In my links of the day I try to find the links under the wire, articles all the top blogs miss. I'm not afraid to go to Al Jazeera, Kurd Media or to the Pakistan student movement page to bring the real daily news to you.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Links of the Day 3/29/2008 Action Alert Saturday-Do Something Anything!


Action Alert Saturday


MAKE A DIFFERENCE TODAY!


Your action alert today is to do something! Anything.


In the words of John Fitzgerald Kennedy

And so, my fellow americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man. John F. Kennedy, Inaugural address, January 20, 1961



Arbor Day • Planting the seeds of tomorrow today.

Plant a tree, buy a tree or donate a tree. Arbor Day is April 25th. For $3.00 you can buy a tree and plant it with that special child. What a gift, that will last long after you are gone. Imagine great grand kids talking about your tree as they picnic beneath it.

You can join the Arbor Day Foundation for $15.00 a year, and get 10 free trees, 10 oaks, 10 flowering or 10 Colorado blue spruce or many other packages to choose from. Share the trees with family and friends, like I am with my neighbors.

http://www.arborday.org/index.cfm

I bought the 10 flowering trees because we need to save the bees. As a child I remember the dogwoods being alive with bees. Hopefully the trees will help the bees.

I also bought 2 apple trees one Apple, Stayman Winesap and one Apple, Lodi and had them sent to Shepherds Green Sanctuary http://www.9sites.com/ to help feed the 325 rescued potbelly pigs. The Stayman is a good winter keeper, so they should have lots of apples over the winter.

Just ask the Arbor Day people to send the tree here:

Shepherd's Green
139 Copeland Lane

Cookeville, Tennessee 38506

931-498-5540

I’m hoping at least 10 of you will send apple trees. So if donations go down over the next few years because of the economy they will have apples for the piggies.

If you can’t send 2 apple trees send 1 or just make a $5.00 donation.

While you checking out the piggy stories read the story about Honalee. A pig who waited by the side of the road where she was dumped waiting for her family to come back and get her, and who nearly did starve to death.










As you can see the piggies are starving.










Join Big Brothers Big Sisters and become a mentor to a child who really needs you. You don’t need to have money to go fishing or go pick up trash beside a river or lake. Walk along the beach and throw a Frisbee. Play basketball or make a quilt for a wounded soldier or plant a tree.

Spending money on a child is not the point of Big Brother Big Sisters.

Children want to be involved with their communities too and we as adults needs to show them how.

Bigs and Littles have fun together — and create memories that last a lifetime. We call it “Little moments … Big magic.” Research on our volunteer programs points to the powerful, positive, lasting impact Bigs have on children’s lives. Littles are:

52% less likely to skip school

46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs

More likely to get along with their families and peers

http://www.bbbs.org/site/c.diJKKYPLJvH/b.1539751/k.BDB6/Home.htm




"Building Homes,
Rebuilding Lives"

If you have construction skills what about volunteering to help build a home for a disabled soldier. Throw away that magnet ribbon on your car and really do something to show your support for the troops.

Not 3 miles from my house is a home that volunteers made wheel chair accessible for a soldier in a wheel chair.

http://www.homesforourtroops.org/site/PageServer






Help foster a soldiers pet while they are deployed. So many times a soldier must give their pet up to a local shelter because they have no one to care for their beloved pet when they are deployed. Wouldn’t it be great if you could return a pet to your soldier? Imagine their face when they come home and can have at least 1 thing in their life that meant so much to them.

Some soldiers lose everything when they are deployed and come home to nothing.

MilitaryPetsFOSTER Project - A NationWide network of Individual Foster Homes that will house, nurture and care for the dogs, cats*, birds and other pets for all the Military and other personnel Only. (Foster: to give temporary nurture, care and shelter.)

You can go here for a bunch of other ideas on how to really help a soldier.

http://www.iraqwarveterans.org/family_support.htm or go here http://www.warletters.com/veterans/index.html .





We broke Iraq and before we can leave we must TRY to fix it in at least one small way.

Yeah so what if it’s just soccer and baseball stuff both matter to children whether they be muslim or christian, American or Iraqi. Children need to play.


Advertisement

Operation Play Sports

Children in Iraq love soccer so much, they’ll play the game with any kind of ball they can get their hands on, including rocks.

Paul Holton — known as “Chief Wiggles” to Iraqi children— said he hopes the Iraqi people will form a youth soccer league with the donation of cleats, soccer balls, T-shirts, water bottles and other items.

http://www.operationgive.org/

Donate to Operation Play Sports




It’s just cotton and thread but it shows a disabled veteran you cared enough to make them a quilt.

Hey if football player Rosie Greer can knit and needlepoint you can quilt!

Become an awesome man too, like Rosie. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Which_1970's_NFL_defensive_lineman_knitted_as_a_hobby

Start your own quilting club and make a few new friends maybe even adopt a granny or meet that special women you been looking for. My friend Howard helps with a group and he loves it.



Welcome to Quilts of Valor Foundation

The mission of the QOV Foundation is to cover ALL war wounded and injured service members and veterans from the War on Terror whether physical or psychological wounds with Wartime quilts called Quilts of Valor (QOVS).

This foundation is not about politics. It's about people.

http://www.qovf.org/



IF none of the ideas I’ve given you today just google what it is your good at plus the word volunteer and you will find SOMETHING TO DO FOR OTHERS!




NOW TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER AND DO SOMETHING, ANYTHING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE SOMEWHERE!


No links tomorrow I’m going to make a difference this whole weekend somewhere!


Leave me a post on what you did to make a difference.


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