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  • #HappyHalloween

    Happy Halloween!  #HappyHalloween

  • Holiday Hearts

    Wishing you warm and full hearts as well as a
    Safe & Cozy Holiday!

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    Winter Wonderland can be Winter Dangerland

    Deck the Halls: Fire Safety during the Holidays

    Holiday Time Means?

  • World Conservation Day

    Tomorrow is World Conservation Day! Observed each year on July 28th, World Conservation Day is celebrated internationally to increase awareness about the best practices to protect our natural resources. The Earth is supplied a limited amount of properties that we all rely upon each day like water, air, soil and trees.

    World Nature Conservation DayWondering how you can get involved in practicing sustainability?
    Try turning off the faucet when you brush your teeth in the morning, or participate in a nature walk with some friends to appreciate the resources that surround us. The holiday may be celebrated one day out of the year, but why not think sustainably always?

    World Nature Conservation Day recognizes that a healthy environment is the foundation for a stable and productive society and to ensure the well-being of present and future generations, we all must participate to protect, conserve, and sustainably manage our natural resources.

  • Empirical

    EmpireOn this date in 1931, New York's Empire State Building opened.

    It was built by John Jakob Raskob of General Motors, and was the result of his competition with Walter Chrysler of the Chrysler Corporation to see who could erect the taller building. Standing
    1,250 feet high from ground to roof, it surpassed the 1,046-foot Chrysler Building as the world's tallest skyscraper. In fact, the Empire State Building held the "world's tallest" title for 40 years, until it was outdone by the World Trade Center in 1972.

    It's cool to be "first", "best",  or "#1", but sometimes, it is just awesome being classic, popular, and loved.

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  • Love Your Mother

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    Happy Earth Day

  • National Volunteer Week

    Volunteering is near and dear to us, and many of our thousands of Instructors volunteer their services to make communities safer in many ways.

    National Volunteer Week is coming up April 23-29, brought to you by Points of Light, is an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice and support to causes they care about in their community. Their stories can serve to inspire others to find ways to take action that creates change.

    Service Unites, the theme for National Volunteer Week, captures the power of changemakers to come together to build stronger, more vibrant communities through service.

    Celebrate National Volunteer Week

    National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week. Plan or attend an event to celebrate the impact of changemakers in your community, and inspire others to serve. Learn more

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  • What are YOU doing for others?

    Serve others Today

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    Honor by Serving Others

  • Holiday Wishes

    HH-ACTWishing your and yours the best of everything now and throughout the coming year!

    Happy Holidays, Best Wishes, Long Life & Prosperity to you all!

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  • HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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  • Meals on Wheels

    Food trucks are becoming increasingly popular in cities around the country due to their convenience and unique food options. There are even Gourmet Food Truck Festivals around the US, and guides to help gourmands and vacationers find them to explore the mobile munchies

    Food Truck Festival

    One food truck in Los Angeles, gave the food truck phenomena a new twist - We've talked about Food & Hunger in the past; well this food truck serves free burritos to homeless people in the community. According to the Huffington Post, he Share A Meal food truck is run by nonprofit Khalsa Peace Corps and they started the program in 2009 out of a desire to serve the community. Every Monday through Friday, the Share A Meal truck goes out to different areas in Los Angeles with volunteers making anywhere from 150 to 250 burritos per night!

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