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The Dr. Yum Project Offers Casino Night to Help Kids Learn Healthy Eating

The Dr. Yum Project Offers Casino Night to Help Kids Learn Healthy Eating

What do a casino night and healthy eating have in common? On March 3, 2017, the community is invited to take part in Casino Night, being sponsored by The Doctor Yum Project, with funds going to support the mission of teaching families to eat healthy. Casino Night will be held at The Old Silk Mill, located at 1707 Princess Anne Street in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The event is from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. and will feature a variety of fun activities for attendees.

“We are excited to be holding Casino Night,” says Dr. Nimali Fernando, a Fredericksburg, Virginia-based pediatrician who founded The Doctor Yum Project. “This is a great way for the people in the community to have a fun night out, and know that the funds will be put to good use helping to improve the health of our community.”

Animal Rescue Group Takes On Dogs Being Left Out in the Cold

Animal Rescue Group Takes On Dogs Being Left Out in the Cold

One year ago, a community was rocked by an image of a frozen dog that was posted on social media by an animal control center in New Jersey. The dog had been found frozen to death on a city street, and the picture was posted as a message to others of how dangerous winter temperatures are for pets, and how important it is to take action to help keep them safe throughout the winter. In order to avoid recurring images like the one posted last winter, it’s crucial that people take pet winter safety seriously.

"Every winter there are animals found dead, injured, or ill because they are not being properly taken care of,” stated Robert Misseri, founder and president of Guardians of Rescue, an animal rescue organization. “Our team puts in a great effort to help as many pets as we can, but we don’t do it all on our own. We are urging the communities to get involved in helping to keep the pets in their area safe throughout the winter chill.”

Planning Ahead - Four Fun-Filled Ways to Help EOD Veterans in 2017

Planning Ahead - Four Fun-Filled Ways to Help EOD Veterans in 2017

A new year brings new opportunities and new challenges. It also marks the 16th year that our nation has been at war. Many of our military remain deployed with their families left behind to hold the fort down. During these extended deployments, emergencies happen and it is important that our nonprofits fill the gaps that our government does not. One small elite branch of our military is the 7,000 members of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)/Bomb Disposal community. This profession is literally the most dangerous job in the world and like most elite military communities; the EOD community is supported by a nonprofit organization called the EOD Warrior Foundation. The mission of this foundation is to improve the quality of life for the EOD family by providing emergency financial relief, scholarship opportunities, physical, social, and emotional support.

6 Beauty Essentials for Every Girl on the Go

6 Beauty Essentials for Every Girl on the Go

Especially during the holiday months, people are on the go. They are putting in hours in the office, only to head home when the 5:00 whistle blows so they can transition to party mode with their co-workers, colleagues, and family members. Although it may seem there isn’t enough time to maintain beauty routines with all the hustle and bustle, there are some tricks of the trade that will keep every girl on the go looking refreshed and feeling just as energetic.

Alcatraz East Officially Opens for Business December 16, 2016

Alcatraz East Officially Opens for Business December 16, 2016

As the community of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge rebuild from the recent wildfires, one thing is for sure - tourism is still welcome and the community is open for business.  As many people look for a way to show their support to the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg area, one important way they can do that is to still visit through the holidays, as many people do annually. Each year, the area has around 11 million visitors who visit the vacation destination, enjoying everything from hiking in the Smoky Mountains to visiting popular themed restaurants and museums.

“There are around 10,000 people who live in the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg area, and tourism is their livelihood, they rely on visitors choosing the destination each year,” states Janine Vaccarello, chief operating officer for Alcatraz East, “With the opening of the Crime Museum, we have added one more fun thing that families can do when they vacation in the area.”

When a Veteran’s Family Loses Almost All to Fire, EOD Warrior Foundation Has Their Back

When a Veteran’s Family Loses Almost All to Fire, EOD Warrior Foundation Has Their Back

EOD Warrior Foundation has stepped in to help an EOD veteran’s family who lost almost everything they had in a house fire

According to the National Fire Protection Association, there were 365,000 home fires in 2015, totaling around $7 billion in damage. Most people don’t think about losing everything to a fire until it happens to them or someone they know. After losing almost everything, except for some personal items, to a home fire in August 2016, one veteran reached out to the EOD community for assistance, discovering that the organization had their back more than they could have imagined.

5 Things to Know About the EOD Warrior Foundation Scholarship Program

5 Things to Know About the EOD Warrior Foundation Scholarship Program

There are 7,000 men and women known as EOD technicians, performing the most dangerous job in our military. EOD stands for Explosive Ordnance Disposal, otherwise known as Bomb Disposal. EOD technicians are highly-trained military members serving in the Army, Marines, Navy, and Air Force and are responsible for disarming, rendering safe, and disposing of bombs. These brave men and women willingly put themselves in harms ways to protect the lives and property of others. Their service includes support to the most complex special operations missions. In current conflicts, bombs known as improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are responsible for the majority of fatalities and severe injuries to our troops.