New Jersey Antipoverty Program Partners with Wayne, NJ Small Business Creates The Growing Dome

Paterson, New Jersey (PRWEB) July 17, 2014

Darryl Dela Cruz, Executive Chef Director at Eva’s Village, received a surprise call from Robert a local business owner offering to donate large amounts of fresh organic produce and eggs. “What’s the catch,” Chef Darryl wondered. It turned out there was no catch. Ever since that phone call, Rob Burke, the owner of Wayne Auto Spa, an environmentally friendly car wash and lube business in Wayne, NJ, has been donating bushels of fresh produce and eggs from his onsite community garden helping create thousands of meals served at Eva’s Village. Chef Darryl says; “It’s amazing really, that one small business can provide so much organic produce and so many eggs to help us provide healthy food to the poor and homeless.”

Mr. Burke says: “Every small business has the ability to make a difference to the environment and to the community; all it takes is some creativity and effort.” His innovative Auto Spa practices a “Green is Good for Small Business” philosophy by treating and recycling water, utilizing solar and wind turbine power, using only biodegradable soaps and replacing unneeded paved areas with organic gardens, chickens and bee hives. The resulting “Victory Garden and Learning Center” has been visited by many schools and community organizations and produces an ever increasing harvest that is donated to Eva’s Village.

Eva’s Village will now partner with Wayne Auto Spa to purchase a 26 ft solar Growing Dome® geodesic greenhouse from Growing Spaces, Pagosa Springs, CO, to create a year round growing season to expand the amount of fresh organic produce available to Eva’s Village. Chef Darryl hopes to use the year round bounty to create meals for Hope Residence, the Eva’s Village shelter and recovery program serving mothers and children.

The Growing Dome® consists of UV resistant, shatter-proof polycarbonate panels over structural framing. Features that make this a year round greenhouse are automatic opening vents, a solar powered cooling fan, a solar powered under soil heating and cooling system and reflective insulation.

To make a donation to The Growing Dome® Project for Eva’s Village,” or for more information, contact: Donna Marie Fico, Director of Marketing & Education – Phone: (973) 523-6220 Ext. 230 or email Donna.Fico(at)evasvillage(dot)org. To support The Culinary School at Eva’s Village or one of our other programs visit

About Eva’s Village:

Eva’s Village (, originally a New Jersey soup kitchen, was founded in 1982 by Msgr. Vincent E. Puma in response to the increasing incidence of homelessness in his Paterson, NJ parish. But Msgr. Puma soon realized that a soup kitchen was not enough. With the generous support of thousands of donors and private and government grants, Eva’s has grown to be the most respected anti-poverty organization in New Jersey. Their mission is to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, treat the addicted and provide medical and dental care to the poor with respect for the human dignity of each individual. Eva’s Village maintains a consistent “Four Star” (most preferred) rating by Charity Navigator, the “Online Guide to Intelligent Giving.” Hundreds of generous volunteers serve at Eva’s Village in a number of ways, including serving in our community kitchen and medical and dental clinics, donating food and other supplies, providing in-kind services, and conducting a wide variety of vital fund raising programs.

About Wayne Auto Spa

Owner Robert Burke has established Wayne Auto Spa as a community friendly and environmentally friendly car wash with well-established green credentials. By treating and recycling water, utilizing solar and wind turbine power and using only biodegradable soaps, Wayne Auto Spa’s green practices prevent pollution, conserve resources and create clean energy. The facility is heated with used motor oil and replaced a number of paved areas with grass and plants to minimize storm water run-off. Wayne Auto Spa’s on-site organic “Victory Garden and Learning Center” is visited by schools and community organizations and produces organic produce, eggs and honey for free distribution to nonprofits, including Eva’s Village in Paterson, NJ. By using a comprehensive “Green is Good for Small Business” philosophy, Wayne Auto Spa has set a precedent for the car wash/quick lube industry in New Jersey.

