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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, February 13, 2014 ) -- Press Release Distribution Services --

    LOS ANGELES -- AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, is bolstering the condom supplies of government-run health departments as well as non-governmental organizations throughout the United States to mark International Condom Day, an awareness day promoting safer sex through condom use that is observed annually on February 13 around the world, in conjunction with Valentine’s Day. In addition to the ample donations, AHF is also celebrating the holiday with dozens of events in over 28 countries worldwide (see a full calendar of events at http://lovecondoms.org/icd-events/.

    The condom donations include 1 million free condoms each for both the Cumberland and Robeson County health departments in North Carolina, 1 million free condoms for Dallas County Health and Human Services in Texas, and 4.5 million free condoms donated to over 195 participating organizations that requested supplies from the nonprofit. The condom donations will be dropped off in a series of large deliveries over time to ensure the benefitting groups have a steady supply of prophylactics to provide to the public. Additionally, two cases totaling more than 14,000 free condoms will be donated to the Ohio Department of Health.



    “Condoms are undeniably among the most effective and reliable methods of preventing the spread of HIV and STDs, and all sexually active individuals should have the opportunity to access condoms for free or at very low cost,” said Lori Mizuno, Director of Public Health for AHF. “By supplying these groups – both governmental and non-governmental – with millions of free condoms, we increase the accessibility to safer sex tools for the multitude of individuals who utilize their services.”



    According to the 2012 Annual Texas HIV Surveillance Report conducted by the Texas Department of State Health Services, 4,265 people in Texas were diagnosed with HIV in 2012, of which 781 were in Dallas. Men of all ethnicities aged 20 – 24 accounted for the highest number of new infections throughout the state with 699 new HIV cases reported from this demographic in 2012.



    Meanwhile, North Carolina saw 1,409 new cases of HIV reported in 2012, and 798 new AIDS cases reported, according to the 2012 HIV/STD Surveillance Report by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. As of the end of 2012, 1,257 people living in Cumberland County were living with HIV, and 424 individuals living with HIV were located in Robeson County, the report said.


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    About AHF

    AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is the largest non-profit HIV/AIDS healthcare provider in the USA. AHF currently provides medical care and/or services to over 280,000 individuals in 32 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter: @AIDSHealthcare




    Lori Yeghiayan
    +1.323.308.1833
    Ged.kenslea@aidshealth.org

    Source: EmailWire.Com

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, February 28, 2014 )
    Zurich, Zurich Switzerland -- The Swiss Youthship Foundation, a non profit charity dedicated to getting youth off the streets, has just launched a fundraiser on Indiegogo. The non profit organisation is aiming to raise enough money to purchase the Salomon, a three-mast-topsail-schooner sailing ship that it has managed since 2008.

    As a spokesperson for the Swiss Youthship Foundation explained, the organisation takes care of adolescent boys from the ages of 12 to 17 who have been kicked out from several other institutions and/or schools. In some cases, they have also been fired from jobs, have been asked to leave home, and in some cases they are living on the streets. To change their problematic social development and build up a new perspective on life, the boys need a narrow pedagogical framework—which is exactly what they find while living on the Salomon.

    “On the Salomon they find a new home and can often rebuild self-esteem to a stable amount, have a safe place to learn new behavioral manners and/or find a new sense of life,” the spokesperson for the Swiss Youthship Foundation noted.

    “Our upbringing is warmhearted and guiding but also clearly defined by structures, regulations, hierarchies and authorities brought to us by the nautical way of life. We accept everyone’s belief and have no kind of religious intentions - although our Swiss laws that are in effect on our ship as we sail under the Swiss flag are based on Christian democratic beliefs.”

    As a movie on the foundation explained, the “Jugendschiffe Schweiz” wants to help young boys who do not conform to social norms and are in a difficult and often hopeless situation. To use the schooner ship has always required signing a very expensive rental contract. Since the organisation no longer has the necessary funds to pay the high rent or purchase the Salomon outright, the foundation decided to launch a fundraiser on Indiegogo to get the funds they need to buy their much-loved ship.

    “Looking for another vessel not only would be a rather sad alternative - it might also cripple our finances to a point we might have to close our project,” the spokesperson said, adding that by donating through Indiegogo, people can become a part of the foundation’s “crew” and help to continue the much-needed support for young adolescent boys with serious behavioral issues.

    “Help us get together the money we need so we and the boys can actually stay on our by now beloved Ship - the SALOMON.”

    About the Swiss Youthship Foundation:

    Since 2008 the Swiss Youthship Foundation non-profit organisation has managed the three-mast-topsail-schooner sailing ship called Salomon. The “Jugendschiffe Schweiz” foundation aims to help young people who do not conform to social norms and are often homeless and without hope. For more information, please visit http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-us-buy-the-salomon

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    Jonathan Reist
    0041793296831
    admin@rocketfactor.com

    Source: EmailWire.Com

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, March 03, 2014 )
    Washington DC, WA -- A new film project, a prison reform documentary: From the Inside Out, is one of the latest Kickstarter Documentary projects. As the title implies, it chronicles prisoner transformation through coaching: From the Inside Out.

    The documentary’s concept is the product of multiple people, most notably Patrick Williams, a psychologist and leadership coach, and Talib M. Shakir, a man who experienced radical positive transformation while growing up in the prison system.
    Williams learned of Shakir’s story when Shakir reached out to him to share his story. Since their meeting, the two have forged a friendship.

    “Talib's time in prison has been met with many opportunities to grow in terms of education, experience and knowledge,” said Williams. “Through his writings, Talib seeks to bridge the gap of communication between the outside world and those currently serving time in America’s prisons.”

    Shakir is the director and founder of the Reconstruct Program, an organization focused on crime prevention and helping inmates have productive lifestyles while incarcerated. Through different programs and philosophies, Shakir was able to radically improve his life. He now seeks to do the same in the lives of others who are in prison.

