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    The Salvation Army Needs Toys and Turkeys

     

    Help the Salvation Army obtain more toys for children in need by going to the Giving Tree by Dec. 24.

    Please help the Salvation Army obtain more toys and turkeys for children and families in need this Holiday Season. Donations can always be made online at www.salvationarmyusa.org or by calling 1-(800)-SAL-ARMY.

    (Redlands, Calif.) The Salvation Army of San Bernardino is in need of frozen turkeys for our Christmas food distribution on December 20th to families in need who have signed up for Christmas assistance.

    “Please bring your donation of frozen Turkeys to either our Redlands location at: 838 Alta Street or our Hospitality House located at: 925 W. 10th St., San Bernardino,” said Major Martha Trimmer, Corps Officer of The Salvation Army of San Bernardino.

    To sign up for food for your family please apply in person at The Salvation Army 838 Alta Street in Redlands.

    “We can help with toys for your dependent children from birth to 12 years old please bring with you your, ID, proof of dependent children in the household i.e.; birth certificate, social security card, or insurance card, and proof of residence such as a utility bill,” said Major Martha Trimmer, Corps Officer of The Salvation Army of San Bernardino.

    Majors Kyle and Martha Trimmer, Corps Officer of The Salvation Army of San Bernardino host The Salvation Army of San Bernardino’s Red Kettle Kick Off on Wednesday November 17, 2021at 6:00 PM., at the Bear Springs Events Center in Highland.

    Majors Kyle and Martha Trimmer, Corps Officer of The Salvation Army of San Bernardino host The Salvation Army of San Bernardino’s Red Kettle Kick Off on Wednesday November 17, 2021at 6:00 PM., at the Bear Springs Events Center in Highland.

    “We can also help your entire family with food”, she added.

    Monetary donations can be mailed to P.O Box 26, Redlands, CA 92373. Donations can always be made online at www.salvationarmyusa.org or by calling 1-(800)-SAL-ARMY.

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    About the Salvation Army San Bernardino Corps

    The Salvation Army may provide emergency services including food; lodging for homeless or displaced families; clothing and furniture; assistance with rent or mortgage and transportation when funds are available. The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) assists rescue workers and evacuees in such disasters as fires.

    Serving: San Bernardino, Redlands, Highlands, Rialto, Loma Linda, Colton, Yucaipa, Calimesa, Bloomington, Mentone, Grand Terrace, Muscoy, and the mountain communities.

    The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church, and offers evangelical programs for boys, girls, and adults. One of the largest charitable and international service organizations in the world, The Salvation Army has been in existence since 1865 and in San Bernardino since 1885, supporting those in need without discrimination. Donations may always be made online at www.salvationarmyusa.org or by calling 1-(800)-SAL-ARMY. Our local number is (909) 888-1336.

    Do Your Children Need Food or Toys this Christmas?  The Salvation Army Can Help

    The Salvation Army is ready to help you

    The Salvation Army and our vollenteers are ready to help your children with toys and your entire family with food.  Volunteers serve meals at the Annual Thanksgiving Dinner celebration.

    (Redlands, Calif.)  Do your children need food or toys this Christmas?  The Salvation Army can help.  Please apply in person at The Salvation Army 838 Alta Street in Redlands.

    “We can help with toys for your dependent children from birth to 12 years old please bring with you your, ID, proof of dependent children in the household i.e.; birth certificate, social security card, or insurance card, and proof of residence such as a utility bill,” said Major Martha Trimmer, Corps Officer of The Salvation Army of San Bernardino.

    “We can also help your entire family with food”, Major Trimmer added.

    For more information call the Salvation Army at (909) 888-1336. To donate money by phone call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (800-725-2769).  Donate online at: https://sanbernardino.salvationarmy.org

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    About the Salvation Army San Bernardino Corps

    The Salvation Army may provide emergency services including food; lodging for homeless or displaced families; clothing and furniture; assistance with rent or mortgage and transportation when funds are available. The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) assists rescue workers and evacuees in such disasters as fires.

