Wall Of Heroes

Living Proof Heroes do exists. Just click on their website to tilt the world in a better direction. It is just that simple.  MARGIESDAUGHTER.COM

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pet for vetsPets for Vets is a non-profit organization that improves the lives of both Veterans and Dogs. It connects 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 link assist veterans suffering from combat stress and other emotional issues helping them transition back into civilian life. The enduring bond we share with Dogs reduces suffering, mitigates loneliness, improves mental well-being and bridges the gap between ourselves and others. The organization has chapters throughout the United States. Visit=explore=connect=support@https://petsforvets.com/.  We add them to our Wall of HeroesThank you for tilting the world in a better direction.  margiesdaughter.com Discovery=Connection= Change. It is just that simple………..

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A Story of Hope to Save Bear……………….

panda group websiteWe want to share some great news about efforts  to help save Black and Panda Bears.  Scientists from China and United States are working together  to release  in to the wild Panda Bears raised in captivity. The Bears will be released into an area where about 2000 Pandas are living. Ben Kilham from New Hampshire has for 20 years successfully raised orphaned black bear cubs and released them back into the wild. The Kilman Bear Center is an approved IRS 501(c)(3). You can visit Ben and the Bears www.benkilham.com.  To support the Panda project and his commitment to save Bears. Ben has recommended the project hire American Conservationist Jake Owens. Ben calls him the Indiana Jones of biologist to supervise the Pandas release. This is a great example of cross cultural solidarity and team work. It gives me hope that humans can work to save rather than destroy Mother Earth.  The Kilman Bear Center has been added to our Wall of Heroes so all can continue to connect with Ben and support his efforts.  Thank you Ben for tilting the world in a better direction. —— Geno Speaks @margiesdaughter.com  

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SAVING OUR OCEANS = BECOME A WAVEMAKER 

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 and 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. The proposed testing could injure 138,000 whales and dolphins and disturb millions more.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. Air gun blasts kill fish eggs and larvae and scare away fish from important habitats.
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BECOME A WAVEMAKER
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 a limited number of strategic, directed campaigns to achieve measurable outcomes that will help return our oceans to former levels of abundance. Go to usaoceana.org to BECOME A WAVEMAKER and save our Oceans.  It is just that simple.  margiesdaughter.com

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Redeem-Her … Rebirth in Motion

Redeem-Her, is nonprofit birthed in 2003 by two women incarcerated behind the walls of the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility in New Jersey. They recognized first hand that women returning to society needed support upon release to succeed. Redeem-Her mission is to give incarcerated women a second chance in life. In 2005 a Board of Trustees was established and Redeem-Her was incorporated as a 501(c) 3 non-profit. Redeem-Her provides transitional housing to women in reentry. Women that reside there have returned from jail, prison, or rehab. All who live in the house must have a job, practice a strong recovery program and abide by all house rules, parole and probation.
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FREEDOM
I was blessed with the opportunity to start my journey at Redeem-Her’s transitional house. They opened their doors to me when there was literally nowhere else for me to turn. For the first time in many dark and painful years of addiction—I felt hope and I felt safe. I have been clean and sober ever since. The love, acceptance, support, and encouragement I received helped me to feel a part of something for the first time in my life. Soon after moving into the house, I began working at Second Chances Thrift Store. There, I learned how to show up and be accountable, productive, and responsible. Even before my addiction, these were not qualities that I possessed.” Faith P. Donate @REDEEM-HER.ORG. Visit their website to explore how they are “Tilting The World in a Better Direction” margiesdaughter.com

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Fraidy Reiss Warrior and Angel…………Unchained At Last,

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Fraidy Reiss is forced-marriage survivor and the founder of Unchained At Last, @unchainedatlast.org.  Her life is  dedicated to helping women and girls in the United States to escape and put an end to forced child marriage. Forced or not, marriage before 18 leads to devastating consequences for girls. The U.S. State Department call it a “human rights abuse.” Unchained is the only nonprofit dedicated to helping women and girls in the US to escape or resist arranged/forced marriages and rebuild their lives. Unchained also is the only nonprofit dedicated to promoting social policy,legal changes and legislation to end forced and child marriage in America.
Fraidy  was trapped in an abusive marriage and denied reproductive, financial and legal rights for 12 years. She was forced into an arranged marriage to a total stranger. A stranger who she discovered a week after her wedding, was violent. Through her great courage and fortitude, she escaped along with her two daughters. All done with no support from her family or community. Over a decade later she is still, consider dead to them.
To the world she is alive. She is  a  great fearless Leader. It is with great honor and appreciation  that Fraidy Reiss and Unchained are placed on our Wall of Heroes. Visit Unchained At Last website @unchainedatlast.org to  support her efforts and gain insights and knowledge. She is living proof that Heroes do exists. She is truly one of Margie’s Daughter. Donate @unchainedatlast.org. 