About the Growing Dome® by Growing Spaces

Growing Spaces, based in Pagosa Springs, CO, is the creator of Greenhouses, geodesic Growing Domes® and Four Season Growing Kits. Our desire, as the founders of Growing Spaces, is to support others who want to live sustainable, healthy lives. The innovation of our Growing Spaces greenhouses came directly out of our desire to live in health and balance. Our geodesic dome greenhouse kits demonstrate a solar self-sufficiency that keeps fresh food on the table, even within the challenge of environmental and economic changes. Those that are committed to living naturally are encouraged to add a Growing Dome greenhouse to their lifestyle. Our solar greenhouses are sold as green house kits with detailed instructions and videos to install them. We can also provide an installation crew or supervisor to deliver and help set up the Growing Domes®.

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Kick-off Time Approaches for 9th Annual ESPN My Wish Series

Phoenix (PRWEB) July 18, 2014

In order to reach elite status, athletes must possess not only natural talent, but also the ability to persevere through challenges and overcome adversity. So, it’s no wonder that wish kids often look up to world-class athletes as their role models. Wish kids – who are dealing with their own, much more threatening obstacles – gain hope and strength from watching their favorite superstars excel. For the ninth consecutive year, ESPN® will showcase the power of the sports wishes that Make-A-Wish® grants through the “My Wish” series on SportsCenter.

This year’s series begins on the morning of Sunday, July 20, and continues throughout the week. Each day until Thursday, July 24, ESPN will highlight a different wish for a child with a life-threatening medical condition. Viewers will be treated to wishes that feature the following wish-granters: Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton, Boston Red Sox’s Dustin Pedroia, the University of Michigan football team and USA Olympic team gymnast Gabby Douglas. The series will once again be hosted by Emmy Award-winning reporter, Chris Connelly.

“Athletes have been given the rare opportunity to truly make a difference,” said Chris Connelly, who has interviewed over 50 wish kids and their parents over the course of the series. “By helping grant their one true wish, the athletes are empowering wish kids to keep a positive outlook and continue to battle for their health.”

“The ‘My Wish’ series allows sports fans to witness the transformational power of a wish,” said David Williams, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America. “Some people familiar with Make-A-Wish may not realize that for many wish kids, a wish-come-true can be a life-altering experience that forever changes everyone involved.”

In addition to the four new sports wishes being showcased, a special compilation of the wishes will be shown on SportsCenter later in the week. Each feature will also be accessible at following its original air date.

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Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Headquartered in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 38 minutes. It has granted more than 240,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 14,000 in 2013 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at to learn more.

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College Works Painting Earns Fourth Consecutive Talk of the Town Award for Customer Satisfaction

Irvine, California (PRWEB) July 18, 2014

For the fourth straight year, College Works Painting of Irvine has earned the highest possible rating of 5 stars, winning the business the 2014 Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award in the Painting Contractors category.

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., College Works Painting provides valuable, practical and life-changing business experience for college and university students who have shown potential for success, while also providing high-quality residential painting services for people interested in opening opportunities for the next generation of business leaders.

While the company’s goal is to empower college students to become the next generation of leaders, it also places a high priority on serving customers well and ensuring they are always satisfied. Winning its fourth consecutive Talk of the Town Award reinforces for the team at College Works Painting that this is being accomplished every day. “We are 100 percent focused on great customer and employee service, and we recognize the power of our customers’ opinion of our work,” says CEO Matthew Stewart. “We have worked hard to increase the number of positive reviews and experiences, and it is working.

“We are very excited about receiving this award again in 2014,” says Stewart. “This is a big pat on the back to our whole team.”

College Works Painting has been successful at serving customers by always saying yes — then asking the question. “We don’t want to say ‘no’ to our customers,” says Stewart.

In addition, the company is working with an outside consultant who is helping it focus on “above and beyond” activities for customer service every quarter. “We are constantly surveying our customers, bringing in resources to improve our systems, and auditing ourselves and our customer service standards,” says Stewart. “We will continue to focus on service, as it is the number one driver of our success.”

College Works Painting acknowledges the role its customers play in its continued success. “We want to thank our customers for helping us understand how to serve them better,” says Stewart. “We want to thank them for taking the time to communicate with us and thank them, of course, for their business.”