    Serving: San Bernardino, Redlands, Highlands, Rialto, Loma Linda, Colton, Yucaipa, Calimesa, Bloomington, Mentone, Grand Terrace, Muscoy, and the mountain communities

    The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church, and offers evangelical programs for boys, girls, and adults. One of the largest charitable and international service organizations in the world, The Salvation Army has been in existence since 1865 and in San Bernardino since 1885, supporting those in need without discrimination. Donations may always be made online at www.salvationarmyusa.org or by calling 1-(800)-SAL-ARMY. Our local number is (909) 888-1336

     

    One Small Christmas Gift Gives Hope To A Child at the Salvation Army Angel Tree

    Help the Salvation Army obtain more toys for children in need by going to the Giving Tree by Dec. 24.

    Help the Salvation Army obtain more toys for children in need by going to the Giving Tree by Dec. 24.

     

    (Redlands, Calif.)  Giving a toy to a needy child. It is a small gesture but participating in The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree will make this Christmas memorable for you as well as the children in need.  Without your help, some children won’t get anything for Christmas.

    “Just pick up an Angel Tree tag and buy a needy child the gift listed on the tag! The Angel Tree matches donors with hundreds of children who are relying on The Salvation Army this year to bring them a Merry Christmas,” said Major Martha Trimmer, Corps Officer of The Salvation Army of San Bernardino.

    The San Bernardino Corps Angel Tree is at Inland Center Mall in San Bernardino, 500 Inland Center Drive in San Bernardino, 92408.  Donations received here provide toys to children from 400 disadvantaged families in Big Bear, Blue Jay, Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, the mountain communities, Bloomington, Colton, Grand Terrace, Highland, Rialto, Loma Linda, Yucaipa, Mentone, Redlands, and San Bernardino.

    “Please support disadvantaged children with a Christmas gift at the Angel Tree by visiting our table in the Inland Center Mall and fulfilling the wishes of a child till December 22nd,” said Major Trimmer.

    Shoppers find cards attached to the Angel Tree. These cards include the names and wish lists of needy children whose families cannot afford to buy gifts. Shoppers simply pluck a tag off the Angel Tree and head for the appropriate store to purchase their gift donations, then return it to the Angel Tree volunteers.

    Shoppers get to keep the card as an ornament to hang on their own Christmas tree, reminding them of their good deed.

    “This is a great way to start a tradition with your family, by selecting a gift for a needy child together. The gifts are based on their individual wishes and for some children, it may be the only gift they receive all year,” said Major Trimmer.

    “Lego’s, board games and clothes are just a few items on each child’s wish list,” said Major Trimmer. “Shoppers who participate in the program are encouraged to shop for more than what is needed on the list. I can’t think of a better way for local people including business owners and managers to help the community and spread the spirit of Christmas.”

    For more information on the Angel Tree call Steven Pinckney at (909) 792-6868 or visit the tree in the Inland Center Mall in San Bernardino.   To donate money by phone call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (800-725-2769).  Donate online at: https://sanbernardino.salvationarmy.org

     

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    About the Salvation Army San Bernardino Corps

    The Salvation Army may provide emergency services including food; lodging for homeless or displaced families; clothing and furniture; assistance with rent or mortgage and transportation when funds are available. The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) assists rescue workers and evacuees in such disasters as fires.

     

    The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church, and offers evangelical programs for boys, girls, and adults. One of the largest charitable and international service organizations in the world, The Salvation Army has been in existence since 1865 and in San Bernardino since 1885, supporting those in need without discrimination. Donations may always be made online at www.salvationarmyusa.org or by calling 1-(800)-SAL-ARMY. Our local number is (909) 888-1336.

    Rock the Bells – Salvation Army Invites Musicians to Play for Red Kettle’s in the IE

    Majors invite musicians to play Christmas carols for the annual giving season to raise money for county’s homeless, hungry, and hopeless.

