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Solution For Keys Lost Right In Your Own Home

Posted by infinitygoods on February 26, 2008

I don’t know if it’s premature old age, if it’s too many other things on the brain, or if everybody is like this from time to time, but a few years ago I started losing my keys all over the house, except in a logical spot. Being tired of searching frantically and of making myself late to boot, I hung a decorative wooden box on the wall right behind the front door. It took a couple of days to remember to put my keys in there, but the training period was fast. I also put in there our sunglasses, a spare garage door remote, a spare set of house and car keys and a pen in case I need to sign for something at the door. It works for me and now I’m always ready to go.

So has this happened to you??? Or is it just me?

For more participants in Works For Me Wednesday, visit Shannon at Rocks In My Dryer.

Don’t miss my other Works For Me Wednesday posts on my Household Tips page and Organizing Tips page.

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I Vant Your Blood!!! Help!!! I Need Your Blood!!!

Posted by infinitygoods on October 30, 2007

“I vant your blood” is a favorite saying for Southern California resident Mary Melton, not only around Halloween, but year-round.

It’s never a joking matter for her, and it is an even more urgent need right now because she lives in the seven-county region affected by the California Wildfires and hurricane-force Santa Ana winds.

The Red Cross is always in dire need of that precious liquid of life, our blood, but it is an even bigger need when there is a federal emergency like these fires and winds and during the fast-coming holiday season.

That’s where Mary and her Respect Life Ministry come in. That’s also where every single one of you reading this article worldwide can help in more ways than one.

Especially if you are not from Southern California, your blood, your time, your money is needed right now, so please tell a friend about this urgent need and this article because Sherry Nikirk, senior account manager American Red Cross Donor Resources Development, says, “We import 40-60 percent of our blood supply.”

To some people, to respect life simply means to be against abortion, but it’s much more than that to Mary. It means to love life from conception to a natural death, and for her, that includes helping the Red Cross through blood drives.

With a single blood donation, the Red Cross can help save not just one life, but three.

That means everything to Mary. “I’m extremely committed to pro-life issues, and this falls into that category. Saving people’s lives is a pro-life issue,” Mary says.

She is so enthusiastic about her volunteer work for the Red Cross through the Los Angeles Archdiocese’s Respect Life Ministry, which she heads at her local parish, that she raised enough blood donations to save nearly a thousand lives this year.

Though Mary does not dedicate so much of her time to promote herself or to get any recognition, the Red Cross awarded her second place in the religious category for raising 304 units of blood for the Southern California Region, which comprises seven counties and 381 participating religious groups sponsoring blood drives.

These are the same seven counties which are so affected by the California Wildfires and hurricane-force Santa Ana winds.

On a good day, without a quarter of a million people busy evacuating their homes and finding Red Cross shelters, hotels or unaffected friends and family willing to offer hospitality, only about one-third of the population can donate blood.

“It is now estimated that, due to our aging population and increasing numbers of people who are not eligible to donate blood, only 37 percent of our population is currently eligible to donate,” says Charles Wilcox, Chief Executive Officer of Southern California Blood Services Region. “This is a significant decline from estimates from years past that listed 60 percent eligible. The fact that only about a third of our population can donate blood makes it even more critical that those who can donate do donate,” he says.

Those who can’t donate blood can still volunteer their time, just as Mary devotes so many hours, or they can donate money. Better yet, you can do all three.

According to Sherry, the Southern California Region needs to collect more than 1,500 units of blood each day to meet patient needs. That’s regardless of whether there’s a federal emergency preventing Southern Californians from donating. The need for blood, volunteers and money exists in your community, your state and your country too.

So please, help Southern California victims and help your own community regardless of where you live on our planet, because a fellow human being, maybe even a young and innocent child, needs blood.

As the Red Cross says, “Together we can save a life!”

Here are some contacts both locally and worldwide.

To schedule a blood drive in the United States: 1-800-491-2113

To donate individually in the United States: 1-800-Give Life (1-800-448-3543); (Espanol 1-866-Por Vida; 1-866-767-8432)

To volunteer in the United States: 1-800-498-9910

Worldwide, you can find your local Red Cross contact information at this Web site address: http://www.ifrc.org/address/directory.asp
It will take you to a list of just about every country in the world where there is an International Red Cross or Red Crescent organization. Click on your country to access your local contact information.

If you have a blog or a Web site, I give you full permission to link to this article in the hopes of saving more lives. Let me know about it so I can link to your article too.

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From left, Charles Wilcox, Chief Executive Officer, American Red Cross Blood Services, Southern California Region; Mary Melton, second place winner in the religious category for 2006-2007 with 304 units of blood raised; Glen Pierce, Chairman of the Board, American Red Cross Blood Services, Southern California Region.

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Is It Blood Money Or Small Restitution?

Posted by infinitygoods on September 17, 2007

How Does America, World Feel About ‘If I Did It’
Now Being Published By The Goldman Family?

Just when the Ron Goldman family has published “If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer,” O.J. Simpson finds himself back in the news, having been jailed without bail as a suspect in an armed robbery of Simpson memorabilia in a Las Vegas hotel room. It couldn’t hurt sales at least, because the book is already a best seller.

There are many pros and cons to the issue of buying the book, which will give only 17 cents per copy to the Goldman family despite receiving 90 percent of proceeds.

For the Goldman family, it is a small way of legally getting back at Simpson, and their only way to date of getting the financial restitution awarded them through civil court but which Simpson has so gleefully and publicly denied them. They are also hoping against all hope that something good will come of it, such as perhaps saving the life of even just one domestic violence victim.

But to Denise Brown, Nicole Brown Simpson’s sister, it is still blood money even now that the Goldman family has won the rights to the book.

Infinity Goods has made the deliberate choice not to carry the book on our virtual shelves nor will we bring the book into our home. As much as we empathize with the Goldman family and understand and respect their reasons for wanting the book published, we also are very much against promoting a narcissitic person like O.J. Simpson through high sales.

The point is not about whether he is guilty or innocent. The point is regardless of who the murderer is, a murderer is walking the streets. O.J. Simpson had said he would do all in his power to find the “real” murderer. Instead he has once again sullied the mother of his children in writing this book. What kind of vile person deliberately emotionally abuses his own children in such a way? Instead of sympathizing with the Goldman family, he has once again emotionally abused the victims who lost their son and brother. Instead, he taunts them in media interviews. Instead he once again emotionally abuses the Brown family, too. Instead, he spends his days on a golf course.

There is no need to boost his sense of self-worth by buying a book he wrote, even if it was with a ghost writer. He does not need to be any more arrogant than he already is.

The Goldmans and the Browns would do better to write their own series of nonfiction books. It would make far better reading, bring some good from evil, and neither would it be blood money nor would it promote juice which has turned.

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