    “While in prison, Talib has taken every opportunity to reevaluate his life and turn it around for the better,” said Williams. “He came to understand what it takes for someone to break the cycle of violence, crime and recidivism, even in the face of a complex and dysfunctional judicial system.”

    Williams added that Shakir’s story, along with the stories of the men who have shared his journey, are compelling. Moreover, Shakir’s story has the power to transform the lives of those currently in the prison system.

    Through the documentary’s in-depth interviews and case studies, Williams plans on making the case for productive programs in our prisons, ones that empower inmates and provide them the tools to emerge as individuals with positive outlooks.

    According to the film’s fundraising website, Williams and his team are ready to begin production, but they need help to cover the costs for a variety of production needs. Individuals who are interested in helping support the documentary are invited to visit the film’s fundraising page on Kickstarter.com.

    About “From the Inside Out”

    “From the Inside Out” is a documentary film project that plans to explore the story of one man’s radical positive transformation within the prison system and his work to help other succeed as he did. For more information, visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1685939077/from-the-inside-out-a-prison-documentary

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    Patrick Williams
    9886086
    doccoach@me.com

    Source: EmailWire.Com

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, March 05, 2014 ) London, U.K. - When it comes to refurbished gadgets, an Intel Core i5 2.4 GHz - 4 GB RAM – Windows 7 Professional Laptop may not be the first thing that comes to mind however ComputerHub.co.uk is a rare company that is offering many such high performance laptops at highly competitive price. With savings of over 60% on every laptop, refurbished products is a premier choice for customers of ComputerHub.co.uk which is making ‘new’ seem exorbitant.

    Dealing in refurbished laptops, desktops and computers, ComputerHub.co.uk is a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher and a Dell Registered Partner which enables the general public and small to medium businesses to keep their investment at a minimum without compromising on quality. The refurbished products of the company also find suitable usage at numerous schools, charities, NGOs and churches which get the additional Windows 7 Professional and Microsoft Office 2010 free of charge on all orders.

    The word ‘Cheap’ which is often coupled with degraded quality, is used as an exception when it comes to products of ComputerHub.co.uk as their cheap computers perform at an optimum like their ‘gaming computers’ and ‘power laptops’ line. Understanding that certain customers might hesitate in purchasing refurbished products, the company has provided a ‘Hassle Free’ dedicated telephone support service and is even offering a money back satisfaction guarantee.

    However, such assurance may not be required as the leaders of the worldwide IT industry Microsoft and Dell have entrusted the company in providing high quality refurbished computers and laptops.

    With the increasing numbers of unused gadgets around the world, refurbished gadgets have also been part of the ‘green revolution’. Many electronics recycling programs have been initiated in the past years, yet most gadgets only require minor tweaks and can be re-used by frugal individuals or can find a major usage in charities and NGOs.

    Many people have also realized that keeping up with the technological world may not be worth spending their hard earned money on and purchasing cheap laptops and computers which can do the same job at the same speed is a much better option.

    Either way companies like ComputerHub.co.uk which enable individuals to purchase refurbished laptops and computers at a comparatively much cheaper price with a money back satisfaction guarantee, definitely make a ‘Win-Win Scenario’.


    About ComputerHub.co.uk
    ComputerHub.co.uk is one of the leading companies that provides refurbished laptops, desktops and computers. The company, http://computerhub.co.uk/, is one of the very few Microsoft Registered Refurbisher and Dell Registered Partners enabling them to offer highly competitively priced laptops and computers to the general public, small to medium businesses, schools, churches and charities. ComputerHub.co.uk is known for its exceptional customer service and for providing high performance products.

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    For more information about Refurbished Laptops and Computers, or to schedule a meeting or interview with founders of computerhub.co.uk, please call at +44 1744 416116 or email to sales@refurbishedcomputers.co.uk.



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    +44 1744 416116
    sales@refurbishedcomputers.co.uk

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, March 07, 2014 )
    Melbourne, Australia -- The Australian educational programme NeckSafe is ready to expand its reach worldwide and is now raising 50,000 dollars with a non profit Indiegogo campaign that will fund several international initiatives.

    NeckSafe has become an Australian educational must over the past two decades for all those associated with pre-hospital care, especially those likely to be first at the scene of an accident to deal with the acute management of spinal cord injury (SCI).

    The Indiegogo page for NeckSafe points out that critical research has confirmed that up to twenty-five percent of all those sustaining a potential spinal cord injury actually deteriorated neurologically from the time of the initial incident till they arrived at definitive hospital care. The important conclusion to this research is that up to one in every four spinal cord injuries can be potentially prevented through education and awareness of their occurrence, and via specific and detailed instruction in the acute management of the spinal injured patient. This is where NeckSafe has found it can make a difference in the pre-hospital care of accident victims.

    NeckSafe has been registered as a formal course within the Australian National Training Information Service (NTIS) framework since 1990. The training resulting from this programme has undoubtedly resulted in the prevention of dozens of SCIs over the past 25 years.

    “Research on students of NeckSafe has shown that not only do they increase in the competencies required to handle a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) patient in the acute setting, but their confidence increases too. They are more willing and more able to participate at the scene of the accident,” the Indiegogo.com page states.

    After its success in Australia, NeckSafe is ready to move forward with several initiatives for its education programmes. The Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign taking place in the first quarter of 2014 seeks to raise 50K in initial funding to complete their online Learning Management System that will eventually be available anywhere in the world. The monies raised will also go towards producing a minimum of three Smartphone apps for general, aquatic and football variations of the NeckSafe memory aid. Finally, the funds will be used to improve face to face learning material and teaching aids.

    The campaign is accepting donations of anywhere from 25 dollars to 3,500 dollars. Contributors receive a variety of perks including pro-rata access to NeckSafe training materials and free copies of the apps, plus an opportunity to have a face to face course presented at their chosen location.