     

    (Redlands, CA) The Salvation Army of San Bernardino announces the Red Kettle kickoff on Friday November 19th, in Highland at the Red Kettle Kick Off.

    This year the Majors invite musicians to help Restore Christmas by playing Holiday carols for the annual kettle giving season to raise money for the homeless, hungry, and hopeless in the counties we serve.

    Majors Kyle and Martha Trimmer, Corps Officer of The Salvation Army of San Bernardino host The Salvation Army of San Bernardino’s Red Kettle Kick Off on Wednesday November 17, 2021at 6:00 PM., at the Bear Springs Events Center in Highland.

    Majors Kyle and Martha Trimmer, Corps Officer of The Salvation Army of San Bernardino host The Salvation Army of San Bernardino’s Red Kettle Kick Off on Wednesday November 17, 2021at 6:00 PM., at the Bear Springs Events Center in Highland.

    The kettles will be out beginning Monday through Saturday’s beginning Friday November 19th until Friday December 24th

    “This Christmas launch your band into the holiday season and raise money for IE’s less fortunate by playing Christmas Carols with the Salvation Army,” said Major Kyle Trimmer, Corps Officer of The Salvation Army of San Bernardino.

    “Every year the Salvation Army rings our Silver Bells to raise money for the homeless, hungry, and hopeless. Help Restore Christmas!  Music raises more money!  Join us call Steven Pinckney today at (909) 792-6868.”

    “When people play music at the red kettles, we raise 20 percent more money than with just a Bell Ringers,” said Major Trimmer

    The nationally recognized shiny Red Kettle and our happy bell ringers are an integral part of the Christmas scene.  Each year, thousands of dollars are donated to aid needy families, children, seniors, and the homeless, hungry, and hopeless.

    The Red Kettles are the main fundraiser for The Salvation Army and raises the majority of funds for service to needy people in our service area for the year.

    The Salvation Army has served the Inland Empire since 1885, supporting those in need without discrimination.

    The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church and offers holistic programs for individuals of all. The Salvation Army is one of the world’s largest charitable and international service organizations.

    The San Bernardino Corps of The Salvation Army serves Big Bear, Blue Jay, Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, the mountain communities, Bloomington, Colton, Grand Terrace, Highland, Rialto, Loma Linda, Yucaipa, Redlands, and San Bernardino.

    To volunteer or donate call (909) 792-6868 or go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

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    (San Bernardino, Calif.)  Businesses, government and civic groups that want to liven up their meetings with an interesting and informative advertising and public relations speaker should choose Carl Dameron, creative director of Dameron Communications.

    Dameron has run his own public relations firm for more than 30 years, and during that time he has shared his expertise on what makes a good story with everyone from local political candidates to national logistics firms.

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    Dameron will explain how important it is to get in front of a story to drive national and regional advertising, public relations and news coverage.

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    Dameron Communications has served Southern California clients since 1989

    Dameron is available to speak on several advertising and public relations topics including:

    • Advertising – How to create advertising that works — from flyers to TV commercials and everything in between
    • Public Relations – How to get media coverage and increase the positive perception of your organization
    • Government Relations – How to get elected officials to listen and how to leverage their influence
    • Community Relations – How get the community to understand and support your goals and objectives

    Dameron Communications clients include LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc., The City and County of San Bernardino, County of Riverside, RD-ICO, Moreno Valley Unified School District, Rialto Unified School District, Sprint, California Portland Cement Company, the AQMD, Dukes-Dukes and Associates, Inc., Toyota of San Bernardino, The Salvation Army and many more…

    Call (909) 534-9500 or email Carl@DameronCommunications.com to book your presentation.

