Alison's Blog

Nepal September 27th 2015To volunteers all over the world: Everyone's needed. Letting go of the trick of fear opens your world to the possibilities of anything. Its amazing how those 4 letters can paralyze us to the point of doing nothing but really if you find the guts to step beyond your fears you start gliding with the universe and nothing bad really ever happens on the other side. Its kinda like floating in outer space. No I'm not smoking Nepal ganga but this trip has pushed me yet again to move beyond my comfort zone into the remote mountains of Nepal to deliver solar lights to an ancient tribe -rarely touched by the outside world. On the first day in the mountains of ... Read More


CTEC, The Community Tsunami Early-Warning Centre is located just outside the village of Peraliya, Thelwatta in the Hikkaduwa region of Sri Lanka.Following the Boxing Day tsunami in the Indian Ocean, Hikkaduwa was one of the most devastated regions in Sri Lanka. An unsuspecting Peraliya was quickly thrown into the world media spotlight as it was also the site of the world's largest ever train disaster when the Queen of the Seas Colombo-Galle Express train was derailed there in the waves of December 26, 2004. It is estimated that some 2,500 people died in the village while only 8 walls of 500 plus houses remained standing. False tsunami warnings occurred daily- usually given by worri... Read More

MISSION: We Advance- Gender Based Violence -Haiti

We Advance Then and Today In 2010 Lawyer Aleda Frishman, Actress Maria Bello and myself were working as volunteers at a large IDP camp in Haiti where an earthquake had killed over 300,000 people. I was running the field hospital where I was witness to many raped women, children and babies. At night while we trying to sleep, we could hear women being raped far off in the night and we felt a great anguish in not being able to do anything about it. Fast forward to later that year - the three of us teamed us with Haitian women's activist and songstress Barbara Guillaume to create the non profit We Advance (or Nap Vanse as pronounced in Haiti. ) which was about helping women in the struggle wit... Read More

MISSION: Haiti 2010 Earthquake - JPHRO

Haiti 2010 Earthquake-300,000 dead -hundreds of 1000's injured- homes crushed- millions displaced.On the next day I received a text from Sean Penn ---"Haiti ...?" I replied "lets go!"Soon I was heading from NYC to Miami, on a borrowed private jet of designer Donna Karen ( no we don't usually fly this way but Everyone's needed right!?). She drove Third Wave volunteers and ten doctors (I had found on facebook) to the airport at 4am and given us blankets, essential oils and supplies to take with us. Donna has a heart of gold for preserving other cultures and helps wherever she can. We were to meet up with Sean and our cargo plane full of aid in Opa Locka in Miami and then fly onto Haiti togethe... Read More

MISSION: V Day- Billion Women Rising- Justice

Billion Women Rising Miami. link to main billion women website- What is ONE BILLION RISING? About One Billion Rising One Billion Rising was created by Eve Ensler : Activist, feminist, performer, activist and writer of of the 'Vagina Monologues". It is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. The campaign, launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. On 14 Febru... Read More

MISSION: - Peraliya village, Sri Lanka

On Christmas day, 2004, I was skipping through the Internet when I noticed that an earthquake had struck Indonesia with large tsunami waves generated. At that early stage it was reported that 5000 people had died and that was 2000 people more than the Sept 11th disaster so I knew it was bad. Watching the disaster unravel on TV, the death toll was rising hourly to 300,000 dead and I had a deep urge to go there to help. I started organizing my trip by printing Google maps of the destroyed areas from the Internet and collected donated boxes of medicines from local NYC hospitals. I then set out to find a way to get an air ticket.A friend bought me a ticket and I arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka wit... Read More

We can fly to the moon and unravel relativity theories and DNA codes, but the things we need to do now are a lot simpler than that. There are so many problems throughout the world including those directly in front of us.

THE THIRD WAVE is to encourage and inspire people to give a little back to the world. To volunteer even for just an hour, whether it is helping inner city kids or the elderly lady living next door or even with an environmental issue. As people, we have the power to impact and influence positive change.

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