National PR firm clients Yank Barry, Global Village Champions Foundation receive local recognition for freeing Syrian refugees

The Jewish philanthropist and co-founder of the nonprofit are featured on Tampa’s NBC and Fox affiliates
(PR NewsChannel) / December 2, 2013 / TAMPA, Fla. 

PR firm The Publicity AgencyNational PR firm The Publicity Agency’s client Yank Barry and his nonprofit, Global Village Champions Foundation, earned media attention in the Tampa Bay area for their success at freeing more than 50 Syrians in refugee camps in Bulgaria. A part-time resident of both Sarasota and Bradenton, Barry sat down with two hometown stations to talk about his philanthropic work.

“What can I do to get some of these people out,” Barry told Fox 13 Tampa about his thought process before rescuing Syrian refugees.

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Barry, Global Village Champions ambassador and boxing legend Evander Holyfield and their team have so far released 52 Syrian refugees from camps and transferred them to a newly renovated four-star hotel in Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital city. The hotel is being leased by Barry. The Syrian refugees will receive an education, healthcare, food and jobs.

“Seventeen of them were living on the floor, no bathroom, no running water,” Barry told WFLA journalist John Rogers via Skype. “Their homes were blown up. They had businesses. They literally left with the clothes on their back.”

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While in Bulgaria, Barry met with Bulgaria’s prime minister to discuss the refugee crisis facing Bulgaria. Bulgaria is the only country in that part of the world accepting Syrians who have fled Syria because they fear for their lives.

Global Village Champions Foundation is not only providing humanitarian aid to those in need but they are also working to knock out hunger worldwide.. Through GVCF, which was co-founded in 1995 with longtime friend Muhammad Ali, Barry has delivered over 960 million meals to the hungry around the world.

“What Yank does for those in need is amazing,” says Glenn Selig, president and founder of the national PR firm, The Publicity Agency. “His story and efforts should be told; it shows that people are doing good in this world.”

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About Global Village Champions Foundation: Started in 1995 by Yank Barry, Global Village Champions Foundation strives to become the undisputed world leader in private, humanitarian delivery of nutrition to needy persons across the globe, while sustaining human life and helping to eradicate hunger from the face of the Earth. With the help of donors and notable figures such as Muhammad Ali, Gary US Bonds, and Evander Holyfield, the nonprofit has provided nearly a billion meals to the hungry around the world.

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Phone: 813-708-1220 x7777 | Cell: 813-300-5454

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