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Salvation Army Serves FREE Christmas Dinner

Volunteers serve Thanksgiving Dinner at The Salvation Army: Serving on the food line (left to right) is Nancy Veaegas, Niyahn Summey, Walt Summey, and Robert Sanchez. We are ready for Christmas Dinners.   (Photo by Ricardo Tomboc)

Volunteers serve Thanksgiving Dinner at The Salvation Army: Serving on the food line (left to right) is Nancy Veaegas, Niyahn Summey, Walt Summey, and Robert Sanchez. We are ready for Christmas Dinners. (Photo by Ricardo Tomboc)

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- The San Bernardino Salvation Army Corp hosts its annual Christmas Dinner for hundreds of needy families at its headquarters, at 746 W. Fifth Street in San Bernardino.  As always, the dinner will be held on  Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25th, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Christmas Eve worship serves start at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel at the same location.
For 127 years, the annual San Bernardino Salvation Army Christmas dinner has served thousands of people in thousands of families.  The Christmas Dinner helps single mothers with children and people who do not have the means to provide them selves a Christmas dinner or seek Christian fellowship with others.
People come from throughout the Inland Valley for this Christmas dinner, which often serves more than 300 people each year. This year, guests will enjoy a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, consisting of potatoes, gravy, stuffing, vegetables, pie and other food received through donations.
“Every year, the community and volunteers come together to provide the food preparation and service of holiday meals to dinner guests,” said Major Daniel Henderson, Commander of The Salvation Army San Bernardino Corp. “Our volunteers really do an outstanding job, helping to make a difference for those who are less fortunate during the holiday season, as well as throughout the year.”
Many of the services provided by the Salvation Army, such as this annual Community Christmas dinner, are made possible through in-kind donations and money raised through the Red Kettle Bell Ringer campaign. Each Christmas, Inland Empire Salvation Army Corps combine to serve more than 1,000 people holiday meals.
The hungry families are joined by hundreds of volunteers who help prepare the food and serve meals to the families.  Along with asking volunteers to help serve food, the Salvation Army is encouraging people to donate turkeys or hams, side dishes and other food by calling (909) 888-1336.
“The San Bernardino Corps also needs food every day for those at our Hospitality House living shelter,” said Major Henderson. Up to 75 family members stay in its transitional and emergency family shelters.
“Last year 60,475 free, hot, nutritious meals were served to the hungry from The Salvation Army’s homeless shelter, and Sunday through Friday at 4:45 p.m. at the Corps Office on 746 West 5th Street in San Bernardino,” said Major Henderson.
For more information about the Salvation Army Christmas dinner, donations or volunteering for The Salvation Army San Bernardino Corps, call (909) 888-1336.

Servant Leadership to make a difference

In bow tie -Dr. Samuel Gibbs, Polemarch with Richard Stewart in red jacket- both are Chapter members.  They are pictured with Carla Stone.

In bow tie -Dr. Samuel Gibbs, Polemarch with Richard Stewart
in red jacket- both are Chapter members. They are pictured with Carla Stone.

RIVERSIDE, CA- The Riverside Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., donated toys to the Young Visionaries Youth Leadership Academy. Terrance Stone, YVYLA CEO reflected on the need for toys:

“Many of our children suffer the effects of poverty every day, continuously going without, knowing that luxuries like new toys or clothes are simply not available to them. Our children handle this reality with an incredible grace and humility that is truly touching. This is why watching their faces on Christmas morning, is so special for us.”

“We believe we are growing stronger each year and will continue to bring energy, effort, innovation, and commitment to the vital area of community service. This toy drive is key and critical to the face the community sees from our Fraternity and therefore important to our overall efforts in engaging youth, community leadership, and making a difference,” said Carl Willis the Chapter’s Guide Right Chairman.

Members of the Chapter will be a part of The 9th Annual Toy Drive and Resource Fair December 20th 10:00am-2:00pm at 16725 Valencia Ave, in Fontana, CA. Significant supporters include Fontana Mayor Acquanetta Warren, Southern California Edison, Spark of Love, Kaiser Permanente, New York Life, Inland Body and Paint, and Fountain of Youth Apostolic Church

Los Angeles Entrepreneur Michael Ferrera named 3rd place winner of Cricket Community Stars

Russell Hicks (center) of Ebony Suns Enterprises is named 1st-place winner in the Cricket Community Stars: Salute to Solopreneurs contest. Hicks is joined by Cricket store staff and supporter Jon McKay during a Small Business Saturday celebration.

Russell Hicks (center) of Ebony Suns Enterprises is named 1st-place winner in the Cricket Community Stars: Salute to Solopreneurs contest. Hicks is joined by Cricket store staff and supporter Jon McKay during a Small Business Saturday celebration.

Russell Hicks of Ebony Suns Enterprises Named Grand Prize Winner of the Cricket Community Stars: Salute to Solopreneurs Contest

Receives more than $5,000 in cash and mobility prizes,

incl. a Samsung Galaxy S 5

ATLANTA, GA–Cricket Wireless announces Russell Hicks, founder of Ebony Suns Enterprises in Philadelphia as the grand prize winner of its Cricket Community Stars: Salute to Solopreneurs contest. Launched in October of 2014, the contest recognizes solo entrepreneurs who make it a priority to provide positive contributions to the community.

“We are pleased to recognize Russell Hicks as the first Cricket Community Star and congratulate the other finalists who are committed to building both their brand and community,” says Jermaine Spight, Senior Public Relations Manager, Cricket Wireless. “Cricket Wireless is a community brand that supports organizations making a difference in the neighborhoods where our customers live, work and play.”

Through Ebony Suns Enterprises, Hicks provides sustainable business consulting to individuals and organizations, and actively contributes to the community by mentoring urban youth and creating social entrepreneurship programs.  He currently works with more than 75 young entrepreneurs through various green industry sectors including eco-tourism, sustainable real estate, organic apparel design and merchandising. As grand prize winner, Hicks will receive $5,000, and one year of complimentary service on Cricket’s reliable, nationwide 4G LTE network.

Finalists Zondra Hughes, founder of Six Brown Chicks, and Michael Ferrera, founder of Michael Ferrera Custom Clothing were awarded 2nd- and 3rd-place prize packages and will respectively receive $2,500 and six months of complimentary service, and $1,000 and three months of complimentary service from Cricket.

Additionally, Hicks, Hughes and Ferrera will each receive a Samsung Galaxy S® 5 courtesy of Samsung Telecommunications America. The Samsung Galaxy S 5 delivers simplified control and experiences on a brilliant 5.1-inch display, a 16 megapixel rear- facing camera, lightning fast data connections, and health and wellness monitoring to help solopreneurs stay connected to their world, community, friends and family at home or on the go.

“Samsung is proud to join Cricket Wireless in recognizing true community stars,” says Steven Schultz, National Sales Manager, Samsung Telecommunications America. “We hope that the Samsung Galaxy S 5 devices help these entrepreneurs stay connected in business and with their communities.”

The Cricket Community Stars: Salute to Solopreneurs contest was open to residents of Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. All entries were reviewed and evaluated by Cricket before being narrowed down to three finalists who recorded video entries which were uploaded to the Cricket YouTube channel for further social media engagement. Finally, a panel of judges reviewed the finalists’ entries and chose Cricket’s 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-place winners.


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