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APRIL 2019


Precious Hearts In Action: The Difference Between Talking & Walking Domestic Violence: A Family Affair Community Calendar

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PHF Magazine April 2019 Issue

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CENTRAL PA REFIT Central PA REFIT did Precious Hearts Foundation the generous honor of holding a Spring Fitness Jive & Clothing Drive so we could raise awareness

DONATIONS BROUGHT BY NUMEROUS PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY

PUTTING THE "WORK" IN WORKOUT Written by Amber Cachét

The Precious Hearts Foundation was honored last week by a group of thriving Zumba and Refit instructors, Barbi Negrete, Laureen Ramos, LuAnn Gallup, and Melissa McClain. People from all over Central Pennsylvania came to dance, workout and GIVE.

The event was a total success. Smiling faces, followed by giving hands and dancing, illuminated the room. Families poured in and joined in on the exercising and dance. The boy scouts even came out to do a little dancing themselves. So much love and support was in the building. Special thanks to everyone who put in the hard work to create and lead this event. Also thank you to everyone who came out and supported Precious Hearts Foundation.


PRECIOUS HEARTS IN ACTION: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TALKING & WALKING

TENT VILLAGE harrisburg, pa

THE TIME IS NOW! Stand up for your neighbor.

Over the past few weeks the calamity of humanity has really taken its toll on our community. Social media, the greatest outlet since the flip phone, allows the opinions of others to be heard without filter. People have posted videos and pictures of what they deem to be noble acts of kindness. Others have posted pictures of what they have seen and used their platform to voice their opinion, but there is a fine line between walking and talking or getting likes. This week the founder of Precious Hearts Foundation challenged the community of Harrisburg to take time out of their personal lives to gather at the newly found tent villages of the homeless and provide support for them. After various volunteers raised their hands for the millions of social media eyes to give them claps of praise and raised thumbs, no one truly showed up except two brave Women of God. Clothing, toiletries, shoes, food and much more were given out to the less fortunate. Even encouraging words, prayers, biblical tracts were supplied.Â


TAKE IT TO THE STREETS Collaborate with one another to make a difference.

The biggest With the population in Harrisburg being just over 49,000 people, you'd think there would be more individuals that are willing to stand up for their neighbor and where they live. The time is NOW! It's up to us to make change because the homeless are being pushed out of their cities instead of helped. Homelessness is not just a problem for the person involved it's a problem for us all. Once we go make a difference, dig deeper in ourselves and stop with the raised hands for likes on social media, then true change can be made.Â

misconception about the homeless is that they got themselves in the mess - let them get

WANT TO GET INVOLVED? Contact Precious Hearts Foundation for more ways that you can volunteer and do something meaningful for the community. www.PreciousHeartsFoundation.org 877-731-2210

themselves out. Many people think they are simply lazy. I urge those to make a friend at a local mission and find out how wrong these assumptions are. - Ron HallÂ

We have come dangerously close to accepting the homeless situation as a problem that we just can't solve. - Linda Lingle


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: A FAMILY AFFAIR By Amber Cachét

ESCAPE KIT CHECKLIST 1. GATHER YOUR IMPORTANT PAPERWORK 2. PACKED HIDDEN BAG WITH A CHANGE OF CLOTHES, EXTRA HOUSE, & CAR KEYS BIRTH CERTIFICATES DRIVER’S LICENSE OR PASSPORT MEDICATIONS AND COPIES OF PRESCRIPTIONS INSURANCE INFORMATION CHECKBOOK CREDIT CARDS LEGAL DOCUMENTS SUCH AS SEPARATION AGREEMENTS AND PROTECTION ORDERS ADDRESS BOOKS VALUABLE EWELRY PAPERS THAT SHOW OINTLY OWNED ASSETS 3. HAVE A SAFE PLACE TO GO, LIKE A FRIEND'S HOUSE, A HOTEL, ETC.

Domestic abuse is a subject that becomes very touchy when it's happening in your own family. People often shy away from helping or even talking about these situations when it is present in their own families. Family members won't offer a helping hand because they feel the victim is going to go back to the perpetrator. They brush it off sometimes as if it is not really happening. Some families just do not know what to do. Domestic violence is the big elephant in the room when it comes to its presence in families. Though many families fear the perpetrator wreaking havoc in their household if they reach out a helping hand to the victims, their are safe ways to help without being placed in the line of fire.


WAYS TO HELP

KNOW MORE ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE! LEARN HOW YOU CAN DO YOUR PART! 1. Provide shelter by purchasing a night stay for the victim in a hotel, so they can get away and think with a clear head to plan the next moves. 2. Take the time to listen, and believe what your loved one says. 3. Start by expressing concern 4. Respect the victim’s choices. 5. Encourage them to build a wide support system. Help find a support group or encourage them talk to friends and family. 6. Connect them to domestic violence resources. Consider calling your local domestic violence Help Line yourself — not on behalf of your friend, but to learn more about the kinds of help available, to ask questions specific to your situation, and to learn how you can be an effective and supportive friend.


COMMUNITY CALENDAR

APRIL-MAY EVENTS Race Against Racism DATE & TIME: Saturday April 27th at 7:30am LOCATION: Riverfront Park. Start and end at Soldier’s Grove in Harrisburg Information: Race Against Racism is an annual 5k fundraiser that supports the YWCA racial justice programs 5K Run/Walk for the Animals Event: 5K Run/Walk for the Animals Date/Time: May 4, 2019 from 8am to 1pm Venue: Wildwood Park Address: 100 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg, PA 17110 (Parking will be at the HACC parking lot) Hosted by: Humane Society of Harrisburg Area Event Description: HSHA is hosting the 22nd Annual 5K Run/Walk for the Animals on May 4th… Continue Reading 5K Run/Walk for the Animals Business Resource Summit: COnnecting the Dots The Business Resource Summit connects small businesses to certifying agencies and resource groups that service Central PA. Join us to learn about the different types of certifying agencies and the benefits of certification, as well as how to leverage certification for the growth and development of your business. Attendees will also be able to meet… Continue Reading Business Resource Summit: COnnecting the Dots


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