Volunteer Effort – Sister Friends Together http://www.sisterfriends-together.org/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 10:00:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://www.sisterfriends-together.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default1.png Volunteer Effort – Sister Friends Together http://www.sisterfriends-together.org/ 32 32 Keeping the Neighbors Cool – Delaware Gazette https://www.sisterfriends-together.org/keeping-the-neighbors-cool-delaware-gazette/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 10:00:17 +0000 https://www.sisterfriends-together.org/keeping-the-neighbors-cool-delaware-gazette/ NIP volunteer Shelly Eden accepts 12 fans from Liberty Township Fire Department Inspector Shad Gilbert on Monday. Courtesy photo | PIN People in Need, Inc. of Delaware County Ohio (PIN) has once again partnered with the Delaware County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (EMA) in an effort to help our neighbors to stay […]]]>

NIP volunteer Shelly Eden accepts 12 fans from Liberty Township Fire Department Inspector Shad Gilbert on Monday.

Courtesy photo | PIN

People in Need, Inc. of Delaware County Ohio (PIN) has once again partnered with the Delaware County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (EMA) in an effort to help our neighbors to stay cool this summer.

The annual FAN-paign helps hundreds of neighbors in need by providing a new fan to those who cannot keep cool in their own homes. Resources such as the library and other chilling centers are great resources to keep them healthy during the day, and the FAN-paign provides the opportunity to stay comfortable at home. This is particularly important for neighbors who do not have easy access to outside resources or are otherwise unable to leave their residence.

“This service is essential for Delaware County, especially as the first heat waves blow through us in June and expose our most vulnerable neighbors to unbearable temperatures,” said Dan Coutcher, director of development and marketing for PINE. “The elderly and the very young are particularly at risk in these conditions, and the majority of households we have served so far include children. On the worst days, our volunteers sweat as they ferry fans to our drive-thru pantry. It’s hard for many of us to imagine that kind of warmth in our own homes.

As of June 27, 102 homes in Delaware County have received 156 ventilators to prevent heat-related illnesses and help them live comfortably every day. Each of these ventilators was provided by a member of the community, with eight purchased with a donation from the Delaware Moose and fifteen provided by the Scioto Township Firefighters Association’s own funding.

“Our community’s support for FAN-paign has been amazing this year,” said Kathy Hoff, CEO of PIN. “There has been a noticeable increase in fan prices this year, much like everything else. It is therefore difficult for those with limited resources to buy ventilators themselves. That the community responds as it should help its neighbors is so appreciated. Unfortunately, the needs sometimes outweigh the supply. We respectfully ask for continued support as the summer has just begun.

Fan donations can be made to PIN or dropped off at any Delaware County fire station or EMS or the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities, who will then deliver them to PIN’s warehouse. The only stations with restricted drop-off times are Radnor Township (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), Elm Valley/Ashley (call 740-747-2510 ext 102) and Scioto Township (call 740-666 -2121).

Those in need of a ventilator or other assistance are encouraged to stop by PIN at 138 Johnson Drive in Delaware during pantry hours Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Services are not available during the lunch hour from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Delaware County residents can use the pantry service once a week.

PIN is a nonprofit social service agency that assists Delaware County families and individuals in times of need. For more information on PIN and other emergency services, visit DelawarePeopleInNeed.org.

NIP volunteer Shelly Eden accepts 12 fans from Liberty Township Fire Department Inspector Shad Gilbert on Monday.

Annual FAN-paign in progress

Submitted by People In Need, Inc. of Delaware County, Ohio.

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Ukraine and Russia finance the equipment of their troops https://www.sisterfriends-together.org/ukraine-and-russia-finance-the-equipment-of-their-troops/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 10:13:00 +0000 https://www.sisterfriends-together.org/ukraine-and-russia-finance-the-equipment-of-their-troops/ KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — In one of the combat zones against Russia, the supply chief of a Ukrainian combat brigade places his order online for wartime supplies – a long list ranging from drones, trucks and thermal sights to batteries, generators and tapes. They are needed, he writes, to equip two new battalions and “to […]]]>

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — In one of the combat zones against Russia, the supply chief of a Ukrainian combat brigade places his order online for wartime supplies – a long list ranging from drones, trucks and thermal sights to batteries, generators and tapes. They are needed, he writes, to equip two new battalions and “to fight against armed aggression”.

