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How volunteers are making a difference for animal welfare

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom The Spay and Save Clinic in Longwood, Fl. at 988 N. Ronald Reagan Blvd. is offering very low cost spaying and neutering to prevent unwanted litters of pitbull pups for pitbull and pitbull mixed parents for the low cost of only $ 20.00 co-payment because of a grant from Pet Smart Charities. Plus your dog also gets its needed vaccinations! Call to make an appointment now at (407) 920-4894. If you take your dog, be careful driving as there are various railroad crossings in that area, as the trains come through fairly fast and be aware of the railroad crossings! 1 COMMENT When you come home from work, he’s always there to greet you. When you need extra motivation to workout, he’s happy to join for a walk. When you’ve had a bad day, he can sense it and is quick to give you a loving nuzzle. Pets provide endless joy to their families, but for millions of shelter animals, each day is a test of patience in hopes of finding a forever home.Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter shelters nationwide every year, according to the American Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) statistics. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats. These numbers underscore the massive need for volunteers to provide the necessary care to ensure as many pets as possible can be placed in safe, loving homes.Volunteers are the lifeblood of any shelter, and it’s a true community effort to keep animals healthy and safe. The Dumb Friends League — Denver’s largest animal shelter dedicated to giving a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves — depended on 1,418 volunteers who donated 211,307 hours of service last fiscal year to help needy animals in Colorado. That’s the equivalent of 101 full-time employees worth $4.7 million in donated time.This is just one example of the impact volunteers make in the estimated 13,600 shelters nationwide.In addition to volunteers, support from a variety of businesses and corporations helps keep shelters running strong. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, for example, is one of the largest donors of food to shelters across the country. In fact, Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love(R) program has provided more than $280 million worth of food to more than 1,000 shelters since its inception in 2002.Both volunteers and Hill’s share the common goal of transforming the lives of homeless pets.It’s apparent that caring for shelter animals is a group effort, yet one person can make a big difference to help save lives. If you want to change the world for animals in need, here are some tips for becoming a volunteer.1. Reach out to local shelters.Call your local animal shelter or rescue group to see if they are accepting volunteers.2. Think about your interests and skills.Caring for animals one-on-one is a popular shelter activity, but there are so many more opportunities for volunteers. Whether you’re able to foster in your home, offer professional skills in administration departments or serve as an adoption counselor to new pet parents, volunteer options are truly endless.3. Spread the love.Once you find your volunteer home, spread the love to help pets find homes and encourage friends to volunteer. By sharing posts on social media, hosting fundraising events and simply bragging about that adorable new pooch to your friends, you’re helping to open everyone’s eyes to the growing need for volunteers at shelters and the importance of pet adoption. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Reply center_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mama Mia Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 April 26, 2017 at 8:30 am Please enter your comment! TAGSAnimal WelfarePets Previous articleThe important role vaccines may play in helping keep children and adults healthyNext articleA tale of two angry men Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Four new clients for Harlequin CRM

first_imgFour new clients for Harlequin CRM “After seven years, inherited software was limiting our ambitions. On refining our five year strategy to deliver more sophisticated forms of fundraising, it was clear a professional charity system would be the foundation for growing income from individuals in the UK using enhanced CRM, donor stewardship and data tools. We want to be more efficient and fully trust our information – access to a rounded snapshot of a supporter’s life with Afghanaid will enable us to progress that journey”. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 3. National Coal Mining MuseumThe National Coal Mining Museum for England has selected Harlequin CRM software to help it build closer relationships with visitors and expand its fundraising activity.The Museum attracts 100,000 visitors each year, and has an income of over £3.5 million, but it needs to grow its voluntary income from individuals in response to decreased funding.Liz Orme, Development Officer at the National Coal Mining Museum said:“Utilising technology, we have a fantastic opportunity to nurture one-time visitors into longer term supporters and build individual giving. Our new system will transform the efficiency of our ongoing ‘Dig Deep & Donate’ and ‘Sponsor a Pony’ campaigns; it will also help our 2015 ‘Miners’ Memorial Garden’ appeal have more impact.”The Museum will use Harlequin CRM for contact and campaign management and fundraising from grants, corporates, legacies and individuals – including regular giving programmes. In future it will roll out the Events and Volunteer modules, and look at integration with the front-of-house ticketing system. Howard Lake | 17 June 2015 | News Harlequin Software has announced more new clients who have chosen to use its CRM and fundraising software.1. AfghanaidAfghanaid has selected Harlequin’s CRM and fundraising software to support its five year fundraising growth strategy.Amanda Curley Rushbrooke, UK Fundraising and Operations Manager at Afghanaid said: Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Tagged with: crm Technology 4. Racing WelfareRacing Welfare, The Jockey Club’s charity for people in need in the horse-racing industry, has selected Harlequin CRM for its new fundraising team.It has selected the standard CRM system together with the events module, all of which will support its requirement for a fundraising and communications database that handled relationship management, trusts and foundations, event management, marketing and reporting.  57 total views,  1 views today 2. Shelter CymruShelter Cymru has selected Harlequin CRM software as part of achieving its 202 Vision. As well as the core CRM system with individual giving, campaigns, grants and legacy tools, the charity has opted for the events module from Harlequin. Initial donor acquisition activities include street and telephone fundraising, which require data consolidation work. Integration with the charity’s accounting software will also be delivered.Louise Bennett, Head of Fundraising at Shelter Cymru explains:“The system will help us to target relevant supporters with the right message using the profiling and communications tools. It will also cut the time taken to consolidate donation information, including income from sponsorship sites, which will benefit both the finance and fundraising teams. We need to use data in a better way and by 2020 we hope to have 10,000 engaged supporters on our database.”  58 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

