Giving back to the everyday heroes who inspire you

(BPT) – When you think of public servants or people who do heroic jobs, do you picture police officers, firefighters and soldiers? While all those people selflessly serve the public, they’re not the only everyday heroes whose jobs contribute to the greater good. The field of public service is broad, encompassing teachers, health care workers, […]

Plugged in, tuned out: Teen distraction increases pedestrian accidents

(BPT) – From dating to driving to curfews, there’s a lot to worry about if you have a teenager. You want to keep your child safe and likely have talked about distracted driving and avoiding texting while behind the wheel, but technology can be distracting while walking, too. More teens are plugged in and tuning […]

Kitchen Fires Spike During Holidays: Keep Your Family Safe

(BPT) – During the holidays, more Americans spend time in the kitchen preparing meals for family and friends. That additional kitchen time also means added risk of home fires. In fact, according to claims data from Liberty Mutual Insurance, three times more fires occur on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day than on any other days of […]

Volunteering Builds Communities, Improves Lives

Whether you enjoy building homes or assisting a family who has survived a natural disaster, volunteer opportunities that are linked to your talents are out there. The following is a sample list of volunteer opportunities that exist in many communities and may be a perfect fit for you. With so many charitable causes and organizations, […]

Habitat for Humanity announces $5 million fundraising effort to rebuild Texas communities devastated by tornadoes

Habitat for Humanity has launched a $5 million fundraising initiative to help rebuild homes and communities devastated in the wake of tornadoes that ripped through North Texas on Wednesday. Habitat will assist with clean up, repairs and the construction of as many homes as possible to help families recover from this disaster. The GM Foundation, […]

Forecast Calls for Fun: Getting Kids Outdoors

Parents often keep a running list of rainy day activities, crafts and games to keep kids indoors when the forecast is soggy. But if your kids have never dodged rain drops, built a snowman or enjoyed a lazy summer afternoon outside, they’re missing out on something wonderful. Weather was cited as the biggest barrier to […]

New Year’s Ranks as Deadliest Day on U.S. Roads

As Americans prepare for holiday celebrations, AAA reminds drivers and passengers alike of the dangers on the roads this New Year’s Day, which consistently ranks as the year’s deadliest day for alcohol-related fatalities. To strengthen efforts to protect the public against drunk drivers and reduce alcohol-related traffic deaths, AAA is announcing its support of ignition […]

90 Child Drownings Nationwide since Memorial Day

New information released last week by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives campaign, shows that 90 children younger than 15 were reported to have drowned in swimming pools since Memorial Day. According to media reports, an additional 106 children of that age required emergency response for near-drowning incidents. […]

10 Tips to Help Prepare for a Tornado

Most people take fire safety seriously and have fire extinguishers handy and escape routes pre-planned should a blaze threaten their home. Yet while tornadoes and the violent storms surrounding them are far more common than homeowners realize, many homeowners don’t take the necessary steps to prepare for these destructive storms. On average, some 1200 tornadoes […]

Over 42 Million Travelers to Hit the Road for Thanksgiving Weekend

AAA has predicted that about 42.5 million Americans plan to travel at least 50 miles over the Thanksgiving weekend. This represent a four percent rise over the 40 million who traveled last year. Holiday traffic for the rest of 2011 saw little to no rises over 2010, but this is encouraging news for travel retailers […]

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