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    The Unforgettables Foundation in Southern California seek to help with funeral funds sent for Kentucky flood victims

    left to Right:  Dr. Moliterno, Tim Evans and Dr. Schell.  Drs. Randy Schell and David Moliterno of Lexington, Kentucky’s University of Kentucky Medical School rode from the Canadian border near Bellingham, Washington to San Diego on the Mexico line – 2,400 miles to raise funds for burials assisted by The Unforgettables Foundation (www.unforgettables.org).

    Left to Right: Dr. Moliterno, Tim Evans and Dr. Schell. Drs. Randy Schell and David Moliterno of Lexington, Kentucky’s University of Kentucky Medical School rode from the Canadian border near Bellingham, Washington to San Diego on the Mexico line – 2,400 miles to raise funds for burials assisted by The Unforgettables Foundation (www.unforgettables.org).

    The Unforgettables Foundation (“TUF”) has a chapter in a few states across the United States, as well as in the province of Ontario in Canada.  Based in Redlands, California, of the Inland Empire and Inland Southern California region, the 22-year-old 501 (c)(3) non-profit is unique in its mission to aid and support at-risk, grief-stricken, and cash-strapped parents who are struggling with a child’s funeral costs.

    The Unforgettables has existing extension affiliates in Ohio, Nevada, Tennessee, as well as, soon in Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico, the generation group cares about families.

    Last summer, Drs. Randy Schell and David Moliterno of Lexington, Kentucky’s University of Kentucky Medical School rode from the Canadian border near Bellingham, Washington to San Diego on the Mexico line – 2,400 miles to raise funds for burials assisted by The Unforgettables Foundation (www.unforgettables.org).

    It was called Dr. Randy’s Unforgettable Ride 2.0.  About a year after Randy’s Ride through the mountains and coast of Washington, Oregon & California during about 30 days in August and September 2021, Kentucky experienced some terrible natural disaster flooding and some children drowned and died.

    TUF will be doing what it can to help defray the burial costs for the pending funerals in Kentucky.  Volunteers, including Lois Schell, RN and Brooke Pernice, country western/gospel recording artist and chaplain in Kentucky, will be working with the Board of TUF in the headquarter office in California to step up.

    Says TUF CEO and Founder, a former children’s hospital chaplain in Loma Linda, California, Tim Evans, “We care about families who have lost children and try to help cover some of the funeral costs in order to show that the community cares about the concerns of the parents on a spiritual, emotional, social and financial level.  All can donate at www.unforgettables.org”.

    Drs. Randy Schell and David Moliterno who rode together all the over 2,400 miles of last summer/fall’s Dr. Randy’s Unforgettable Ride 2.0 will be doing an international version in 2022 on the Bamboo Road through Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia called Drs. David & Randy’s Unforgettable Global Ride 1.0.

    Some of the funds raised will go to setting up the new Kentucky chapter of TUF and in specific to the special Kentucky for Kids special flood crisis fund.

    Donate at the website at www.unforgettables.org.  All donations go to the mission of assisting cash-strapped, at risk and grief-stricken parents struggling with the child’s funeral costs.

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    Helping Single Women in Need, and Men Or Women With Children, Get Back in Control Of Their Lives

    The Salvation Army Hospitality House Program Manager Naomi Goforth

    “All of us who are part of the Hospitality House team love being able to help single women in need, and men or women with children, get back in control of their lives.”

    (San Bernardino, Calif.) The San Bernardino Salvation Army Hospitality House stands ready to house homeless families and single women who need temporary, stable shelter. Their target population also includes multi-generational families, and single men with children as well.

    “The Salvation Army Hospitality House serves as a safe refuge that provides residents with a supportive, caring environment and all the resources they need to deal with a wide variety of personal and/or family problems. It all starts with emergency shelter that can keep participants safely housed for 30, 60, or 90 days, depending on their circumstances,” says Program Manager Naomi Goforth.

    At intake, each new arrival is assessed by trained Salvation Army intake staff.  Once the scope of a client’s needs has been determined, each family is given a detailed individualized case plan and assigned to a case manager who will maintain close contact during their entire stay.

    Each family’s case plan includes a comprehensive goals and objectives that cover their intake, transition to permanent housing, help finding a steady job, legal advocacy, child welfare aid, and education. Every resident is treated as an individual with individual needs and every case is different and gets a customized case plan.

    “People who come to Hospitality House may have been sleeping in their cars or were recently released from a hospital. At intake, each new resident gets clothing, bed linens, hygiene products, and a chance to take a breath after whatever ordeal they have just gone through,” says Goforth.