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vision houseVision House was born out of the God-given conviction in the hearts of John and Susan Camerer to reach, and support single mothers with children at risk of ending up homeless and on the streets.  It opened its doors under the name, Vision Special Needs Housing serving as a transitional home for single men recovering from substance abuse. In 1994, their initial dream was realized opening its doors to single mothers and children. In 1998 ever passionate to stay close to their roots of faith, Vision Special Needs Housing became a 501(c)3 religious organization changing its name to Vision House.  Ever moving forward guided by a Higher Source the Children’s Village expansion was launched with increased transitional housing capacity for single moms and their children, including childcare services, and counseling. Its 20 years of ministry celebrated the transformations of over 500 homeless men, women and families.  Their New Shoreline Complex opened with 12 apartments, counseling offices and administration space. To learn more and embrace their inspirational journey of Faith, Community, Commitment, and Connection visit their website @visionhouse.org. Vision House and all involved are “tilting the world in a better direction”. We encourage all to support their efforts. It is with  great honor  and humility that we add them to Margie’s Daughter, Wall of Heroes.

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Discover & Experience The Museum of the American Revolution “THE REVOLUTION WAS IN THE MINDS AND HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE”

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The Museum of the American Revolution
Did you know that The Oneida Nation was America’s first ally in the Revolutionary War? To further demonstrate their continued commitment and shared history with our Founding Fathers. The Oneida’s donated $10 million to The American Revolution Museum in Philadelphia. The Museum presents multiple historical perspectives through the eyes of real people who lived during the Revolution.  The Museum’s Mission is to empower people to think critically, understand and respect the views of others, and to make positive changes in their community and beyond.Visit the Museum https://www.amrevmuseum.org/. Connect with the collective effort that created our great Democracy. Celebrate with pride the fact that we are a great nation founded on inclusion. Thank you to all who brought forth the  birth of our Great Nation. …..margiesdaughter.com

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Walk Free Foundation………………………….Modern Slavery a Disturbing Global Secret.
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Did you know that North Korea has the highest prevalence of modern slavery in the world? More than 2.6 million people live under modern slavery in this country. The Global Slavery Index compiled by the Walk Free Foundation reports that the vast majority in slavery are forced to work by the state. North Korea is the most secretive nation on Earth about its slavery practices. Andrew Forrest, the founder of the Walk Free Foundation is an ardent anti-slavery campaigner. Walk Free has published the Global Slavery Index since 2013. Currently over 40 million people worldwide are trapped in some form of modern slavery. Children are the most vulnerable and exploited. Visit and learn about Walk Free’s powerful and effective work@ www.walkfreefoundation.org. Connect to their efforts to expose the secret of modern slavery. Andrew Forrest and Walk Free are placed on our Wall of Heroes for all to see and support. Thank you Andrew Forrest for  tilting the world in a better direction.

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A story of hope and kindness .

skylandfarmSkylands Animal Sanctuary and Rescue started on one tiny piece of land and a few small animals has grown into an entire farm full of rescued souls. These animals are rescued from slaughterhouses, live markets, farms, extreme neglect, abuse, religious ceremonies, abandonment, and found wandering streets. All the animals are provided with proper veterinary care, the best foods, water, a safe place to live, eat and sleep. All  the animals are given around the clock love. The people at Skylands understand that every living creature on Mother Earth requires room to run and live free of fear.  Each of the animals has a story and a name and their own unique personalities. Take a tour of the farm by visiting their website and meet the animals. Learn how you can adopt an animal to sponsor.Visit their spectacular website @www.skylandssanctuary.org to  experience and connect with Skylands energy and spirit.  