At a makeshift supply depot in the capital, Kyiv, donors are beginning to process his request. Their hustle would get equipment to the 72nd Brigade within days, all paid for with public donations. In their dilapidated office, a poster with the Vietnamese-era peace slogan urges: “Drop acid, not bombs.”

With attritional fighting devouring soldiers and resources, Ukraine is waging a people’s war, fought far from the front lines by self-starting networks of donors and volunteers. The state-of-the-art systems they have in place are converting millions of dollars in donations into rapid deliveries of Amazon-like war gear directly to the battlefields. They help keep Ukraine in the fight at a critical time in the Russian invasion, as its better-supplied aggressor exerts enormous and overwhelming pressure on the battlefields to the east and south.

Civilian volunteerism also boosts morale, giving Ukrainians tangible proof that they are united in their fight for survival, even if they do not have arms in their hands. From grandmothers cutting old clothes into strips to make camouflage nets to the grieving girlfriend of a slain soldier who walked into the supply depot after his burial saying she wanted to help, almost everyone seems to be doing its part, big or small or through direct debit.

Civilian assistance to the military effort has been a feature of the Ukrainian resistance since the first day of the February 24 invasion, as ordinary people gave up everything to help and looted their bank accounts to equip new units. hastily assembled. From humble beginnings, with donation hotlines immediately overwhelmed with calls, crowdfunding initiatives have grown into well-oiled machines. They have online payment systems and nifty websites explaining their needs, and volunteers applying their expertise in civilian areas – logistics, technology, procurement, electronics – to help get supplies into the hands of troops.

Five months into the invasion, creative fundraising is also keeping the money flowing – belying the idea that Ukrainians are losing interest and feeling less in danger in the uneasy peace that has returned to Kyiv and in other cities since badly maimed Russian forces withdrew from the north in April, refocusing on capturing Ukraine’s eastern Donbass region.

A call last week by Ukrainian TV personality and politician Serhiy Prytula for $15 million in donations to buy three Turkish-made Bayraktar combat drones has gone viral. He subsequently announced that it had exceeded the targetraising $20 million – enough for four Bayraktars – in less than three days.

Russian airstrikes destroyed a building in Kyiv on Sunday, killing at least one person and injuring others. (CNN, National Emergency Service of Ukraine)

His foundation is one of the largest crowdfunding initiatives. Among the most unusual are women and men who send erotic photos of themselves as a reward to donors who can prove, with a receipt, that they have donated to a war support fund. “Teronlyfans” says its goal “is to encourage donations for Ukraine’s needs and thus bring our victory closer.” Volunteers say they helped raise $750,000 by uncovering everything.

“We ensure that the photos are not pornographic. It’s beautiful and aesthetic erotica,” said Nastya Kuchmenko, one of the group’s co-founders. “It’s not about objectifying the body, it’s about the freedom to use your body however you want.”

“People want to be helpful,” she said.

On the other side, some Russians, including soldiers’ mothers, also supply the troops. But the Russian effort is not as organized, massive and spontaneous, in part because the Kremlin downplays the scale, scope and cost of its invasion, insisting it is a mere “military operation”.

The United People’s Front, a Kremlin-created effort to foster public support for the government, launched a crowdfunding campaign in early June, under the slogan “All for Victory!”

“The guys on the front lines who are dying for the right to be Russian, who are fighting for our common freedom, will greatly appreciate any help you can offer them,” Mikhail Kuznetsov, a United People’s Front cadre, said of the campaign for the front. -line equipment and medicines. “They will win either way, but they will win faster and with fewer losses if we help them.”

On the Ukrainian side, victory is also the goal.

CNN’s Ben Wedeman joins a perilous journey to deliver supplies to Ukrainian front lines, returning to safe ground with orphaned war puppies. (CNN)

The foundation headed by TV personality Prytula prioritizes its aid to units in combat hotspots. Unit commanders list their needs and locations on an online form.

