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Jean Robb

Volunteer your remarketable gifts and become more marketable!

Volunteer and Market Yourself…Remarkably

“Remarkable Marketable Mehelps you share your remarkable gifts volunteering, making you more marketable along the way.

By Jean Robb

I didn’t have the best childhood. We didn’t have much, so if you needed something you had to find a way to get it. I started working at 11 years old selling candy door to door. I know very scary right, but at 11 years old all I knew was I had to sell a certain amount of candy before I could go home. When I knocked on a door, out came my foot and I didn’t move it until you bought a box of candy. The skills I learned from my difficult childhood, (my lemons) really became a blessing (my lemonade).

I learned at a really young age that persistence will open many doors. As an adult I have walked out on a stage with a tiger after Zig Ziglar and talked to over 2,000 people about overcoming their fears. I know you must be thinking…a tiger? I have volunteered for over 15 years with big cat sanctuaries and have learned you can do something you really love while helping others in remarkable ways. In today’s economy you hear lots of people say they can’t find a job. So what happens?

The longer you’re out of work, you start to lose your contacts. You’re not keeping up with the day-to-day changes in your trade. You’re simply out of the loop. The longer you’re in this position the more the fear sets in. What if I can’t find a job? I have so much to offer, how do I get someone to talk to me? Well as you can see, fear can really take a hold of you, it makes you feel like a deer in the headlights. How do you overcome these things?

First off, STOP listening to the FEAR and STOP making EXCUSES. Look, I’ve made many of the same excuses when I’ve let fear be a part of my life. I now realize that the answer to overcoming the fear is to replace it with remarkable things you can be proud of. Instead of asking why would anyone want to hire me, ask yourself why not me?

After volunteering you could say. Look at the change I’ve made in the lives of others. Look what I’ve learned along the way. Look at the skills I’ve been taught while helping others. Look at the great people I’ve met. They’ve seen first hand the type of passion I put into any job I take on. So how will this work? I have made a commitment to bring you a volunteering opportunity at least once a week. The process of volunteering can be more complicated than people may think.

Email me your news. I have included in each story all the information I received and the direct contacts to make it really easy for you to get your foot in the door.Network, Network, Network” See how you can use that experience to build your resume. Most of all how did you feel about helping others today.

My goal is to get you to share with all of us your experience. Think about how much we can learn from each other. Please email me your pictures and story to so I can post them each day. I will add the trademarks, video and links for you.

Jean Robb is a real estate agent in the Dallas – Fort Worth area who is committed to promoting the importance of volunteering for your community.We have the infrastructure in place with the best real estate team in North Texas, and the process for you and I, together can “give back” to those in need without costing you an extra dime. It’s a win/win for both of us. When you contact me, just mention this page and I'll donate 5% of my commission to any non-profit you want to help!

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Wounded Heroes Foundation ~ In support of Bradley Ivanchan


Hey, I'm really excited about this cause. I thought you'd be interested too.

The Wounded Heroes Foundation [WHF] assists the severely injured men and women of our Armed Forces serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world. Filling in the gaps where needed, our job is paying a missing mortgage payment, purchasing a handicap accessible van, building or remodeling homes, securing a new mortgage at a lower interest rate, assembling and delivering care packages and even providing a recreational trip to enhance a Heroes' recovery. These efforts are mere gestures compared to their service. 1. These traumatic injuries that include vision and hearing loss, amputations, gunshot wounds, burns and blasts will retire these brave warriors. 2. We demonstrate love and support by helping to meet their needs and the needs of their families. 3. We do this by offering physical, emotional and financial support to the Wounded Heroes. 4. Filling in the gaps where needed, our job is paying a missing mortgage payment, purchasing a handicap accessible van. 5. These efforts are mere gestures compared to their service. We try to Insure their American Dream because they have Ensured ours
Click on the link above to see Kathy Simmermons 
Wounded Hero's Foundation  page

Hi, Jean Robb here. This story comes to me from my sweet sister Kathy Simmermon. Please take a moment to learn more about Kathy's friend, a true hero, coming home from Afghanistan as a wounded hero. Brad Ivanchan is a 23 years old Marine from Glendale AZ and has been fighting for your freedom. You can show Brad your gratitude by joining his "Human Tribe Project" page or honor him by joining Kathy's "Wounded Hero Foundation" page.  You'll be able to send Brad your well wishes and words of comfort. He's given us all so much. Please do what you can to support him and his family.
Welcome to the Wounded Heroes Foundation
The Wounded Heroes Foundation (WHF) supports the injured men and women of our Armed Forces serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world. Their traumatic injuries, which  include vision and hearing loss, amputations, gunshot wounds, burns and blasts, retire these proud, brave warriors from the very military service that has until now defined them.

WHF helps meet the needs of these wounded heroes and their families during the difficult recovery time by offering physical, emotional and financial support.  It is our mission to pay tribute to our wounded heroes’ service by enhancing their recovery wherever possible.

We strive to insure their American Dream as they have ensured ours.

Here's one of Kathy's hero's Brad Invanchan


Brad Ivanchan In support of Bradley Ivanchan

Show your support by purchasing a Tribe Tag.