Fundraising Regulator starts recruitment process for new CEO

first_img The Fundraising Regulator has begun its search for a new CEO to replace Stephen Dunmore, who stands down at the end of June.A recruitment pack for the position is available from the Fundraising Regulator site, with an application deadline of 6 February. Interviews will be held in early March, with the successful applicant expected to take up the position in late June / July this year. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Tagged with: Fundraising Regulator Recruitment / people The CEO position is full time, based in London and offers a salary of £80,000. According to the recruitment pack, the Board of Directors is looking for someone with a proven track record and passion for the voluntary sector, who will inspire, motivate and support staff, and build strong relationships with key external stakeholders. As Chief Executive, the successful candidate will be responsible for strategic and financial leadership, maintaining the regulator’s independence and further developing the organisation.Dunmore and the Board are currently developing the Regulator’s three-year Strategic Plan for the period 2018/2021. The new Chief Executive will have the opportunity to input to the Plan and will be expected to lead the organisation through the Plan period.The essential criteria for the role are listed in the pack, and include:An accomplished track record at an equivalent level in a substantial organisation.Awareness of the strategic and operational challenges facing the Fundraising Regulator.Ability to take responsibility for the financial health of the regulator through budgeting, financial reporting and the fulfilment of statutory requirements.Experience of strategic planning, reporting, operational delivery and risk management.The ability to work in a complex and dynamic political environment, subject to Parliamentary, public and media scrutiny.Commitment to the sector’s effective, independent, proportionate and impartial regulation in the public interest.Understanding of key policy issues facing the charitable sector.  107 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 11 January 2018 | News Fundraising Regulator starts recruitment process for new CEO  108 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

New York retail workers rally for justice

first_imgZara worker Sharlene Santos says, ‘$10.50 is not enough!’As New York City’s working class takes on more defense of working conditions for restaurant, grocery, airline, car wash, fast food and other low-wage workers — most of whom are people of color and/or immigrant workers — some of these workers came to a July 29 rally to cheer on workers at a Zara clothing store in Manhattan.Pictured, Sharlene Santos speaks near one of Zara’s seven Manhattan stores. Santos, who has been employed at this store for years, led the protest about working conditions at the store. Called by the Retail Action Project, an initiative of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, this noontime action drew 50 spirited supporters. “We deserve to feel respected and valued!” said Santos, who also insisted that her hourly pay of $10.30 at Zara is not enough.Higher wages are especially needed since Zara leaves retail workers with only part-time and unpredictable hours. Working mothers have difficulty in arranging and paying for childcare. And these Zara workers, especially the women of color, complain of the bosses’ racism. Supporters chanted, “Zara, Zara you’re no good, treat your workers like you should!”Santos exposed the Zara boss for being a billionaire, even as the local store refused 800 petitions for these workers! Owned by Inditex, Zara is the largest clothing retailer in the world. (Guardian, March 19)Zara workers in Spain have won benefits after gaining union recognition there. Still, it was obvious that the fight for these determined workers’ rights is not over in New York. To sign a petition and build support, visit­ thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Sizzle Reel Episode 8

