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Sweet Valley Ranch Exceeds Goal for local charity give back program

 

 

Sweet Valley donates $152,483.00 in charity give back and surpasses its charitable giving target for the community as Surgeon & Associates kick off an initiative to hire veterans in all its businesses in 2023.

 

Each year, Sweet Valley Ranch partners with local charities in Fayetteville, North Carolina and gives a portion of the proceeds from its concession sales. Fred and Anita Surgeon, owners and operators of Sweet Valley Ranch, are actively involved in charity work and collaborate with various groups to assist residents of Fayetteville.

 

“It is our mission to share the Sweet Valley Ranch experience with people in and around North Carolina through our event venue services, annual attractions, animal sales and other community-related activities. We shall continue developing a ranch/farm that is in complete harmony with the surrounding lands and promotes freedom of spirit, personal growth, and an appreciation for family and giving back to our community” said Fred Surgeon.

 

With a total donation of $152,483 to Sweet Valley Ranch Give Back Partners this year, Sweet Valley Ranch surpassed its original goal of $50,000 to local charity. Partners and Guests raised $52,483 in support of the Give Back Food Trailer, the Surgeon’s matched the $52,483 raised with an additional $100,000 donation to Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity. Sweet Valley Ranch thanks its Ranch Give Back Partners which include Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity, First In Families Cumberland Chapter, Let’s Talk Inc, Cumberland County School Nutrition Association, Health And Nutritional Development Empowered Education (HAND-EE). 

 

Surgeon and Associates is also launching a significant veterans’ initiative to hire veterans in all of its family businesses by the year 2023. Surgeon and Associates, which was established in 2006, has provided employment opportunities to a variety of people and is especially interested in recruiting veterans who are transitioning from a life of military service to civilian life. Job opportunities include mid-level and upper-level management positions, and candidates can choose to work in any of the company’s branches, including farming and agritourism, healthcare, residential and commercial cleaning, outdoor pest control, property inspection, and carpet cleaning.

 

About Sweet Valley Ranch

With strong ties to farming, agriculture, and animals, Sweet Valley Ranch in Fayetteville pulls inspiration from nature and provides guests and families with a fun and engaging experience. Sweet Valley Ranch is very charitable and aims to support the neighborhood and community. Under the ownership and supervision of Fred and Anita Surgeon, Sweet Valley hosts seasonal events such as Backwoods Terror Ranch, Springtime Adventures, Dinosaur World, Festival of Lights, and Music at the Farm. Find more details by clicking here.

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The Pour Over launches a politically neutral, faith-first, bite-sized news source

The mission of The Pour Over is to inform Christians about world events while keeping the focus on their Christian worldview. The Pour Over staff state clearly that they are not theologians. They simply publish world events in their no-cost email newsletter through a Christian perspective.

The Pour Over is working to be different from the other news sources as it focuses on Christians and their beliefs and values. They report on the same world events as mainstream media outlets, however their aim is to help their readers process the information from the perspective of their faith. They do this by selecting the news and stories in a different way. They focus their stories in three main categories: spiritually significant news, major world events, and current events.

The Pour Over names their news reporting method as the “POUR” method:

  • The method has a perspective. That is, all the news is seen through the perspective of their Christian faith. They choose stories that will leave an impact on the hearts of the readers. 
  • According to The Pour Over, changing one’s mind is not hypocrisy. Rather, it is a sign of growth. They are open to correction. They seek truth and understanding, while humbly accept correction as they understand the truth of the story.
  • The Pour Over aims to present the world and the news through the view of unconditional love and how their Christian beliefs claim to love others as God loves them. This reflects how they report the news and how they talk about those they report on.
  • The Pour Over offers to help its readers stay focused on their faith, God, while learning about current events and respond as directed. Each news story published is paired with a short Christian perspective response.

