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The Autumn Season: A Time for Thanks and for Giving.  

 

URGENT NEED IN CITY OF NAUVOO
WALKER COUNTY


M4A was contacted by an individual who resides in Nauvoo and is in desperate need of help before winter. She has no way to heat her home except using her wood stove and does not have any firewood or the funds needed to purchase any through the winter months. She also needs supplies to repair her floor and the side of her house which will require at least 15 sheets of plywood (4' x 8', 3/4 " thick).  

M4A IS SEEKING THESE SUPPLY DONATIONS OR MONETARY DONATIONS TO PURCHASE THE SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR THIS INDIVIDUAL IN WALKER COUNTY. PLEASE HELP US HELP OTHERS IN NEED!

FREE TRANSPORTATION IS AVAILABLE
IN SHELBY COUNTY

Please help our friends in Shelby County spread the word that free transportation is available to seniors to visit their local senior center. Seniors can get picked up at their residence, dropped off at their local senior center and then get a free ride home. Fun and meals are provided. HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!
November is National Family Caregivers Month and the theme is to "Take Care to Give Care". During National Family Caregivers Month, we remind family caregivers that to be strong enough to care for your loved one, you must Take Care to Give Care! 

Thank you Family and Professional Caregivers!
 
M4A WANTS TO REMIND OUR READERS THAT OUR ALABAMA CARES PROGRAM IS WORKING HARD TO HELP GRANDPARENTS RAISING THEIR GRANDCHILDREN RECEIVE WINTER CLOTHING AND CHRISTMAS GIFTS AS NEEDED FOR THEIR GRANDCHILDREN. FAMILIES MUST BE REFERRED BY DECEMBER 2ND SO WE HAVE TIME TO PURCHASE THE ITEMS.
Charity fraud is the act of using deception to get money from people who believe they are making donations to charities. Often a person or a group of people will make material representations that they are a charity or part of a charity and ask prospective donors for contributions to the non-existent charity.

 

The Federal Trade Commission warns consumers to take the following precautions to make sure your donation benefits the people and organizations you want to help.

 
  • Ask for detailed information about the charity, including name, address, and telephone number.
  • Get the exact name of the organization and do some research. Searching the name of the organization online — especially with the word “complaint(s)” or “scam”— is one way to learn about its reputation.
  • Call the charity. Find out if the organization is aware of the solicitation and has authorized the use of its name. The organization’s development staff should be able to help you.Ask if the caller is a paid fundraiser. If so, ask:
    • The name of the charity they represent.
    • The percentage of your donation that will go to the charity.
    • How much will go to the actual cause to which you’re donating.
    • How much will go to the fundraiser.
Alabama law requires all charitable organizations to register at the Alabama Attorney General's Office. Find out if the charity or fundraiser is properly registered by calling the Alabama Attorney General's Office at (800) 392-5658. You can also contact them to file a complaint.
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