- 02/03/2017When a church has to choose between serving the poor and keeping their temple...This is the case of of the United Congregational Church, Bridgeport. They chose to serve the poor. The Church, founded by Pilgrims, had, among its first pastors, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Graciously, the Islamic Center of Bridgeport, which has worked with the church for years, accepted to buy the Temple. It will be a sale for a fraction of the appraised value but will free the church from maintaining the beautiful large historical building. Of course, things are not written in stone. The Church, however, will need an endowment of about 5 to 10 Million USD to sustain its civic and charity activities and to be able to keep the Temple or build a new one. In past occasions, some among you and in position to do so, had helped several good causes, and this, anonymously. I know funds are are not always abundant and are thinly distributed but, between many, great works can be done. If you are in position to help, you can communicate with Rev Sara D. Smith. In the meantime, I am coming from semi retirement to create a hedge fund based on several financial engineering strategies to create profitable situations for investors, while helping charitable institutions. Blessings to you all.Franz Liszt: Benedictus from the Hungarian Coronation Mass Photograph: Interior of Matthias Church, Budapest, where the Mass was first performed at the Hungarian Coronation of...
- Producer22/02/2017A Simple Way to Send Warm Thoughts to Troops and VeteransOne of my favorite non-profits to both write about and volunteer for is Soldiers' Angels. Soldiers’ Angels is a national charity providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and...
- Producer05/02/2017Update and Thank You for Voting!SA is one of my favorite non-profits! Thank you to everyone who submitted a vote for Soliders’ Angels in the 2017 MoonShare grant program. Sugarlands announced on Facebook yesterday, that the following organizations will each receive a $5,000...
- Producer10/01/2017“No Act Of Kindness, However Small, Is Ever Wasted.” - AesopIn 2016, I started to volunteer for Soldiers’ Angels as they work to establish programs serving veterans at the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center and Fisher House, in Gainesville Florida. It is not always easy to get the word out, to ask for...
- Producer17/10/2016Holiday Event Season is Upon Us! How will your Non-Profit promote events in social media?Giving back is important. Here at Hive we know there are many wonderful non-profits across the country working hard to raise funds and provide programs that help communities. In the effort to give back, Hive is looking to help. We are...
- Producer23/08/2016Tell Him He is Beautiful/ by Dr Margaret Aranda / They didn't like what he had to sayHe had to say it anywayIt's not about "YoU" get that straightIt's about something called: VaLidAtE.VaLidAtE his feelings her first wife daughter sister brother,...
Comments25/08/2016 #25 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#21 Nice clarification, thank you. I also have Hive: "Bullying Resources and Support" for increased awareness and support. There are many medical professionals that will be coming along, and this issue has a wide audience, especially for positive parenting of our school-aged children. Still under construction. (https://www.bebee.com/group/bullying-resources-and-support) @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, @Ali Anani, Ph.D., @Juan Imaz, thank you!24/08/2016 #23 Deb 🐝 HelfrichJust to sum this up as I understand it - report bullying, hateful messaging, or spam to suppport@bebee,com - it is really a much more efficient and direct approach than mentioning individuals. No one (except Javier who seems to have a special royal jelly concoction) can be here 24/7 - and when you mention an individual you give them an action item to do a lot of research so that they can offer a considered opinion of something they may not be aware of in the slightest. Let's let the very capable folks employed by beBee do their jobs and assume the comments sections are for people just being people.24/08/2016 #21 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#20 Thanks for the mention, Mags, but don't send them to me. I don't work for beBee. I have no more power here than you do. If someone wants my opinion as to whether they should escalate to beBee or not, that's fine with me. But, I am not the bully police. I'll leave that to beBee itself. A someone else pointed out, we should be vigilant not vigilantes.24/08/2016 #20 