The main objective of The Pour Over is to turn its readers towards forgiveness and love when they read about criminal acts, celebrity gossip, or politicians failing. They abide by the principle of loving everyone including their enemies. The Pour Over takes a positive side to the news, reporting with short segments that focus on reporting the truth from a Christian perspective.

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Virtual meeting platform, Meetn, takes on major brands as they compete for the attention of non-profit groups

Meetn introduces their online meeting platform, as an alternative to Zoom and the other major meeting apps, for the everyday user who simply needs the meeting to run without complication. This is especially true for church meetings and other religious and non-profit groups who need to meet virtually but do not have the technical skills or manpower to properly use the other major brands.  

The options to hold church meetings online increase as meeting platforms, like Meetn, adapt and configure their apps to religious and non-profit institutional use, as indicated by lower price points and available features.

While organizations already use Zoom, Facebook, and other free and low-cost video media to meet together, as written by author Heather Barker from WFHV, businesses like Meetn have seen the struggle those organizations have and are releasing their feature-packed online meeting platform to broadening the choice for end-users. Choosing to work hard to build a lasting, tested, and simple-to-use meeting platform is securing Meetn as a true competitor for church-goers.

Along with Meetn becoming a competitor in the non-profit space, it has real potential to gather a larger audience as church meeting attendees are frequently engaged in for-profit work in their daily lives, resulting in the word being spread to countless numbers of potential users. 

While some users of virtual meeting platforms are becoming tired of online meetings, for others it is still a new and unique experience. This is often the case for church meetings and many non-profit groups which cannot afford the higher costs of the big meeting brands, resulting in less virtual meetings taking place in those cases. This is where Meetn’s platform will fill the gap by creating a flexible, affordable, and easy-to-use meeting app for all uses.

Due to Meetn’s feature-rich options; allowing for any group size, offering a secure connection, and customized options, Meetn is the platform that users will use to host church meetings and conferences. 

Meetn has been allowing some users early access to their platform to test it out and to run full meetings to put the system to work. It has stood the test and the new release is well underway.

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Two Service Disabled African American Veterans Open Multi-Sport Facility in Cumberland County, NC

Thurston and Charlotte Robinson, both of whom are African American veterans disabled during their years of military service have opened The TJ Robinson Life Center in Hope Mills, North Carolina. The TJ Robinson Life Center is a multi-sport and fitness complex. The 57,000 sq foot sports and fitness facility is now reputed to be the largest multi-sports and fitness establishment in the Cumberland county area. This large multi-sports and fitness center is generously equipped with state-of-the art facilities, like their modern fitness gym, sports gyms and conference rooms for educational purposes. The TJ Robinson Life Center also has ample outdoor space for outdoor sports and fitness purposes. 

The TJ Robinson Life Center serves the Hope Mills/Fayetteville and surrounding communities not just in areas of sports and fitness but also provide society-driven services like the juvenile diversion program,  to help keep the young ones off the streets and provide them with positive influence and direction, then also, the program for veterans which provides assistance and guidance to veterans who have made the transition from military service to civilian life. This program helps veterans with employment opportunities, social networking, financial planning, housing & transportation assistance and many other vital areas where the veterans need help. The TJ Robinson Center also caters for senior members of the community by keeping them active and healthy with social activities and exercise. 

Thurston Robinson, fondly known as Coach Rob brings his wealth of experience in helping the youth, feeding the poor, housing and clothing the homeless and working with The Department of Social Services to The TJ Robinson Life Center. He believes that by introducing kids and youth to sports, he can use that to also bring them into contact with real life skills and lessons. The TJ Robinson Life Center now combines real life lessons and assistance with sports and fitness to provide all residents in the Cumberland county area with life changing experiences. The TJ Robinson Life Center works with the Juvenile Court System and student-teachers from all of the surrounding colleges and universities to keep the young ones fully engaged in educational activities and other positive and life changing endeavors.