So it was that “Tokha” – the nom de guerre of the quartermaster of the 72nd brigade – submitted his order. The gear on its wishlist hinted at the ferocity of the fighting around its eastern location, with requests for 100 periscopes to observe from the trenches, a dozen tablets preloaded with software to artillery, and even wire – presumably for use as tripwires. The most expensive items included six vans and pick-up trucks.

Convoys of vans, trucks and other vehicles from elsewhere in Europe leave each week loaded with materials from the foundation’s depot in Kyiv. Some vehicles are repainted army green to make them combat ready. Their lives on the front line can be short: two recently delivered ambulances only lasted two days before Russian bombs destroyed them.

The foundation claims to have raised more than $34 million since the invasion began, mostly in the form of donations, ranging from pennies to a cryptocurrency businessman’s gift of $1.3 million. The foundation also auctioned the Eurovision Song Contest trophy won and then donated by the Ukrainian group Kalush Orchestra and raffled off the luminous hat worn by its leader. Together they grossed $1.25 million.

The foundation says it has fulfilled 2,200 unit orders in the past two months alone. Upon receipt, the troops or volunteers making the deliveries take photos to show that the aid is being used as intended.

“Ukrainians are a nation of volunteers and we can do unimaginable things together,” said Maria Pysarenko, who works with Prytula. “It’s not just about fundraising, it’s about building community and showing that ‘yes we can’.”

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Hanna Arhirova in Kyiv contributed.

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UH Hilo honored for stewardship of Maunakea https://www.sisterfriends-together.org/uh-hilo-honored-for-stewardship-of-maunakea/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 00:32:05 +0000 https://www.sisterfriends-together.org/uh-hilo-honored-for-stewardship-of-maunakea/ Governor David Ige with CMS staff, left to right, Jessica Kirkpatrick, Greg Chun and Nahua Guilloz The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce honored the University of Hawaii at the Hilo Center for Maunakea Stewardship (CMS) with its 2022 Pūalu Award for Community Education on Friday, June 24. The award recognizes organizations that promote and support education […]]]>
Governor David Ige with CMS staff, left to right, Jessica Kirkpatrick, Greg Chun and Nahua Guilloz

The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce honored the University of Hawaii at the Hilo Center for Maunakea Stewardship (CMS) with its 2022 Pūalu Award for Community Education on Friday, June 24. The award recognizes organizations that promote and support education and enrichment programs that develop personal skills and lifelong learning. CMS has been praised for his innovative efforts in native plant restoration and invasive species management.

“We are moved by this recognition which helps to highlight our dedication CMS staff members who dedicate their hearts to the stewardship of these precious lands,” said Nahua Guillozstewardship director at CMS. “Enriching the ecosystem on mauna helps connect other aspects of the project, which opens the door to education and connection with everyone who comes to Maunakea.”

outside the Maunakea Visitor Dock
Native plant restoration area around the dock on Maunakea.

This is the third Pūalu Prize uh Hilo received for his management of Maunakea. In 2016, uh was recognized for environmental awareness on mauna and in 2017, for culture and heritage. Also in 2017, the Hawaii Historical foundation presented uh with a Preservation Commendation Award, the foundation’s highest recognition for the preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, and interpretation of the state’s architectural, archaeological, and cultural heritage.

“Recipients demonstrate leadership while working together for the betterment of West Hawaiisaid Wendy Laros, executive director of the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce.

Launched in 2019, the CMS The Native Plant Restoration Project located around the Visitor Information Station at an elevation of 9,000 feet on Maunakea, focuses on improving the area’s ecosystem with native plants that are both rare and commons, providing habitat refuge for native birds and, as climate change accelerates, helping to slow the erosion and decline of valuable plants and animals.

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Babe ʻāweoweo greenhouse raised on Maunakea.

As of November 2021, the number of native plants propagated included: 495 māmane; 120 ʻāweoweo; 1,295 ʻenaʻena; 17 pāwale and 782 native grasses. Hundreds of native māmane also germinated on their own. The endemic tree with yellow pea-shaped flowers once thrived in mauka to makai forests, it is currently restricted to subalpine environments on Maunakea and Maunaloa on Hawaii Island.