About College Works Painting

Each year, College Works Painting hires more than 2,000 college students who then provide painting services for more than 10,000 customers across the nation. This paid internship opportunity enables students to run their own painting company, developing a variety of skills such as marketing, sales, management and relationship building.

College Works Painting also supports the local communities in many ways with man-hours, financial support, collecting goods and by requesting participation of its customers and team members. In addition, the district managers perform Charity Paints each year nationwide, refinishing the houses of needy families. The company proudly supports a host of organizations, including Augie’s Quest, Make A Wish Foundation, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Secret Service Summit, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Share Our Selves, Corazon and Health Network Foundation.

College Works Painting is headquartered in Irvine at 1682 Langley Avenue. For more information, call 888-450-9675 or go online to Follow the company online at and

About the Award and Sponsor

Each year, the Talk of the Town Awards are presented by Talk of the Town News to honor companies and professionals that provide excellent customer service as reported by their customers through no-cost, user-review websites, blogs, social networks, business rating services, and other honors and accolades. This data is analyzed by a team of researchers who calculate a company’s CM Power Rating. Only those that receive a 4-star to 5-star rating receive the Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award.

This is the sixth year Talk of the Town News has honored companies for achieving high levels of customer satisfaction with the Talk of the Town Awards. Businesses eligible to receive the award include, but are not limited to, beauty salons, spas, restaurants, bakeries, dentists, auto repair facilities, veterinarians, home repair and improvement contractors, florists, hospitals, and physicians.

For more information about the award or its sponsor, please contact Talk of the Town News at 877-498-6405 or go online to

Leukemia Cup Regatta at River Dunes in Coastal North Carolina Raises Over $140,000 for Charity

New Bern, NC (PRWEB) July 14, 2014

Setting yet another fundraising record, the 4th annual Leukemia Cup Regatta was hosted by the friendly folks at River Dunes, North Carolina. Held on June 7th and 8th, this sailboat racing event was a community-wide effort to help raise money for life-saving research to fight blood disorders and cancer. This year, the Oriental Dinghy Club set up two courses, one for the more serious racers and one less competitive, encouraging boaters of all skill levels to join in. The Leukemia Cup Regatta guest of honor was a twenty-two month old little girl, Egan Delaney, who is now in her second year of remission after battling leukemia diagnosed when she was only eight weeks old. Her sweet grin and giggles brought smiles to everyone’s faces throughout the weekend.

The weather was perfect at River Dunes in coastal North Carolina, Real Estate Scorecard’s 2014 Bliss Award Winner for Best Boating Community of the Year. The well-protected Grace Harbor Marina and Harbor Club were the scene of the before and after racing celebrations. Friday evening, the Captain’s Reception featured heavy hors d’oeuvres and poolside bar service, enhanced by the soft sounds of Bob Laverty of Oriental on guitar. On Saturday evening, River Dunes threw a first class shoreside celebration under a tent on the lawn that included a delicious dinner catered by The Chelsea restaurant, followed by dancing to the sounds of the Black and Blue Experience from Greensboro, NC. Live and silent auction items raised over $ 20,000 towards the weekend goal.

Forty sailboats of all different sizes competed in the event. After a single file parade out the community’s 1100 foot channel, colorful sails and sleek sailboats were spread across the Pamlico Sound for the afternoon races. Several of the competitors were residents of River Dunes, a boating community in coastal North Carolina that continues to receive awards from all types of organizations in the boating and real estate world. As guests at the event, Real Estate Scorecard witnessed first-hand everyone going above and beyond to help further the cause. In addition to River Dunes, dozens of generous local sponsors like Walmart, First Citizens Bank, Watermark, The Red Rickshaw, Trader Construction and Natcore Technology helped achieve the 2014 Leukemia Cup Regatta fundraising record. Boat captains and teams also raised funds for the charity with the final total announced on Sunday – a check for $ 140,532 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Noteworthy top boat fundraisers:

Rich Beliveau of River Dunes who raised $ 10,297

Bill Scott who brought in $ 12,100

Ken and Carol Small who raised $ 13,000

After talking with many of the residents, Real Estate Scorecard felt a deep sense of compassion among them and how much they enjoy paying it forward. They are a community of folks who are committed to making a difference. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is just one of several local charities they generously support.