The TJ Robinson Center also hosts sports and fitness events like the Amateur Athletes Sports Association tournament for boys and girls an also, the kids summer camp that features mentorship, field trips and many other fun recreational activities for kids. 

Thurston and Charlotte Robinson are excited to serve the people of Cumberland County and surrounding areas through the TJ Robinson Life Center. They hope that sports and fitness establishment will make real and positive change beyond the sphere of physical fitness in the lives of all those who’ll use the facility. 

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Woodpeckers Announce Partnership With TJ Robinson Life Center

  

 

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The Fayetteville Woodpeckers have partnered with the TJ Robinson Life Center to advance youth involvement in baseball. The donation will provide youth with free access to baseball equipment and other opportunities to learn about the sport of baseball.  

  

The Woodpeckers Foundation and Community Leaders Program donated $10,000 to the TJ Robinson Life Center, a new multi-sport and fitness community center in Hope Mills, North Carolina. The TJ Robinson Life Center focuses on providing youth with equal opportunities, regardless of socioeconomic status.  Funds will be used to purchase batting cages and baseball equipment, including bats, gloves, helmets and a pitching machine. The purpose of the donation is to encourage youth to learn about baseball and be involved in baseball without financial barriers. This donation is part of the Community Leaders Program, which supports youth sports and military initiatives in the Fayetteville area. 

 

In addition, the Fayetteville Woodpeckers will host a free “Day of Play” at the TJ Robinson Life Center. Members of the TJ Robinson Life Center will be able to learn about baseball and participate in a skills clinic run by players of the Fayetteville Woodpeckers. For more information on the Woodpeckers Foundation or the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, please visit www.fayettevillewoodpeckers.com.   

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Child sponsorship organization Feed The Children accepts donations in numerous cryptocurrencies.

May 2022: For over 40 years, Feed the Children has been helping families and communities achieve more stable lives. The non-profit organization provides relief for people in need, positively impacting several countries in North America, South America, Asia, and Africa.

Besides feeding children, the organization provides classroom support and school supplies to students in vulnerable areas. The group also mobilizes resources for communities suffering from natural disasters. Feed the Children believes strongly that helping children in need now will make a better world for all people in the future.

Cryptocurrency users who want to donate to improve the lives of children can do so easily and efficiently through the organization’s website. The donations will help children in need in the USA and around the world. These donations are applied to a strategic framework that serves to overcome childhood hunger and malnutrition and replace it with hope and possibility. 

According to Feed the Children’s website, the IRS classifies cryptocurrency donations as property, meaning they are not subject to capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and are tax-deductible. There is even an option for anonymous donors to receive a receipt through only an email address.

Feed the Children does not hold any cryptocurrencies. Instead, they have entered a partnership The Giving Block, a provider of an easy to use cryptocurrency tool aimed to help non-profit supporters and organizations alike take advantage of digital currencies.  

The donation option accepts a large variety of cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Zcash, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash and many others. To learn more or to donate using cryptocurrency, visit https://www.feedthechildren.org/ways-to-give/cryptocurrency/

About Feed the Children

Feed the Children envisions a world where no child goes to bed hungry. In fiscal year 2021, Feed the Children distributed approximately 98.9 million pounds of food and essentials valued at more than $494.5 million, benefiting 10 million people globally. 

Feed the children works in collaboration with many organizations to increase the impact of every donation. The support network includes corporations, community networks, individual donors, and others with the purpose of benefiting children through nutrition, education, and disaster relief . 

The non-profit is governed by a board of directors made up of accomplished volunteers who bring with them a unique set of experiences and expertise to assure proper oversight.

There is also an executive leadership team who serve to advance the organization through partnership leveraging, exploring new ideas, and strengthening the organizational capabilities.