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#16 It is all about tolerance of others, as you state so rightfully. Now, we know clear guidelines for bullying: Go to @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian or @John White, MBA and complain. Management will delete those accounts! iBAM! Zero Tolerance. Makes the world, the Hives a better place. Thank you for your kindness and support, @Juan Imaz, @John White, MBA, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, and all. Super classy.24/08/2016 #18 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#14 Loving the Empowerment to be Strong beeZ here. I also like the notion that if one person isn't strong enough to be so bold as to write a Buzz with a copy of the email, talk to someone here and I bet you'll get lots of support and encouragement behind you. We are here to Nurture the Hives and bee BeeZ that are happy and Producing Sweet Honey...so tHRiVE!23/08/2016 #16 mohammed khalafI have read with interest by honestly the sincerely presented oppositions here and have mostly refrained from dehumanization being forthright in my comments. I have no intention of starting such today. Here, as everywhere, there are sides. My side, your side, their side, our side and the side of the human, I appreciated all efforts and We do indeed reap what we sow.23/08/2016 #15 Reginaldo Afonso BobatoEu acredito que a beleza está escondida em cada um de nós, independente de qualquer condição, nós precisamos descobri-la, acha-la e admirá-la a tempo, antes que nos iluda,m com nossa face, e assim por casa dela não nos preparemos para a vida laboral, que toma maior parte da vida do ser humano, vida esta que é longa, muito longo se em razão de angústia e sofrimento por falta de um único detalhe profundo de nossa alma.23/08/2016 #12 John White, MBAI can't stand bullies! 😣 And there certainly is no place for them on beBee. I would encourage anyone who has been bullied to first unfollow and mute the bully so they can no longer contact you or see your posts. Then, report it so that beBee is aware of who exactly is doing it. Per @Javier 🐝 beBee's comment on an earlier thread, anyone who engages in bullying on beBee will have their account terminated.23/08/2016 #11 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#8 "...what might be happening to those without a strong voice of their own?" You are right on the dot. Parallel with that is, "How many souls already got away, wounded with no one to go heal?" That was my tipping point. Statistically, one small voice and one customer represent hundreds (rather thousands, with the n = 11,000,000+) and those in management of a small business will cater to that individual like there is no tomorrow. How much would it say if the customer came back not for the goods, but for the service? You got it. Appreciate you and @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman as Women Helping Women, since that is another level of "camaraderie" you so rightfully point out in fulfilling and fostering personal relationships. We do want to Bee Personal. #BeeZArePersonal23/08/2016 #9 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#3 WoW. Strong. Character wins! Sweet Song of Validation, my sweet friend so thank you. I totally get it (...and pfffttt. The stories I could tell in comparison are on a serious national level). When things come to my desk, I can either trash them, put them at the bottom of the stack, or get out of my Chief of Anesthesiology Chair. So I've Stepped Out of the Office for a bit. Here, I happen to have a personal and professional passion to taking teens and Veterans off the streets of Los Angeles. So, you didn't underestimate me at all...like Arnold, 'I'll be back' ....when I make sure my Team is solid. It's so not about me - my skin is thick and like @Dr. Allen Brown, I'm going on 60. ((Hugs))23/08/2016 #8 Deb 🐝 Helfrich"Never distract away from allowing someone to have their own feelings." @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, we stand together, united, that speaking out against any form of subtle messaging against inclusivity has to be part of what belongs on this platform.
Feelings are what created the energy that attracted ALL of us to beBee to begin with, and brought many of us here in joyful expectation every day! Those now trying to silence certain expressions of feelings, beliefs, and the camaraderie of supporting the right of anyone to have a unique opinion will not ultimately be successful.
Furthermore, the point has to be broadcasted loud and clear that if it is happening so prominently to a few, what might be happening to those without a strong voice of their own?
