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2012-11-13 12:29:34

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the annual meeting of the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR) in Portland, Ore., on October 10, 2012, Will Hall - an internationally known mental diversity counselor and consultant and syndicated radio host - received the NCMHR's 2012 Judi Chamberlin Joy in Advocacy Award. The award was presented by 2011 award recipient Susan Rogers, director of the National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse, who...

2012-11-12 20:22:20

NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of Habitat for Humanity volunteers began clean-up efforts over the weekend to help those impacted by Superstorm Sandy. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121112/CL11249-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121112/CL11249-b) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050501/NYSU020LOGO) Habitat for Humanity International is launching a multi-phase response to help communities devastated by Superstorm Sandy along the...

2012-11-12 16:25:43

THIS YEAR, BE A GIFT THAT GIVES BACK BOSTON, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Be helpful, be giving, and be caring. Be the best thing to happen to a family and the best gift you've ever given when you do your holiday shopping with international relief and development organization Oxfam America. This month, Oxfam launches its annual Unwrapped holiday gift-giving campaign encouraging shoppers to look for deeper meaning in the gifts they give, reminding shoppers that "You...

2012-11-08 08:39:55

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Budge, the only social, mobile micro-donation platform, today announced the launch of its new iPhone application that provides a fun, simple way to donate to charity. With Budge, users challenge their friends to everyday activities or play the games they already love on behalf of a meaningful cause. The loser of the challenge then donates a preset micro-donation to one of a handful of relevant charities. (Logo:...

2012-11-07 12:28:40

ATLANTA, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Every year, President and Mrs. Carter give a week of their time to help build, renovate or repair homes and raise awareness about the need for affordable and decent housing. Last year, the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project led an effort in Haiti to build 155 homes in Leogane in partnership with families left homeless by the 7.0-magnitude earthquake in 2010. This November, the Carters return with more...

2012-11-05 12:24:24

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 50% of all revenue for patient advocacy organizations comes from individual donations. People now have an easy way to determine if that patient organization meets the highest standards of transparency, accountability, and ethical practice. Simply visit the National Health Council (NHC) Giving Guide at www.nationalhealthcouncil.org/giving or look for the Standards of Excellence® logo on the organization's website. The NHC Giving...

2012-10-23 11:26:21

Florida Community Loan Fund, Inc. approved loan; Habitat for Humanity operation to be named Global Village Central Florida, LLC EUSTIS, Fla. , Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kent Adcock, CEO for Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter, FL and the Board of Directors announce that they have been approved by the Florida Community Loan Fund, Inc. to acquire the former Bay Street Baptist Church site in Eustis, FL. The 14,100 sq. ft. facility will be converted to a 100 bed hostel and used...

2012-10-01 10:24:14

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Select Care Benefits Network, Inc., DBA SCBN Prescription Advocacy, today announces its inclusion in the Inc. 5000 for the first time with a 108 percent three-year sales growth in patient services that propelled the company to the rank of NO. 2317 on the annual list. This is the company's first appearance on Inc. magazine's list and based on 2010 revenue, SCBN would have ranked in the top of the 2011 Inc. 500 list. "We're humbled to be...

2012-09-27 10:26:39

ATLANTA, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In observance of World Habitat Day, Habitat for Humanity is hosting hundreds of global events to take action and help raise awareness about the issue of poverty housing in communities and the need for decent housing around the world. World Habitat Day, marked this year on Oct. 1, is designated by the United Nations as a time to reflect on the state of our towns and cities and the basic right to adequate shelter of all people. To view the multimedia...

2012-09-25 10:22:51

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadway stars, writers, musicians and producers donned hard hats and dedicated a day to making a difference by building affordable homes for deserving families with Habitat for Humanity - New York City (Habitat-NYC) as part of Broadway Builds on Monday, September 24, 2012. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120925/NY80847 ) Broadway volunteers spent a day helping revitalize eight homes in a multi-family building in Bedford-...