Amenities that the residents of River Dunes enjoy include:

Harbor Club overlooking the marina with fine and casual dining

Grace Harbor Marina with 1100 ft Channel into Broad Creek

124 Deepwater Boat Slips with utilities Outdoor Swimming Pool overlooking the marina

Fireside Hot Tub and Cozy Cabanas

Fitness Center with Steam Showers

Two Lighted Har-Tru Tennis Courts

The Lake House for social events

238 Acre Nature Preserve

Guest Cottages

Riverside Chapel

Not only is the marina village neighborhood fun to explore by land or by water, the nearby town of Oriental adds to the coastal charm. Quaint waterfront restaurants, coffee shops, and pubs overlook the town’s marina and large shrimp boats. Nautical stores and roadside markets provide almost everything a boater could possibly need.

River Dunes has received great word-of-mouth, up and down the eastern seaboard. Some of the property owners have discovered the charming postcard-style village during their boating travels on the Intracoastal Waterway. With 14 miles of natural shoreline, most all the homes in the community have water views of one kind or another. Homes come in all sizes and shapes but must adhere to the community building guidelines and standards.

Take a look at River Dunes homes.

Recently added amenities at this boating community in coastal North Carolina include two Har-tru tennis courts and stand-up paddleboards.

Call River Dunes directly at 800-975-9565/252-249-4908 to learn more about real estate, marina slips or guest cottages accommodations.

About Real Estate Scorecard:

Real Estate Scorecard writes unbiased real estate reviews providing in-depth information about popular gated communities in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, all in an effort to help people discover where to retire in the Southeast.


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Campers Dunk Their Kicks This Summer to Help Fight Pediatric Cancer

Portland, ME (PRWEB) July 09, 2014

This summer, more than a thousand kids from across the country who attend Maine Camp Experience summer camps, will participate in Maxcure Foundation’s Dunk Your Kicks. Campers and staff will donate used sneakers, which get refurbished and resold, at their Maine summer camp to raise money to fight pediatric cancer.

“Through the Maine Camp experience partnership, Maine camps collected well over 1,000 pairs of sneakers last summer, and we aim to beat that number in 2014 with even more camps joining,” said Maine Camp Experience spokesperson Laurie Kaiden. “Dunk Your Kicks is an exciting and meaningful way to engage campers as part of the Maine camps’ ongoing and longstanding commitment to social action.”

In addition to having 20 Maine camps participate in Dunk Your Kicks, Maxcure Foundation founder David Plotkin will embark on a six-camp tour of events at host camps the week of July 14. Campers will donate their used sneakers by dunking their kicks through basketball hoops and into receptacles. This year, Maine campers will also enjoy additional “Field Day” type activities (e.g., tug-of-war, wheelbarrow race with sneakers on hands) with the donated sneakers as they learn about giving back. Maine Camp Experience partners Camp Trucking and Camp Baggage will help transport collected sneakers to Maxcure Foundation.    

“Raising awareness to fight pediatric cancer is a very personal and important cause, and the partnership with Maine Camp Experience has been a good entrée to bringing Dunk Your Kicks to kids at camp,” said David Plotkin, Maxcure Foundation founder. “I’m looking forward to heading back to Maine camps this summer for the events and the lasting impact the program has on kids.”

Camp families donate their used sneakers by sending them up in their kids’ camp trunks, mailing them to the camps, and bringing them to camper drop off/pick ups and Visiting Days. Campers can also donate their used sneakers at camps at the end of the summer and parents can bring more on Visiting Day. The program, which started at Maine camps last summer, continued throughout the past year with Dunk Your Kicks at some camp reunions, as well as individual campers and staff bringing the program to their hometowns and schools. One inspired 8-year-old Maine camper, Riley from New Jersey, even designed a beautiful poster for the cause. Dunk Your Kicks raises money for research and treatment, provides affordable footwear for those in need, and helps the environment by keeping the sneakers out of landfills. View our Dunk Your Kicks video for more details and to learn more about this wonderful program.