I very clearly stayed in my own swim lane until the messaging reached a tipping point. And I will continue my Yay!-saying until the next time I see a trend of anti-inclusivity.23/08/2016 #6 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#2 Like a captain on a sinking ship, all First Responders know that we stay to heal while others continue the battle. I think that applies here, as there are many good, good people. "All it takes for evil to reign is for one good man to say nothing." ~sometimes attributed to Albert Einstein, sometimes to others. Thank you for recognizing that it just goes along with my calling. Being a doctor isn't a job. It's a well-entrenched mission. People will be glad to know that not all doctors are bad, and some of us do go that extra mile to seek out the ones who need special tenderness. Each person is different. Thank you, my Ali Anani, for letting me do my thing. It's math. Fractal. :-).23/08/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#1 You're so sweet - and can you tell that people went through 'The 5 Stages of Grief' sort of in Reverse? (1) denial / shock; (2) 'anger' here was more like internal questioning; (3) 'bargaining' was like self-realization; (4)'depression' was glossed over by happiness; and (5) 'acceptance' - no one argued that they Weren'T Beautiful. Simply fascinating, and those internal endogenous hormones were producing 'happy' drugs from the brain to the body. Oh, what praise, smiles, and laughter can do. My point here exactly - Love Conquers All & Laughter is The Best Medicine! (See here for Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler's original works: http://grief.com/the-five-stages-of-grief/) @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, @Gary Sharpe, @Leckey Harrison, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher and @Sara Jacobovici are several that are very familiar with this work.) Some losses are exactly like a death, and freedom of expression is key in going through the stages of loss (not necessarily in this order, and not necessarily having to go through each one).
- Producer20/08/2016TRR’s Warrior Camps Are Saving the Lives of Our VeteransSince its inception in 2013 Trauma and Resiliency Resources has conducted 8 Warrior Camp® programs. They have a 100% survival rate for those who have attended their program. Their data shows statistically significant treatment effect on PTSD,...
- 18/08/2016One of the first 'small spaces' that I lived in - a dual axle horse trailer - I ran away from home at 15; I had been working on other peoples farms since 13 - over the course of that time - I saved enough money to buy a second hand trailer from one of the farms I serviced - I got the trailer for 500, and framed it in, and loaded it with a long couch - a dresser and a long closet pole to give me more storage. I tiled it with sticky squares from the hardware store - and all the framed wood was toss out or salvage that I cleaned and prepped. I lived there for a year. When I went to boot camp the guy I bought it from - paid me 15oo for it back - not a bad deal altogether. I have always preferred the small and minimalist escapes.
- 09/08/2016Nonprofits and mail- Report Important facts about nonprofits and mail–May 5, 2016Nonprofits and mail - Alliance of Nonprofit Mailerswww.nonprofitmailers.org Nonprofits generate one in ten pieces of mail delivered by the United States Postal...
Comments23/08/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#2 Hi Robert, I say rather solemnly as @Dr. Allen Brown is a name without a presence - he's removed from Owner of this Hive. I can't locate his Profile, so in fact he has left. I'm overwhelmed with that. - but it makes me smile to know that your Mom's name is Margaret , too ...WoW... there aren't many of us around. At all. Such a nice, old-fashioned name; I grew to love it. I'm sure your Mom wears it well, and now I'll have to wear it better! ~I'll be tagging you on a Buzz that I'm doing. ;-). Happy Day to You, kind man. This article is super-duper awesome for all. @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @Ali Anani, @Mamen 🐝 Delgado, @John White, MBA, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, @Dean Owen, @Juan Imaz, @Jim 🐝 Cody ~wanted all to be sure to note.11/08/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD@Robert Bell: This has to be one of the most absolutely pertinent Buzzes I've read on beBee! I work with, for, around, at, on, between Non-Profits, especially of note is with @Dr. Allen Brown on GrassrootsRadio! Keeping Homeless Vets & Teens off the Streets of Los Angeles....saving lives for a '2nd Chance' ~ one at a time. (Shameless but altruistic plug for this Passion: http://grcnconnects.wixsite.com/communities ). Am spreading the word that our efforts at snail mail are so worthwhile! Valuable piece! So valuable, I'm sure that this will save at least one life. God Bless You, dear kind sir. Truly.