    About NeckSafe:

    NeckSafe is an educational programme based in Australia that trains first responders to manage acute spinal cord injuries. The 25 year-old programme is looking to make its training available worldwide in 2014. For more information visit, necksafe.com or http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/necksafe

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    Dr. Adrian Cohen
    +61418253333
    ado@necksafe.com

    Source: EmailWire.Com

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, March 07, 2014 )
    Los Angeles, CA -- Lending Hope Foundation has a mission to “End Poverty with Education and Capital” with their no profit charity for micro-loans projects. Their latest project is actively fundraising to provide funds for micro-loans and basic business education workshops for Rimac, Peru’s entrepreneurs.

    A California non-profit since 2009, Lending Hope Foundation provides sustainable ways to assist people in third world countries to become self reliant by offering micro-loans and free business workshops. Their latest fundraising campaign on Indiegogo.com will focus on the inhabitants of Rimac Peru. Lending Hope Rimac is aimed to help the ambulant salesman on street corners, the little fruit stand, hot dog car owners or pastry cart owners to create a successful enterprise. The educational programs are meant for the poorest and most vulnerable in the area, especially women and young people.

    “Our system empowers each individual to become self-reliant and gives them a chance to regain their dignity by giving them the means to independently provide for their families and themselves. Our goal is to help families realize permanent long term financial improvements in the livelihoods of thousands of people,” Lending Hope Foundation’s Indiegogo campaign web page states.

    Beginning with free business workshops, funded by Lending Hope, micro-entrepreneurs are provided with basic business training and education. Upon the completion of the economic program, recipients receive initial capital to enable them to start a micro-enterprise. Funding goal for this specific campaign is 50K dollars to support the business workshops, classroom supplies and award micro-loans to at least 100 candidates. The free business workshops consist of eight sessions covering basic concepts like managing time, maximizing limited resources, preparing a market study before jumping into the business, licensing, budgeting, etc. At the completion of their eight sessions, the micro-entrepreneurs prepare a business plan which is then analyzed for its viability before Lending Hope approves a micro-loan ranging from 200 to 1,000 U.S. Dollars.

    Lending Hope’s Non-Profit organization is staffed entirely by volunteers. Every penny earned in this Indiegogo campaign will go towards the micro-finance project in Rimac, PERU. Donations for this project are being accepted at Indiegogo.com through April April 18, 2014. Lending Hope Foundation believes that Rimac, Peru has abundant opportunities for micro-entrepreneurs. Located only steps away from the heart of Old Lima, Rimac is now overrun with pueblo jovenes or shanty towns. These towns started growing from people coming to the capital from the Andes Mountains looking for new job opportunities in the big city.

    About Lending Hope Foundation:

    Lending Hope Foundation is a California based non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial capital and education to the poorest entrepreneurs in the world. Their fundraising efforts raise funds to provide business workshops and micro-loans to entrepreneurs in third world countries. For more information, visit http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/lending-hope-foundation/x/6384075

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    America Tang
    626-945-0388
    america@lendinghope.org

    Source: EmailWire.Com

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, March 17, 2014 )
    Ontario, Canada -- Canadian Friends of Pearl Children, a charity organization started by director Dvora Rotenberg, recently announced the launch of its new campaign on Indiegogo. The organization is working tirelessly to raise $15,000 to provide Ugandan orphans with the necessary funds for their education.

    The main reason that the organization started its campaign was because it did not have enough funds this term to provide education for orphans. Canadian Friends of Pearl Children wants to assist communities with breaking the cycle of poverty — starting with education.

    The $15,000 raised will send primary, secondary, and university students back to school. Each student’s tuition, school supplies, dormitory fees, mosquito nets, and health care will be paid for with the funds. Patrons are also encouraged to sponsor a child individually and make a difference in a child’s life. Sponsors will be able to email with their child, receive progress reports and report cards, and keep in contact.

    “The goal of Canadian Friends of Pearl Children is to send as many children to school as possible and find ways in which communities and villages can become self sustaining,” stated an article on the charity organization’s Indiegogo page. It also noted that no donation is too small.

    “By helping us educate our children, they can become productive members of society and help their communities to prosper.”

    Rotenberg founded Canadian Friends of Pearl Children after her first visit to Uganda in 2008. The organization raises funds for a variety of causes, including education, food, healthcare, self-sustainment programs, and women’s empowerment.

    Individuals interested in learning more about Canadian Friends of Pearl Children can visit the Charity - NGO Indiegogo page for additional information. Customers can also subscribe to Canadian Friends of Pearl Children’s Facebook and Twitter accounts for frequent updates from the organization.

    About Canadian Friends of Pearl Children:

    Canadian Friends of Pearl Children is dedicated to improving the quality of life of all orphans, disadvantaged children, and impoverished families in Uganda. The charity organization’s goals are to provide a safe and healthy living environment, proper nutrition and health care, and quality education and self-sustainment projects. . Canadian Friends of Pearl Children also creates and maintains women empowerment programs so that young people and their families can escape the cycle of poverty. The charity is also known for its life-saving HIV/AIDS medication distributions that have helped to save the lives of orphans, disadvantaged children, and impoverished families in Uganda. For more information, please visit http://pearlchildren.ca

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    Dvora Rotenberg
    (613)366-1770
    Info@pearlchildren.ca

    Source: EmailWire.Com

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, March 24, 2014 )
    Milan, Italy -- After traveling through Africa’s countries, seeing its socioeconomic challenges first hand, Italy based SEXTANTIO - ONLUS organizers felt inspired to develop a plan to help provide health insurance directly to the poor of Rwanda and now they are reaching out to the worldwide community to fundraise for their cause.

