nygreporter.com Supports the Wounded Warrior Project

June 1, 2010

Hello Giants Fans, after attending the local Memorial Day parade yesterday and the ceremony honoring fallen American soldiers, I was inspired to look deeper into the Wounded Warrior project. The NYG Reporter supports several charities and will write an article from time to time to gain exposure for them. I cannot think of a better time to write an article on a very important charity which is the Wounded Warrior project.

The Wounded Warrior project provides injured soldiers with numerous programs and services to help them once they come back home. These men and women have made unimaginable sacrifices for our country and deserve to be provided with opportunities when they come home. Let’s be clear, these soldiers are not looking for a handout but an opportunity. There are many ways you can help the project (check out the link below, to go to the official website and see how you can help) but the easiest way may be to simply give a donation. You can also give them a call if you prefer at 877-TEAM-WWP or 904-296-7350. There are so many different charities in the world today and I’m sure that each has a special place in someone’s heart. I hope that this article will open some eyes to a great group that are doing the right thing for the men and women of our military.

You can find out all of the specific information you will need at the following link:


RD – NYGReporter.com


NYG Reporter Gives Support to the American Red Cross

April 12, 2010

As of April 12, 2010, the NYG Reporter fully supports and promotes the American Red Cross on our website. You can find a link to the site on the right side bottom. I have personally done volunteer work for the Red Cross during the 2005 hurricane season (Wilma) in South Florida and another time in the late 1990’s. I know what it feels like to have no power, electricity or water for two weeks. Disaster relief and preparedness are things that no one generally thinks about until it’s too late. I would urge all Americans to have a proper kit ready for all disaster type situations. One of our community leaders Saulo Padua, who is practicing law in Brazil, just recently experienced first hand what the devastating storms can do. Brazil was hit very hard last week. Hopefully, Saulo can leave a comment here and tell us a little about what he has seen there. The Red Cross was founded in 1881 and has been helping with disaster relief for 129 years.

It doesn’t take much to contribute to the American Red Cross. The socialvibe company has made it even more simple to donate some time to them. If you click the American Red Cross banner on the bottom right hand side of the screen, it shows you that all you need to do, is spend some time (literally) looking around as a donation. It’s very simple and shows a “counter” with exactly how many minutes are being donated by those browsing. Everyone who checks out the American Red Cross from the NYG Reporter site will counted but not named, with respect to our community privacy policy. We will select a new charity to support every three months. It doesn’t mean we longer support the previously posted charity, it just means we are giving some other charities a chance to be promoted. We will settle on four charities to support and promote them seasonally. The American Red Cross is the first to be chosen but not the last.

I urge all parents and people alike, to take the time to make a disaster preparedness plan. Every home should have a small bag with the following items in it. Keep this bag in a place where you know it will always be ready to go if something should happen. Going over a “what to do if…” scenario with children and spouses. It takes one night of sitting and talking. Having the bag ready to go, takes a lot of thinking out of the process when trying getting back to normal. The thing with a disaster is you never really know what you are going to need, until you need it.

Here is the link to the American Red Cross website: http://www.redcross.org/

The NYG Reporter Disaster Preparedness Starter List:

1. Two Flashlights with extra batteries.

2. Hand Crank Weather Radio, no batteries needed.

3. Can Opener

4. Lighters/Matches

5. Water (as much as possible)

6. Leatherman Tool/Small Knife

7. Candles – enough for one week

8. First Aid Kit/Medications – size depends on actual family size

9. Bottle of Aspirin

10. Snack Bars – a couple of small boxes, granola, protein.

11. Hand Sanitizer – a couple of small bottles

12. State Map, Notebook and Pens

13. Canned Food (7) Jar of Coffee (1)

14. Important Papers Copies. Family and Friends contact information. Hand written copies of all phone numbers, email and home addresses.

15. Nylon Duffle Bag – weatherproof and large enough to carry all of your items. Extra Set of Keys.


RD – NYGReporter.com