Feed the Children is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  

 

 

 

 

 

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Sweet Valley Ranch Founders Kick-Off “Sweet Valley Ranch Gives Back”

 

 

Fred and Anita Surgeon, the founders of Sweet Valley Ranch, support nonprofits organizations with learning agriculture, livestock, and other aspects of farming. https://www.sweetvalleyranchnc.com/   

 

Fayetteville, North Carolina: Sweet Valley Ranch is a 300-acre working farm in Fayetteville, North Carolina, owned by Fred and Anita Surgeon. The couple is animal lovers, supports agriculture, and has vast business experience. 

 

In 2021, Anita Surgeon launched the Sweet Valley Ranch Gives Back program. This program supports the farm while giving back to the community by helping people and creating opportunities.  

 

Through this program, they have already raised over $25,000, and now their new goal for 2022 is $50,000. To accomplish their goal and give back to the community. Anita wants them to achieve this goal with her and provide their valuable time and talent to volunteer to make a real difference. 

 

 Sweet Valley Ranch-An Overview

 

As mentioned above, Sweet Valley Ranch is a farm located in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Home to approximately 350 animals from five continents, it boasts three ponds, a reptile house, an exotic aviary, a gift shop, amusement rides, go-kart trails, and much more. Sweet Valley Ranch sponsors the “Music at the Farm” concert series every year. Besides this, there are five more major attractions held annually.

 

• Springtime Adventures,

• Dinosaur World,

• Tiny’s Corn Maze,

• Backwoods Terror Ranch,

• and the Festival of Lights.

 

Sweet Valley Ranch offers a variety of exciting seasonal activities for the entire family. Dinosaur World, a yearly seasonal event at the ranch, transports visitors back to prehistoric times. Over 35 life-size dinosaurs, most of which are animatronic, will be explored by visitors. A prehistoric museum is included in the tour, and children can participate in a fossil excavation to round out their exciting excursion.

 

Backwoods Terror Ranch is one of the region’s largest outdoor haunted attractions. Stay until midnight to experience the thrills of their Backwoods Terror Ranch, where the farm is turned into a terrifying adventure likely to inspire screams! Guests will spend nearly an hour navigating fivescary mazes, including a 1-acre graveyard. The enjoyment continues with a 10-acre corn maze and a pumpkin patch each fall.

 

Each year, when the year draws to a close, the Sweet Valley Ranch offers events for the holiday celebration, which culminates in their Festival of Lights. The entire farm is illuminated from beginning to end, creating a spectacular winter wonderland.

 

Sweet Valley Ranch offers something for every age. So, to expand the operations and give back to the community. If you want to know more about Fred and Anita Surgeon, visit www.surgeonandassociates.com.

 

About Sweet Valley Ranch

 

Sweet Valley Ranch is owned and operated by Fred and Anita Surgeon. It is a USDA licensed meat processing facility located on more than 300 acres in Fayetteville, North Carolina. This division of Surgeon & Associates is located just a few miles away from I-95 in Fayetteville. The farm is best described as being a place where nature meets adventure. 

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Las Vegas Tech Foundation, GlobalSoko, Launched an Unveiling of the Virtual eCommerce Marketplace, DadaSoko, during the Desert Fashion Empowering Young Women Entrepreneurs in Africa

GlobalSoko Foundation officially launched the DadaSoko Global Virtual Marketplace with an Afro Winter Wear in the Desert Fashion Show at the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas Saturday evening, December 4, 2021.

DadaSoko, Swahili for “SisterMarket”, is a self-sustaining global eCommerce ecosystem that provides digital tools, mentorship, and financial support to help empower young female entrepreneurs in Africa. In addition, the DadaSoko marketplace will provide women direct access to fashion consumers overseas, first focusing on the United States.

The founders saw a need to help women overcome their unique challenges in Africa and the developing world and grow their businesses by giving them access to global markets. 

To kick off the fashion event and unveiling of the marketplace and designers, The Honourable Esther Passaris, Member of Parliament and Woman’s Representative from Nairobi, addressed the crowd to describe, from her perspective as a prominent socialpreneur and philanthropist, the importance of DadaSoko for the young women entrepreneurs in Kenya.