- Producer08/08/2016King of the Cardboard CondosThis summer volunteers and youth members of our non profit agency produced a theatrical performance called "King of the Cardboard Condos".It ran for during the month of July to a sold out audience every night. The play was written by Dr. Allen L....
- Producer30/07/2016Making Your Nonprofit WorkFor all non profit organization who needing a facility here's on option you may want to consider. Our agency was just granted a building to implement our program for a dollar a year for 5 years.Our responsibility will be the up keep.We got it by...
- Producer30/07/2016Our Super Hero's Are Burned OutSomeone who manifests a super-ability or superpower and generally acts heroically – is brave, self-sacrificing, and willing to combat threats against humanity. They have a strong moral code, including a willingness to risk one’s own safety in the...
Comments21/08/2016 #20 AnonymousNo wonder we are so crazy, if we had such a super heroes as an example (LOL)
Everyone has his/her own preferred super hero, and the ones who had super heroes on real life too, like myself, we are fortunate.
To me, my all time superheroes were my father and my mother. Never met someone as good and as heroic like them in my life, and I suppose I never will.
They had their "black spots", but hell, who hasn't?
Hope I will be able to do with my life something as good as they did.
My parents are my example and my superheroes04/08/2016 #18 Paul KemnerDysfunctional superheros became a fad in the 1960's, and it's only gotten worse. Many of the classic comic book writers back then just weren't that skilled as authors, and now everyone is stuck with the choices they made. Most of them would be astounded that their humble efforts would fuel some of the biggest money-making machines of today.
The world of Indie Comics is full of authors who can write a story with a protagonist who faces challenges without being stereotypically self-destructive. Unfortunately they don't have a publicity machine behind them that can spend millions.04/08/2016 #16 Max🐝 J. Carter#14 Thanks for asking @Dr. Allen Brown and I am glad you enjoyed it.
I have often said in the past that if god is indeed the name of mother in the lips of children, then hero is the name of father for only a hero could ever tame a god.
When you think about the things that would make god tap you shoulder and go nudge a little to step forward you find heroic deeds in the eyes of children with out even realizing they are watching. For every blind eye we turn in front of any child whether we be parents are not is the example of heroes and gods before their eyes.
As far my son, he is 11 and is the child that geese let him pick up their babies at a local lake. I have been using the nick Name of The Dude for behavioral molding in his behavior by tying the nick name to behavior we all agree is cool. Be friends and say please and thank you and stuff. Since he was 3 i have not had to punish hum once when he does what any kid does on occasion. we talk about what it means to being The Dude and that accidents happen but we don;t forget who we are. He auto corrects and no one has ever complained once to me about his behavior in fact his teachers love him.
Now wrap that in personal integrity and try being The Dude's Dad. I realize at some point I will stop being his hero and then I will pretend with friends in seedy places playing pool telling stores of heroic deeds never actually done but greatly exaggerated to sound really cool.
Are we not each and every one of us the hero of our own story and if not why the fuck not?
https://thechurchofrocknroll.org/2016/06/22/dont-kill-your-heroes-be-your-own-hero/04/08/2016 #14 Anonymous#12 @Max🐝 J. Carter your understand of the men and their attitudes and behaviors was as @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman put it. You sharing made it thought provoking and I look forward to your down to earth opinions of individuals that we would dare to view as HERO's. In closing I ask you are they so very different from some of the men and women that run for president or raise children to grow up to become accountable and responsible citizens?04/08/2016 #12 Max🐝 J. CarterThe only superpower ever needed is not even a super power, it's to care enough to say something and get things to change when you see it is all screwed up.
Thor was a god.
Batman saw how he could do what no one else was doing but everyone wanted done. Channeling the desire for a hero from the city from Gotham. Seeing it's need from his own life history and he became what he needed then.
