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2011-03-04 00:00:28

Global email marketing service provider, GraphicMail, has offered a homeless man, Eric Sheptock, a sponsored email marketing account to help him advocate the rights of homeless Americans. Sheptock creates a voice for a marginilized minority using online media to spread his message and engage the public in his cause. West Bend, WI (PRWEB) March 3, 2011 Since June 2006 Erick Sheptock, a homeless man from Washington D.C., has made it his vocation to raise public awareness about the lives and...

2011-03-03 17:14:00

NEW YORK, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- They spent their teenage years living on the streets of New York City. Today, a group of formerly homeless adolescents is one step away from winning an Emmy for the gritty, critically-acclaimed documentary they produced about their own lives. "Invisible: the Diaries of New York's Homeless Youth" was created by - and inspired by - teens and young adults in The Reciprocity Foundation's program for homeless youth. The half hour "mini-doc" originally...

2011-02-24 04:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jammin Java Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: JAMN) announced today the appointment of Ghanaian reggae star Rocky Dawuni to its Board of Advisors. Mr. Dawuni continues to lift his global profile since the release of his critically acclaimed album Hymns for the Rebel Soul, which launched exclusively in Whole Foods Markets in May 2010. The album has been nominated for a prestigious NAACP Image Award for Outstanding World Music Album. Dawuni has...

2011-02-08 07:03:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Council on Exercise, America's leading authority on fitness and the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world, today announced exclusive study findings that conclude hula hooping workouts offer substantial and positive results. With no scientific literature to support the fitness benefits of hooping, the Council commissioned a team from the exercise and health program at the University of...

2011-02-04 00:32:43

Mass. General study is first to document association between food, use of health services Homeless people who do not get enough to eat use hospitals and emergency rooms at very high rates, according to a new study. One in four respondents to a nationwide survey reported not getting enough to eat, a proportion six times higher than in the general population, and more than two thirds of those had recently gone without eating for a whole day. The report will appear in the Journal of General...

2011-02-01 15:23:00

WWPR to provide communications support to homeless services provider WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) announced the selection of Thrive DC as its new pro bono client for 2011-2012. The formal announcement came during WWPR's Annual Meeting and Board Induction luncheon on January 20, 2011. From its beginnings in 1979 as the Dinner Program for Homeless Women, Thrive DC has been responding to homelessness in Washington, DC....

2011-01-26 09:00:00

CLEVELAND, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It is a statistic that many find shocking: there are over 107,000 homeless veterans in this country. According to Tony Campanella, founder of Homes for the Brave Ohio, most people believe the U.S. government takes care of its veterans after they complete their service. Even for those who have been left disabled from war or for families left behind after a loved one dies, this is often not the case. For Tony Campanella, an Army veteran who served in...

2011-01-24 09:08:00

LaCROSSE, Wis., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Company Store today announced the launch of a Buy One, Give One Comforter Donation Program to benefit homeless children across the country. With this initiative, The Company Store will donate a new comforter to a homeless child with every comforter purchased from their web site or catalog. As the children transition from temporary to more permanent housing, the children will be able to take their new comforters with them to their new home....

2011-01-13 00:00:45

National and state by state counts show recession-driven increase in homelessness unemployment, housing cost burden, doubling up shown as indicators of homelessness, Washington, D.C. (Vocus/PRWEB) January 12, 2011 The recession contributed to an increase in overall homelessness from 2008 to 2009, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, and family households experienced the largest percentage increase. The increases, coupled with worsening economic and demographic indicators...

2010-12-29 00:01:19

College Boyys Clothing and Romeo teamed up with the United Way and the Boys and Girls Club to help homeless families. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 28, 2010 College Boyys Clothing and Romeo teamed up with the United Way and the Boys and Girls Club to help homeless families. Not only did they supply hot meals and clothing but they volunteered their time. Romeo said, "In order to make a difference, you have to better understand who these families are and what happened to them. They are people...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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