Models then showcased the variety of exclusive men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, jewelry, and accessories, all exclusively designed, hand-made, and marketed by a new generation of talented young women from Africa.

Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur, author, and blockchain, AI, NFT, and DeFi expert Jorden Woods spoke about the cutting edge technology infrastructure that powers the DadaSoko Global Virtual Marketplace.

You can find the designers, such as, Hando Afrikan Designs, VaaLeo, Hailey Kollection, Umbo Collection, Janeqo Arts, Musi Collection and many more, now live on the DadaSoko . Com marketplace.

Featured styles were the coordinated fashion ensembles and matching mother-daughter and father-son clothing designs.Pete Munyasia, GlobalSoko Foundation Director of International Operations, gave the closing remarks before the invitation-only audience of supporters, sponsors, and investors. “Thank you all for coming out tonight to celebrate this important milestone with us. Tonight, you have seen for yourselves how your involvement with GlobalSoko is already making a social impact in Africa, empowering thousands of young women entrepreneurs and transforming their lives and benefiting entire communities of underserved people.”

Kenya Television Network KTN sent a reporter to attend the event, as the DadaSoko project has attracted a large amount of national interest in Kenya among prominent government officials, including senators and Members of Parliament.

“The technologies that empower these talented young women entrepreneurs to expand their business opportunities to the world outside of their neighborhoods and villages were conceived and built right here in Las Vegas. This includes technology for financial aid and a unique split-payment system that is the foundation for creating DadaSoko as a self-sustaining economic ecosystem,” said Moses Kusasira, President of GlobalSoko Foundation, Inc. in a post-event interview.

About GlobalSoko Foundation, Inc.: GlobalSoko Foundation is a Las Vegas based non-profit social impact charity, dedicated to eliminating barriers to opportunity and providing technology solutions that transform, empower, and uplift the lives of people in underserved communities around the world. GlobalSokoFoundation. org

About Social Media Gateways, Inc.: Social Media Gateways is a Las Vegas based technology company providing software in the fintech, marketing, and social commerce space. SocialMediaGateways. com

More About DadaSoko.com: The eCommerce platform, DadaSoko, has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as being one of the top 6 best new online technology payment and ai shopping experiences. With their innovative business and charitable model that allows for low-cost ordering and collaborative stylizing of western and eastern culture, the organization is committed to expanding access to quality products for consumers in emerging markets. This is accomplished through a joint project between two Las Vegas based organizations; GlobalSoko Foundation supplies the project funding through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, along with training and organizational support in conjunction with the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) – Kenya, while Social Media Gateways provides the digital business transformation technologies that power the DadaSoko Global Virtual Marketplace platform.

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Local Side Splitters Comedy Club Partners with Rahn Hortman To Raise Money for the Homeless Empowerment Program, November 20th

Side Splitters Comedy Club has been one of the pillars of the local Florida region since the first day it opened its doors. In addition to providing an amazing source of entertainment for local residents, the club also routinely raises money for important social causes in the region. With Thanksgiving coming up, Side Splitters Comedy Club knows that many people will be gathering with their family members and friends, and has partnered with Rahn Hortman to provide everyone with an opportunity to get a few laughs over the holidays while raising money for the Homeless Empowerment Program, one of the top nonprofit organizations in the region. Side Splitters Comedy Club promises everyone an opportunity to witness an entertaining set while also providing resources to one of the top organizations in the region.

Side Splitters Comedy Club Partners with the Homeless Empowerment Program

Side Splitters Comedy Club is proud to support the Homeless Empowerment Program, a registered 501c3 that has been supporting the local community for more than three decades. The main mission of the HEP is to provide resources to individuals, including veterans, with the clothing, food, and housing they need to live and support themselves. In addition to providing the necessities, the Homeless Empowerment Program also provides a wide variety of support systems that help people all over the community gain employment. The core values of the organization include integrity, cooperation, accountability, respect, and empathy. Put together, these terms form the phrase, I CARE.

