Saturday, July 28, 2012

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Updated 1/14/14 *War In The Ghetto*


Invictus
Unconquered
CAPTAIN OF MY SOUL

Out of the night that covers me,
Dark as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeoning's of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
By William Ernest Henley (1849–1903)

*******
♥To Pat And Her Family Friends Way Back When, Friends Now, Friends Forever Love and Peace ga*
In Memory of
Hope, Phillip, James, Debbie, Jude and Everyone Else, Gone Way Before Their Time


February 11th, 2012 Rest In Peace Whitney
We All Love You And Will Miss You A Lot!

I often think of all my old friends and I decided that someone should help today's kids. I see all their beautiful faces on the news or on the streets and my heart goes out to them.
Like Bob Marley said, So Much Trouble!

I think about Peace in America.
I know that many people are definitely taking a beating out there.

I got really upset, when I read in the Jersey Journal about a 20 year old guy killing another 20 year old guy, Over $200!

FYI
NJ Penalties for Unlicensed Possession of a Handgun, Pistol or Revolver

A conviction for possession of a handgun without a carry permit is a Second Degree crime.
A Second Degree Offense carries, jail or prison time of between 5 and 10 years!

Additionally
, a conviction for this charge falls within the Graves Act.
The Graves Act imposes a period of parole ineligibility that an individual serve in jail before they are eligible for parole.

NJ Penalties for Possession of a knife, is a fourth degree crime and conviction on this one count alone. carries a jail sentence of 18 months.

Honky-Tonk Bud jailhouse poem
I'm shocked. I keep reading that people are using PCP (Phencyclidine). That's a totally disgusting drug! I bet those bath salts are awful too. These kinds of chemicals will only get you sick (and crazy too).
The Jersey Journal Hudson County, NJ
Gunfire Hits Two People

The Jersey Journal Map Of Homicides 2008. Click on a place-mark on the map for more information about the murder. See how they're all clustered in certain areas. This Is Why They Call It A Ghetto! Jersey Journal Hudson County Murder Map for 2008

The Juvenile Collateral Consequences Project is an endeavor undertaken by the American Bar Association to document and analyze the significant hardships experienced by youth who have come in contact with the juvenile justice system. These hardships, known as collateral consequences affect youth who have successfully completed a sentence imposed by the court. The hardships include barriers to education, employment, and public benefits.

Jersey City Man Shot At More Than 25 Times Dies From Bullet That Entered His Back! Jersey Journal/Hudson County Saturday, August 06, 2011 by Jean-Pierre Mestanza

The 12:17 a.m. incident began at Ocean and Winfield Avenues.
Late night shooting in Jersey City leaves 21-year-old dead, officials say
You Gotta Be Trying To Kid Me!

What really annoys me, if when people don't listen!
A 21-year-old Jersey City man was found lying on the sidewalk dead of an apparent gunshot wound after police responded to a report of a shooting near Ocean and Pearsall Avenues.

What's going on! You Guys know better than to live like this. I know where these streets are. I used to wait on Ocean Ave. to get the bus to the Mall. I felt that safe there 5 years ago! Yeah I knew there was some violence but from what I've been reading here in the Jersey Journal, you are all killing yourselves and each other. I don't know you personally, but I probably went to school with your Grandmothers!

If you're reading this, you should realize that everything I say is all true and that I am giving you all the best advice, anyone ever gave you!  

Go to Bayonne, ask about Georgia! Watch eyes roll. You don't even need a last name, they'll know who you mean!

Stop the violence now! Fools; you get mad at somebody and shoot them, but you don't get mad at the garbage drugs out there on the street, and continue to buy and take them like sheep, and you also go for buying those cheap second hand, go off in a second guns!

Let me think, If I Can Remember, Oh yeah, guns, bad drugs, alcohol, being young and uneducated = A Lethal Combination! 

Stop and think about what I'm saying. I know, I was young once too. A long time ago, before the mind control!

*****

CARTERET, New Jersey
A 19-year-old Carteret resident set to graduate from the borough high school was shot and killed on his front steps late Tuesday night, his family said. Carteret Teenager Is Fatally Shot In Front Of Home

This Is Too Sad!
Something has to be done to educate at risk youth that violence is not the answer!


Mind Control
First Rule-Isolate The Victim!


