Things You Can Do For Ferguson:
- Donate money to have those arrested in Ferguson released on bail. These people belong on the streets, especially at a time like this.
- Send a note of condolence to the family of Michael Brown. Let’s not forget the tragedy that started this.
- Donate to the Michael Brown Memorial Fund. This is an official fundraiser run by the Brown family’s lawyers. They are going through so much, lets make sure at the very least it isn’t a financial burden.
- Help get people on the ground. There are activists and reporters who want to do their part and get to Ferguson. Donate and get them there. I am so far aware of Zellie Imani, Zak Jemmott, and JR Valrey (a reporter for SF Bay View).
- Donate to the Ferguson Youth Initiative.The children of this community deserve better than to be gunned down. Make sure they get that in the future.
- Feed the children of Ferguson. Many children in America rely on school to get their meals and thanks to the civil unrest caused by the police, the children of Ferguson have been without school since Monday. These people want to make sure that doesn’t mean anyone is going hungry.
- Find a National Moment of Silence in your area. If one doesn’t exist, start one. Share this experience with others. Solidarity is important.
- Keep awareness up. Not just among the like-minded people on tumblr, this is something everyone needs to be aware of.
- Spread accurate information. There is a lot of distortion going on here and spreading every piece of information as it is reported only makes that worse. First and foremost make sure you are listening carefully, then share what is important and relevant.
If you are aware of any good causes or ways to help that I have missed, please reblog and add them.
Free HIV Tests at Walgreens, Thurs-Sat
Check Greater Than or your local Wags ad for the details on free HIV testing at the end of this week.
As a couponer, I’d say that HIV tests are right up there with Colgate toothpaste and Yakisoba noodles as ‘things you should never have to pay for because you can always get them for free somewhere.’ Freebies come in all shapes and sizes, and occasionally with a little bit of fear. But you’d get the toothpaste, right?
I don’t even have to tell you why this is important or why you should support the Kickstarter to bring back Reading Rainbow; you know why. So go do it!
It’s been three weeks since nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped from their school dormitory. Activists in Nigeria and around the world have taken to the streets and social media to keep the pressure on the Nigerian government and world leaders to take immediate action to locate and rescue the missing schoolgirls. Because of these efforts, global leaders are beginning to take a stand.
Here are ways you can support the rescue efforts:
1. Sign the petition at Change.org and Women Thrive Worldwide to call on world leaders to act
2. Donate to the Bring Back Our Girls Emergency Project at Catapult,
3. Organize or attend a rally in your city via Bring Back Our Girls
4. Spread the word and post a photo using the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls
Together we can #BringBackOurGirls!
We need this in Chicago
Chicago Warming Center Locations.
Baltimore and Chicago readers, be aware!
Not in either city? Reblog with your locations info, too.
- Baltimore: 410-433-5175 for Baltimore Area Homeless Shelters 24-Hour Hotline
- Boston: 617-534-2526 for Friends of Boston’s Homeless or dial 311
- Chicago: 311
- Detroit: 1-800-274-3583 and 1-800-343-4427 (starting on Monday at 6 a.m.)
- Kansas City, Mo.: 816-474-4599
- New York City: 311
- Milwaukee: 211
- Minneapolis: 211
- Philadelphia: 215-232-1984 for the Project HOME Homeless Outreach Hotline
- Portland: 211
- Richmond: 211
- San Francisco: 311
- Seattle: 211
- St. Louis: 314-802-5444 for the Housing Resource Center hotline (between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Mon-Friday)
- Thunder Bay, Ontario: 807-620-7678 for the SOS team (operates between 2 p.m. and 2 a.m.)
- Toronto: 311
- Washington, D.C.: 1-800-535-7252 for the Hypothermia Hotline
it is not possible to survive without shelter rn in much of north america. people without shelter WILL die. let’s watch out for each other.
Here’s a list of all the warming centers and their respective numbers in St. Louis City and County (it’s weird the way we’re split up, and the number above might only be for one or the other).
November is epilepsy awareness month…..
If you’re reading this and you have family friends etc. in the city of West, Texas and are trying to get in touch with them the Hillcrest hospital has set up a hotline to help the number is 254-202-1100
Vote for Secret’s “Talk That” HERE!!
(Note: I had to use Mozilla Firefox to vote because it wouldn’t work in Chrome)