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    LaSalle Gives 220 Covid Shots to Local Black Residents

    Dr. Albert Arteaga, president and founder of LaSalle Medical Associates, speaks with Baron Jordan, of San Bernardino, March 20,2021 at the LaSalle Medical Associates medical office located in Rialto, Calif. Jordan is sitting in the observation area after receiving the one-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine. After receiving the vaccine, patients are observed for 15 minutes for any immediate adverse effects.  (Photo by Valda Wilson)

    “I had to try to get around the bureaucracy myself, so I appreciate that our health partner LaSalle engaged with trusted community partners like churches… “It’s good to offer clear access from familiar people to the community. It helps” said Dr. Michael Andrew Owens, pastor of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church

    (Rialto, Calif.) Nurses from LaSalle Medical Associates vaccinated more than 220 people Saturday during a Rialto clinic designed to give the Black community better access to COVID-19 vaccinations.

    LaSalle teamed up with San Bernardino’s New Hope Missionary Baptist Church and The Inland Empire Concerned African American Churches to put at a recent clinic, part of an innovative approach in which the church gathered a list of interested people, and LaSalle staff members contacted them to make appointments.

    Alicia Cazenave of San Bernardino was happy that her church worked with LaSalle to bypass the bureaucratic roadblocks she experienced earlier when trying to make appointments for family members through government agencies.

    She arrived early Saturday morning and was third in line to get her shot.

    “I am relieved to be getting it,” said Cazenave, 59. “Having the church organize it helped as far as access. The church gave us better access.”

    She was also happy to be getting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is just one dose.

    “The shot was good. No pain,” she said after being inoculated.

    Dr Michael Andrew Owens, pastor of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, was thankful that LaSalle worked directly with the church to set up vaccination appointments.

    “I had to try to get around the bureaucracy myself, so I appreciate that our health partners engaged with trusted community partners like churches, and I appreciate the respect for the church, knowing that we have influence in the community,” he said. “It’s good to offer clear access from familiar people to the community. It helps.

    “And the one shot, that sold itself. I think a lot of people were waiting,” he said.

    “Today we are giving Johnson’s vaccine. It’s just one shot and you’re done. We just got it last week,” said Dr. Albert Arteaga, LaSalle’s president and founder.  “It’s as effective as the others at preventing serious disease or death. That’s up to nearly 100 percent.”

    During Saturday’s clinic, he stood outside, answering questions and sharing light-hearted banter with people waiting in line.

    Dr. Michael Andrew Owens, pastor of New Hope Missionary Baptist

    Dr. Michael Andrew Owens, pastor of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, speaks with Edward Hoffman III, of Redlands, March 20, 2021 at the LaSalle Medical Associates medical office located in Rialto, Calif. Hoffman is sitting in the observation area after receiving the one-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine. After receiving the vaccine, patients are observed for 15 minutes for any immediate adverse effects. 
    (Photo by Valda Wilson)

    “After your shot, you may get a slight fever tonight. But don’t worry. It’s just a case of Saturday Night Fever,” he joked with one man.

    Vicki Creighton, from Riverside, said she was eager to get vaccinated Saturday.

    “I feel confident, and I feel it’s going to be great. My mom and dad are 88 and they had their shots,” she said.

    Deborah Neal, from Lake Elsinore, said she learned of Saturday’s clinic when a friend shared a flier from New Hope.

    “I sure am relieved, especially since it’s one shot,” she said.

    Dr. Arteaga told her, “You notice that we are taking everyone who comes and not finding reasons to turn people away.”

    The Rialto clinic, San Bernardino clinic on Mount Vernon Ave., and Hesperia clinic are certified vaccination centers.  For more information on LaSalle Medical associates at http://www.lasallemedicalassociates.com

     

    About LaSalle Medical Associates
    LaSalle Medical Associates is one of the largest independent minority owned healthcare companies in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. The corporate office is in Redlands.

