and projects served people from Syria to Standing Rock.
HWB offers full circle health justice and humanitarian aid via many projects:
- Borderless Medicine
- Free Peoples Clinics
- Trauma Trainings
- Street Medics
- Veterans Resiliency Project & Holistic Clinic
- Community Herb Gardens Project
- Medicinal Seed Saving Project
- Community Herb Apothecaries Project
We need your help. People need help today.
Without individuals, businesses and organizations such as you, HWB cannot meet the needs of communities asking daily for our assistance. Much like NPR or PBS, yet on a much smaller grassroots budget, we can only offer health justice via the dedication of volunteers and generous donations - as well as your membership.
What can you do to help this week?
Contribute, volunteer, join as a member, host a fundraiser. Encourage other herbalists in your area to join HWB as a member. Send critical supplies (herbal first aid kits to office supply gift cards). Give in a way that makes sense for you. We have a spectrum of membership levels to choose from, visit: herbalistswithoutborders.weebly.com/join-hwb.html. As a member, you'll receive 12-months of free advertising on our national-international website, other social media sites, discounts on trainings, events, free resource eGuides.
Let's discuss a generous monetary contribution to Herbalists Without Borders by reaching me directly: officeHWB@gmail.com This is so needed right now.
Thank you for your time, consideration and for believing that HEALTH is a HUMAN RIGHT! With gratitude and solidarity, Gigi Stafne MH, ND, Executive Director Herbalists Without Borders National-International
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