The main goal of the organization is to break the cycle of homelessness. Unfortunately, there are far too many individuals and families who live life on the streets. This is particularly difficult for children. Programs supported by the Homeless Empowerment Program help clients secure permanent housing that is critical for helping people escape homelessness. 

A Set by Rahn Hortman: Donations for a Cause

Rahn Hortman is one of the most popular comedians in the country. He routinely tours around the country, performing in sets of all sizes. He is known for his creative, dry, and poignant humor, with an ability to craft jokes that just about anyone can relate to. He is one of the most experienced comedians in the region, and he frequently performs at Side Splitters Comedy Club to raise money for important causes. Now, he is generously donating his time to raise money for the Homeless Empowerment Program as well. His set is sure to leave a mark on the audience!

Side Splitters Comedy Club Is Always Looking for New Opportunities in the Community

Side Splitters Comedy Club is honored to raise money for such an amazing organization as the Homeless Empowerment Program. The popular comedy club is always looking for new opportunities in the area. Side Splitters Comedy Club is honored to be one of the most popular comedy clubs in the area and wants to give back to the community that has supported it for so long. Throughout the years, Side Splitters Comedy Club has consistently identified social organizations with key missions in the region and has donated resources to support them. This type of support would not be possible without the loyal, supportive, and passionate fans and supporters who come to the comedy club on a nightly basis. 

Rahn Hortman will be at Side Splitters Comedy Club on November 20th, so this is a great opportunity for everyone to get a few laughs while supporting an amazing organization, the HEP.

About Side Splitters Comedy Club

Side Splitters Comedy Club is a popular comedy club with locations in Tampa, FL and Wesley Chapel, FL. The club is a staple of the community and routinely hosts comedians from all over the country while raising money for important social causes. To learn more about Side Splitters Comedy Club, visit the website, follow the club on Instagram , and check out the Facebook page. Interested parties can also reach the club at (813) 960-1197, or via email at livecomedy@aol.com. Don’t miss the event on November 20th!

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Champions for Veterans is Helping US Military Veterans Increase their VA Ratings

November 1, 2021: Champions For Veterans has proudly announced that it has created an online coaching program to assist US military veterans increase their VA rating. The US-based organization is devoted to coaching and training veterans as they pursue the VA disability rating that they rightfully deserve from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Moreover, the organization is on an inspiring mission to help 100,000 veterans get the rating they deserve by the year 2025.

“Our online VA Rating Program is exclusively designed for our brave men and women, who fought for our great country, and it is aimed at helping them get their VA rating increased.” Said Ranger Johnson, the Master Trainer at Champions for Veterans, while talking about the online VA rating program. “We take great pride in offering money-back guarantee if our students don’t increase their rating after working with champions for veterans.” He added.

According to CEO Gino Johnson, the organization is particularly aimed at helping the veterans facing trouble navigating the Veteran Affairs process and obtaining the VA disability rating that they have earned. The organization helps veterans maneuver the VA system much easier by giving them the tools necessary to efficiently and effectively get the rating that they have rightfully earned.

In addition, this one-of-a-kind online coaching program has been created by a father-son duo with an aim to assist US military veterans to increase their VA rating. The founders of this organization believe that all veterans deserve the benefits they have earned, and they pride themselves in being an advocate for them. Military veterans have put their lives on the line in defending the interests of the United States overseas and having an increased VA rating is their fundamental right.

“Our organization is so confident in the usefulness of the RANGER Method that we offer a 100% money-back guarantee if our product does not help you increase your VA rating in 12 months.” Ranger Johnson added. An increasing number of military veterans have successfully completed this training, and they are now earning the benefits of an increased VA rating. Moreover, many have testified in their testimonials and reviews regarding the usefulness of this method, and the overall benefits of this training.