    Their mission: Reduce the loss of lives in Rwanda that result from the lack of adequate sanitary medical care by raising 50,000 dollars to be used in their campaign to create a health insurance solution for the indigent poor of Rwanda. The state of Rwanda has developed a health insurance system based on the Belgian model of the “Mutuelle de Santé” the cost of which is partly paid by the beneficiary – and, according to a few sources, those who can’t afford such insurance are about 5 percent of the population. The SEXTANTIO – ONLUS association aims to aid that 5 percent who are suffering the ravages of disease because they are unable to pay for healthcare. In the association’s proposed health insurance aid all of the insurance offered to the Rwanda indigent is paid for by the association which is funded by the current fundraiser. The association also verifies the path and destination of the funds as they are distributed in Rwanda.

    “With an articulate fund-raising politic, Rwanda could become the first state in sub-Saharan Africa where everybody could have a free access to health. Moreover we are trying to organize a similar project in Burundi, comparable on several variables to Rwanda, to understand if such a model could be a possibly repeatable example as a kind of National Health Service for the countries of the south of the world,” SEXTANTIO – ONLUS states on its indiegogo fundraising page.

    In 2008 the SEXTANTIO – ONLUS Association ran a pilot project that indicated success for this type of association funded health insurance in third world countries. In 2008 the pilot project covered a little less than 10,000 people. Additional projects were run each year between 2009 and 2012 helping thousands of people who could not afford to pay for insurance. In all the health centres visited by the SEXTANTIO – OLUS Association people gave the same answers: They expressed thanks for the insurance because now they were able attend a health centre at the first symptom of disease and receive to treatment, resulting in a reduction of the likelihood of death or chronic conditions.

    Donations to this cause meant to help Rwanda’s poor population can be made at the SEXTANTIO – OLUS indiegogo page .

    About SEXTANTIO – OLUS:

    Sextantio Onlus grants access to basic medical treatments for that part of the indigent Rwandan population who can't provide for the payment of the health insurance promoted by the Rwandan State on the Belgian model. They are currently raising funds at indiegogo.com. For more information, visit http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sextantio-onlus-2014

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    Jacopo Carboni
    18883467888
    JACOPOCARBONI@LIBERO.IT

    Source: EmailWire.Com

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, March 30, 2014 ) Washington, D.C. -- Bernice Jere, a native of Zimbabwe now attending Salisbury University in Maryland, is well aware of the economic struggles in her homeland. And she is working hard to change things for the better.

    Jere has banded together with dozens of other Salisbury students to form Tibatane (pronounced TEE-bah-TAH-nay), a nonprofit organization that is supporting and promoting business growth in Zimbabwe. Of the country’s 13.7 million citizens, 60 percent live in poverty.

    “Our mission is to empower the underprivileged population in Zimbabwe to build more sustainable businesses by providing, education, resources, financing, and hands-on support,” says Jere, a senior at Salisbury. “In Shona, a language of Zimbabwe, Tibatane means ‘Together.’ Here at the university, we’re working together to provide a better life for those who need our help.”

    Tibatane’s current project is a clothing line that produces casual wear, such as T-shirts, denim items and accessories incorporating imported traditional African fabric. Money raised through clothing sales will be used to create a factory that will hire and train unemployed people from poverty-stricken communities in Zimbabwe. They will be taught how to sew the clothing, initiating a chain of events that will help them become more self-sufficient.

    “They will be paid fair wages and we will provide business support that will empower them to get out of poverty,” explains Jere. “We believe in the dignity of work and this project will get them started in the right direction.”

    The long-range goal is to help start similar businesses in Zimbabwe.

    Such an undertaking, however, is an arduous and expensive process. Initial production costs include $7,000 for a U.S. manufacturer (patternmaking, fabric, sewing, packaging and shipping), $10,000 to set up the factory in Zimbabwe and $3,000 for marketing and legal fees.

    It adds up to $20,000. To raise funds, and increase awareness of the Tibatane movement, an Indiegogo campaign has been launched. To make a donation, volunteer your services or view a Tibatane video, visit the Indiegogo page.

    Depending on their donation levels, backers receive T-shirts, tank tops, long-sleeve denim shirts and other clothing items. The $4,000 Africa package includes a December 2014 trip to Zimbabwe.

    Jere realizes that there are limits to what Tibatane can provide but the hope is that, by creating awareness, others will support this cause.

    “We are doing what we can to start a selfless worldwide movement,” she says. “We don’t have much but we do have passion to alleviate poverty in Zimbabwe and eventually the rest of the world. We’re encouraging everyone to share out story on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

    For further information about Tibatane, visit the project website or the Indiegogo campaign site, www.indiegogo.com/projects/tibatane. Jere can be reached directly at bernice@tibatane.org.


    Bernice Jere
    202-246-1731
    bernice@tibatane.org

    Source: EmailWire.Com

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, April 02, 2014 )
    Los Angeles, CA -- Rene Saucier, a singer/songwriter, musician and producer at Rene Saucier Music, has just announced a very altruistic goal: he is planning to support a ministry in Uganda that will help the country’s poor children. In order to get the needed funds for his project, Rene has just launched a fundraiser on the Indiegogo website.

    As Rene wrote in an article that accompanies his Indiegogo non profit page, he wants to provide assistance to the TTAMU Children’s Ministry in Mityana, Uganda. The organization is very close to his heart, he said, and so he decided to do what he could to help the homeless children who are helped by TTAMU.

    Mityana, Uganda is an extremely poor area of the world, Rene noted, adding that the impoverished children who live there would probably pass away were it not for the TTAMU organization taking them in and providing the many basic things that they need to survive.

    The TTAMU ministry was founded by a man named Boaz. Although he is dedicated to helping as many children as possible, Rene notes that donations have fallen off and Boaz is struggling to provide the children with everything that they need to survive and thrive.

    “Your gift today of $10, $20 or whatever you can afford will make a huge difference in what happens to these children,” Rene wrote, adding that donors can help bring food, clothing and shelter to these children and literally save their lives.

