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Retailchoice.com lists charity shop volunteer vacancies

June 16, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: tdruvkbqd.

first_img Howard Lake | 1 February 2006 | News  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Retailchoice.com lists charity shop volunteer vacancies Helen Chater, volunteering opportunities executive at Save the Children, said: “Volunteering for Save the Children will not only benefit vulnerable children around the world but it can also help gain valuable knowledge and experience in both retail and charity environments.” Retail job board retailchoice.com is allowing UK charities with high street shops to post vacant positions within their shops on the site for free.The new volunteer vacancy listings mean that retail job seekers can use the site to find paid work and volunteer work in charity shops.Charities already involved in the scheme and benefiting from an increase in volunteer applications as a result include Save the Children and Help The Aged. A number of other charities are also looking to post their volunteer roles over the next month, according to retailchoice.com. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Recruitment / people Trading Volunteeringlast_img read more

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Ocean City High School students hear inspirational words from man who survived horrible crash

May 2, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: nexmcumgj.

first_img“Gabe really doesn’t need to be taken care of,” she said. “He’s very independent and is a source of strength for people around him.” “This kid’s stupidity took this from me,” Hurley said, referring to how his life has been profoundly altered, including the loss of his eyesight. When he was out for a drive on June 18, 2009, a car traveling in the opposite direction clipped a bridge, spun out of control and slammed into Hurley’s Ford Mustang. The impact sent a 10-pound metal car part crashing through the windshield and into Hurley’s face. “We’re still battling that problem,” Hopely said. “Distracted driving is a paramount concern. That’s the education we’re giving.” Hurley noted that it was a 17-year-old boy — who had his driver’s license for only three weeks — who plowed into him. The teenager had been out joyriding with friends, showing off and not paying attention to the road, according to Hurley. Hurley, 31, of Somerset, N.J., recounted his heartbreaking story Monday before an audience of Ocean City High School students. His appearance was part of a distracted driving awareness program in collaboration between the school district and Ocean City Police Department.. His eyesight was lost. His boyish good looks were gone. His dreams of a healthy, happy life were shattered. But everything changed on Oak Tree Road in Edison on June 18, 2009. Hurley was nearly killed, but the teenager who hit him escaped with only a broken wrist. The boy received a summons for reckless driving. Hurley urged the Ocean City students not to be reckless or distracted behind the wheel, telling them to “stop, slow down and think what you’re doing.” For him, this was the start of “my new life.” He began his remarks by telling students that, before the crash, he was “living the high life.” “This is reality, and it can happen to anyone, regardless of race, religion and socioeconomic class,” he said. Doctors considered it a medical miracle that Hurley survived the crash. Hurley said he woke up in the hospital, unable to see and hooked up to life-saving monitors. “You could say my life was good,” he said. “Why would anything bad happen to me?” “For starters, I will never see anything for the rest of my life,” he said. “I have a new-found purpose in life,” he said. He said he could have wallowed in self-pity after the crash, but instead chose happiness. By Donald WittkowskiOne terrible crash on Oak Tree Road in Edison, N.J., in 2009 robbed Gabe Hurley of virtually everything he had. Except his life. Hurley surprised the students by picking up an electric guitar and jamming on a medley of rock tunes. He explained that he has been playing guitar since he was 11 years old and continues to write songs, including one that accompanied an inspirational video that depicted his post-crash recovery. Suddenly, Hurley was blind. His face was so horribly disfigured that doctors described it as looking like “sawdust.” Hurley, though, acknowledged that this is certainly not the life he thought he would lead. His wife, Anna, stressed that Hurley is anything but helpless these days. Both young and more experienced drivers can easily become distracted while chatting or texting on their now-ubiquitous cellphones, said Sgt. Brian Hopely of the Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit. Hurley, however, has transcended the horror to become a source of inspiration. He speaks at schools about 100 times a year to not only warn students about the dangers of distracted driving, but also to encourage them to live happy and productive lives. “For me, it was like an out-of-body experience,” he explained. “I no longer recognized myself.” Video Playerhttps://ocnjdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/20160523_173646_1340897922607165.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.“The Gabe they knew and loved was instantly unrecognizable,” he said of his family and friends. He had been placed in a medically induced coma. A gastric tube was inserted in his stomach to feed him. Using hospital photos and a CAT scan image to illustrate his ghastly injuries, Hurley recalled the mental anguish he endured as well as the multiple surgeries that he needed to reconstruct his face. Hurley told the students that he got married just last month, eliciting their applause. Hurley said he has never met the teenager, who would now be in his 20s. “I don’t hate the boy,” Hurley said. “Maybe in the future, if he wants to apologize, we’ll cross that bridge and see how things go.”last_img read more

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