Those Who Need Help Can Count on Yank Barry

November 20, 2016
It’s a good thing for many poor people that Yank Barry traveled the world for business in the 1990s. While doing so, he witnessed a level of poverty in the world that caused him to reevaluate the direction of his life. He had always been successful, and when he saw the appalling conditions some people were forced to live in, his heart ached and he resolved to change things for as many of them as possible.

It was that resolve that motivated him to establish the Global Village Champions Foundation in 1995. An international hunger initiative, Global Village has served more than one billion meals to people in some of the poorest areas of the world. He doesn’t just write check; he works closely with local agencies and NGOs and he goes into areas where others will not go. Yank Barry, his wife and their partners have been able to help people all over the world, including many politically unstable areas where few others would bother to go. Because of his efforts, he has received three nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize and he has received numerous other awards and accolades from all over the world. His work has also been profiled on CNN, NBC, The Jerusalem Post and many other news outlets throughout the world. That is important because it indicates that he’s bringing attention to forgotten people all over. Millions owe their lives to Yank Barry’s work.

The Life of Yank Barry

August 20, 2016
Yank Barry seems to have three distinct chapters, with the best chapter getting better every day. The first chapter was marked by his nearly 30 years in the music industry, where he was a lead singer for the Footprints, as well as the touring band for The Kingsmen, who had one of the most iconic hits in history with "Louie Louie." He was also a successful advertising jingle writer, composing tunes for some of the most popular brands of all time.

The second chapter features amazing success as a food entrepreneur and executive with Vitapro, makers of a dehydrated soy-based meat-replacement product. It was business travel that brought him to his third chapter, the philanthropic chapter, when he saw people in many parts of the world living in appalling conditions.

In chapter three, Yank Berry works closely with local agencies and NGO's throughout the world to help people in politically unstable areas, including some where few others would bother to go. And he doesn’t just cut a check; he and his wife Yvette go in themselves to help, even when they are helping and saving refugees from war-torn Syria, Iraq and Iran.

Yank Barry: The Haiti Rescuer

February 25, 2016
Yank Barry is the eldest of a family of five.  He was born in Montreal, Quebec Canada in 1948. Their family was the first to move to a place predominantly occupied by the French Canadian and were the target for anti-Semitism and hatred. At one time, he was buried in snow but had one of their kind neighbors come to his rescue. The prejudice experience helped him develop attitudes to tolerate different opinions and views. His music skills further enabled him to break barriers in the 1950's.

During the mid-1990s, Muhammad Ali and yank embarked on humanitarian work. He has Since then received global approval and recognition through various prestigious awards for his work. The awards have come from India, Africa, Bulgaria, and Libya. He personally met the cost of missions that have provided basic needs such as food for close to 1 billion worldwide including providing medical and hot meals to the victims of Philippines’ typhoon. His help has extended to China, S. Africa, US, Bahamas, and Canada. Since establishing Global Village Champions, he has received over 20 international humanitarian awards.

Yank Barry was the only person who responded to the catastrophe with private funding during the Port-au-Prince earthquake. Global Village Champions worked closely with NGOs such as the Red Cross, Rotary Club and the Disaster Relief in Haiti to provide assistance to the victims. He used his private plane to reach out to the needy Haiti orphans several times to help the country.