The following is Bradley  Ivanchan's story:

Bradly Dylan Ivanchan is a 23 year old Marine from Glendale, Arizona. He was
wounded in Afghanistan on June 13th. He suffered injuries to his legs that
resulted in amputations of both lower legs. One above the knee and one below 
the knee. He also suffered other injuries over the left side of his body, 
although none are as serious as his legs. Since Brad is not back in the US 
yet this is all  that we have been told on his condition. He has spoken to his 
wife, Sarah, and  seems to be in good spirits and is handling the situation in 
typical Bradley  fashion. He seems to be more concerned about everyone back home 
and how we are  doing than for himself. He has a long road to recovery, but he 
has the love of  his family and his many friends to help him through. We will 
try to update  everyone on his status and condition as often as possible through 
this site  and on his Facebook. Thank you so much for your love and support for 
Brad, Sarah, and our family through this difficult time.

Human Tribe Project is a free website that allows friends and family to unite,
raise funds and show support for a loved one during a health crisis.  At<>, you can create a Tribe 
Page, purchase Tribe Tags and
financially and emotionally support your loved one.

Please visit our Tribe Page at
to purchase Tribe Tags and begin showing your support today.

Kathy Simmermon

What We're Doing For The Troops

Purple_Heart_2007_anna_037 How we carry out our Mission
When WHF was conceived we had 2,000 wounded. We now have over 20,000 Wounded and Injury Deployed Heroes. Evacuated straight out of the field and separated from their unit, they loose their support base and even their possessions. The WHF provides immediate financial assistance to our Heroes and their families. Planes tickets, hotel rooms and other basic needs make certain they have their families with them during their long road to recovery. WHF has provided over 4,000 Survival Care Packages to Walter Reed, Brooke Army Medical Center, National Naval Medical Centers in Bethesda and San Diego and to the US medical units in Iraq, Afghanistan and Germany. We have met with over 1,000 Wounded Heroes and their families. With your help, we will continue sending Survival Care Packages, assisting with inpatient and outpatient care needs at all US Military Medical Facilities, both domestic and abroad and continue to provide life lines to these young men and women who are truly The Heart of America.
Purple_Heart_2007_anna_098 Saying Thank You
"R&R" plays an important role in getting the lives of the Heroes back to normal and provides a break from the hospital routine. We demonstrate that their fellow Americans care and support them in their recuperation both physically and emotionally. In June and November of 2005 we brought fifty seriously wounded service members from Iraq and Afghanistan to Chicago for a week of fun. A Bull's game, White Sox Game, fishing, golfing, motorcycle runs, lunches at a Chicago Fire House, Second City, Spa treatments and an Awards Dinner honoring ""Our Fallen, Our Wounded and Our Troops"" marked a week celebrating and honoring their service. The WHF has also organized meet and greets with celebrities such as Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Gary Sinise, Dan Worley, Charlie Daniels and Neil McCoy for our Heroes. We've brought Wounded Heroes to Washington D.C. to share their story with leadership and tour the West Wing. We take great pride in having helped launch the Nashville song writing and singing career of a Wounded Marine. Whatever we can do to remind these men and women that we care and we're here for them, we will try to accomplish.
Where we are headed
Ensuring the American Dream for our Heroes is moving to an even greater level of involvement. WHF continues purchasing plane tickets for their Heroes and family members so that they can be together in time of need. We are assisting in the purchase of vehicles with specific accommodations to assist our injured veterans. We have delivered over 1,000 care and welcome home packages this calendar year alone. WHF members have visited the wards of Walter Reed Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center. These members have done this their own expense and raised additional support for our Wounded Heroes and their families.
Purple_Heart_2007_anna_089 We are not alone
WHF works with other foundations that have provided over $150,000 in grants to our Wounded Heroes, as well as helping secure three parcels of land for the construction of homes for three severely Wounded Heroes in Illinois in 2007. We expect to break ground this spring and we are currently working on the house plans by gathering vendor support and completing the funding for these homes. We continue to gather support from additional organizations which will allow us to continue our work.
What you can do
Come to an event, donate whatever you feel compelled to donate, be it time or money, even simply shake the hand of a Hero and tell them "Thank You." Whatever you do, please join the WHF in this fight to secure the American Dream for our Wounded Heroes.

Support WHF

Wounded Heroes Foundation, Inc. Donations by Credit Card

Thank you for your interest in assisting our Wounded Heroes. At this time, the greatest need we have is for financial support, so that we may continue to issue grants and provide necessary relief to our Wounded Veterans.
If you would like to donate your time, make a donation in-kind or would like to host a fundraising event, please visit the "Contact Us" page. Please use the form under that link to fill in your information and your comments and one of our volunteers will be in contact with you.
If you would like to make a donation, feel free to utilize our online donation system, or if you would prefer to mail a check, it can be sent to: The Wounded Heroes Foundation 161 N. Clark Street Suite 4200 Chicago, IL. 60601

The WHF greatly appreciates any help you can give. From all of us at the Wounded Heroes Foundation, thank you.

Click on this link to go to the contact page
Click on the link above to see the Human Tribe main page!
Here's how you help your friend in need. Whether it's cancer, a transplant, an accident or any crisis really, your friend needs support and this is where you give it. Create a free Tribe Page, email the people you know will care, build support and help your friend pay the bills. Learn More

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