    “I didn’t know what I was going to do,” says one recent Hospitality House graduate.

    “I’m a single mom and I lost my job during the pandemic. Thank goodness, at least my 15-year-old car was paid off and when we were no longer able to pay rent, that’s where we slept. I heard about Hospitality House from a friend and the people there have helped me find a new job, secure a place to live, and even got me enrolled in a course that’s going to add to my skill set so I can advance in my new-found career.”

    Goforth says, “Our residents don’t just sit around and spin their wheels. They actively work their case plan. Our case managers are good at finding each individual’s motivation to resolve their homelessness and get back on their feet.”

    “Sometimes, that may include a referral to one of our partner agencies for things like mental health services, substance use, and legal aid. Whatever they need, we can either provide help in-house or get them connected to the right providers,” says Goforth.

    As current resident K.L. notes, “I had a pretty bad rent history and I knew not many landlords would want to take a chance on me, even though I now have a decent job. But the Salvation Army has helped me reestablish a better tenant history and now I have a place lined up to move to when my stay here ends next week.”

    To talk with a Hospitality House representative, call (909) 888-4880 or visit the website athttps://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/equip-families/.

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    About the Salvation Army

    The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church. 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 1887, supporting those in need without discrimination. To donate, call 1-800 SATRUCK.

     

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    Free Meals from The Salvation Army

      The Salvation Army is ready to help youThe Salvation Army is ready to help with free meals and food boxes for your entire family.

    All the food here is excellent and balanced. I feel much better, more energetic, and more healthy. A million thank-yous!”

     

    (San Bernardino, Calif.) The San Bernardino area Salvation Army Summer Meals Program is in full swing and ready to help area residents enjoy good-tasting and healthy hot meals.

    Because the Salvation Army’s operations are so efficient, a gift of just $1.28 is enough to provide a nutritious meal for a hungry child, homeless adult, or struggling senior.

    The Summer Meals Program at our San Bernardino Hospitality House served 5–7,000 meals per month last year, and we expect that because of inflation and a slowing economy, we will be serving more this year,” says San Bernardino Corps Major Isaias Braga.

    As one retired healthcare worker put it, “All the food here is excellent and balanced. I feel much better, more energetic, and more healthy. A million thank-yous!”

    Because of the current Covid situation, sit-down meals are served only to Hospitality House residents, located at 925 West Tenth Street, San Bernardino. Nonetheless, to-go hot meals in boxes are being distributed to community members in need at that location. Community meals are served from 4:30 to 5:30 pm six days per week, Sunday through Friday, and closed Saturday.

    In addition to the to-go hot meals offered at the Hospitality House, the Salvation Army also distributes non-perishable food items and fresh meat through a community food distribution program on the first, second and third Thursdays of each month from 9:00 to 11:30 am.

    On the first Thursday, this takes place at the Redlands Corps facility, 838 Alta St., Redlands, 92374; on the second and third Thursdays, at the San Bernardino Corps warehouse facility at the San Bernardino Airport, 295 North Leland Norton Way, San Bernardino, 92408.

    To find out more about the Salvation Army’s Summer Meals Program and other Salvation Army programs, visit their website at https://sanbernardino.salvationarmy.org/

     

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    About the Salvation Army

    The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church. 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 1887, supporting those in need without discrimination. To donate go to: www.salvationarmyusa.org

    Girls ages 12-18 to enjoy a complimentary “Eat & Greet” cookout

    SAVE-THE-DATE 8.20.22 EAT & GREET. REGISTER NOW!

    Project Fighting Chance is inviting girls ages 12-18 to enjoy a complimentary “Eat & Greet” cookout on 8.20.22 from 4pm – 6pm at 1263 Union St. San Bernardino, CA 92411. REGISTER NOW! By ensuring access to professionals willing to mentor and provide resources leading to victimization prevention, career pathways, self-esteem, and education attainment this event will offer underserved youth a unique opportunity throughout the 2022/’23 school year. Sponsorship Available. Contact us today!

    Covid 19 Vaccine Available for NOW Kids

    Dr. Albert and Maria Arteaga

    Dr. Albert and Maria Arteaga of LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc.

     “You can’t just have the vaccine in stock and wait for people to show up. That’s why we reach out to let people know their children can be vaccinated at any time when our clinics are open.”

    (Redlands, Calif.)  Dr. Albert Arteaga, MD, CEO of LaSalle Medical Associates, says that all LaSalle clinics have started delivering the Covid-19 vaccine to children.

    “We have the Covid19 vaccines in stock, and we have completed training our people on dosages, proper delivery, and administration,” says Dr. Arteaga. “We also have started an active outreach campaign to all of our patients to let them know they can bring their children in to get vaccinated.”