Only two results from violence.
1. Somebody gets dead!
2. Somebody goes to jail for life!
Why, is the question I ask myself, do twenty year old's and younger, just want to throw their lives away?

What really gets me mad is that they are seduced into all the craziness by synthetic drugs, like prescription medications, heroin and crack cocaine, (which is really street meth with some coke mixed in to make it taste like coke)! And Or Alcohol, another mind numbing drug that causes a person to lose their senses! Please don't even bother with this trash! Pills Kill It's all poison!

Even real cocaine is distilled using kerosene. So unless you wanna go live in Colombia and chew on coca leaves, forget it.

Also, the heroin's synthetic! Probably cut with crushed up pharmaceutical painkillers! None of which, I would give to an animal I love.

Don't do drugs, or drink alcohol either, (another quick way to kill yourself or someone else)! They're garbage and a waste of time. And not needed to have fun.

note to dealers
As I wrote This War In The Ghetto
; I Knew In My Heart That Even The Toughest Guys Would Agree That, All The Kids Coming Up, Deserve A Chance At A Normal Life!

You should all, be investing your money in buying and selling real estate There's still plenty of it out there going really cheap. 

I know lot's of people out there have brains, just no education or opportunity! Make your own opportunity.

I'm old enough to remember real drugs. Which themselves are terrible in the toll they take on user's lives.

You're all getting beat double, buying this synthetic garbage. Maybe it costs a penny to make and it Kills double. Either by outright overdose, or because it makes the user crazy.

Sixty-One Percent of All Prison Inmates Are African-American
Twenty Per-Cent Caucasian
18 Per-Cent Hispanic
And One Per-Cent Other Nationalities

Don't End Up In The Youth House!
Former Inmate Youth Prison Was Hell!
Carthage, TX (Walnut Grove / Riderville)
Walnut Grove Public Records Resources & Searches

Or In A Place Like

Rahway (East Jersey State Prison) Rahway Prison

OR
Sing Sing Prison

OR Any Other Prisons, Either!

*****
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Take my word, Don't even smoke reefer (Pot, Blunts, etc). It Is A Very Addictive Drug, Like Tobacco, If you smoke it Once, You will get Psychologically Hooked For Life Very Expensive. You'll end up working just to support your reefer habit. Please Don't Even Try It*

Check this out. This guy went to all this trouble to support his reefer habit. Now he's in big trouble! Bayonne pharmacy tech charged with stealing prescription drugs by Matthew McNab/The Jersey Journal Sunday June 03 2012

And if you insist on smoking pot; please, don't use a butane lighter! Butane lighters are not meant to be used like that. You're sucking in a ton of butane lighting a pipe or joint with it. Use Matches! In fact I wouldn't even use a butane lighter for cigarettes. More Poison!

Get yourself a pizza and soda, or a burger and fries. Go to a movie, buy yourself something you've been wanting. Do something that's real fun! You'll enjoy it much better than getting beat out of your money half the time too. Save your money. Don't throw it away.

Besides reefer doesn't get you high.
All it will do is make you nervous and dumb enough not to be even able to walk around safely. It's seriously physically dangerous, and like booze you can't drive a car. There really is no such thing as high.

Street and prescription drugs only make you very sick and can kill you the first time you try them.


You Are Already High!

Youth Is Being Naturally High.
It Does Not Get Any Better Than A Healthy Body and Mind and all those Fabulous Hormones pumping through you! Drugs and alcohol only diminish your health and don't get anyone High. Saying They Do Is Just A Big Lie Told By The Oppressor To Keep People Down.

People on drugs and alcohol, don't compete for resources or anything else either! They don't call it dope for nothing.



Why?

I figured I'd give you the Free 411 on what I think society is doing to everyone. Also there really is a free 411-(directory information) telephone number It's 1-800-373-3411 There's a commercial, but it's free. The phone co charges about $1.25 for information after one uses, the like two they give free each month.

I'm 62 years old. I can remember and know history going back over 100 years.

I Love People! I've met good people and bad people, but the good people really outnumber the bad ones. It's Time For All The Good People In The World To Unite Get Smart, Take Control of Their Lives!

Balance of Power
The rich would like to stay rich and pass the money on to their decedents. Unfortunately us poor folk don't fit into someone's plans.

Survival Of The Fittest
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!