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10 years

004Mary’s Place is a beautiful retreat for women facing the challenges of cancer. A place where cancer may be a common denominator but never the defining one. A respite and retreat for women coping with cancer that surrounds women with love, understanding, and healing energy.It is a vision made real by 2 women Michele Gannon and Maria McKeon, Co-founders and visionaries. Mary’s Place services are free to all that enter though their doors. Housed in a Custom-built, state of the art home that accommodates nine overnight guests in a private room with a full bathroom. They added an elevator for guest with mobility issues to participate in all available services. Nutrition sessions are hands-on in their large teaching kitchen. Visit @marysplacebythesea.org  and connect to their full scope of services and mission. Donate to move their vision forward. Participate in their 10 Year Celebration as you “Tilt the World in a Better Direction.  Joy and healing energy is just one click away. @marysplacebythesea.org . It is just that simple.. Margie’s Daughter
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TONI’S KITCHEN “More Than Soup = Feeding Souls”.

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Parishioners at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church started  Toni’s Kitchen in 1982. It has served meals ever since and has formed key partnerships with other community resources.  People arriving for a hot meal are welcomed as guests and served restaurant style. All that enter are treated with dignity and respect. Antoinette “Toni” Green was the cook for the South End Day Care Center, also housed at St. Luke’s.  Toni brought to the new ministry her generous spirit, great talent and years of experience. She lent her name to the ministry which clearly demonstrates humanity working at its best. They currently have over 1,000 volunteers. Last year, they provided 100,000 meals on-site and in the community through their outreach programs. Toni’s has evolved into “more than soup,” connecting its guests with financial, health and counseling services.  Their Backpack program has grown to 200 per week. It is packed with lots of healthy non-perishable food. DONATE @  http://tk.slechurch.org

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Helping Horses Retire With Dignity   

brown and white horseDid you know that when  Horses are finished racing or working and retired they are routinely shipped to kill pens and held there until they are shipped to Canada and Mexico to be slaughtered for meat. The good news is that 29 years ago Judy Bokman and her partner Paula Campbell, created the Standardbred Retirement Foundation. SRF@adoptahorse.org.
This compassionate organization provides hands on humane care and services for horses in need of lifetime homes and in crisis. They provide rehabilitation, training, adoption,  follow-up, as well as a lifetime sanctuary for horses at two of their farms. The SRA also offers therapeutic equine opportunities for children, and adults. The Foundation has helped over 3,000 Horses be adopted. Please visit their website to hear the full story and view the wide range of their hard work and success with animals and humans. You can easily donate and support their efforts, which are far-reaching. Donate @adoptahorse.org 

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Seer Farms………… keeping families together and animals’ safe.

I want to tell you about a very special place Seer Farms. The people at Seer Farm are committed to protecting the sacred link between humans and their animals and  the benefits gained by both.
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A sacred Link between Humans & Animals
Seer Farm provides a safety net and support for people and their animals during a life crisis such as domestic violence, financial turmoil, a health crisis, natural disasters, and military service. They step in to care for the animals  lessening the impact of the crisis on the families and  the animals. Their primary objective is to help reunite them.  What makes Seer Farm so special is they fill the void that exists between human social services and animal care services by connecting them. Seer Farms provides support and resources to help people in crisis to recover and become self-sufficient. So families can be reunited with their animals.

Please visit to learn how you can support this special place.   Donate @seerfarms.org

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Greyhounds in need of homes a lesson in commitment and caring………………..

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The National Greyhound Adoption Program located in Philadelphia U.S.A. has pledged to accept and help place in permanent homes over 100 dogs. Dave Wolf who leads the organization since 1990 has already accepted 33 taking more from the Canidrome track than any other organization in the world. This nonprofit facility is the “best in the nation” and can comfortably house and care for 100 dogs. A veterinary clinic adjoins the facility. Those who want to adopt a greyhound or donate to assist can contact The National Greyhound Adoption Program through its website, ngap.org, or by calling 215-331-7918. 
Dave Wolf, 79  a true Hero, started the National Greyhound Adoption Program in 1990 after a chance encounter during a Florida vacation. It all began for Dave at a Greyhound racetrack in Hollywood, Florida. He met a man who raced them and bragged about  how he disposed of losing dogs at medical laboratories for $20 to cut his losses. This encounter ignited and has fueled Dave Wolf’s  commitment to  rescuing these gentle souls ever since. Some good news Florida will no longer have Greyhound racetracks after voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment to phase out dog racing by 2021. That will end races at Florida’s 11 racetracks. There are six active U.S. racetracks remaining in five states: Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Texas and West Virginia. To donate or adopt Visit @ngap.org.  

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