    LaSalle Medical Associates has been ahead of the curve for vaccine administration for decades, particularly for pediatric illnesses. “I remember 25 years ago we thought childhood vaccinations must have been around 100 percent. We were very far off. The national statistics came out saying compliance was only 30–40 percent. At LaSalle we were doing a lot better, around 60 percent, but that still did not meet our standards, and that’s why we have been so focused on outreach ever since,” says Dr. Arteaga.

    Dr. Arteaga adds, “Since the government started compiling records and keeping track of the percentage of people getting vaccinated, we now have a much more accurate picture of how effective vaccination programs are.”

    Being proactive leads to higher vaccine compliance. Calling parents to let them know they should bring in their youngsters to get vaccinated means that prevention is likely to be a lot more effective.

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    April Reya a medical assistant, gives the COVID-19 vaccination shot to Vicki Creighton, of Riverside, Recently, at the LaSalle Medical Associates medical office located in Rialto, Calif. Creighton received the one-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

    Dr. Arteaga also reveals his personal shot-administration secret: “Children typically don’t like getting a shot. So, I tell them this shot is painless. But if they do feel pain, I can always give them a second shot for the pain. I’ve never had a child ask for that second shot.”

    A nurse or physician’s bedside manner means a lot, particularly with children. Keeping things light and avoiding a stern attitude helps the entire experience go down more easily for both the patient and the caregiver.

    LaSalle’s clinics have been recognized in the past for their well-above-average vaccination delivery, recording rates above 80 or even 90 percent compliance for flu shots, for example. Dr. Arteaga says, “It’s all because we really push for people to care for themselves.”

    Dr. Arteaga also tackles the myth that if people are feeling ill, they should not get a vaccine shot. “Not true,” says the doctor, “unless you’re quite ill. If you have a cold, the sniffles, whatever, it’s perfectly safe and advisable to get your Covid 19 Vaccine.”

    Dr. Arteaga restates his mantra that it’s not enough to have vaccines on the shelf. They need to be available during all regularly open clinic hours, and that’s the longstanding LaSalle policy.

    LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc., clinics accept Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Molina, Care 1st, Health Net, and Inland Empire Health Plan coverage, as well as Medicare and Medi-Cal.

    For more information about LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc call the office closest to you: Fontana (909) 823-4454; San Bernardino 17th Street (909) 887-6494; San Bernardino Mt. Vernon Ave. (909) 884-9091; Rialto (855) 349-6019; Hesperia (760) 947-2161; and Victorville (855) 349-6019.

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    Unforgettable July Start to New Board Year

    Brandon Harrison

    Brandon Harrison

    Christine Carrillo

    Christine Carrillo

    LeAnne Chavez

    LeAnne Chavez

    Reggie Jackson

    Reggie Jackson

    Todd Underwood

    Todd Underwood

    The Unforgettables Foundation (“TUF”) ushers in a new board term in July each year for the past generation.  This year’s 2022-23 team will be in office for 18-months as opposed to 12 in a switch to January thru December.

    Incoming Co-Chairs, Todd Underwood and Brandon Harrison are also leading out in the annual TUF Board Retreat scheduled for July 15th & 16th in Palm Springs at the B&B home of a core Desert Committee member during this busy new board month.

    The Executive Committee group joining Todd, a retired Allstate franchise owner and former President of both the Redlands Optimist and Redlands Chamber of Commerce and Brandon, a CPA and partner of Eide Bailly in Rancho Cucamonga are the following community leaders.

    Secretary, Jo-Lynn Acrey of Riverside, a senior care executive with The Key; immediate past Co-Chairs, Christine Carrillo, owner of Beamer Tax & Business Services in Yucaipa, along with LeAnne Chavez, owner of Advanced Wellness Physical Therapy, a mobile PT practice; Stan Morrison, the Emeritus Co-Chair from Riverside; former Co-Chair and Las Vegas Chapter liaison, Thomas Slaughter (a nationally known business and tech consultant); Co-Chair Elect, Reggie Jackson, a well-established financial planner in Redlands; along with the 3 members at large, Patrick Casady, past Co-Chair from Corona, and the advisor for fundraising event collaborations; Greg Dieterich, a retired executive in the International Trucking Company and former Optimist Club of Redlands President, along with Kevin Tetley, a Raymond James Tetley Wealth Group financial consultant and current Riverside Kiwanis Club President, leading the budget and finance area.

    Tim Evans, as Founder, also sits on the Executive Committee, ad does invitee Kimberly Krause, a funeral professional from the Palm Springs area who leads the Desert Committee in the Coachella Valley.  A Treasurer and a Co-Chair Elect will be named next month.