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    $500,000 from DOJ to Fight Youth Opioid Crisis using the e3p3 Model

    “Our youth are in crisis, they are being influenced by many fronts to experiment with drugs and we will do all we can to help them combat bad information. Now more than ever drug use is promoted in music, movies and social media. We have to continue helping and mentoring our youth in making informed decisions,” Williams. Left to Right: Mayor Carey Davis - City of San Bernardino; Mayor Deborah Robertson - City of Rialto; Congressman Pete Aguilar ( D-Rep CA 31); Terrance Stone - CEO Young Visionaries; San Bernardino City Schools Board Member Dr. Margaret Hill; Joseph Williams San Bernardino Community College District (SBCCD) Board and CEO of Youth Action Project; and Luvina Beckley - CEO of M.H.M. & Associates (Professional Grants Firm)

    “Our youth are in crisis, they are being influenced by many fronts to experiment with drugs and we will do all we can to help them combat bad information. Now more than ever drug use is promoted in music, movies and social media. We have to continue helping and mentoring our youth in making informed decisions,” Williams. Left to Right: Mayor Carey Davis – City of San Bernardino; Mayor Deborah Robertson – City of Rialto; Congressman Pete Aguilar ( D-Rep CA 31); Terrance Stone – CEO Young Visionaries; San Bernardino City Schools Board Member Dr. Margaret Hill; Joseph Williams San Bernardino Community College District (SBCCD) Board and CEO of Youth Action Project; and Luvina Beckley – CEO of M.H.M. & Associates (Professional Grants Firm)

    San Bernardino, CA– San Bernardino, CA– Today, the Youth Action Project(YAP), a San Bernardino based non-profit organization, announced funding from  the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)’s 2018 Mentoring Opportunity for Youth Initiatives grant program for $500,000.

    In making the announcement YAP founder Joseph Williams was accompanied by Rep. Pete Aguilar (D- San Bernardino), Rialto Mayor Deborah Robertson and San Bernardino Mayor Carey Davis. The grant will allow YAP, Young Visionaries’Executive Director Terrance Stone, Sigma Beta Xi’sDirector Corey Jackson, and the Youth Action Mentoring Network– to detect and assist Inland Empire students who show risk factors for opioid abuse.

    “Our region has not been immune to the nationwide opioid crisis, and too often when a young person in our community struggles with addiction, they have no clear place to turn. I’m grateful for the work of Youth Action Project to provide Inland Empire youth with the resources they need to lead happy and successful lives free from the weight of opioid addiction,” said Rep. Aguilar.

    The OJJDP e3p3 Modeled Grant will include the City of Rialto, and middle and high schools in Rialto.

    The e3p3 Model, created by M.H.M. & Associates (a professional grant firm) serves in creating strategically aligned public, private partnerships. This win affords the City of Rialto, students and their families in being one of the first that will benefit from the program efforts to dress the Opioid Crisis.

    Rialto Mayor Deborah Robertson said, “Rialto continues to be a pioneer in moving initiatives forward that will empower our residents.  The e3p3 Model, created by M.H.M. & Associates (a professional grant firm) serves in creating strategically aligned public, private partnerships.  This win affords the City of Rialto, students and their families in being one of the first that will benefit from the program efforts to dress the Opioid Crisis.”

    The project was one of 12 projects funded nationwide to provide mentoring to youth at-risk of Opioid abuse.

    YAP, Young Visionaries and Sigma Beta Xi have all been funded under prior initiatives using the e3p3 Model, designed to accelerate grant resources into cities/regions, and were excited to see it work once again to further assist youth in the region.

    Earlier this year, Rep. Aguilar’s office held a Federal Grants Workshop to highlight best practices and share strategies for success when applying for federal grants which was attended by a representative from YAP.

    “Our youth are in crisis, they are being influenced by many fronts to experiment with drugs and we will do all we can to help them combat bad information. Now more than ever drug use is promoted in music, movies and social media. We have to continue helping and mentoring our youth in making informed decisions. The resources awarded by OJJDP will support our efforts to make sure the real winners are our youth,” said Joseph Williams President San Bernardino Community College Board District Board and YAP CEO.”

    Today’s announcement comes just over one year since Rep Aguilar announced an additional $500,000 to combat the broader opioid crisis within the Inland Empire.