The rich know this and they teach it to their children. But every time a rumor that education could be the key to success in life gets out, it gets played down big time!

COLLEGE IS GOOD
It is definitely easier than high school. Almost as easy as grammar school. REALLY, NO LIE!
But out there, it's like everybody's partying.
That's the big trap! DRUGS And they're not even real drugs.

The drugs of choice are prescription painkillers, crack, heroin, booze (alcohol), etc, or any drug the dealer has! These drugs are toxic enough alone. Mixed with alcohol they are a lethal combination! This is why 20 year old kids are shooting each other over a piece of turf in the ghetto instead of getting financial aid and scholarships and partying at a good college.

An especially good trick used
; among the poor, is to convince them that a little bit of life is good.

But you know what, a whole lot of life, is way better!

Don't show them the bigger picture of how not being a fool gets you the big bucks in about 8 years.

FREE COLLEGE=GOOD JOB=BIG BUCKS!

EDUCATION Is So Important To Getting The BEST OUT OF Life!
If you are uneducated you cannot tap into the minds of great thinkers. You have less strategies to fight your way up with. Then, there's the brainwashing and mind control to take you out with if you are still making it without an education.

Don't believe everything all the celebrities tell you.
They really screwed my generation around in the sixties.
Glorifying Drugs and sex (another trap), while at the same time getting rich themselves.

"Tune in, Turn on, Drop out" how ridiculous was a statement like that? But it sounded good at the time. (If you get a professor like Timothy Leary in college, drop his class immediately)!

Nowadays College Is Free.
It's called Financial Aid and anyone who doesn't have a lot of money is eligible to get it. Also Scholarships are really easy to get. All you have to do is get half way decent marks in High School. Stay home at night, do some homework. Nobody has to be a genius to get into college nowadays.

Financial Aid Information for College Students
Federal Student Aid, An Office of The U.S. Department Of Education How to Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships
I remember as a teenager, in the winter freezing (literally), hanging out on street corners and there really wasn't anything going on! Just a bunch of teenagers hanging out on a street corner. I didn't know how easy scholarships were to get when I was a kid.

This is why I'm telling all of you. I don't want you to have to suffer, the way We did. Most of the kids I grew up with died young from drugs, alcohol and violence!

Divide and Conquer
That's What All The Gang Violence Is About You Take Each Other Out, for a faceless, nameless society.

Nowadays the cocaine is meth amphetamine and the heroin is synthetic. Really nasty stuff!

pharmaceutical amphetamine
Chemical Formula consists of many ingrediants. Two toxic examples are:
C9H13N hydrochloride REALLY BAD ACID!

Sulfate, A type of Sulphar.

Do You Really Want To Take The Chance Of Putting This Kind Of Poison In Your Body Even Once?

Oh yeah, street meth amphetamine aka crystal meth, is more addictive and corrosive to the body than heroin.

Some of the ingredients used to make street meth. (All those little home laboratories)
Anhydrous Ammonia

Lacquer Thinner

Heet Gasoline Additive

Kitty Litter And some assorted, anything at all over the counter pharmaceutical drugs!

Oh man, am I really naive! I was upset when I thought they were just using pharmaceutical chemicals to make it! This is not a drug! It's Poison!

Meth is one of the few drugs I don't know too much about, except it will physically age your body twenty years beyond your chronological age!

There is no real cocaine or heroin out there. All U.S. borders are shut tight, incoming by homeland security.

Even if, you could get real cocaine.
You Wouldn't Want To Destroy Your Body With That Either.
Crack Cocaine-wikipedia

DRUGS ARE A FAKE-OUT FROM JUMP STREET

Drugs are just another commodity like beer or tobacco, that people make money selling.
The Pharmaceutical companies have all those commercials about how this drug can make you healthy again, etc., etc., And then, like five years later, they're all being sued in these big class action lawsuits (their drugs hurt so many people).

Drugs Are A Trap! Drugs and Alcohol Are The Tools Of The Oppressor!


Educate yourself as to what kind of drugs you're getting even if it's a doctors prescription. They're full of salts and acids and all kinds of junk. They'll destroy your stomach. I know all about this kind of stuff from growing up in the sixties. I am the voice of experience!

Drugs are a commodity; so they become a type of currency, which in turn causes crime. Drugs are so extremely expensive that many people do have to turn to crime in order to support their habits. It's very sad how many beautiful young people are sitting in a jail cell because of drugs!

