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Help Us Support Domestic Violence Victims & Prevention

Posted by Eleda Towle on

Help Us Support Domestic Violence Victims & Prevention

Hi Everyone, It's a tough subject for many of us to discuss, but it's so important that we do:  One in three women and as many as one in four men will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes.  This is a problem that can only occur if it's kept secret, so making it known and making resources available to those who need them is critical.  With so many people staying in their homes this year, the problem is made worse, as fewer people outside the household may be able to see and stop violence.  We don't often hear about the...

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Help Animals Through Australia's Devastating Brush Fires

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Help Animals Through Australia's Devastating Brush Fires

This year, Australia and Tasmania are caught in the most horrifying wildfire season ever recorded.  As of a few days ago, over 12.35 million acres have burned - about equal to the entire states of Vermont and NH. Heartbreakingly, over 1500 homes have burned and at least 24 humans have died, along with an estimated 500 MILLION animals.  The fires are still uncontrolled and spreading.  The map below, published on January 5th, shows the active fires raging right now, alongside an image of that map overlaid onto the US for scale. We've seen devastating fires in the Western US, but...

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