Uniting Distant Stars Media Page

Access Annual Reports, Audio and Videos, News Articles, and Press Releases featuring Uniting Distant Stars and our representatives.

Annual Reports:

Click thumbnail to open PDF copy of each Annual Report. UDS Annual Reports provide a synopsis of our accomplishments, lessons learned, highlights of youth, and financials. These are interactive reports, so click on hyper-links or icons to open articles or social media sites.

Audio and Video:

5 SEPT 24 – Lynx Inspiring Women | Heather Cannon – Video of UDS U.S. Co-founder and Executive Director being honored as part of Minnesota Lynx Women’s Basketball Team during their game on July 12, 2015. Interviews with Heather, Kevin Cannon (her brother) and Florkime Paye (UDS Board Member and Volunteer. Video produced and edited by Rochelle Gibbs of Minnesota Lynx.

15 AUG 10 – Uniting Distant Stars Public Service Announcement – Video produced and edited by Anna Berch, UDS National Youth Leader.
2014 NOV 11 – Uniting Distant Stars Backpack Project 2014 – Video filmed by Rodney Johnson, UDS Volunteer in Liberia. Features UDS Liberian Co-Founder and Country Director Kelvin Fomba sharing the purpose and process of this project.

News Articles:

2015 OCT – MINN Global Report – Posted on the Minnesota International NGO Network Website about the 2015-2016 MINN Global Report. Uniting Distant Stars is featured in this report.
2015 JULY 27 – Lynx Honor Heather Cannon as Part of Inspiring Women Platform – Article written by Alxander Shunof Minnesota Lynx Women’s Basketball Team.
UDS U.S Co-Founder and Executive Director Heather Cannon holding Lynx autographed basketball surrounded by UDS supporters, board members and volunteers.
2015 APR 21 – Uniting Distant Stars: Caledonia native founds non-profit with goal of helping bring education in Liberia – Article written by Daniel E. McGonigle, General Manager of Caledonia Argus.
2015 JAN 13 – Liberia: Group Launches Temperature Check – written by Jimmey C. Fahngon of All Africa about a pilot Ebola prevention project that UDS participated in as a collaborating organization.
UDS Liberian Co-Founder and Country Director Kelvin Fomba taking temperature of a teenage girl during 21-Day Ebola Prevention Project.
2013 SEPT 16 – Liberia: U.S. Based Organization Inspires Liberians – Article written by Caesar N. Slapeh about UDS two-day youth leadership workshop in Liberia.
Gradieh Wreh, UDS Board Member and Workshop Facilitator demonstrating synergy with youth.

Press Releases:

2015 NOV 23 – Press Release: Announcing 2 New Board Members – Introducing new board members Philip Kaleewoun II and Florkime Paye.
2015 MAY 04 – Press Release: Uniting Distant Stars is now an accredited NGO in Liberia – Announcing UDS as an accredited Non-Government Organization in Liberia.
2015 FEB 02 – Press Release: Grant from Sundance Family Foundation, 2015 Board Officers and more – Announcing UDS awarded grant from Sundance Family Foundation for Backpacks for Peace project and 2015 Board Officers–Diane Anastos as Chair, Mary Rosendahl as Secretary, and Saah Kpakar as Treasurer.
2014 AUG 03 – Press Release: 501(c)3 Status Update, Join the Fight Against Ebola and Relaunch of School Supply Drive – Announcing UDS is now able to receive tax-deductible donation as a 501(c) public charity and other news.
2014 JULY 27 – Press Release: Official Launch of the 4th Annual School Supply Drive – Announcing start of 4th Annual School Supply Drive for school in Liberia.
2014 JUN 28 – Press Release: 2014/2015 Scholarships & Pro Bono Consulting Recipient  – UDS Liberian Country Director announces six more students added to scholarship program at Russ Wood school, and UDS won a Pro Bono Consulting from Improve Group for strategic planning.