BETHESDA, Md., October 2, 2009 — The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) announced today that with the help of American TV icon Bob Barker, it has reached its goal of $60 million to complete its current project, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), an advanced facility dedicated to research, diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI) suffered by U.S. military personnel.
Portland, ME, June 2009 — The Planet Dog Foundation (PDF), Planet Dog's non-profit arm, is proud to announce the recipients of their latest grants. Grants ranging from $3,000- $7,000 have been awarded to Assistance Dogs of the West; Gabriel's Angels; Hearing and Service Dogs of Minnesota; NEADS; Susquehanna Service Dogs; Teacher's Pet and Working Dogs for Conservation.
CANTON, Mass., April 21, 2009 — Today, enjoying a small cup of refreshing Iced Coffee can make a big difference for severely injured veterans. Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, has declared April 21 to be "Iced Coffee Day." Small (16 oz) Iced Coffee beverages will be served all day for the reduced price of 50 cents at participating shops nationwide. For every small Iced Coffee purchased, Dunkin' Donuts will donate five cents to benefit Homes for Our Troops, a national, non-profit organization dedicated to building specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans.
CANTON, Mass., April 2, 2009 — Dunkin' Donuts, America's all day, every day stop for coffee and baked goods, wants Americans to kick off spring with a refreshing cup of Iced Coffee that will help make a difference for our injured veterans in need. The price for a small (16 oz) cup of Iced Coffee will be reduced to 50 cents at participating Dunkin' Donuts shops throughout the country during Dunkin's all-day "Iced Coffee Day" event on April 21. For every small Iced Coffee purchased on this day, Dunkin' Donuts will donate five cents to benefit Homes for Our Troops, a national, non-profit organization that builds specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has announced that it will lay off more than a quarter of its merchandising staff, eliminating 74 jobs in addition to the 53 it cut last year, the New York Times reports.
John Melia is a no-nonsense kind of guy. He’s got what seems at first to be the naïve determination of a child building sand castles at water’s edge, not quite cognizant of the fact that the surf could swoop in at any moment and wreak havoc. It’s a refreshing assessment. But it’s also wrong. At 42, the wounded Gulf War vet and founder and executive director of the Jacksonville, Fla.-based Wounded Warrior Project is far from naïve about the way nonprofit organizations have historically worked. He just cuts the crap and focuses on how they should work. And in the case of WWP, how