Sunday night’s guest was Barbara Allen, Regional Coordinator for The Compassionate Friends in the Delaware/Maryland areas. The Compassionate Friends is an organization that I hope every listener of the radio show will show their support and learn more about http://www.compassionatefriends.org/home.aspx
On this week’s show we learned about the Chase Community Giving, a grassroots campaign launched November 16th using Facebook. Facebook’s 350 million users chose from more than 500,000 of their favorite small and local charities and voted for them to win their share of $5 million. Chase Community Giving fans nominated tens of thousands of charities from all 50 states and the District of Columbia
In round one voting, The Compassionate Friends, out of 500,000 eligible nonprofits, became one of the 100 finalists awarded $25,000 for receiving the most votes from its members and friends. In the second round, the charity receiving the most votes will receive a $1 million grant and five runners-up will each receive a $100,000 award. The second round of voting ends this Friday, January 22nd.
The radio show hears from family members and friends who have lost a loved one to drugs. The mystery of life screams out loudest when someone special is taken from them. For anyone faced with the horrific loss of a loved one I urge them to visit The Compassionate Friends page. http://www.compassionatefriends.org/about_us.aspx For whatever reason, I am told that to lose a loved one to drugs is more painful to some because of the silence drug and alcohol use brings to those bereaving.
I urge all to listen to the show from Sunday night. Barbara Allen from The Compassionate Friends explains how the organization may help you, a loved one or a friend. After listening, don’t forget to vote in the Chase Community Giving contest. http://www.compassionatefriends.org/home.aspx
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