Please Don't Take Drugs Or Drink Alcohol, They Can Kill You The Very First Time You Try Them!

Alcohol (liquor, booze) will make you crazy and lose control. Drinking will definitely enhance your chances of being victimized. 

You won't even know what you're doing! I'm not just saying this. IT'S TRUE.Drugs and alcohol keep you from thinking clearly! Bob Marley says "Them drugs gonna make you slow". FOR REAL!

They'll Keep you back in your best years. When you're young, strong and most productive! Keep you from catching up, if they don't eliminate you outright.
Drugs will distract you from getting the most out of life.

The drugs on the street nowadays are REAL BAD Being synthetic they make a person crazy, crazy, crazy! They also kill you quicker. Much stronger than natural drugs.

Don't believe the story that you can use drugs on a recreational basis. This has been a lie forever! Addiction isn't pretty. And it's not fun.

With opiates you just go to sleep. Hopefully not permanently!

With cocaine you just speed up. What's so much fun?

With LSD just makes you schizophrenic! What's fun about that?

Prescription drugs destroy the body and mind faster even, than the street drugs. If they contain acetaminophen and you drink alcohol with them they can burn your liver up, right on the spot! ONE TIME, No fun here!

So, in the immortal words of our Wonderful, (I never would have graduated without his help). Our; old Bayonne High School Principal, Mr. O'Connor; who used to tell us over the intercom loud speakers, "Forewarned is Forearmed."

*****

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For *Jan Who Taught Me Love For The Dance*



War In The Ghetto 2*


The Three Strikes Law Should Have Been Abolished, Years And Years Ago!
Every crime should be judged on it's own circumstances. Not; Oh you got busted three times for being stupid, so now you go to jail for life! That's not justice!

*****


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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Women Kept Waiting Over 6 Years For Green Card!

E-mail I just sent President Obama, after reading of the plight of Cecilia Ojoawo. Tears for a life caught up in a green-card maze

E-mail the President at: Contact the White House

Dear President Obama,


Please help this poor woman remain in the United States and finally; after 30 years here, get her green card.

She is of good character and blind. It would be a total injustice to send her back to Nigeria!

Sincerely,
Your friend, ga

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

For My Father Sam Atkins * Jazz Age

My Father was a young man during "The Jazz Age", Roaring Twenties. And he sure could dance, sing and roar! He was a Leo after all, born in August.

Cab Calloway And Bill Robinson My Father's Best Friends From The Cotton Club NYC.
Cab Calloway, The Nicholas Brothers, Bill Robinson And Their Cast Of Fabulous, Dancers and Musicians.
   
The Cab Calloway Orchestra
Director, Cab's Grandson Christopher Calloway Brooks (CB). Facebook


Jumpin Jive
Don't try this at home.


My Father was born on Grand Street in New York City (Manhattan) 1893.

His Mother; Sarah, (my Grandmother), was a Orthodox Rabbi's Daughter. She and her family immigrated, from Latvia to New York City about 1880.

His Father; (my Grandfather), came all the way from Russia as a young man; all by himself, (he had a brother already living in Connecticut). Around the 1880's too.

I know he, (Nathan) and my Grandmother were married before 1888. Because he always said my Father's older Sister Florence, was born during the Great Blizzard of 88. Photos

They moved to Bayonne NJ; (where some of my Grandmother's relatives lived), when my Father was about 7 years old.

For My Father *Sam Atkins* Who Taught Me To Love Music And Always Said Better Late Than Never!

The guy in the picture isn't my Father. It's my cousin Sam Hock. He was so funny and he played the kazoo.

The woman at the bar is my Mother Mary (Jean, her nickname).

The following poem appeared on the editorial page of the Daily Princetonian. April, 1949

BALLAD OF THE BEER
Sammy's New York bar and grill
Is selling nickel beer.
Hurrah for Sammy, swill your fill.
And move your bar down here.
Sammy cut his price way down
The five-cent glass of cheer.
Oh leave that there ungrateful town,
Please move your bar down here.
Sammy, Sammy, save the day,
Our throats are growing sore,
Those G. I. checks are a month away,
So bring that bar down here.
Sammy, also bring your bock,
The other boys may sneer,
But we'll not buy their watered stock,
If you move your bar down here.
Sammy Atkins, you're our man,
You've nothing bad to fear.
We'll disregard the picket ban,
When you move your bar down here.
Sam, you know, a five-cent glass
has never had a peer;
The price will take the place of class.
Come on, move your bar down here.