    Beyond the sprinting start to the new board term of a strategic planning retreat are two fund raiser/friend raiser events in July, the Friday the 22nd collaboration golf event at Los Serranos Course in Chino Hills put on by the ICWA through the efforts of Mr. Casady, who is on that water industry board, as well. (It goes 50/50 with Ronald McDonald House and spaces for teams are still available at https://www.icwa-group.com/annual-charity-golf.)

    Call 909-335-1600 or 909-855-3130, for more information.

    Also, the longtime favorite – Unforgettables Birthday Baseball Bash Picnic at San Manuel Ball Park Stadium in San Bernardino on July 30th is selling tickets at $30 with supper, a seat ticket and a special giveaway – Angels blanket – per attendee.  Contact our office at 909-335-1600.

     

    About The Unforgettables Foundation

    “The mission of The Unforgettables Foundation is to assist at risk and grieving families with finances to help them afford a timely and dignified funeral for their child.”

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    American Girl Doll “Tea Party” on August Sixth

    American Girl Doll Collection. Many are available for check out at the San Bernardino City libraries.

    After a two-year hiatus due to Covid, youngsters will again indulge in Afternoon Tea and snacks with the American Girl Doll collection thanks to the San Bernardino City Library Foundation

    (San Bernardino, Calif.)  The British may have invented the “afternoon tea,” but on August 6, the Dr. Mildred Dalton Henry Elementary School will host a much more diverse variation on this old English tradition, with the American Girl Doll collection, thanks to the San Bernardino City Library Foundation.

    The tea starts at 12:00 noon on the sixth of August at Dr. Mildred Dalton Henry Elementary School, 1250 W. 14th Street, San Bernardino. Refreshments and an educational program will be delivered by the University of California’s local Master Gardner/Master Preserver program.

    After a two-year hiatus due to Covid, youngsters will indulge in tea and snacks being served by dutiful adults who stand ready to ensure that the children have a delightful time. The annual event attracts children and their parents from the Greater San Bernardino Area.

    Cheryl R. Brown Dameron Communications Government Relations Director

    Cheryl R. Brown, Board Member

    “American Girl dolls represent the cultures of San Bernardino. Each one is unique, and the variety always finds favor with attendees—both kids and adults,” said Cheryl Brown, San Bernardino City Library Foundation Board member.

    Brown adds, “The library’s American Girl Doll collection reflects the ethnic diversity of our community and youngsters can check out dolls that look like them. They can even customize them using the accessories that come with each doll.”

    All year round, children can check out an American Girl Doll kit, at San Bernardino City Library’s that includes one of several ethnically diverse dolls, a carrying case, accessories, a book about the doll, and a journal.

    The program provides an engaging learning experience that provides a glimpse into different time periods in American history through each doll’s story and a chance for children to write about their own adventures.

    The doll collection and the annual tea are both made possible thanks to the generous support of the people and organizations of San Bernardino that take delight in giving children entertaining educational experiences.

    San Bernardino City Library Foundation partners include Edison International, the Irvine Foundation, the Inland Empire Community Foundation, and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

    San Bernardino City Foundation Board President Arlington Rodgers

    San Bernardino City Foundation Board President Arlington Rodgers

    “We had to suspend our in-person tea event during the Covid pandemic, but now that things have calmed down, we are eager to again welcome the public to our version of ‘afternoon tea’,” says Foundation President Arlington Rodgers.

    A reservation is required to attend. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, August 3rd, BUT people who want to register up to the 5th are encouraged to try and sign up anyway, as if there are spaces still available, they will be accommodated.

    To make your reservation call  (909) 381-8211, by August 1, 2022, leave contact information and how many reservations. Participants are requested to call early.

    About the San Bernardino City Library Foundation

    The mission of the San Bernardino City Library Foundation is to make sure that our public libraries continue to be places where everyone in the community can gather, learn, grow, and interact.

    Since 1995, the San Bernardino City Library Foundation has provided the San Bernardino Public Library system with the financial support it needs to provide new books for patrons, offer free tutoring for all academic levels, provide patrons with access to e-books and audio books, and provide innovative programs like a Makerspace and the American Girl Doll program.

     

    Board members include Arlington C. Rodgers, Jr. President, Cheryl R. Brown, Vice President— Community Relations, Mary Kay De Crescenzo, Vice President-Operations, Debra A. Fields, Secretary, Timothy Prince, Director.