    “Right now, Boaz needs as much help as possible because the donations have been down and he still needs to pay the rent for the orphanage, buy food and everything else that the children need.”

    To reward the people who make a contribution through his Indiegogo fundraiser, Rene said he will send them a free copy of his second album, titled “Country Rockin Blues.” All that people have to do to receive their complimentary copy of the album is send Rene their email address, and he will email it back to them.

    Anybody who would like to learn more about the TTAMU Children’s Ministry and Rene’s fundraiser may visit his Indiegogo page; there, they can read about his project and also watch a video about the children, the ministry, and Boaz.

    About Rene Saucier:

    Rene Saucier is a singer/songwriter, musician and producer who wants to help make a difference in the world by helping the poor children who live in Mityana, Uganda. Rene recently started a fundraiser on the Indiegogo website that will provide needed funds for the TTAMU Children’s Ministry. For more information, please visit http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ttamu-children-s-ministry/x/4674460

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    Rene Saucier
    18882763938
    a.maniar@platinummetrics.com

    Source: EmailWire.Com

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, April 02, 2014 )
    Los Angeles, CA -- A charity in Rwanda has just launched a fundraising for a surgery on the GoGetFunding website that they hope will help a young woman named Olive Ingabire live a more normal life.

    According to the article that accompanies the fundraiser, Olive is a 25-year-old woman who first consulted with medical professionals seven years ago in regards to symptoms including severe headaches, an impaired right leg, and hypogastric pain.

    As Olive told the doctors, she first started experiencing headaches, which progressed to a backache and then a worsening weakness in her right leg. The medical professionals examined Olive and found that although she had a history of irregular menstruation, she did not suffer from any physical trauma like an accident or other injury that would explain her troubling symptoms. In addition, she did not have a disorder of the sphincter, cough or any chronic illness either in herself or in her family.

    Olive became so ill, she was forced to quit school. Eventually, she was seen by a neurologist and neurosurgeon at Butare University Teaching Hospital in Rwanda, where a CT-Scan of lumbar-sacral spine was completed. The test revealed a prolapsed disc of L4-L5 and L5-L1.

    “Noted on physical examination patient held by two relatives, lumbar-sacral tenderness, no mass, no amyotrophy,” the article on the GoGetFunding website said.

    “Noted on limbs: abolished sensation on the right lower limb with muscle power of 7 / 5, abolished reflexes. The left lower limb muscle power 5/5 and normal reflexes.”

    Although Olive underwent surgery in August, 2008 at Butare, she is still not completely healed. Her headaches, back pain and hypogastragia have decreased somewhat, but she has not been able to leave her bed due to the remaining impairment in her legs. As the article noted, the impairment has become much worse.

    The creators of the fundraiser on GoGetFunding.com are hoping to raise enough money to help Olive to get the neurosurgery in Europe that she needs to use her legs again and return to living a normal life. Those who make a contribution will know they are assisting a young woman who just wants to return to school and live her life like everybody else.

    About Olive Ingabire:

    Olive Ingabire is a 25-year-old young woman from Rwanda who is in desperate need of neurosurgery to repair her legs. A fundraiser to help pay for her medical expenses has been launched on the GoGetFunding.com website. For more information, please visit http://gogetfunding.com/project/neurosurgery-in-europe-to-use-her-legs-again

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    Chantal Ntaganzwa
    +33611353079
    abanabose@yahoo.com

    Source: EmailWire.Com

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, April 05, 2014 )
    Chicago, Il -- Never Forgotten Hero’s, Inc., a charity that provides immediate assistance to honorably discharged veterans and their families, recently encouraged the public to support their goal of helping veterans secure better opportunities. The organization is currently involved with two campaigns: assisting with the Peyton High School Student Council’s campaign for safe driving, and financially supporting military veterans and families through commissions gained through a travel website.

    According to an article on the Never Forgotten Heroes website, military veterans across the United States experience tough living conditions when they return home. Many veterans face many economic, social, and educational hardships as they begin to get back on their feet. As a result, NFH’s mission is to give the forgotten veterans a second chance by providing immediate assistance to honorably discharged veterans, spouses of honorably discharged veterans, and their families.

    “Our mission is simple: to serve those who have served us,” stated the article. It also also went on to explain that Never Forgotten Hero’s, Inc. is always committed to doing what it can do to help and support the United States’ brave service men and women.

    “We are dedicated to helping each individual and their families reach their potential by encouraging wholesome habits, supporting their material needs, and encouraging a dynamic pursuit of advancement opportunities.”

    At this time, Never Forgotten Hero’s, Inc. accepts monetary donations through mail, PayPal, and all major credit cards. The charity also welcomes the support of volunteers at its events. Anyone who wishes to volunteer with Never Forgotten Hero’s, Inc. can fill out the form available on the charity’s website.

    Individuals interested in learning more about Never Forgotten Hero’s, Inc. and its mission can visit the charity’s website for additional information. Visitors are also welcome to contact the website with questions about its services and subscribe to its Twitter account for frequent updates.

    About Never Forgotten Hero’s, Inc.:

    Never Forgotten Hero’s, Inc. (NFH) is an innovative and cutting edge 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that exists to organize a positive environment contributing to an improved quality of life for veterans and their families. Specifically, NFH is committed to connecting veterans to educational resources and bridging the educational and economic gap they experience following their service. The organization’s projects, implemented by an experienced staff, emphasize overall development and change individuals from the inside out; it gives veterans access to the resources, guidance, and hope to help them build a better foundation from which they may secure future opportunities. For more information, please visit http://neverforgottenheros.org

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    Caroline English
    719-358-1810
    heros5272013@gmail.com

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    GOD DNA revealed


     

    New Hope Fellowship Prayer Meditation


     


    GOD message decoded from Human DNA


    (EMAILWIRE.COM, April 06, 2014 ) Sierra Vista, AZ -- Talk about existence of God has always been an argument between scientists and religious scholars. However, recent scientific findings may end the rift between two fields of studies and for the first time work hand in hand to uncover the truth of human origin and God’s participation in our conception.

