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In his brief spot on NPR recently, sports writer and commentator Frank Deford noted that 16,000 volunteers had been recruited to help at the 2014 Super Bowl in New Jersey slated for Feb. 2, 2014. Remarking on the millions of dollars involved in this commercial event, he asked: “Why would anybody volunteer to work for free for the Super Bowl? Would you volunteer to work free for Netflix or Disney World?”
There’s no official count but the guess is that roughly 140,000 words have been expended in the General Ramblings column over the years. Many words have seen repeated use, such as of, and, that, who, whom. There have been many humorous words and occasional harsh language but verbiage has generally been tempered in a voice of idea exchange.
The American Red Cross’s $307 million hasn’t fixed it yet, and neither has the Robin Hood Foundation’s $73 million. The New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, devastated by Super Storm Sandy one year ago this month took lifetimes to build and “was destroyed in hours, and will take months and years to rebuild,” said Roger Lowe, senior vice president of communications for the Washington, D.C.-based American Red Cross.
“There was no warning, not like for hurricanes or blizzards. During this period, we knew we were in a drought. It started raining and people said, ‘well, we need the moisture.’ But then it didn’t stop.”
Benjamin Jealous was just 35 when he was selected to run the NAACP. He was one of the youngest chief executives in the nation, running one of the oldest advocacy organizations.
Fresh off a settlement with the state attorney general’s office, a California veterans charity has filed suit against its longtime direct mail vendor, seeking more than $5 million in compensatory damages.
“A dream stolen” were the words used by Stephen Heintz, president of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF), when he opened the Monday afternoon plenary session of Independent Sector’s annual conference in New York City.
Joe, an 85-year-old from the Bronx, N.Y., wanted to include the Edmundite Missions in Selma, Ala., in his will. But first, he needed help from Edmundite Missions’ director of planned giving, Steven Hubbard: To wit, Joe needed Hubbard’s help to fix his cable.
Public Interest Registry (PIR), the nonprofit that manages the .ORG web extension, unveiled a new brand and logo today that seeks to emphasize the organization’s commitment to its users.
Putting QR codes on a billboard isn’t a good idea. So, don’t do it. In fact, pull over, because you’re getting a citation for even thinking about it.
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