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ST PAUL NONPROFIT CHARIABLE ORGANIZATION
November 7, 2012

SPANCO was started by the most beautiful Gisela Becker, when she was in her 70's. Now, in her 80's, she is still traveling from US to Ghana several times each year to be sure everything is running smoothly with her orphanage, school, and hospital, which saw 12,000 patients last year. She also puts together a full truckload container of clothing, furniture, school supplies, books, and many other things each year. Her house is full of donated items, which she sorts, boxes, and loads (with help) onto the huge container. She has helped thousands of children live full, educated lives, going on to University, and then returning to the village to give back for a period of time. I would like to see Gisela's work continue to grow and expand long after she is unable to do it herself. She really needs a steady fundraising system, rather than the haphazard way her projects are currently funded. Who do you know that could help make this happen?

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VeteranAid.org
June 13, 2011

Veteran Aid is an organization that helps veterans receive benefits that many don't know about, particularly for the elderly. After having experienced the issues of lack of funds caring for elderly parents when there really were Veterans funds available and the total frustration of attempting to gain access, the creator of Veteran Aid wants to be sure that families who qualify are able to access the money they are supposed to receive!

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The founder, Debbie Burak, has written a chapter in the upcoming book "OMG! My Parents are Getting Old!"sharing pertinent information for families of elderly veterans.

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See that they are better funded and have more publicity for the great work they do!

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General Member of the Public & Publisher and Co-Author of the upcoming book "OMG! My Parents are Getting OLD!".