“We are also seeing plants that we have planted starting to produce flowers and seeds. And so we collect seeds from these plants that we planted in our restoration area, which is incredible for just two years of work,” said Jessica Kirkpatrick, CMSnatural resources specialist. “It is an honor for our team to receive this recognition.”

As part of the restoration efforts, CMS built a greenhouse just above the restoration area with the help of community volunteers and donations of supplies provided by a local construction source HPM Construction supply. The structure housing propagated native plants is the tallest greenhouse in the state and is a vital part of the restoration effort. The overarching goal is to welcome groups from local schools and the community to help collect, prepare, plant and eventually replant in the environment.

Invasive species management

Eradicating invasive species and weeds helps reduce the habitat of invasive ants on Maunakea and prevents unwanted invasive species from being transported to high elevation areas. Since 2012, the Mālama Maunakea Campaign has connected community volunteers to help with resource management and stewardship of the Mauna Kea Science Preserve and mid-level support facilities at Halepōhaku. Since its inception, over 8,600 pounds of invasive weeds have been removed from CMS‘ restoration area.

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Community volunteers help pull weeds and plant Maunakea’s native flora.
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‘We’ll be there’: Meet N’ Eat marks 30 years serving the hot meal community and more https://www.sisterfriends-together.org/well-be-there-meet-n-eat-marks-30-years-serving-the-hot-meal-community-and-more/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 10:05:00 +0000 https://www.sisterfriends-together.org/well-be-there-meet-n-eat-marks-30-years-serving-the-hot-meal-community-and-more/ Meet N’ Eat, a program that provides free hot meals and food baskets to community members, celebrated its 30th anniversary on Tuesday by serving hundreds of meals as the volunteer effort nears 300,000 meals served. Taking place at Kealakehe Middle School, the takeaway food service handed out 500 meals on Tuesday evening, with a hot […]]]> ]]> Dallas Personal Injury Law Firm is offering two scholarships to deserving students with a demonstrated commitment to community service https://www.sisterfriends-together.org/dallas-personal-injury-law-firm-is-offering-two-scholarships-to-deserving-students-with-a-demonstrated-commitment-to-community-service/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 14:16:43 +0000 https://www.sisterfriends-together.org/dallas-personal-injury-law-firm-is-offering-two-scholarships-to-deserving-students-with-a-demonstrated-commitment-to-community-service/ Dallas Personal Injury Firm Launches Community Impact Scholarship DALLAS (PRWEB) June 21, 2022 The Law Firm of Jerry D. Andrews, PC is pleased to announce the launch of the Law Firm Community Impact Scholarship Program. Advocate Andrews created the Community Impact Scholarship to support deserving students with a demonstrated history of service to our […]]]>

Dallas Personal Injury Firm Launches Community Impact Scholarship

The Law Firm of Jerry D. Andrews, PC is pleased to announce the launch of the Law Firm Community Impact Scholarship Program. Advocate Andrews created the Community Impact Scholarship to support deserving students with a demonstrated history of service to our community through volunteerism. As a longtime personal injury lawyer, Andrews understands the importance of building strong communities. Now he’s ready to give back to those who surrender themselves.

Beginning in the fall of 2022, the firm will proudly offer two scholarships of $2,500 each to college students who have dedicated significant time and effort to pro bono work and made a difference in their community. . To be eligible for the Community Impact Scholarship, students must be actively involved in volunteering to serve their community and demonstrate strong leadership skills.

Qualified students can apply by submitting a video or essay answering the following prompt: “Why is it so important to volunteer in your community?” What efforts make the biggest difference in a community? How has the time you spent in community service helped you develop your own skills and grow as an individual? »

Applications from students who meet the eligibility requirements and provide all of the requested information will be judged on the accuracy and creativity with which they respond to the prompt in an organized manner and how well the essay or video demonstrates their dedication to community service and leadership skills.

Students must submit their applications no later than August 31, 2022 to be considered.

By providing these scholarships, Advocate Andrews hopes to help future community leaders get the education they need to continue to improve our local community in meaningful ways.