    A team of top geneticist from Harvard University discovered a 22-word snippet of ancient Aramaic language in which God confirms his existence and his very role in the creation of life. This was uncovered when the team noticed a strange mathematical patterns appearing in unexplored section of non-coding human DNA.

    Decoding the Message

    "We knew the patterns weren't naturally occurring," explains Charles Watson, the lead scientist on the project, "but we couldn't come up with any convincing explanation for them. "On a whim, we started cross referencing the patterns with language databases," he explains, "and we were shocked to find that the patterns corresponded to ancient Aramaic." Surprised by their discovery, the team consulted a group of language experts who are familiar with ancient Aramaic, the language Jesus Christ spoke in Judeo-Christian time.

    The message reads, "Hello my children. This is Yahweh, the one true Lord. You have found creation's secret. Now share it peacefully with the world." The astounding discovery speaks the verifiable proof of God's presence and his part in creation of humankind.

    Irrefutable Evidence

    The discovery of the double-helix structure of human DNA molecule opened the gates for further genetic studies. As scientists began to decode DNA information, more than half a century after its initial discovery, they found something quite startling, an exquisite language composed of 3 billion genetic letters. Dr. Stephen Meyer, Director of the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute in Seattle, Washington explained that DNA stores information and detailed instructions for assembling proteins in the form of four-character digital code.
    The DNA in each of human cells is far more complex and rarely malfunctions. To suggest that DNA spontaneously generated is not reliable as it can be calculated mathematically using Switching Theory, that the chance of one DNA molecule occurring randomly is one chance in 1053. It would be written as ten with fifty-two zeros after it. The scientific community discounts any chance greater than one chance in 1050. To sum up, DNA could not possibly have evolved by spontaneous generation and generating the decoded message could not have been a genetic error.

    Because of this event, more Christianity churches have become more open in discussing the creation of mankind in scientific perspective. It is strong evidence that shows both studies can co-exist in pursuing greater knowledge of our racial origin and the universe.

    About New Hope Fellowship:

    Fed up with religion? Never been to church? Then come experience New Hope! A Sierra Vista Church for the un-churched. At New Hope Fellowship, the word of God (the Bible) is our only authority for what we believe and do. We believe the centrality of God’s Word is much more than just an ideology, it’s a lifestyle. And because the example and teachings of Jesus are at the core of what we’re all about, we welcome everyone with open arms, just as He did.


    New Hope Fellowship
    +15204584673
    services@prdodo.com

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, April 19, 2014 )
    Muncie, IN -- The new website and nonprofit organization Farmished announces board of directors with varying backgrounds. Members of the nonprofit’s board of directors include founder Michael Wolfe, who has a corporate background, Dave Ring, who has a background in retail and food service, Michael O’Donnell, who works with the Purdue Extension Office of Delaware County and Daniel Wasson, who runs a commercial nursery.

    Farmished is a newly-created nonprofit organization. The organization encourages community members in the Muncie, Indiana area to get involved in work focused on creating a sustainable food system. Their mission is to help and encourage community members to produce and consume local, healthy and nutrient-dense foods.

    “Farmished ensures that the unemployed and underemployed are exposed to the ability of real foods to increase nutrition and health. The organization’s programming helps to make sustainably produced foods available at low costs,” according to an article about the organization.

    Participants in the Farmished program gain hands-on experience in the food system; the program helps individuals to develop their leadership skills while making healthy foods more affordable.

    “Farmished creates a sustainable local ecosystem including producers and consumers that can continue to grow and thrive. Farmished builds on the models that others in the sustainable farming movement have established in the past few decades,” said Wolfe.

    “Farmished facilitates the success and development of farms like Joel Salatin’s Polyface Farms, which uses innovative methods such as multi‐speciation, rotational grazing, and on‐site animal processing to provide his local community with a variety of naturally‐raised and nutrient‐dense food products.”

    The idea behind Farmished came to Wolfe after years of experimentation with sustainable agriculture and participation in the Down to Earth seminar. The seminar showcases the documentary “Down to Earth,” which focuses on the issues of small-scale Indiana farmers.

    Ring’s business, the Downtown Farm Stand, is an organic grocery store, deli, and delivery service that sources foods locally; the goals of Farmished fit well with Ring’s current endeavors, which support his involvement in Farmished as the organization’s Vice President and board member. For board members O’Donnell and Wasson, joining Farmished and getting involved with the organization’s goals was a natural step from their personal and professional endeavors as well.

    About Farmished:

    Farmished is a newly-formed nonprofit in the Muncie, Delaware County area of Indiana. They aspire to create a thriving, sustainable food system that incorporates the participation of the full community in producing and consuming local, healthy, nutrient-dense foods using environmentally friendly methods. Check out their Mission and Goals and what they mean to the group in more detail by visiting the Farmished web site: http://farmished.org.

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    Michael Wolfe
    7652861527
    info@farmished.org

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, May 17, 2014 )
    Los Angeles, CA -- “Save an Abbey,” a non profit art charity in northern Italy, is pleased to announce the launch of an Indiegogo campaign to help raise funds to begin the restoration process for one of the oldest and most beloved Benedictine abbeys in the region.

    Constructed in 1146, the abbey was once a cultural and religious epicenter, providing hospitality to pilgrims on their way to the sanctuary of St. James of Compostela, Spain. The abbey embodied the identity, values, and lifestyle of the community, serving not just as a place of worship but also as a venue where people could exchange ideas, buy and sell goods and services, and find a sense of social and cultural belonging.

