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Bhoomika Kochhar Jatia (credit: Facebook/Remembering Bhoomika Kochhar)

L.I. Congressman Threatens To Withhold Aid To Nepal Over Syosset Native’s Death

Her family said they suspect foul play in Bhoomika Kochhar’s June 15 death, but authorities in Nepal have labeled it a suicide. Rep. Steve Israel has demanded the government there cooperate in a full investigation.

07/22/2013

An Iraqi child named Wa'ad (featured in the 60 Minutes story) in a wheelchair (credit: Global Medical Relief Fund)

Stories From Main Street: Donations Quadruple At S.I. Charity Following ’60 Minutes’ Profile

For fifteen years, Elissa Montanti has, in relative obscurity, run the Global Medical Relief Fund from a makeshift office in her walk-in closet.

04/11/2011