Spiderman was only depressed because he understood that with great power comes great responsibility and was often depressed about sacrificing having romantic love in his life to keep the women he loved safe from harm.
Wolverine shows that some people are anti social to keep the rest of us safe from them as they live the animal they are.
The Hulk is a result of holding it in for too long and then having an explosive rage when it finally comes to the surface.
We play in the same field yet with different views Doc.03/08/2016 #9 Anonymous#6 As my friend Brian, I have tell you how are wrong you are! Even thought I have known you a short time I have been inspired by you and guided by you. The impact of your deeds have resulted in me writing certain articles and receiving such positive responses from people that needed to read what I wrote to continue on the right path. I have conducted several training to audiences young and old that were inspired by stories of a friend that I found on the other side of the world that lifted me up.
Your actions are like a pebble being dropped in a pond and the ripple Affects the entire lake and the pond is never the same.
Nor are we the same because of YOU Brian
- Producer28/07/2016We Know You Didn't 'Go Gentle'/ by Dr Margaret Aranda / Dedicated to Dr Allen Brown who knows what I mean all the time. Our young troops, kids yet shaving their soft beards and whiskers, went into the night with sounds all around. They did not have time to think or blink, to...
Comments11/11/2016 #4 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS@Leckey Harrison and @Dr. Allen Brown did not come up in my earlier comment.
Note, Dr. @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD also created many hives for vets:
🔆Veterans: To Serve; 🔆Veterans: To Honor, 🔆Veterans: Homeless, 🔆Veterans: Mental Health; 🔆Veterans: To Believe.
- Producer20/07/2016Social Media Friends This is why I like beBee. we don't pretend to be anything more. There are strong and passionate interactions but nothing inappropriate or sleazy.Ever since social media websites flourished 2004 on wards, they have been used to help people stay...
Comments20/07/2016 #1 Brian McKenzieI would agree with the 150 number (I don't think I am anywhere near that number) but my international friends that I have met on social media and skype - they are closer than anyone I have grown up with. I have traveled the world to meet people that I only played Xbox Live with - or skype english lessons with - there is a different connection; for me - it is more real.
- 20/07/2016Sometimes Bear Attacks happen. It's a dangerous world.
I took home ec in highschool - I was the only boy in class.
Yes, I learned to sew; I already knew quite a bit about cooking.
You want to see a kids' eyes light up? - Take a flour sack; trace out, cut out and sew up a pattern of a teddy bear - stuff it with what ever soft things you can find.
This is Nika - the best little Joan Jett out of East Ukraine
- 20/07/2016Why do I do what I do ? -
Alexander from Ukraine sent me this photo today. He is one of the kids that I helped get out of the hell that is the war in Donbass. Him and his mother have moved several hundreds of miles inland and started a new life. She is baking and he is continuing his English studies.
One of the ways that I taught English was that we would sing Karaoke -
His favorite song from last summer
Sittin on the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
How do you make an old hard ass soldier a bit weepy?
- This, This is why I do it.
Comments20/07/2016 #2 Ivan CamposPor que eu faço o que eu faço? -
Alexander da Ucrânia me enviou essa foto hoje. Ele é um dos miúdos que ajudei a sair do inferno que é a guerra no Donbass. Ele e sua mãe se mudaram várias centenas de milhas para o interior e começou uma nova vida. Ela está assando e ele está continuando seus estudos de inglês.
Uma das maneiras que eu ensinei Inglês foi que iria cantar Karaoke -
Sua música favorita do verão passado
Sittin na doca da baía - Otis Redding
Como você faz um velho disco soldado ass um pouco chorosa?
- Isso, É por isso que eu faço.
- Producer15/07/2016Writting Grants Who's FundingAs I mentioned, my intention for starting this post was to share information with individuals who have non profits or maybe have been thinking about starting one. I have a received many responses from people indicating that this type of forum would...
