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June 10, 2010
Hey there, friends! I'm hopeful that you can assist me.
You may have heard that Affirmations has launched a new “text2give” campaign, utilizing technology that very few organizations have had the opportunity to try, and I hope that you can help us spread the word.
Supporters of Affirmations who want to allow us to continue to provide award-winning and life-saving programs and services now have the option to donate in a cutting-edge way: they can simply text AFF to 85944 and a $5 gift to Affirmations will be added to their mobile telephone bills. Supporters must reply “yes” to a confirmation message and can make up to three text2give donations in a one-month period.
You can help by texting AFF to 85944 and by spreading the word to encourage your friends to give, too. You can Tweet, text, post Facebook statuses, add blurbs to your email signatures, or do it the old-fashioned way by talking face-to-face or on the phone!
We're thinking this campaign will appeal to younger generations and those who are frequent texters, so if you know of anyone who falls within that demographic, please tell them about this awesome new way to support their community center.
If you require assistance or have questions about this new campaign, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-398-7105. Thanks for playing a role in our success!
Reduce*Reuse*Repurpose*Recycle ---easy ways to save
A Hot Way to Repurpose Dryer Lint
By Julia W. Music
Whether it be snuggled up close to the fireplace with a book or honkered down to keep warm our fireplace is ablaze almost every night in winter and early spring. Sometimes our tinder caught right away and other times we would go through several newspapers (not the Ferndale115 obviously) to get our fire cooking. On a friend’s suggestion we tried using dryer lint to start our fires. It lights quickly and consistently while burning slowly enough to ignite small branches. We placed an empty quart sized yogurt container next to our dryer and were surprised to find that we were throwing away a quart of lint every two weeks. Now, we repurpose our dryer lint to start fires and reduce our heating bill. Additionally, this simple solution saves using expensive chemical logs while saving space in the landfill.
*Bonus tip—Ferndale is known for its trees and you probably have had the experience of gathering branches from your lawn. We throw ours into boxes. By the time winter comes we have enough small branches to start all of our fires for the season.
April 2, 2010 - CROW'S NEST COMPLIMENT
In my last contact with Ed, years ago, he was teaching at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I've been unable to find my good friend for many years now.
- Bill Neef, Grass Lake, MI, USA