Summer planning and enrichment expert Jill Tipograph, founder of Everything Summer, said, “It’s never too early to instill in children how important it is to give back. Camp, a place for ongoing growth and development, sparks interest and awareness of new activities. When you start philanthropy young, it becomes natural and something kids make part of their lives, which is more organic than just trying to fit it in anew when teens have community service requirements to meet.”

For years, campers in Maine have been actively involved in social action, including: Camp Sunshine, a Maine Camp Experience camp dedicated to kids with life threatening illnesses and their families, working with food pantries and senior care centers, as well as on environmental causes.

Maine Camp Experience is a community of 33 premier, traditional sleepaway summer camps in Maine dedicated to providing children with the highest quality summer camp experiences in the country for generations. is the resource for selecting camp and planning visits to Maine. The site features a Guide who personally assists families, videos, real Maine Camp Memories self-posted by camp families, and special offers such as the current partnership with JetBlue TrueBlue where families earn travel points by enrolling or referring other campers who enroll by September 1 for summer 2015. Now’s the time to book summer tours for 2015 camp registration. Summers and Camp Belong in Maine … And So Do You!℠

Maxcure Foundation is registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity dedicated to fighting pediatric cancer.

Contact: Laurie, Maine Camp Experience: laurie(at)mainecampexperience(dot)com





Colin Powell Tops 4th of July List of Most Admired Americans According to New Poll Commissioned by the Fraternal Order of the Eagles (FOE)

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 03, 2014

Colin Powell tops the list as the most admired American in the United States according to a poll commissioned by the community service organization Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) in celebration of the 4th of July holiday. George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Gates, Billy Graham, Clint Eastwood, Michelle Obama, Maya Angelou and Hillary Clinton tabulated just below Powell.

Last month, the FOE conducted a Father’s Day Poll with Bill Cosby voted America’s Favorite Father. In May a Mother’s Day poll celebrating the holiday’s 100th anniversary as well as their prominent participation in establishing the official holiday in 1914. Michelle Obama topped the Mother’s Day poll.

Participants were asked, “With July 4th approaching, which of these people do YOU personally admire the most as Great Americans?” Respondents could select more than one choice on the list of sixteen individuals. The poll was conducted online on May 24, 2014, by Luntz Global and has a margin of error of 2.4%.

29% percent of the 1,650 registered voters polled picked Powell from a list of “Great Americans.” Following George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Gates, Billy Graham, Clint Eastwood, Michelle Obama and Maya Angelou, who all polled at 20% or more, other choices in order of preference were Hillary Clinton, Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, Ellen DeGeneres, Bill Clinton, Peyton Manning and Barbara Walters.

In addition to FOE’s concerns with honoring patriotic holidays as well as Father’s and Mother’s Days, they have played a prominent role on a broad array of social and philanthropic causes, including helping launch Social Security and Medicare and ensuring legal protection against job discrimination based on age. This year the Eagles celebrate the completion of $ 25 million, multi-year commitment to establish the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at the University of Iowa, a state-of-the-art medical research facility dedicated to the prevention and potential eradication of diabetes.

Established in 1898, the non-profit Fraternal Order of Eagles is made up of 800,000 members based in over 1500 chapters (“aeries”) and 1300 women’s auxiliaries. Their ranks include seven former U.S. Presidents, celebrities and other notables from all walks of life. In addition to Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at the University of Iowa, the organization raises in excess of $ 100 million each year to benefit local communities and charities and support medical research and treatment on a host of conditions.

Luntz Global is one of America’s best-known and most respected public opinion and strategic communications firms.

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Charity organizations Need Your Help

Spread all around the world for communities benefit, charitable organizations are in fact non-profit organizations that center on philanthropic goals. Charities focus on one or most of the following issues: animals, arts& culture, children, community service, disabilities, disasters, educations, elderly, environment, history, human rights,
hunger /poverty, medical system, overseas aid, religion and research.