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Gangs still have access to firepower and cash

first_imgby Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up GARDAÍ investigating a violent feud on the northside of the city are convinced that Limerick’s drug dealing gangs still have access to ‘significant resources’ of firearms and cash.Senior officers say that shootings are an ongoing problem in the city and that factions of the McCarthy/Dundon gang travel “freely between the UK and further afield”Despite the lengthy imprisonment of a number of senior gang members, it is believed that they still have the means to move people in and out of the jurisdiction to avoid Garda surveilance.The revelations came to light as details emerged of a recent incident when up to three shots were fired, one of which was “aimed” at a man while he took refuge in a bedroom of a house in Westbury.The incident is understood to have occurred in the early hours of the morning after two men were involved in a verbal altercation in the garden of the house.The shots were fired after the dispute turned violent. Gardaí were called and recovered several round of spent ammunition at the scene.A 26-year-old man was arrested a number of hours after the incident and he was charged with the possession of a live 9mm semi automatic round.When arrested and subsequently charged, the accused man told gardaí that it didn’t matter as the victim would “get his head blown off at traffic lights”.He is also claimed to have said that the intended target would need 24 hour Garda protection.Gardaí are taking the threats seriously and say they have “great fear” for the injured partyIt is believed that the accused man was not working alone and gardaí have linked the incident to a criminal gang involved in a drugs turf war on the northside of the city.A drug debt is thought to be the reason behind the shooting and that the injured party and his partner are in fear and “terrified” over what happened. Facebook NewsCrime & CourtLocal NewsGangs still have access to firepower and cashBy admin – October 17, 2013 623 Advertisement Twitter Printcenter_img Linkedin WhatsApp Email Previous articleClub Corner Pictures 19/10/13Next articleForests opened to filmmakers adminlast_img read more

IBAL criticises state of approach roads

first_img IBAL criticises state of approach roads Google+ By News Highland – April 26, 2010 Twitter Google+ Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal A new campaign to tidy up key tourist areas doesn’t go far enough, according to a major anti-litter group.The Department of the Environment has set aside 1.5 million euro to help local authorities tackle rubbish in scenic spots and visitor areas, with Donegal County Council expected to benefit substantially.However, Irish Business Against Litter says that major roads in the country are the responsibility of the National Roads Authority – who are failing in their job to maintain them.The Chairman of IBAL Tom Cavanagh says there’s little point in cleaning up attrractions if the roads leading to them are filthy. WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Newscenter_img Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleMac Lochlainn says Facebook campaign highlights need to tackle VRTNext articleFour temporary classrooms approved for St Eunan’s College News Highland last_img read more

How simple life used to be

first_img Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel I could spend all afternoon picking out the one I wanted to buy – the one, because funny books cost a dime and that was an awful lot of money. But, at the end of the month, if all the funny books hadn’t sold, the drug store owner would take the covers off them to send back to the company. Then he would give the stripped funny books away.How he decided who got them, we didn’t know. But we always behaved in the drug store, hoping he would notice and we would be one of the lucky ones.Funny books were “funny” books. No guts and gore back then. My favorites were Uncle Scrooge, Daffy Duck, Pluto and Mr. Magoo. But my all-time favorite was The Little People. They sailed in walnut shells and slept in matchboxes and drank out of thimbles. I wanted to be one of them in a world where people were giants, lizards were monsters and mud puddles were oceans.When I had the big measles, Daddy bought me some Bugs Bunny funny books. I had high fevers and was so sick that I wanted to stop breathing but Mama said that I couldn’t. And that stupid wabbit on my bed was the cause of it all. I hated Bugs Bunny and I would never take him in a swap.Swapping funny books was a rainy day tradition for all the young’uns in the neighborhood. And, if I could have a bucket of wild plums to eat while I read I would be in hog heaven.The wild plum trees were across the pasture and down the hill from our house. They were all along the fence line so we could stand on the fence and reach the juicy ones hanging on the top branches. Every now and then we could hear a rattlesnake in full sing in the nearby blackberry bushes but that was not enough to send us scampering.I liked the red, ripe plums but the sorta green ones were my favorites.When I got home with my bucket filled to the top, I would turn on the oscillating fan and climb up on my bed next to the open window. I’d put my stack of funny books and my bucket of plums on the bed table and, if there was a happier or more contented young’un in the world, I just don’t know how they could have stood it. Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content How simple life used to be There was just something about a rainy day that had the bad seep right out of me – out of all of us.There was nothing that I liked to do better on a rainy early summer day get on the bed and read funny books.I’d get out my pasteboard box of funny books and go through them one by one, deciding which ones I wanted to keep and which ones I was willing to swap.All of the young’uns in the neighborhood read funny books. We bought them at the drug store where they were displayed on revolving racks – kind of like those that are used now for card displays. By Jaine Treadwell The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 11:00 pm Friday, August 17, 2012 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author You Might Like The sky is falling? Maybe not As students prepare to return to school, I find myself reflecting back on some of the things I was taught… read more Young’uns were left to their imaginations for the entire summer. And what one of us couldn’t think up to do, another could.It didn’t take much to keep us entertained and out of trouble or deep into it.Mama kept a switch on top of the refrigerator as a constant reminder that she had it and could and would use it. And, many days I did the dance to the swishing of the switch. But, when it rained, I was washed as white as snow – as the preacher said. Latest Stories Remember how simple life used to be?A friend gave me an artsy-craftsy plaque with those words accompanying a wood carving of a little pig-tailed girl hanging by her feet from a tree limb.And, oh yes, I do remember how simple the world seemed when hanging upside down from a limb on my grandmother’s crepe myrtle tree. By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skiplast_img read more