About the Law Firm of Jerry D. Andrews, PC

The Law Office of Jerry D. Andrews, PC is located in Dallas, Texas and serves clients throughout Dallas County and surrounding areas. Attorney Andrews is certified in personal injury law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Its commitment to recovering compensation for injured accident victims, especially those injured by drunk drivers, is unmatched. Through years of courtroom experience, Attorney Andrews has earned a reputation as a skilled and dedicated litigator.

For more information about Attorney Andrews, please visit https://www.dfwinjurylawyer.com/ or call 214-221-5800.

To apply for the Community Impact Scholarship or learn more, please visit https://www.dfwinjurylawyer.com/scholarship.

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Books for mathematics, Books for Juneteenth https://www.sisterfriends-together.org/books-for-mathematics-books-for-juneteenth/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://www.sisterfriends-together.org/books-for-mathematics-books-for-juneteenth/ This project to help an Arkansas middle school math class get some fun math fiction books is back this week. I’m going to have to choose something big for the other project, so anyone who wants to participate will have a chance. We don’t like to leave anyone behind. 😉 PROJECT 1 Project: Reading in […]]]>

This project to help an Arkansas middle school math class get some fun math fiction books is back this week. I’m going to have to choose something big for the other project, so anyone who wants to participate will have a chance. We don’t like to leave anyone behind. 😉

PROJECT 1

Project: Reading in math class

Resources: Help me give my students books that will help them see math everyday.

Economic need: A Equity-oriented school; notearly all students from low-income households.

Location: Heights University School of Medical Arts, Jonesboro, Arkansas

Total: $438.82

Still need: $95.62

Comments from Mrs. Murphy’s teacher:

My project: My students work extremely hard in math class. Even though I only teach math, I have a reading corner. Students can sit here and read when time permits. I’m trying to build my classroom library to include books on a math theme.

Students ask why they need to know how to do math all the time.

By providing them with math-themed books, they can see how much math is used in our daily lives. The books I request will help students understand why math is so important.

Donations of ANY size can make a BIG difference!

Read aloud videos of some of the books in this application. I was a little surprised to see that the illustrator of this book was Barbara McClintock, but that’s not THAT Barbara McClintock!

There is a whole series of books about Sir Cumference and his equally puny parents and other members of the royal court.

Since June 19, DonorsChoose is marking the occasion with a specially selected group of projects that “raise black voices”. This Georgia elementary school literacy project requires many well-chosen books to pull it off.

PROJECT #2

Project: Young, black and enlightened

Resources: Help me give my students various books that represent them in the world.

Economic need: A Equity-oriented school; notearly all students from low-income households.

Location: Peachcrest Elementary School, Decatur, Georgia

Total: $594.26

Still need: $594.26

Comments from Ms. Strozier’s teacher:

My project: Falling in love with a great book and getting lost in its words should be an experience every student has. Providing and having access to diverse books addresses the concern that reading and representation matter.

Students will be able to see themselves in the pages of the book.

The book collection will not only make a difference in learning, but its reflection will allow students to see themselves, their families, and their communities while fostering a sense of being valued.

This project will help change the narrative and promote lifelong learning, self-esteem, one book at a time.

Donations of ANY size can make a BIG difference!

I was only able to choose a few of the many good titles in the application to feature here!
Nikole Hannah-Jones chats with Trevor Noah about The 1619 Project. [9:52]

In a segment from just a few months ago, Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses the book ban and why it’s harmful for everyone. (between the world and me is part of our project.) [5:13]

Stacey Abrams reads her picture book, Stacey’s Extraordinary Words. [9:44]

Our main project from last week is complete! It’s a big deal, because it was a very important project, even with matching funds, but you’ll remember that the professor bothered to come here and ask for our help. And our readers came by, four Sundays in a row!

Project 1, Creating Millennial Scientists Through STEAM Learning: Ms. Perez teaches first graders in Houston, and she had a long list of needs for her class to help her Bilingual Education students thrive.

She writes: Thank you very much for your kind and generous donation! We are very grateful that your organization supports the class teachers and our students! Our class truly appreciates this gift of literacy treasures for many, many years to come! Many blessings to your organization for choosing our classroom for your donation!