Non-profit organizations exist not to earn revenue, but to promote a mission that enhances the public welfare; being often eligible for tax-exempt status, in some cases they can also receive tax deductible contributions.

Mission statement describes the purpose for which every organizations has been founded; it should be clear, succinct and inspiring in order to have a great impact on those to which is addressed. A well-defined and compelling non-profit mission status should narrowly focus your energy and clarify your purpose so that it can motivate volunteers and donors to join your cause.

Passion is not enough for starting a non-profit organization, given that it is essentially just another type of business. The starting process is complex and includes some vital steps: – the business plan and a needs assessment which encompasses several elements, such as: executive summary, organizational structure, products, programs / services, operational plan and marketing, management and organizational team;
-building an effective board which can be able to open doors for your charity due to their resources, influence and lots of contacts;
-fundraisings plan which focuses on current and projected financial status.

The needs assessment is a survey or other research before you launch a product or service to determine whether your proposed non-profit is needed in your community or not. Once you have found a market for your product/ service market make sure you can cope successfully and accomplish your mission.

Charity organizations help to make our world a better place; charitable activities are a wonderful way to bring together parents, kids and teenagers. That is why in some families, children are involved in charity work at an early age and this is a great way to develop their generosity and make them grateful for what they have.

Whenever you give away to some charity organization, discuss in greater detail with your consultant associated with the group in connection with ambitions within the institution, their particular applications for any reduction within the issue they’re doing work for and the direction they plan to make use of funds.

An expanding list of charity organizations and local non profit organizations for receiving online donations or providing volunteer charity / non profit / NGO jobs. The Charity Collector / offers the most comprehensive, user driven and collaborative – Charitable Organizations / Non Profit Organizations List!

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Government Guidelines Spark Increase in Loft Insulation Sales

(PRWEB UK) 27 June 2014

The loft insulation industry has seen a boost in sales lately, due to new research from [Think Insulation 2nd May] that suggests homeowners top up their roof insulation. Many people are taking notice of this advice, as insulation supplier LBSBM Online is reporting a significant spike in the purchase of 200mm insulation online. Many homeowners are realising that the short-term outlay of investing in good quality insulation is worth it for the long-term savings that consumers will be able to enjoy on fuel bills.

Loft Insulation Saves Homeowners Money

The simple truth is that heat rises – which is why so much of a home’s energy is lost through its roof. It is estimated that installing loft insulation could reduce consumers energy and fuel bills by up to £175, according to the Energy Saving Trust. This estimate is based on a typical three-bedroom home which is semi-detached and has gas central heating. It is compared to the energy cost of the home without any insulation in the loft to begin with.

A loft is usually cheaper and easier to insulate than a roof. However, if the loft is being used as living space then the consumer would have to insulate the roof.

Think Insulation – A Helpful Guide

In order to educate the public on energy conservation and insulation, Knauf Insulation, their supplier, has created a website with the Energy Saving Trust. The “Think Insulation” website is all about energy saving and it informs the general public about matters relevant to saving energy.

The website aims to be a source of practical information about energy efficiency, which any homeowner can understand and apply to their own home. It offers helpful information and tips for improving the energy efficiency of the home, reducing greenhouse gases and saving money. The website will inform users of how insulation works, why it is a sustainable and cost effective way of saving energy and how they can upgrade the energy rating of their own home.

For example, the website educates visitors on the value of loft insulation, as without it the consumer could be losing up to 25% of the heat in the home through its roof. This type of insulation is a very simple yet effective way to bring down the cost of a homeowners heating bills.

The website also offers a handy Do It Yourself guide for installing home loft insulation. Contrary to popular belief, there is no need to hire an expensive contractor to perform this task. If the homeowner is generally competent at DIY, then the task can be completed in a relatively straightforward way.

The guide outlines each step of the process, including figuring out how much insulation homeowners will need, checking the loft for hazards, preparing and planning and laying down the insulation. The instructions are simple enough for the average homeowner to follow and once done consumers will be able to enjoy a much warmer home and lower heating bills in the future. The website even offers a video which illustrates the steps of a loft insulation installation.

