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2014-09-15 16:28:38

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the holidays, leading fashion jewelry company CAROLEE announces a specially designed collection to benefit AmeriCares, the Stamford, CT-based disaster relief and global health organization. The jewelry collection will be AmeriCares first product line collaboration in support of its activities. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140915/146191 The five-piece AmeriCares collection is part of a major new initiative by...

2014-09-15 16:23:22

CLEVELAND, Sept.15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, today announced that its recent work with WaterStep, a non-profit water purification agency, has enabled the organization to assist a greater number of disaster victims and those in need around the globe. With a presence in more than 30 countries, WaterStep delivers water treatment, health and hygiene training and disaster...

2014-09-04 12:23:05

Policymakers and Nutrition Experts Address Florida's Critical Food Access and Nutrition Challenges TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) today hosted its second annual Florida Hunger-Relief Forum in Bradenton at Renaissance on 9(th), bringing together local, state and national policymakers and nutrition experts to help drive advocacy and action on hunger and nutrition issues. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060331/MOSAICLOGO Keynote speaker...

2014-09-03 16:21:00

Voucher program provides access to fresh fruits and vegetables for 5,000 children and families in five counties ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In West Virginia, one in five children does not have reliable access to sufficient food - especially healthy food - due to limited financial resources, lack of transportation and other factors. But CSX and The Conservation Fund are working to improve food security in these at-risk communities through a program that provides increased...

2014-09-03 12:33:05

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its annual report, Household Food Security in the United States 2013. The report reveals that 14.3 percent of U.S. households were food-insecure in 2013. This number is a slight decline since 2011 but remains well above the rates of food insecurity recorded before the recession. "Our elected officials need to make ending hunger a national priority," said Rev. David...

2014-09-01 23:04:12

Be disaster aware, take action to prepare Los Angeles, Calif. (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster relief organization, is proud to be participating in the annual National Preparedness Month in September, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Ready Campaign. National Preparedness Month is a nationwide effort encouraging individuals, families, businesses, first responders, and communities to work together and take action to prepare for...

2014-08-29 23:10:47

New program facilitates the creation of formal documentation describing the district's policies and procedures in the face of any type of emergency. Centerville, MA (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 BeSafe Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce that it recently implemented a new All Hazard School Security and Safety Portal Program for the Greenwich Public School District in Connecticut. BeSafe worked with Greenwich school officials to develop a tool and methodology that could be used to...

2014-08-25 23:01:33

Employees from Omega Protein Corporation’s Reedville, Virginia facility partnered with Northern Neck Food Bank over the weekend, gleaning nearly three tons of produce from local farms to help feed those in need. It’s a valued community service for the Eastern Virginia food pantry network, where access to fresh, nutritious produce is often rare for regional residents living at or below the poverty line. Reedville, VA (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 On Saturday, Omega Protein employees teamed...

2014-08-18 23:09:52

Veteran Led Disaster Response Group Encourages Continued Service Los Angeles, Calif. (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster relief organization, joins with aid agencies across the world to enlist awareness of World Humanitarian Day, Tuesday Aug. 19. World Humanitarian Day commemorates those who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and celebrates the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world. “Even in the worst crises, there are those who put...

2014-08-15 23:04:12

Malteser International announces $500k matching grant challenge. Miami, FL (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 Malteser International is responding to the acute humanitarian crisis in Iraq, where hundreds of thousands of people – mainly Christian and other religious minorities – have fled persecution by the extremist group Islamic State (IS). The relief agency of the Sovereign Order of Malta announced today a pledge of $500,000 to match gifts from U.S. donors dollar for dollar. “Helping the...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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