Comments15/07/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 HelfrichThanks for this initiation into the world of writing grant proposals, @Dr. Allen Brown. I really do like your suggestion of seeing if there are any sub-contracts available to get started and I also see a lot of value in the approach of offering a sliding-scale for services. I appreciate that you are sharing your expertise.
- Producer15/07/2016My Night Being Homeless I have continued to keep my word of not letting the media know the location where over 50 individuals have chosen to trade places with some of the homeless people in one of richest cities in America. I also did not conduct interviews this time...
Comments18/07/2016 #15 Brian McKenzie#11 @Dr. Allen Brown Here is a list of 57 Rural California Hospitals and Clinics that could also be of re-alignment possibilities> http://bit.ly/1MsKmYi View more#11 @Dr. Allen Brown Here is a list of 57 Rural California Hospitals and Clinics that could also be of re-alignment possibilities> http://bit.ly/1MsKmYi *(as ObamaCare steps into 'Nationalization - and it will - look for more failed and bankrupted health facilities. ) Close18/07/2016 #10 Erroll -EL- WarnerHomeless. Richest City. Card board and the out doors sleeping on metal side-walk grills. Around 11:00pm. Traffic begins to get slow. Peak hours start getting slow. Mass Transit in New York City start over night traffic schedules around 11:30pm. Mass transit in New York City is 24/7 - 365.18/07/2016 #8 Brian McKenzie@Dr. Allen Brown one of the biggest obstacles you will have is building the facility; permits, and community interaction. I would suggest you start with a facility that is already built, has been maintained, but is in all senses - abandoned. There are several military bases and prison facilities that lay dormant, vacant and a black hole of inactivity. Re-aligning one of those - could lower your initial upfront construction costs, lower your community opposition, and get you a secured location that is capable of helping homeless while still keeping the criminal riff and raff out. I would point to the Puget Sound region for examples of this. King Country Realigned Sand Point Naval Station to community development / outreach and low income housing. Further - they have McNeil Island correctional facility - that has been nearly vacant for almost a decade. All the best to you and your launch.15/07/2016 #4 Dale MastersWhen I was homeless, I was lucky. I had a car and a job. It was in the dead of winter, and I remember everyone saying it was a colder winter than usual. Each day I would alternate between eating and having a place to sleep inside. To this day, I don't remember where I slept (except for my times at friends' houses, at my uncle's, or on the service station office floor, all of which lasted three weeks), except that for ten weeks, I had no mailing address, and that during the days I ate, it was freezing inside that sleeping bag inside the car. Washing up with cold water from the station faucet was memorable, too.15/07/2016 #2 Deb 🐝 Helfrich"We live in what is called the greatest country in the world. How can that be true and we have our men, women and children living on the streets? " This is the most urgent question that demands an answer, @Dr. Allen Brown. Thank you for once again putting your butt on the ground, as the most appropriate way to take a stand.
- 11/07/2016As you read this post, remember the date (1946) and that Albert Einstein was a newcomer to America. Very thought provoking.Albert Einstein: The Negro Question (1946)www.onbeing.org I am writing as one who has lived among you in America only a little more than ten years. And I am writing seriously and warningly. Many readers may ask: "What right has he to speak about things which concern us alone, and which no newcomer should...
Comments15/07/2016 #8 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#6 @Pamela 🐝 Williams: I read a book on Albert Einstein's life before giving it to a friend (as a gift haha). Interestingly, Albert Einstein died of a ruptured aortic aneurysm... a huge huge bleed to his huge artery in the abdomen. Back then, there was no way to save his life. But it was quick and he faded away. God Bless Him.15/07/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#2 Worthy of Sharing ~ check this, @Selim Yeniçeri, @Dr. Allen Brown, @Randy Keho, @Brian McKenzie, @Mamen 🐝 Delgado, @NO one, @Jeet Sarkar, @Anees Zaidi, @Mohammed A. Jawad, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @Ali Anani, and more! Happy Friday!15/07/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD"He must have the courage to set an example by word and deed, and must watch lest his children become influenced by this racial bias." ~ Albert Einstein here. He also wrote, "All it takes for evil to reign is for one good man to say nothing." And the last statement in this piece is so eloquent, best left for the reader to read alone. Great share.