About LBSBM Online

LBS Builders Merchants was founded in 1931 in South West Wales and has grown to be one of the leading independent builder’s merchants in the region, with 14 different outlets. Supplying a range of building materials for the Building, Civil Engineering, Developing, Self-Build and Roofing industries. Their head office is located in Llandeilo. The company has been family owned for 80 years.

LBSBM Online pride themselves on high quality customer service and offer same day or next day delivery service all across South West Wales. The team has grown to over 200 staff with a fleet of over 40 vehicles. LBSBM Online also support the local community, sponsoring local schools, organisations, charities and much more. Also supporting the Construction Skills Wales programme of events and competitions, which has nurtured the next generation of tradespeople through local colleges.

The website LBSBM Online is a research for DIY enthusiasts and tradespeople, which allows access to a range of products as well as information.

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Connell Insurance Agency Helps People For The Poor Host St. Pattys Day Fundraiser

Oaklyn, NJ (PRWEB) March 24, 2014

Connell Insurance Agency, LLC ( and the non-profit organization, People for the Poor, co-host the annual St. Patty’s Beef & Beer on March 15th, benefiting South Jersey’s soup kitchens and homeless shelters.

The St. Patty’s Beef & Beer Fundraising Event with Chinese Auction will take place on March 15th from 7pm-11pm at Our Lady of Hope Parish Center (Formerly St. Agnes), located at 701 Little Gloucester Road, Blackwood, NJ. There will be food, a Chinese Auction with sixty different gift baskets to choose from, door prizes, raffles, music, and dancing. Last year, this event alone raised over $ 20,000 for People for the Poor.

People for the Poor, is an all-volunteer organization which manages and organizes fundraisers whose proceeds go to organizations helping individuals to get a hot meal and a place to sleep. The Connell Family has been actively involved and volunteering since 2006. They have helped PFTP raise nearly $ 295,000 since its inception in 2004.

“The Connell Family has been a true friend to People for the Poor. Their commitment to our organization has been beyond belief. Not only has their financial support been amazing, but they are there when we need help setting up tables, running errands, sharing ideas and also lending an ear. We would not be as successful as we are without their unwavering help. They truly are friends to the “invisible society” – the homeless and hungry,” said People for the Poor’s founder, Caroline Scherrer.

The Connell Insurance Agency is a family owned and operated insurance agency celebrating a big anniversary this year, having served Oaklyn and the surrounding towns of Audubon, Haddon Township, Collingswood, Haddonfield, Cherry Hill, and Haddon Heights for thirty years. Although the Connell’s patriarch, Edward retired, the matriarch, Camilla Connell and their son, E. Jason Connell are both full-time agents operating the business and serving the community’s insurance needs.

Connell Insurance Agency offers multiple insurance options from multiple carriers: Travelers, MetLife, Progressive, Mercury Insurance Group, Foremost, American Modern Home and NJ PAIP. “We are a one-stop-shop, as we do all of the leg work to customize the right insurance plan for each client,” said Jason Connell.

In addition to working with People for the Poor, Connell Insurance Agency also sponsors the Oaklyn Township Little League, donates to the local fire department and the Policeman’s Benevolent Association 257, the Oaklyn Public Library, as well as the local PTA crafts fair each year. “Our community is important. As a family and as a business, we believe in giving back and staying active locally,” said Jason Connell.

For the Beef & Beer event, being held Saturday March 15th, tickets (cost $ 25) can be bought at the door or ahead of time by contacting, Connell Insurance Agency at 856-858-5510. Connell Insurance will also be selling raffle tickets at the office located at 1100 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn, New Jersey, 08107. For a free insurance quote or for more information, please visit

About Connell Insurance Agency, LLC

This is a family owned independent insurance broker located in Oaklyn, NJ, proudly servicing the South Jersey area for thirty years. They sell personal lines insurance, specializing in automotive, homeowner, rental, life, commercial vehicles, boat, and motorcycle.

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