Real Heroes Live and Walk Among us. Click on Their Website to Discover Them. It is just that simple.
The pandemic has given birth to a steady stream of Heroes. Heroes emerge daily from the ranks of people who walk with and live among us. We no longer have to search the landscape to find them. They are standing right next to us in our families, neighborhoods and communities. Their selfless deeds and actions are a beacon of hope. Their commitment is an act of valor that inspires and unites us. Their actions are constant reminder that we are not walking alone. We thank all they work to tilt the world in a better direction. It is just that simple…margiesdaughter.com
Farmers Against Hunger = Humanity in Motion
FHA mission is to reduce food waste. Since 1996 FAH a 501(c)(3) non-profit has diligently worked to bridge the gap between the agricultural sector and hunger relief organizations. When farmers call FAH with produce to share whether boxed and ready or still out in the fields. FAH springs into action with the support of volunteers they harvest the surplus crops (a process termed “gleaning”).During the off-season FHA supplements with produce donated from grocery stores and wholesalers. FAH distributes the produce among a network of food banks, churches, and groups engaged in feeding their communities. During the COVID-19 pandemic in addition to their regular operations they are partnering to host pop-up food distribution events. This stellar organization relies on donations from supporters. All donations are welcomed regardless of size. Visit their website www.njagsociety.org/farmers-against-hunger. Donate. Explore volunteer opportunities. Support humanity working at its best. Help tilt the world in a better direction. It is just that simple margiesdaughter.com
My Sister’s Place = Vision= Commitment=Leadership
For over 40 years My Sisters’ Place (MSP) has worked to end domestic violence and human trafficking. It is their mission to create a world in which every individual has the basic human right to be free from gender-based violence. MSP’s Human Trafficking program grew out of the knowledge that the patterns of abuse are common to both domestic violence and human trafficking. MSP is at the forefront of a community wide response to human trafficking across our county and beyond. MSP provides access to a confidentially located emergency shelter. MSP has a 24/7 Hotline 800-298-7233 (safe). During the covid-19 pandemic, MSP continues to accept new residents.. MSP also provide specially designed programs to reach youth, parents, and adults to identify abuse and learn how to establish and maintain healthy relationships.Their Center for Legal Services (CLS) serves survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. CLS Attorneys provide free legal representation to clients of all genders in a supportive and judgment free environment. Explore and connect to their Mission. Visit their spectacular interactive website mspny.org. Experience the full scope, power, impact of their work. Donate. margiesdaughter.com
Visiting Nurse COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund
For well over 100 years the Visiting Nurse Association has been at the forefront in preparing, protecting and helping people. They have been on the front lines assisting communities and the most vulnerable threatened by polio, tuberculosis, measles, influenza, and HIV. VNA staff are now on the front lines, caring for COVID-19 patients in their homes and in facilities. Over 2,000 clinical staff have been specially trained to provide care during this pandemic. The VNA has equipped them with personal protective equipment including masks, gloves, gowns, face shields and hand sanitizer. Special Infection Control training and daily symptom checks insure care givers safety and protect their patients and families. Join the fight against COVID-19. Just click on the following link to make a tax-deductible donation to the VNA Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund . Support the VNA superheroes,dedicated doctors, nurses and clinicians caring for COVID-19 patients in their homes and the community. Donate. Let them know that we are walking along side of them.It is just that simple…margiesdaughter.com
Boston MedFlight is a nonprofit formed in 1985 as an air transport service by a consortium of hospitals. Over the past 30 years Boston MedFlight has evolved into a critical care transport system for critically ill and injured patients. They provide helicopter ,ground, and airplane services. Boston MedFlight has become an integral part of the region’s healthcare delivery system. Their daily mission is to provide the right vehicle to the right patient at the right time and transporting them to the right facility. Patient receive an advanced level of critical care from the moment they are picked up to the moment they are transferred to the waiting trauma team. Visit their spectacular website. http://www.bostonmedflight.org/.Donations are easily made and greatly appreciated. We place them on our Wall of Heroes. Margie’s Daughter thanks Boston MedFlight for tilting the world in a new and better direction. margiesdaughter.com
Greater Newark Conservancy = Connect to Environmental Stewardship
Greater Newark Conservancy founded in 1987 promotes environmental stewardship to improve the quality of life in New Jersey’s urban communities. The Conservancy has four program areas. They are environmental education, community greening and gardening, job training and advocacy for environmental justice. The conservancy programs and initiatives are guided by core principles which encourage and support community empowerment, pride and self-sufficiency and foster an appreciation and connection between urban residents and the natural world. The Conservancy diligently works with schools, community groups, youth organizations, senior citizens, inter generational groups and adolescent urban youth. To explore and support their vision and Mission and how to become involved. Visit their spectacular website citybloom.org/about-us/.
Earthjustice = The Super Heroes Protecting Mother Earth and Her People
Earthjustice is the foremost public interest and environmental law organization dedicated to protecting our planet and defending the rights of all people to a healthy environment.They use the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health, preserve magnificent places and wildlife, advance clean energy, and combat climate change.This stellar organization is behind nearly every major environmental victory. Their legal work has saved irreplaceable wild lands. Cleaned up the air we breathe.Protected countless species on the brink of extinction.Secured historic limits on our nation’s worst polluting industries and much more. Earthjustice does all of this and much more with the generous support and contributions of people. Earthjustice is a 501(c) 3 non-profit recognized annually for their commitment to transparency and efficiency by the nation’s chief watchdog groups. Charity Navigator has awarded them their top rating for more than a decade. Visit their spectacular website earthjustice.org to connect with and support their Mission.
