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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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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Dr. Kent Brantly released from Atlanta hospital U.S Ebola patient ~ Learn more about Samaritan's Purse


ATLANTA -- At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said. Alison Geist, a spokeswoman for Samaritan's Purse, told The Associated Press she did not know the exact time Dr. Kent Brantly would be released but confirmed it would happen Thursday. Emory University Hospital planned to hold a news conference Thursday morning to discuss both patients' discharge. Franklin Graham, president of North Carolina-based Samaritan's Purse, said in a statement that the group was celebrating Brantly's recovery. He has been in the hospital's isolation unit for nearly three weeks. "Today I join all of our Samaritan's Purse team around the world in giving thanks to God as we celebrate Dr. Kent Brantly's recovery from Ebola and release from the hospital," Graham's statement said. "I know that Dr. Brantly and his wonderful family would ask that you please remember and pray for those in Africa battling, treating and suffering from Ebola. Those who have given up the comforts of home to serve the suffering and the less fortunate are in many ways just beginning this battle," the statement continued. "We have more than 350 staff in Liberia, and others will soon be joining them, so please pray for those who have served with Dr. Brantly - along with the other doctors, aid workers and organizations that are at this very moment desperately trying to stop Ebola from taking any more lives." Brantly was flown out of the west African nation of Liberia on Aug. 2, and Nancy Writebol followed Aug. 5. The two were infected while working at a missionary clinic outside Liberia's capital. Writebol was working for North Carolina-based aid group SIM. Representatives for the group did not respond to messages Thursday morning. The Ebola outbreak has killed 1,350 people and counting across West Africa.
On Thursday in the Liberian capital of Monrovia, calm set in one day after residents in a slum that was sealed off in an effort to contain the outbreak clashed with riot police and soldiers. World Health Organization officials were visiting two hospitals that are treating Ebola patients and struggling to keep up with the influx of patients. The death toll is rising most quickly in Liberia, which now accounts for at least 576 of the fatalities, the WHO said. At least 2,473 people have been sickened across West Africa - more than the caseloads of all the previous two-dozen Ebola outbreaks combined. Ebola is only spread through direct contact with the bodily fluids of sick people experiencing symptoms.
Ebola is only spread through direct contact with the bodily fluids of sick people experiencing symptoms.
About 160 health care workers have been infected, including Brantly and Writebol, who were wearing protective gear to prevent infection. That's been a big concern in the medical community, but CBS News correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook reports one possibility being strongly considered is that the two Americans were actually infected outside the Ebola ward, at dinner or some other setting where they would not have been expected to be wearing the protective equipment. Writebol and Brantley apparently came in contact with a Liberian health care worker who was sick. He had at least a fever and several days later he died from Ebola. Now, if it turns out that's how the two Americans got Ebola, it would actually be kind of reassuring because then you wouldn't have to invoke a problem with the protective equipment as the reason for them getting infected, LaPook says.

Meeting Critical Needs During Iraq Crisis
Samaritan's Purse provides emergency relief for thousands displaced by terrible persecution
When Islamist militants overran the ancient Christian town of Qaraqosh in northern Iraq on August 7, 33-year-old Diana had just 10 minutes to flee her birthplace. Help Victims of Persecution in IraqThough nearly midnight, panicked people were running through the streets to escape terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) who, disguised as medics, were shooting people from ambulances. Cars and trucks jammed the road, filled with escaping men, women, and children. A friend saw a man shot in the head. There was no time to pack food or water.

Samaritan's Purse ministry partners distribute relief supplies.
Samaritan’s Purse ministry partners distribute relief supplies.

The ride from Qaraqosh, just outside Mosul, to Erbil, the largest city in the Kurdish-controlled area of Iraq, took Diana and her fellow group of Christians nine hours instead of the normal one. When they reached that haven, at least they had their lives and the clothes on their backs.
“It’s a nightmare,” Diana said a few days ago from Erbil. “If this situation continues, lots will lose their lives and some will lose their faith. Many are asking where is God.”
Samaritan’s Purse Intensifies Aid Efforts
Diana is one of thousands of people from Christian and various religious minority groups who have fled to Erbil in recent days following gains by ISIS. Others, from more southern points of Iraq, are fleeing to Chamchamal, another area in the semi-autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq.
Samaritan’s Purse and our partners are responding to the growing humanitarian crisis in Iraq by providing food, shelter, clothing, and more to families displaced by the horrific violence. In Erbil alone, more than 200,000 people have sought refuge since fighting intensified in June.

