Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor
I'm simply writing today to say thank you -- and to express my ongoing appreciation at the amazing generosity of our viewers. Last night we did a follow-up on the orphanage in Afghanistan. I was only home from work for a few hours when we learned they had already received 500 e-mails from Nightly News viewers -- many of them offering donations and pledges to sponsor a child. It is immensely gratifying, and I'm beyond words in expressing my thanks and appreciation on behalf of the lovely children we met over there. Thank you.
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How to help:
Afghan Child Education and Care Organization (AFCECO) is an Afghan non-profit organization based in Kabul, founded by a group of volunteers in 2001. They are working with international partners in the United States, Italy, and Australia on projects that benefit Afghan children.
If you would like to sponsor an Afghan child or make a donation online, please visit: www.charityhelp.org/afceco