    Dameron Communications Named 2022 Best PR Firms in San Bernardino

    Carl M. Dameron, founder and president of Dameron Communications

    Expertise.com Names Dameron Communications Best PR Firm of 2022

    “I am honored to receive this recognition for our work in Public Relations,” said Carl M. Dameron, president of Dameron Communications.

    (San Bernardino, Calif.)  Dameron Communications has been reviewed, promoted, and selected by the website, Expertise.com, as one of its Best PR Firms in San Bernardino in 2022.

    “I am honored to receive this recognition for our work in Public Relations,” said Carl M. Dameron, president of Dameron Communications. “Since 1988 we have worked hard to develop and maintain outstanding relationships with California media delivering significant public relations successes.”

    Dameron Communications is team of 15 diverse, talented communications professionals who are experts in research, advertising, and public relations.

    Check out the review at: https://www.expertise.com/ca/san-bernardino/public-relations-firms

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    “We’ve screened, mystery shopped, and selected Dameron Communications from among your competitors.  At Expertise.com more than 1 million monthly site visitors are already aware of Dameron Communications stellar reputation, said Ben Torres, of The Expertise Team

    Dameron Communications’ is a Southern California based Advertising; public relations, community relations and government relations whose work has been winning awards and client accolades for more than 30 years.

    “We blend relationships with proven advertising and public relations methods to deliver winning and measurable results,” said Dameron.

    We serve clients who make the world a better place –business small or large, government or non-profit, product, service or cause primarily in California.

    For more information or a free one-hour consultation call Carl M. Dameron at (909) 534-9500.

     

    Learn the History of the San Bernardino City Library System

    Local historian and San Bernardino Sun newspaper columnist Nicholas Cataldo will be on hand to present "Reading Between the Lines: The History of San Bernardino Libraries" at the annual meeting of the San Bernardino City Library Foundation Board on June 14th. The meeting is open to the public.

    Local historian and San Bernardino Sun newspaper columnist Nicholas Cataldo will be on hand to present “Reading Between the Lines: The History of San Bernardino Libraries” at the annual meeting of the San Bernardino City Library Foundation Board on June 14th. The meeting is open to the public.

     

    “We’re delighted to have Nicholas Cataldo present a history of San Bernardino libraries,” says Foundation Board President Arlington Rodgers.

     (San Bernardino, Calif.)  Local historian and San Bernardino Sun newspaper columnist Nicholas Cataldo will be on hand to present “Reading Between the Lines: The History of San Bernardino Libraries” at the annual meeting of the San Bernardino City Library Foundation Board on June 14th. The meeting is open to the public.

    Cataldo is a retired San Bernardino teacher who writes a monthly column about local history, covering people, places and events that are eye-opening and entertaining. He volunteered for 10 years in the California Room at the downtown Feldheym Library and was always ready to share interesting anecdotes about the greater San Bernardino area’s history.

    San Bernardino City Foundation Board President Arlington Rodgers

    San Bernardino City Foundation Board President Arlington Rodgers

    “We’re delighted to have Nicholas Cataldo present a history of San Bernardino libraries,” says Foundation Board President Arlington Rodgers. “It’s always a pleasure to read his column and it’s going to be especially good to hear him provide details about San Bernardino’s first library and all its branches.”

    Cataldo will cover Andrew Carnegie’s (1835–1919) worldwide library founding movement that ran from 1883 to 1929 and resulted in 2,509 libraries opening to the public, one of which was here in San Bernardino. In the summer of 1904, San Bernardino’s first public library opened, thanks to a $20,000 gift from the Carnegie Foundation two years earlier. That original gift would amount to over $672,000 in 2022 dollars, according to the CPI Inflation Calculator.

    Cataldo’s presentation will also include historical coverage of the people whose names grace all four of the library branches.

    The meeting starts at 5:30 PM in the Mary Belle Kellogg Room of the Norman F. Feldheym Library at 555 West 6th Street, San Bernardino. A light meal will be served, and seating is limited. For more information, call (909) 381-8211.

    About the San Bernardino City Library Foundation

    The mission of the San Bernardino City Library Foundation is to make sure that our public libraries continue to be places where everyone in the community can gather, learn, grow, and interact.

    Since 1995, the San Bernardino City Library Foundation has provided the San Bernardino Public Library system with the financial support it needs to provide new books for patrons, offer free tutoring for all academic levels, provide patrons with access to e-books and audio books, and provide innovative programs like a Makerspace and the American Girl Doll program.

     Board members include Arlington C. Rodgers, Jr. President, Cheryl R. Brown, Vice President— Community Relations, Mary Kay DeCrescenzo, Vice President-Operations, Debra A. Fields, Secretary, Timothy Prince, Director.