Wadham SU buys Iffley artwork

first_imgKevin Brown, Group General Manager for Specialist Services, at The Midcounties Co-operative, told Cherwell: “We are very happy for the Iffley Open House Group to continue to use the site as a homeless shelter until we are legally required to hand the site back to our landlord, Wadham College.“As part of our agreement with Iffley Open House Group we put certain conditions in place to ensure the health and safety of all occupants. It is an essential part of that agreement that the property is only used as a homeless shelter and therefore our expectations are that the conditions agreed will be strictly adhered to, and that the property will not be used for any other purposes.” Wadham College Students’ Union have voted to purchase a piece of artwork produced by a former resident of Iffley Open House this week.More than 30 students of the college voted unanimously for the motion, which was proposed by Wadham’s Arts Officer Samuel Dunnett.Wadham SU Vice President, Ellery Shentall, told Cherwell: “The SU has been looking at good ways to decorate the JCR for a while now, and there was consensus surrounding the importance of showing our support both to Iffley Open House and the painter himself.“We agreed on an amount to pay him for the painting, including a suggestion that although he wanted the money to go to Iffley Open House, we wanted to suggest that some of the money was to go to him directly.”Amber Stewart, a second-year Magdalen undergraduate commented: “I think that it’s a warming example of the student community coming together to try and help the homeless situation in Oxford in a productive way.”Natasha Burton, a representative of the Edgar Wind society, the Oxford University Society for History of Art said: “This is a truly fantastic initiative from Wadham SU. It is always a pleasure to see art having a positive impact within our own community, and I’m very pleased this artist in particular has received some of the recognition he deserves.” Jeevan Ravindran, Chair of the OUSU ‘On Your Doorstep’ homelessness campaign, praised the decision, stating: “It’s great to see Wadham students showing uncon- ditional support for Iffley Open House and encouraging the work of its residents, in spite of Wadham’s current stance. Oxford’s homeless people have so many talents, and these could be truly nourished if they are given a place to stay.”Mr Ravindran went on to de- scribe the current situation regard- ing the Iffley Open House campaign as “quite volatile”.The Midcounties Cooperative, who currently lease the property from Wadham, have agreed to allow residents of the shelter to remain until April. But the college argues that pre-demolition work must begin at the end of February if the building of new student accommodation is to be completed by September 2019.center_img The building in question was originally purchased by Wadham in 2015 and has been occupied by Iffley Open House since New Year’s Eve, with an estimated 36 people currently sheltering there.The sale of the piece of artwork comes as the squatter group starts a range of initiative to support its residents.The group have been running volunteer induction days to train local residents and students to vol- unteer at the centre.They had planned on opening an ‘Occasional Cafe’ this weekend, to serve tea and bicsuits to members of the public.However, according to the group, the event had to be cancelled after the Midcounties Co-op refused permission for the group to allow in members of the public.last_img read more

Enhanced water “unequivocally harmful to health,” says HSPH nutrition expert

first_imgBottled water enhanced with vitamins—and loaded with sugar—gets low marks from Walter Willett, chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health. They are “unequivocally harmful to health,” he told the Washington Post in a February 28, 2012, article on so-called healthy foods that people should avoid.“Whether vitamins dissolved in water have any benefit will depend on who you are and whether you are already getting enough,” he said. “Some people may be getting too much of some vitamins and minerals if they add vitamin water on top of fortified foods and other supplements.”The article also referenced a 2011 study by HSPH researchers on how small changes in diet can affect long-term weight gain. Read Full Storylast_img read more