DonorsChoose developed the designation Equity-focused schools describe some schools submitting projects. They meet two criteria: at least 50% of students are black, Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander, or multiracial, and at least 50% of students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, the standard measure of economic need in the school. ‘school. You can read more at the link about their efforts to address long-standing inequalities in education.
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Founded in 2009, The inoculation project fights the anti-science and anti-education push in conservative America by funding science, math, and literacy projects in Red State public school classrooms and libraries. Our conduct is DonorsChoose, a crowdfunding charity founded in 2000 and much loved by both Charity Navigator and the Better Business Bureau.

Every Sundaywe focus on helping finance projects in public neighborhoods schools where the overwhelming majority of students come from low-income households. We welcome everyone who supports education in public schools – no money required!

Finally, here is our list of successfully funded projects – our series total is 978! (Boy, we’re approaching that 1000 project party! Better start baking cake!) The achievement list log also has links and additional information about DonorsChoose.

Starfish on the beach with caption: It made a difference for this one.
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First Lady Reeves calls for cleanup efforts in downtown Vicksburg | Mississippi Politics and Current Affairs https://www.sisterfriends-together.org/first-lady-reeves-calls-for-cleanup-efforts-in-downtown-vicksburg-mississippi-politics-and-current-affairs/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 14:45:05 +0000 https://www.sisterfriends-together.org/first-lady-reeves-calls-for-cleanup-efforts-in-downtown-vicksburg-mississippi-politics-and-current-affairs/ The First Lady of Mississippi is hosting a cleanup effort in downtown Vicksburg in June. First Lady Elee Reeves announced that a cleanup effort will take place in downtown Vicksburg on June 18e, 2022, as part of a statewide day of service. She also encouraged Mississippians across the state to get involved and find volunteer […]]]>

The First Lady of Mississippi is hosting a cleanup effort in downtown Vicksburg in June.

First Lady Elee Reeves announced that a cleanup effort will take place in downtown Vicksburg on June 18e, 2022, as part of a statewide day of service. She also encouraged Mississippians across the state to get involved and find volunteer opportunities in their local communities.

“I am extremely excited to help organize this day of service. Volunteering is essential to improving the lives of others and helping to build a sense of community,” said First Lady Elee Reeves. “Mississipians are charitable, kind-hearted, generous people. I hope Mississippians across the state will join us in finding volunteer opportunities on June 18.e.”

The effort is a collaboration between First Lady Reeves, Miss Mississippi 2021, Ms. Holly Brand, and Keep Mississippi Beautiful, and Volunteer Mississippi.

The day of service will begin at the Vicksburg Convention Center and work to clean up surrounding streets in downtown Vicksburg. The Firs Lady and Holly will be joined by entrants from the 2022 Miss Mississippi Pageant. These women will represent their hometown, city and community.

In recognition of this effort, Governor Tate Reeves declared June 18, 2022 as “Mississippi Serves – A Day to Volunteer” in a proclamation. He encourages all Mississippians to volunteer for service projects across the state on June 18 and to make volunteer service a part of their daily lives.

For those interested in participating in the day of service or to learn more, please contact First Lady Elee Reeves’ Chief of Staff, Ann Beard at [email protected].

Read the full proclamation below:

Mississippi Serves Proclamation by yallpolitics on Scribd

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Pybus Haiti-Wenatchee Packathon Public Market Sponsorship Stream – NewsRadio 560 KPQ https://www.sisterfriends-together.org/pybus-haiti-wenatchee-packathon-public-market-sponsorship-stream-newsradio-560-kpq/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 22:37:10 +0000 https://www.sisterfriends-together.org/pybus-haiti-wenatchee-packathon-public-market-sponsorship-stream-newsradio-560-kpq/ Pybus Public Market is sponsoring the Feed Haiti-Wenatchee Packathon, June 18-19. The Packathon is a community effort to help relieve hunger and alleviate suffering in Haiti. Packathon organizer Dr. Dale Peterson says this volunteer project is an important way for the Wenatchee community to make a difference, one family at a time. “Any outreach is […]]]>

Pybus Public Market is sponsoring the Feed Haiti-Wenatchee Packathon, June 18-19.