- 15/07/2016Thanking @Robert Bacal for sharing this Hive on his wall....so kind! Thank you, sir! Free publications!Free Learning and PublicationsFree Learning and Publications There's tons of free publications, books and learning resources available on the net. Some of it is promotional, some of it is there in its entirety, whether it's an online MOOC, a book chapter or entire book, and so on. Since I make available a
- 14/07/2016On Helping to Solve Veteran Homelessness:
Habitat for Humanity does a great job in building homes for women and families by bringing together corporate donors and community sourced volunteer workers and owner sweat equity. However - they program is only open and eligible to 'families' - and never the single individual. But I think there is a path and model there to help Veterans leave the streets.
IF the project was designed to help train Vets and help them to build Tiny Homes that meet their needs, provides skills, promotes ownership, provides a residence that can be a home base to allow them the stability to return to work or society. By bringing the building skills and training to do plumbing, electrical and planning with a successful build - you could dramatically impact the lives of Vets and the stability of the Community.
What needs to change - Financing and Funding for this size of footprint of 'house' needs to be accessible through VA benefits. These can be ground up constructions, mobile solutions, or converted container rehabs. The Habitat model has worked for decades for families - it is time to make it work for Vets.Free Plans - Tiny House Designwww.tinyhousedesign.com Micro Gambrel The Micro Gambrel measures 8-feet long and 7’4″ wide – which is just right for adapting to a trailer for a mobile micro house. The plans shows how to build the gambrel roof as well as the rest of the building. Use this as a shed, home...
Comments14/07/2016 #4 Susan Rooks#3 @John Vaughan, I live in a 525 s.f. cottage on Buttermilk Bay, which is the top of Buzzards Bay in eastern Massachusetts -- Cape Cod. I downsized twice in five years from a big (2,200 s.f.) house on an acre of land to a nice, 1500 s.f. condo, but I fell in love with this cottage. I had intended it to be a summer place, but the lure of living on the ocean / bay was just too strong, so I moved about a year ago. Love living in this tiny house!
- Producer14/07/2016Trading PlacesTomorrow I lead 50 volunteers in one of the most challenging events that will ever be asked anyone to do. We will be trading places with homeless people. This group will be made up of judges, councilman, doctors, lawyers, nurses, plasters, stay at...
Comments31/08/2016 #25 Robert CormackGreat idea, Allen. About ten years ago, a charity asked me for some ideas on attracting donations for food banks. I suggested a large ballroom event, full of glitter and wonderful costumes, and movie personalities. Except when everyone sat down to eat, the food was canned soup and a couple of pieces of white bread. Someone would then stand at the podium and say, "This is how a lot of people eat, folks. And they don't get dressed up."15/07/2016 #18 Joel AndersonWell done. Humbled by your example. A profound way to experience and gain Insight and knowledge about the world around us that far too often lurks in the shadows and anonymity of others realities. Continue to make a difference; one step--one person--one traded place at a time.15/07/2016 #17 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#15 I am most livid at the child abusers in this world, and so sorry you had to go through that. But..on the positive, look at how many you are saving now. It is massive! Your undertakings, hopes, and dreams sure do make you a real-life hero to many. And that's why I love working with you on GrassrootsTalks Radio and here's to More for the Poor! One at a time, we can do it!15/07/2016 #16 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#15 What a wonderful project. I'm so sorry to hear of your story @Dr. Allen Brown but happy to hear you've taken your experience and shaped it to help others. Yu are so right, every person is just one paycheck away from being homeless and it's sad that some will never understand that concept.15/07/2016 #15 AnonymousI have been their, I was abused often as child. I ran away 15 times before my 15 birthday. I slept under freeway ramps, bus stops, empty houses and