    Beginning in the last half of the fifteenth century, following 300 years of being at the heart of spiritual and community life, the abbey began its slow decline, which ended in the building being abandoned and the parish moving to a new location in the mid nineteenth century. Then, in the early 1970’s, the abbey was vandalized in an act of arson, but the structure was able to withstand the attack and still remains today.

    Shortly thereafter, a generous old man purchased the building and grounds in hopes to preserve them from further destruction and restore them to their former glory. Sadly the man died before he was able to see his goal through to the end, but his legacy is now being carried on through a new group who is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of this amazing piece of history.

    The Indiegogo campaign is very ambitious, seeking $999,000 in order to lay the foundations for a functional recovery of the entire building. This project will involve the establishment of a non-profit foundation ($130,000), the acquisition of the property itself ($500,000), and the first renovations that will ensure that the grounds are safe ($370,000).

    Following the initial restoration phase, the true functional recovery of the structure will begin in order to once again make the abbey a culturally relevant gathering place and perhaps a venue for temporary exhibitions and theatrical performances.

    Depending on their level of contribution, people who donate to the “Save an Abbey” Indiegogo charity project will be eligible to receive t-shirts and custom-designed posters, as well as have their names appear on a brick on the abbey’s wall of contributors. Beyond these perks, contributors will feel proud knowing they have helped save a precious historical landmark.

    About “Save an Abbey”:

    In ancient times, the abbey was not only a place of prayer, but also a place for culture, human encounter, a place to hand down knowledge and crafts, and also a place of welcome. The dream of the “Save an Abbey” campaign is to ensure that this great heritage is not lost, and that the original meaning of the structure is recovered. “Save an Abbey” would like to restore the structure so it once again becomes a culturally relevant place where the local community is able to identify and recognize itself. For more information, please visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/save-an-abbey#home.

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    Maurizio Degioanni
    18883467888
    maurizio@degioanni.it

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, May 23, 2014 ) The convention welcomes the Diaspora of Manyu, Cameroonians and well wishers for the development of Manyu Division in Cameroon

    Houston, TX – The Houston chapter of National Organization for Manyu Advancement (NOMA) is hosting this year’s national convention on July 25 through July 27 under the theme Changing Lives Through Technology. The convention will take place at Hotel Preet Grand Conference Center11050 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074.

    The purpose of the convention is to bring together well wishers together for the purpose of developing Manyu Division in Cameroon by placing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the hands of the less fortunate and to encourage entrepreneurship in this landlocked but burgeoning area of the country.

    NOMA members of various chapters from California, Las Vegas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Texas, members-at-large and well wishers from around the United States are expected to attend the convention.

    About NOMA
    NOMA is a not for profit organization with 501(c) (3) status in the United States, and an NGO status in Cameroon. NOMA’s entrepreneurial and leadership team has the sole objective of Manyu’s technological development for the welfare of Manyu people. The organization is making life easier for all Manyu residents by bridging the technological divide when it comes to the information superhighway. For more information on NOMA, please go to www.nomamanyu.org.

    Contact Information
    National Organization for Manyu Advancement
    Houston Chapter
    Joseph Nchor, Tel: 281-645-4086.



    Houston Chapter, AO
    281-645-4086
    jtnchor@hotmail.com

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, June 03, 2014 ) Vancouver, BC, Canada --- It’s coming. The first worldwide on-line community – where members can help other members, look for help or trade goods – is on its way.

    This group is connected by a Smartphone application or a public web site ehelpcommunity.org, that was specifically designed to help people help each other. It’s free app for phones and tablets as well as a public website that taps into power of social media integration and optimization.

    “On ehelpcommunity.org, we are fully dedicated to helping others,” explained Francisco Yanez, The Sr IT Project Manager at FY-SmartWeb-Solutions in Vancouver who is heading up this project. “It’s a virtual community that is fully committed to connecting people that need help with those that are wanting to or able to help.

    “It’s also a user-friendly community that allows you to post things you don't need in a convenient and easy way (less than 5 clicks on most cases) we made it that simple!!.”

    People logging into ehelpcommunity.org are presented with three options: want help, need help or want to trade something. The app connects them up with people who are willing to provide the services they need, people who need services that other have and do not use anymore or those who would like to trade a good. There are no cash transactions. Everything, including the app, is free.

    Since the success of this network lies in the number of people who participate, The Company is looking to launch an extensive marketing campaign to attract members. The estimates cost is about $20,000 and is using an Indiegogo campaign to generate this funding.

    The Indiegogo page can be viewed at the Indiegogo site.

    Donations of any amount are welcome. For those who contribute $5 or more, perk are available, such as subscriptions to ehelpcommunity.org, key chains, T-shirts, marketing consultations and invitations to a charitable public event.

    In addition, ehelpcommunity.org will be donating 10 percent of all money raised to Save the Children, an organization that provides aid and assistance to children all over the world.

    “We have the application developed for different phone platforms, we have the web page, and all the service and technical people ready,” Eva Sosnowska (formal CTO) said. “We just need one more thing, a strong marketing campaign.

    “We’re only asking people to donate $1 because the more who donate, the stronger the community will be. If you can’t donate, you can help us by becoming a part of ehelpcommunity.org.”

    The phone app will be publicly available on June 15 and the website will launch 10 days later, regardless of the amount of funding generated.

    For further information, visit the Indiegogo project page; the ehelpcommunity.org official website, www.ehelpcommunity.org; or the ehelpcommunity.org Facebook page.

    Yanez can be reached directly at eyanez111@hotmail.com.


    Francisco Yanez
    778-868-3102
    eyanez111@hotmail.com

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, June 05, 2014 ) Calgary, Alberta, Canada --- Collin Oglestone has a plan to raise awareness of mental illness through music, dance and art.

    Oglestone, a DJ and music producer from Calgary, is raising funds to build The Music Box, a mobile dance studio and art gallery. He wants to purchase an old army cargo truck, cube truck or bus and equip it with a state-of-the-art sound system, complete with lighting and other visual effects.