The Packathon is a community effort to help relieve hunger and alleviate suffering in Haiti. Packathon organizer Dr. Dale Peterson says this volunteer project is an important way for the Wenatchee community to make a difference, one family at a time. “Any outreach is great,” Peterson said, “But this one is personal, from our table to theirs.”

Peterson says the volunteer effort will work as planned because reputable Catholic organization Haiti Health Promise will handle donation and delivery through its warehouses and medical outreach programs. “They have a nutrition center that Haitians know they can come to,” Peterson said, “and their children who are malnourished can come there for food and supplements, and we help them get healthy again.” .

Peterson says volunteers aged 8 and up are needed to come and pack nutritious meals, help alleviate suffering and offer hope. “We’re going to be getting a half load of beans and rice,” he said, “It’s pre-cooked pinto beans and rice, some pulses and a few tablespoons of powdered supplements, for complete nutrition. nutritional benefit.

The Packathon will have three sessions on Saturday 18, the first session starts from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., then from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and a third session from 1:30 p.m. from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Peterson says financial contributions are welcome, “We want to raise $35,000 to cover costs.” To sign up as a volunteer or make a donation, go to classy.org and search for wenatchee packathon.

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Rotary volunteers build tiny houses for Hope Village – Medford News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News https://www.sisterfriends-together.org/rotary-volunteers-build-tiny-houses-for-hope-village-medford-news-weather-sports-breaking-news/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 22:55:00 +0000 https://www.sisterfriends-together.org/rotary-volunteers-build-tiny-houses-for-hope-village-medford-news-weather-sports-breaking-news/ Rick Clark, in the foreground, chops wood as other members of the Medford Rogue Rotary Club work to build small houses at Medford Fabrication for use at the Hope Village site for the homeless. [Andy Atkinson / Mail Tribune] Four houses will be added to the housing supply in the Medford transitional housing community They […]]]>

Rick Clark, in the foreground, chops wood as other members of the Medford Rogue Rotary Club work to build small houses at Medford Fabrication for use at the Hope Village site for the homeless. [Andy Atkinson / Mail Tribune]

Four houses will be added to the housing supply in the Medford transitional housing community

They are not professional house builders, but volunteers from the Medford Rogue Rotary Club are putting the finishing touches on four small homes for the homeless.

“For us non-contractors, it was a big project,” club member Rick Clark said Thursday as those around him painted moldings and siding, cut wood and drilled porch floors. before. “We are all hackers and do-it-yourselfers at home.”

The four tiny homes will be the latest additions to Hope Village, a Medford transitional living site run by shelter and housing group Rogue Retreat. Hope Village already has 34 small houses. Each is designed to join with another house, forming miniature duplexes.

Rotary members began building the four small houses in February without knowing exactly how long it would take.

“It’s like putting the pieces of a puzzle together. It was funny. We were ineffective because we didn’t have all the right tools,” Clark said.

The amateurs were helped by the pros.

Andy Batzer of Medford-based construction company JB Steel drew up plans for the tiny houses. Bill Thorndike of Medford Fabrication donated the use of a warehouse-sized building so volunteers could build while being protected from the weather. The building is equipped with a crane which the volunteers used to lift the roofing material into place.

To make sure roofs don’t leak, a professional installs flashing to keep water away from joints.

Companies donated materials or offered discounts, and volunteers donated some of their own supplies in addition to their time.

All that cooperation means the Rotary club spent about $20,000 to build the four tiny houses, instead of the $90,000 to $100,000 it would normally cost, Clark said.

Andy Atkinson/Mail Tribune Rick Clark, left, and Rick Lemmon are building tiny homes that will fit on the Hope Village site in Medford.

Each house is well insulated and comes with wiring so that a person living there can run a heater. Solar panels power basic low-energy items such as lights and cell phone charging. An attic provides storage and windows in the small living room/bedroom let in the sunlight.

The Tiny Houses do not have bathrooms or kitchens, but Hope Village has shared kitchen, bathroom, shower, and laundry facilities.

Clark said the homes provide transitional living so people fleeing homelessness can stay clean, eat and have their own address. For him, helping the homeless is personal.