Samaritan's Purse is providing tents for families fleeing from Islamic militants.
Samaritan’s Purse is providing tents for families fleeing from Islamic militants.

Samaritan’s Purse has expanded its food relief in recent days with the influx of newly displaced families. Within one 48-hour period earlier this week, the organization fed 14,000 people. Samaritan’s Purse also continues to provide monthly supplies to families in Erbil and Chamchamal, as it has since June. More than 200 tents, along with thousands of pillows and mattresses, have already been set up in Erbil as temporary shelter for Christian families and others fleeing the Mosul area, site of ancient Nineveh. The average family size of those displaced is between seven to 10 people. A total of 500 tents have been purchased for distribution. Fifty cradle beds for infants have been provided as well, offering the babies protection from biting ants on the ground. In addition, baby/children’s clothing and 4,500 pairs of shoes have been given out.

Clothing is being distributed to children who had to leave everything behind when they fled.
Clothing is being distributed to children who had to leave everything behind when they fled.

In recent days, Samaritan’s Purse has distributed 650 shoebox gifts through Operation Christmas Child to displaced children in Erbil. Many Christian families have also been glad to receive Bibles from Samaritan’s Purse. Our recent work builds upon longstanding efforts to help those in need in northern Iraq, a region where we have been actively providing relief since 2007. For instance, as refugees from the now 3.5-year-old civil conflict in Syria flooded into the area late last year, Samaritan’s Purse provided them with food, medicine, clothing, bedding, and kerosene heaters, among other items. Alongside this work, about 65,000 Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts were airlifted to Erbil in January. Please pray for our staff and partners as they continue to help in Jesus’ Name. Pray for boldness, strength, and perseverance by Christians facing extreme persecution. Pray for peaceful political transition in Iraq, an end to violence, and for many to be saved.

Middle East Relief Samaritan's Purse is providing shelter, food, clothing, and more to families fleeing from Islamic militants. We are continuing to supply emergency food and other supplies as refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria are pouring into northern Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. We also support local ministry partners throughout the region as they provide physical relief in Jesus' Name to suffering people.


You want to change the world. We can help. Start by creating a fundraising campaign following the seven simple steps below. Together we can reach some of the most desperate and remote places on earth in the Name of Jesus Christ.

1. Pick a Project

When disasters ravage countries around the world or strike communities at home, our response teams hit the ground—often within hours—with food, medicine, clean water, and other life-saving relief. In some of the hardest-hit places we stay and help rebuild, all with the purpose showing God’s redeeming love. Choose to support any that are close to your heart.

2. Select a Campaign Type

There are so many creative fundraising ideas out there. We’ve heard of kids running lemonade stands, teenagers asking for donations instead of birthday gifts, or adults donating baked goods to raise funds. The list is endless. You just need to settle on an idea that suits you best.

3. Register Your Campaign

Tell us who you are and which project you plan to support. Doing so means we can also keep you updated on the latest news from Samaritan’s Purse, which may help as you’re out fundraising.

4. Pray

There’s no disputing the power of prayer. We believe keeping God at the center is a fundamental part of every successful fundraising campaign. Before you start, while you’re campaigning, and after done, prayer is an important step.

5. Start Your Campaign

Your campaign has a face, now it’s time to give it some legs. We’ve partnered with FirstGiving so you can develop a personalized webpage. This makes it easier for you to publicize your campaign and accept donations online. A glass jar and word of mouth works just as well. All you need to do is send us a check to P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

 6. Thank Your Supporters

Handwritten notes are always preferred. Personal emails come in a close second. Whether sent to mailboxes or inboxes, make sure to let your followers know how much you appreciate their spiritual and financial support.

7. Tell Us About It

When others “go and do likewise” (Luke 10:37), we want to hear about it. Share your story with us on Facebook and Twitter. You can also email us. Who knows, we might even come knocking on your door and ask you to share your thoughts on camera. Your story may inspire someone else to support Samaritan’s Purse as we help in Jesus’ Name.

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If you have questions or difficulties, or if you want to donate by phone, call 1-800-528-1980. To give by mail, please send donations to: Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607-3000.

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