U.S. Small Business Association

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Dept Of Labor Frequently Asked Questions

Grants.gov
Contact Center: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Closed on federal holidays. Phone: 1-800-518-4726 (local toll free). For International callers, dial 606-545-5035 to speak with a Contact Center representative. US Department of Health and Human Services

♥♥♥
For My Grandparents Sarah Saiewitz and Nathan Atkins. The nicest people one might ever meet!

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Since the break up of the Soviet Union in 1991 with the resulting hyperinflation, pensions have become almost worthless. At the same time, food, clothing, medicine and apartments are no longer subsidized by the government, and the prices for these have risen beyond the reach of most pensioners.

Let Freedom Reign. The Sun Never Set On So Glorious A Human Achievement! Nelson Mandela

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Although Cab Was A Brilliant and Loving Man, people back in the 1930's, didn't know how harmful drugs were, when he used to sing so lightly about them.

Funny story: My Father was a Fireman in the 1930's and 40's and he was the President of The Bayonne Fireman's Benevolent Association.

He used to run shows for the Firemen and Police at our DeWitt, Movie Theater.

Cab used to come over and do shows all the time. The Cops And Firemen Loved Cab and his music!
  
 The Cab Calloway School of the Arts 100 N. Dupont Road, Wilmington, DE 19807, (302) 651-2700 

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Never Swim When There's No Life Guard!

Rip Tides (current) An extremely strong channel of water flowing seaward from near the shore (see photos), through the surf line. National Weather Service-Rip Current Safety

Typical flow is at 0.5 metres per second (1–2 feet per second)
, and can be as fast as 2.5 metres per second (8 feet per second).

Rip Current


I keep reading in the New Jersey news about young people drowning in the ocean. I've been commenting on FB and decided I really needed to write a post about this.

I grew up in Southern New Jersey (Brick Town. About 20 miles from Seaside Heights Boardwalk) and spent my summers swimming in its ocean and occasionally in its lakes. But mostly in the ocean.

I've swam at beaches, from Point Pleasant to Atlantic City.

The ocean is not a place for an inexperienced swimmer, no matter how calm it looks.

If caught in a outgoing tide; or rip tide, Don't Try To Swim In To The Shore. SWIM SIDEWAYS FROM ONE SIDE OF THE BEACH TO THE OTHER. Rip tides are sudden and are only in parts of the water.

Don't panic. If you swim sideways you will swim out of the rip tide affected water. It's impossible to fight the tide and try to swim in. It will just keep pulling you out further

The ocean may look beautiful, inviting and fun, but it can also be very dangerous for anyone who is not a strong swimmer. If you don't swim really good. Swim in the motel pool!

Always wear a life jacket (swim vest), if you are not an experienced swimmer and always, when boating.

Swim Vests For Adults

Childrens Swim Vests

Use caution when swimming in lakes, rivers, streams, etc. The mud bottoms can pull one down.

The fresh water; unlike the salt water of the ocean, doesn't provide any buoyancy which helps you to float . Also; riverbeds, streams etc, often contain tree roots and other debris that a swimmer can get caught on.

Always wear a bathing suit when swimming. Do Not wear heavy clothing, like jeans. You'll sink like a stone!

I learned how to swim by age five using a life vest.
I still almost drowned in a lake, once when I was a teenager.

I was just wading and stepped into a drop (also called a dip). The next thing I knew, I was over my head and going down.

I was wearing jeans and they became heavy as lead and were pulling me under and that was it!

Luckily I had the time to tear them off and then I managed to struggle back up to the surface.

At the time I was surrounded by people close enough to almost touch me. But apparently no one saw me go under.

I am a most experienced swimmer. If I can almost drown, anyone can!

NEVER SWIM, WHERE THERE IS NO LIFEGUARD PRESENT!

♥♥♥
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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Even More Resources And Links For Veterans

Bring All Our Troops Home Now, Pres and Congress!

♥Gotta Love Them♥

Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America No veteran should come home from Iraq and Afghanistan to an unemployment check.