worse. I know what it is like to be subdued as a 13 year old boy thinking the guy was going to show me how to survive on the streets on my own. Only to be pent down during the night and be repeatedly raped. Now forced to carry the emotional scares with me for the rest f my life. Yes I have an agenda to gather as may people as I can these 100 plus people out here to give them a day or two of relief fro the clod and the dangers of being exposed to the elements day after day. Yes Loribeth I can be homeless. And many Americans are only a paycheck away from it also15/07/2016 #14 Selim Yeniçeri#11 It's not a Church issue, you're perfectly right @Max🐝 J. Carter. It's a humanism issue. Everybody's overly busy with themselves that they forget how to be a human. If there is anybody who didn't see the movie "Fisher King" by Robin Williams, I strongly suggest to see it ASAP.15/07/2016 #13 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAThis is a huge and incredibly worthwhile undertaking @Dr. Allen Brown. My heartfelt thanks to you, and your volunteers, for taking the time to understand the life of the homeless. I can only think, hearing your story, of the phrase from English Reformer, John Bradford - "There but for the grace God go I."15/07/2016 #10 Selim YeniçeriFirst of all, I am really and really proud of being a friend of yours, @Dr. Allen Brown. In past, I've spent nights and nights with homeless people under some famous bridge in Istanbul, other than the nights I've slept with more twenty cats at a time. When nobody was around, the streets were friendly with those people who shared their extremely meager belongings, with smiling and unselfish faces. And even now, at this age, I can still feel the impact they left on me with their human touch, over my life experience. I had done it deliberately to get to learn their lives, and there were amazing talents and wisdom among them. When one has such an experience, I can say that life will never be same for them again. This is not a gift only to those homeless people, but also a very deep and profound spiritual gift to those who attend.
- 14/07/2016...and for the lost and hopeless who need a Jump Start on self-motivation to get the muster to move ON! This is for you ~ let all the negative talk just SPUR YOU ON to greater determination!PROVE THEM WRONG - Motivational Video There will be haters, doubters, non-believers,and then there will be you,proving them.wrong. ＬＩＫＥ | ＣＯＭＭＥＮＴ | ＳＨＡＲＥ | ＳＵＢＳＣＲＩＢＥ I made this video for people...
Comments05/08/2016 #8 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#5 Believe!! Amen! #6 Oh, no you didn't, kind sir ~ you learned everything you needed to know about life in Kindergarten! Indeed! #7 Equanimity ~ thank you for the fractal expansion to the galaxies of our intentions and emotions, pulsating with the glow of a goal...hmmmm...let me give this some good pondering and musings, please if you will...so much twirling still. @debasish majumder, @Mohammed A. Jawad, @Ali Anani...28/07/2016 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#4 Dear Margaret, note a word that @Savvy Raj uses - Equanimity. When I am fighting negative talk I might be chasing a shadow, when I am being inspired by positive talk I might be chasing a fantasy. With equanimity, I can seek proportionality, I can see the shadow and determine the real and I can examine the fantasy and determine the possible - with equanimity my center is present to NOW. All things are possible in NOW including the impossible. I do not want to spend 10 years chasing a shadow and proving to a shadow what was mine all along, nor do I want to be swept away into a light that so bright it blinds me - rather than find my actual position of power through equanimity - and thus find my power within. Thunder and Lightning are effects, life is a choice.24/07/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDGreat for people with 'genius syndrome,' an Invisible Illness or a disability, especially our youth. @Selim Yeniçeri, @Dr. Allen Brown, @Randy Smith, @Dale Masters, @Kirstie-Sweetie Louise, @Francisco Lopez, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, @Sara Jacobovici, @debasish majumder. I just had to come back and hear this again. I wish one person ....just one person had said this to me when I was young. Our teens need to hear this!
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