“I had a sister and she was homeless. She died on the street,” he said.

Bob Hunter, a member of the Medford Rogue Rotary Club and former editor of the Mail Tribune, said many people mistakenly believe that the main business of Rotary clubs is to meet for lunches.

“Projects are more about Rotary than meetings,” he said, noting that Rotary’s projects range from installing water filters in Guatemala to supporting a basketball program in Kids Unlimited in Medford for local elementary school students.

Building tiny homes is part of Rotary’s mission to carry out projects that help communities near and far, Hunter said.

“What attracts me is that it’s practical. You can step back and see the results,” he said.

Pat Barry, a member of the Medford Rogue Rotary Club, said he was inspired to help build the tiny houses after visiting Rogue Retreat’s Hope Village.

“From what I’ve seen, the people at Rogue Retreat have real compassion for the people they help. They invest a lot of time and resources into helping people,” Barry said. can make that effort, I can do what I can to help a little.”

Contact Mail Tribune reporter Vickie Aldous at 541-776-4486 or valdous@rosebudmedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @VickieAldous.

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Credit Suisse announces partnership with Triangle Land Conservancy https://www.sisterfriends-together.org/credit-suisse-announces-partnership-with-triangle-land-conservancy/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 14:02:11 +0000 https://www.sisterfriends-together.org/credit-suisse-announces-partnership-with-triangle-land-conservancy/ Credit Suisse announces partnership with Triangle Land Conservancy Morrisville, North Carolina – Credit Suisse is proud to announce a new partnership with Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC), which will help conserve and preserve land protecting watersheds in and around the Triangle. The bank is one of the world’s leading financial services providers and has expanded its […]]]>

Credit Suisse announces partnership with Triangle Land Conservancy

Morrisville, North Carolina – Credit Suisse is proud to announce a new partnership with Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC), which will help conserve and preserve land protecting watersheds in and around the Triangle. The bank is one of the world’s leading financial services providers and has expanded its presence and employment opportunities in Raleigh-Durham, NC in recent years.

TLC is one of the largest land conservation organizations in North Carolina and is committed to keeping water clean, protecting natural habitat, supporting local farms and foods, and connecting people. to nature. TLC was founded in 1983 and operates eight public nature preserves covering nearly 23,000 acres of protected land that includes 148 miles of waterways across six Triangle counties. As part of this, TLC has built and currently maintains 53 miles of walking and mountain biking trails that are free and open to the public from dawn to dusk daily. As an accredited land trust, TLC meets the highest national standards for excellence, ethical practices and conservation permanence.

As a company, Credit Suisse is committed to becoming a sustainability leader in financial services and contributing to a more sustainable global economy focused on promoting long-term solutions.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to build a strong partnership with such an important North Carolina organization as Triangle Land Conservancy,” said Eric Eckholdt, Executive Director of the Credit Suisse Americas Foundation. “TLC aligns well with Credit Suisse’s efforts to make sustainability a cornerstone of what we do in the Triangle region. By partnering with The Conservancy, we are supporting an important cause in a way that we value. deeply by linking our financial capital with our human capital through meaningful volunteer activities.”

The Credit Suisse Americas Foundation funds the partnership with TLC through its Community Impact Portfolio, which aims to combine its giving with a full range of volunteer support by using the energy and expertise of our employees to build the capacity of our non-profit partners. In 2021 alone, volunteers at Credit Suisse Raleigh contributed more than 7,300 volunteer hours within the Triangle community.

“TLC is extremely grateful to the Credit Suisse Americas Foundation for investing in the health and vibrancy of this rapidly growing region,” said Sandy Sweitzer, Executive Director of TLC. “We keep hearing from new and long-time residents that lush green landscapes and easy access to lakes, streams and trails are hallmarks of this special region we call home. But it takes hard work and investment. to protect wild and working lands forever, and we are grateful to Credit Suisse for partnering with us in this effort.”

Credit Suisse is a proud resident of North Carolina and is pleased to help protect the lands of the Triangle through its work with the Triangle Land Conservancy. To learn more about TLC, visit www.triangleland.org.

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