Find Your Local Vietnam Veterans Of America Chapters

Joining Forces About

The First Lady and Dr Biden have met with military families, learned about their successes and challenges, and made it their priority to support them. Joining Forces is a comprehensive national initiative to mobilize all sectors of society to give our service members and their families the opportunities and support they have earned. Veterans Job Bank

For Joe Brennan; Marine,Vietnam Vet, Poster Boy For PTSD.

And For My Cousin Martin; Paratrooper, Vietnam Vet, Original Poster Boy For PTSD.

Veteran Questions/Answers Rolling Thunder PTSD 101 - Resources

Rolling Thunder
National/State Chapters

Links For Our ♥Marines All Our ♥Troops And ♥Veterans [Updated 3/31/12] With links to the G I Bill and much more for Veterans.

Even More Resources And Links For Veterans

Veterans Today VA Home Loans

Returning Soldier and Veteran Health Rural Assistance Center

DAV-Disabled American Veterans Services for Veterans

A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies

VA Launches New Prevention Initiative to Serve 22,000 Veteran Families at Risk of Homelessness Announces Nearly $60 Million in Homeless Prevention Grants Nationwide

Talking About Trauma

Addiction Treatment Therapy Call Toll-Free 24-Hour Addiction Helpline 877-259-5637

How Veterans Can Address Substance Misuse

Momma's take their daughters in whenever we go out! Gotta Love Them!


Video is loud. You might want to turn your sound down.



Gotta Love Us All

Weekly Address: Pushing Congress to Create Jobs, Keep College in Reach for Middle Class Jul 7, 2012 by whitehouse


How to Get Financial Aid for College How to Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

Contact Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC) Grant Info. The FSAIC staff can answer your student aid questions and can give you all the help you need. Call 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) TTY users (for the hearing-impaired) can call 1-800-730-8913

Federal Work Study Program Work Study. An easy job at minimum wage part of your financial aid package. Work at school much easier than running around.

Work-Study: Students' Frequently Asked Questions

Financial Aid Grants are free. No repayment ever!

You don't have to be a genius or have had great marks in high school to get into college nowadays. They may just make you take a couple of easy tests to see what Freshman classes are good for you. Nothing scary, like trying for scholarships. No academic requirements for financial aid.
Anyone can go to college. You don't have to be in or just out of high school. I was 28 when I started college.

I went to school with people who worked full time and still got straight A's. Better grades than I.

Call the Financial Aid Department of the college or university you want to attend and ask them any questions you have, or for an interview there for help getting the financial aid application completed.

Veterans Services, Social Service Links

Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)


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Let's Show Our Veterans That We Really Care About Them.
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Syracuse, NY 13244-2450
phone (315) 443-6007/6899

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8605 Cameron Street, Suite 400
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
phone: 301-585-4000
fax: 301-585-0519
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Toll Free: 1-800-882-1316 
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How To Get Food
Dial 211 For Food
Hunger Task Force
If you or someone you know needs emergency food,
please dial 2-1-1

To call using a cell phone or pay phone, dial (414) 773-0211
or toll free (866) 211-3380.
An operator will help you locate the closest emergency food pantry and/or meal program in your area. 211 can also connect callers with a wide variety of emergency social services in our community.

Food Pantry Locator/By State

Participating Member Food Bank Locator

How To Apply For Food Stamps

The SNAP Map/State Info The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) The federal Food Stamp Program, helps low-income individuals and families buy the food they need for good health. Although SNAP is the national name, your state may use a different name.

Eligibility

Apply Online for Food Stamps

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For Every Drink Pouch, Cookie, Frito Lay Product, Candy Bar Wrapper, Empty Colgate Oral Care Product Etc, You Send To TerraCycle (See Brigades)
TerraCycle Website 

TerraCycle Inc.
121 New York Ave. Trenton, NJ 08638
General Phone: 609.393.4252
Fax: 609.393.4259
Please Send A Dollar Or A Donation To
Appalachian Region Missions Inc
PO Box 33
Olive Branch, MS 38654
phone: (901) 409-5876
fax: (662) 895-5876 
The Spirit Of Appalachia Neighbor Helping Neighbor 

Appalachian Region Missions distributes 2 1/2 million pounds of food, new shoes, new clothing, personal products, building material and other products necessary for daily living, each year. Donation Statistics

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