    The Music Box will also double as an art gallery where artists can display and sell their work.

    “I will use this stage as a resource to raise funds for various charities and nonprofit organizations locally and worldwide,” explained Oglestone, whose DJ name is Collin Stone. “I want to increase awareness of mental health issues as well as anti-bullying, racism, equality, keeping kids off the street and away from drugs and crime.”

    Oglestone was drawn to this project because of serious mental health issues in his own family.

    “My brother suffers from schizophrenia,” he said. “Mental Illness is a disease just like liver disease or kidney disease, and most people will never understand mental illness until it affects them or their family. It destroyed our family. My parents are scared to death of my brother.”

    Oglestone’s brother lived on the streets for two years and was imprisoned, where he was severely beaten by imamates. Thanks to Oglestone, he is finally receiving the treatment he needs and is on the road to recovery. It is his hope that The Music Box will help others who are in need of treatment for mental illness.

    The budget for The Music Box is $350,000. That includes purchase of a vehicle, mechanical and safety work, conversion to a mobile stage and art gallery, vehicle maintenance, a storage facility, website and marketing, permits and insurance.

    In order to raise this capital, Oglestone has launched an Indiegogo campaign, which can be viewed at the Indiegogo site. Donations of any amount are welcome.

    Perks, such as T-shirts and CDs, are available for those contributing at least $25. For $1,000, companies can place an ad on The Music Box and a $5,000 pledge receives a visit from the truck for a function or charity event.

    If the funding goal is not reached, all donations will be forwarded to The Schizophrenia Society.

    “My goal is to give back to society,” Oglestone said. “The world needs more giving and less taking. I would like to take my passion for dance music and art combine them to create a mobile platform that can do this. More than ever, the world needs positive influences and I would like to be a small part of that.”

    For further information, visit the Indiegogo project page or The Music Box Facebook page.

    Oglestone can be reached directly at stonedesigns31@hotmail.com.


    Collin Wade Oglestone
    425-877-4601
    stonedesigns31@hotmail.com

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, June 05, 2014 ) Elk Grove, CA --- Joshua Smith, Executive Director of Third World Church Development Ministries, is a traditional evangelist who is engaging in some non-traditional strategies to support the work of his organization.

    To be specific, Smith has launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for his ministry, which is based in Elk Grove, Calif. The Indiegogo page can be viewed at the Indiegogo site.

    Established in 2011, the Third World Church Development Ministries has engaged in numerous charitable activities in addition to encouraging the growth of Christianity in the U.S. and third-world countries. A current project is the purchase of school supplies for needy and at-risk children.

    The ministry has been funded, in part, by Smith and its board members. The Indiegogo campaign is designed to significantly expand the ministry’s activities.

    “The needs of our organization are far greater than what our current resources can fund,” said Smith. “So we are using social media and the Internet to reach out to people who would like to help children in need. Your contributions will enable us to provide more children with the tools to fulfill their dreams of higher education, preparing them for a successful life.”

    Smith is seeking $700,000 for staff salaries, insurance, travel expenses and school supplies for children all over the world.

    The Third World Church Development Ministries is a registered is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and all donations are tax deductible. Contributions go to the general operation of Third World Church Development Ministries, with the oversight of the ministry’s board members. Each contributor receives a statement at the end of the tax year.

    “Our ministry cannot impact the lives of children and people without outside help,” Smith said. “We are counting on the kindheartedness of individuals around the world to help us make a difference in the lives of those who need assistance.”

    For additional information, visit the Indiegogo project page or the Third World Church Development Ministries official website.

    Smith can be reached directly at josmithu@msn.com.


    Joshua Smith
    916-895-4198
    josmithu@msn.com

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    2nd Chances: Employment Directory for the Formerly Incarcerated




    Ex-Offender Friendly Employment Directory


    (EMAILWIRE.COM, June 06, 2014 ) Hatfield, PA --- Scott McIlvaine firmly believes that everyone deserves a second chance. Especially those who have been incarcerated.

    Given the difficulties that ex-offenders typically face when re-entering society, McIlvaine has a plan to make this transition easier and more productive for everyone. He is developing a national directory of employers that are willing to hire ex-offenders.

    “The recidivism rate for ex-offenders is extremely high,” explained McIlvaine. “About two-thirds of those incarcerated will end up back in prison within three years. When the ex-offender is employed, however, that number drops to 6 percent.”

    Thus the benefit to these individuals – and the general public – is substantial. If we can significantly reduce the number of individuals going back to prison, the financial advantages are staggering.

    It costs the American taxpayer $46,000 per year to incarcerate one individual. That adds up to a savings of more than $150 billion, about $1,100 per taxpayer each year.

    “There are more than 7 million individuals in the US who suffer from a very specific type of prejudice and persecution,” said McIlvaine. “They can't get a job because of mistakes they've made in their lives that have led to a criminal record. Once they've paid their debt to society, all these individuals want is to have a second chance, to ‘go straight’ and become productive citizens.”

    It’s going to take time, labor and money to build the directory. McIlvaine estimates he’ll need $14,675. In order to generate this capital, he has launched an Indiegogo campaign, which can be viewed at the Indiegogo site.

    Donations of any amount are welcome. For larger donations, perks are available, such as access to the directory and job postings. Ex-offenders and others who support this project are encouraged to contribute.

    “We’re going to reach out to every employer in the US that employs more than 50 people,” McIlvaine said. “We’ll be providing the employers with information on how they can obtain tax benefits from hiring ex-offenders in their state.

    “The total number of employers on our prospect list is nearly 60,000. If just 5 percent sign up for their free directory listing, that will be 3,000 employers in the database.”

    For additional information, visit official website.

    McIlvaine can be reached directly at scott@2ndchance4afreshstart.com.


    Scott McIlvaine
    888-630-6640
    scott@mobiusenterprisesllc.com

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