Healing Species=Teaching Empathy By Connecting with Rescue Dogs
Healing Species is the only organization in the world that rescues and rehabilitates dogs that no one else wants. At their Sanctuary Dogs are prepared for adoption or to serve as ambassadors for their nationally acclaimed violence intervention/empathy curriculum and programs for schools and prisons.Attorney Cheri Brown Thompson founded Healing Species in Orangeburg, SC in 1999. Her Mission and Vision started with a single rescued dog and her fervent belief that teaching empathy breaks the cycle of violence. As part of Healing Species Mission prison inmate dog handlers are paired with abused and neglected dogs in need of socialization prior to adoption. This powerful connection transforms the lives of both.Visit www.healingspecies.org to experience the healing power of empathy, break the cycle of violence and transform lives.
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy=Committed to Horses, Hope, and Healing
Horses are majestic, powerful, playful, beautiful and deep feeling beings that have expanded sensory and emotional awareness. Horses have the extraordinary ability to instantly read our emotional states good and bad. For 48 years the National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy(NCEFT) has been pioneering equine-assisted therapy programs.This stellar organization is dedicated to helping children, adults, military veterans, and first responders to reach beyond their physical, mental and emotional boundaries and limitations. They transform peoples lives through their equine-assisted therapies, education, and research. They currently provide more than 4,000 therapeutic sessions a year. Visit there spectacular website www.nceft.org to connect with the full scope of their innovative programs and services. Donate to embrace the healing power of Horses. It is just that simple.
Tools & Tiaras -Where Strong Girls Are Forged
Tools & Tiaras Inc. is a nonprofit committed to changing the way society views, and defines “women’s work”. Their Mission is to motivate and build in young girls a passion and curiosity to pursue careers in the construction industry, mechanical, and technical fields. They diligently work to empower girls to explore and pursue careers as an electrician, carpenter, plumber and auto mechanic. Tools & Tiaras efforts start early conducting programs for girls at the elementary, middle and high school levels. The girls participate in hands-on projects in carpentry, electrical, plumbing and automotive at their summer camps, conferences, and careers workshops. Tools & Tiaras works with educational institutions, research institutes and wide range of businesses to enhance the girls experiences and opportunities. Their Mentoring Network is a key element that empowers,develops and supports the girls to succeed on what ever path in life they choose. Connect and help build their Vision.Visit https://www.toolsandtiaras.org/
Mary’s Place is a beautiful retreat and respite for women facing the challenges of cancer. A place where cancer may be a common denominator but not the defining one. It surrounds women with love, understanding, and healing energy. Mary’s Place services are free to all that walk though their doors. It accommodates nine overnight guests in a private room with a full bathroom and an onsite elevator to accommodate guest with mobility issues. Healing Nutrition is a key element in their programs and services with hands-on sessions and meals prepared in their large teaching kitchen. Visit @marysplacebythesea.org Connect with the full scope of their services and program. Donate to experience the Joy of healing energy.
The mission of Angel Flight East @angelflighteast.org is to provide free air transportation to qualified patients and their families by arranging flights to distant medical facilities, delivering supplies to disaster areas and reuniting families during desperate times. Angel Flight East is a nonprofit organization with a service range from Virginia to Ohio to Maine. For destinations beyond they link those in need with other volunteer pilot organizations. Harry Morales, a pilot, helped with relief efforts after Hurricane Andrew in 1992, founded Angel Flight East in Pennsylvania with the help of Jeff Kahn and Joe Staples and numerous other dedicated individuals. Their vision and commitment to the principles of public benefit flying became a reality. Please visit Angel Flight East website to explore the full scope of their Services, Commitment and Mission@angelflighteast.org. Become involved and donate.
Pets for Vets is a non-profit organization that improves the lives of both Veterans and Dogs. By connecting them in a thoughtful and caring way. It provides a second chance to Shelter Dogs by rescuing, training, and matching them with American Veterans. Shelter Dogs receive a second chance at life and Veterans receive a second chance at health and happiness. This powerful connection is a healing force for veterans suffering from combat stress and emotional issues to help them transition back into civilian life. Our enduring bond with Dogs reduces suffering, mitigates loneliness, improves mental well-being and bridges the gap between ourselves and others. Pet For Vets has chapters throughout the United States. Connect and support their efforts @https://petsforvets.com/.
Join Oceana =BECOME A WAVE MAKER
Oil companies have received federal permission to use seismic air guns to find oil and gas deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean floor from New England to Florida. This dangerous process is repeated every 10 seconds, 24 hours a day for days for weeks at a time. The air guns are so loud coastal ecosystems are destroyed and marine mammals, sea turtles and other marine wildlife are injured. Impacts include temporary and permanent hearing loss, disruption of mating and feeding, beach stranding and deaths. Whales and dolphins rely on their hearing to find food, communicate and reproduce. The Nonprofit environmental watchdog Oceana is working to halt the use of these devices and stop the expansion of dangerous offshore drilling that follows the seismic testing. Founded in 2001, Oceana is the largest international group focused solely on ocean conservation. Their offices in North America, South America and Europe work together on strategic and directed campaigns to achieve measurable outcomes that help return our oceans to former levels of abundance. Go to usa.oceana.org to BECOME A WAVE MAKER to save our Oceans.
Unchained At Last = Fraidy Reiss Warrior and Angel