    For questions regarding this announcement, the project or the e3p3 Model contact Joseph Williams at 909-75-1068 or call Luvina Beckley from Grant writing firmM.H.M & Associatesat 951-692-4646 or go online http://mhmandassociates.com
     

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    Safety First for Students and Teachers


    by Sean Flynn
    Inland Empire residents know from painful experience that America faces an unacceptable level of gun violence. Whether at a workplace in San Bernardino a high school in Palmdale, or in Santa Fe, Texas, far more needs to be done to prevent these tragedies.

    As we discuss our options, I would like to point out that there are at least five common-sense solutions that can be enacted immediately to help safeguard students and schools from a repeat of the tragedy in Palmdale.  You have probably never heard of them because the political parties have gone to polar extremes and are more interested in finger pointing than proven solutions.

    Our fundamental problem is that students and schools have been left defenseless.  It wasn’t always like that. When I was growing up in the 1980s and attending junior high and high school in the gang-plagued Los Angeles Unified School District, we had metal detectors to stop students from bringing weapons (both knives and guns) onto campus.  It worked and metal detectors are something that we now as a society embrace at airports, concerts, and government buildings.

    We need to place metal detectors in schools once again. Nobody should be able to walk casually onto campus with a firearm and shoot children.

    Let’s also embrace more recent prevention technologies.  Consider the Salto electronic door locks that the Loma Linda Unified School District just installed at every one of its schools.

    Each principal in the district now has a mobile app that allows them to lock down their entire campus in just eight seconds if there’s an emergency.  Some might object to the $1.4 million cost, but this proven technology comes out to just 8 cents per student per day. That’s a bargain by any measure, especially so when considering how infinitely precious our children are.

    Another proven lifesaver is the ShotSpotter acoustical gunshot detection and location system, which uses ordinary microphones to detect and locate gunfire.  Within seconds, it can detect that firearms have been discharged, tell authorities the location to within 10 feet, and even tell them if there was more than one shooter.

    ShotSpotter is used by more than 90 cities around the world and is credited by the San Francisco Chief of Police with helping to reduce both gun crime and homicides by fifty percent over the past 10 years. We need ShotSpotter at every school in America and in the neighborhoods that surround them.

    Fences and metal detectors are the first line of defense.  ShotSpotter lets authorities know when something has gone wrong.  And Salto allows for instant lockdown.  But we must also have trained professionals on site at every school ready to engage and disable if a shooter manages to get past the fences and metal detectors.

    So I once again recommend proven solutions. The schools I attended back in the 1980s had armed police officers patrolling the halls and walking the perimeter. They were some of the nicest adults I ever met, but their purpose was simple and meaningful: If anyone tried to harm me, they would stop them…dead if necessary.

    Society, of course, also needs to seriously reconsider how it deals with the violently mentally ill and to have a serious talk about the best ways of restricting potential predators from gaining access to firearms.  Both of those debates will be heated, but both sides should consider a new type of restraining order that can deny firearms to potential shooters.

    It’s called a Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO) and it allows family members and others who are close to a disturbed individual to present real evidence—such as screen shots of social media posts or copies of diary entries—to a local judge who can then issue a 21-day restraining order that allows the police to temporarily deny weapons to the disturbed individual.

    California’s GVRO law went into effect in 2018, but California is one of just five states to allow for GVROs.  Other states should consider adopting GVROs and citizens should be made aware that GVROs are an important option for those living with potential predators.

    The best fence is the one that’s never breached, the best metal detector is the one that’s never set off, and the best Salto system is the one that’s never activated.  But until we can 100% deny weapons to the violently mentally ill, we need all of them, as well as ShotSpotters, school police, and GVROs.  They are proven, practical, cost effective and would make another Palmdale much less likely.  I hope we implement each of them as soon as possible.  Our children must be protected.

    I live in Redlands.  I am a recognized economist, business owner, educator,and Board member on the San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association.   I am also the author of the best-selling book  Economics for Dummiesand the coauthor of the world’s best-selling college textbook, Economics: Principles, Problems, and Policies.

    For more information on my campaign, Sean Flynn for Congress, go to www.SeanFlynnForCongress.com