First black fundraisers network meeting

first_imgContact Lara Rufus. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 November 2005 | News The inaugural meeting of the Black Fundraisers Network will be held on 24 November in London. The event will take place at Scope’s offices in London N7 on 24 November 2005 from 18.30 to 20.30. Advertisement  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: black fundraisers group Community fundraising inclusion Recruitment / people The Black Fundraisers Network’s first meeting will hear Mide Akerewusi speak on The Black Pound: Targeting Major Donors in the Black Community. First black fundraisers network meeting About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Fundraising Media DNA 2016/17 – telephone fundraising: who’s listening?

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis30 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Fundraising Media DNA Telephone fundraising  156 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis30 Howard Lake | 2 November 2016 | News Donors’ response to telephoneFindings show that people respond to telephone fundraising at above average levels.While fundraisers underestimate people’s likeliness to share the information they’ve heard via telephone (Share Index; Overall, Expectation 75), this was found to be the most common response people have (Share Index; Overall, 122). 55+s are most likely to respond in this way (Share Index; 55+, 152). Fundraisers aiming to raise awareness about their campaigns may thus find using telephone beneficial. People’s likeliness to research further (Research Index; Overall, Expectation 90) or donate/respond later (Donate/Respond Later Index; Overall, Expectation 76) to telephone fundraising was also underestimated by fundraisers. Findings show that these actions are also taken at above average levels (Research Index; Overall, Actual 109) and (Donate/Respond Later Index; Overall, Actual 109).Fundraisers anticipated that donating or responding immediately would be the most common response to telephone fundraising (Donate/Respond Now Index; Overall, Expectation 116). They weren’t far off, as this was found to be the second most likely response that people have to telephone fundraising.Industry views on telephone“This research demonstrates the actions being taken have resulted in marked progress as to how the telephone is perceived by the public, with double digit improvements in most of the engagement criteria and all response criteria continuing to over index for the second consecutive year.It is particularly pleasing to see how much more memorable, personalised and relevant the calls have become and this reflects changes to how calls are scripted, and highlights the ongoing importance of the phone to positively engage with the public.”Tony Charalambides, Managing Director, Listen FundraisingTo find out more about how people view and interact with various fundraising channels, including telephone, download Fundraising Media DNA 2016/17 – free (normally £50) with the following code: UKFU16.  155 total views,  1 views today Fundraising Media DNA 2016/17 – telephone fundraising: who’s listening? Charities, particularly those who invest in telephone fundraising, may be pleased to find that telephone is particularly ‘action-prompting’ amongst donors, according to new research findings.While telephone has strong potential to get results, findings also suggest that fundraisers may not be making the most of this channel as a result of their misunderstanding of how donors interact with it.The Institute of Fundraising and fast.MAP’s Fundraising Media DNA 2016/17 report provides a source of help, showcasing insight into how donors perceive, engage and respond to telephone as explored below.(UK Fundraising readers can download the report for free using the code: UKFU16).Donors’ engagement with telephoneFindings show that fundraisers tend to misjudge how different age groups engage with telephone. While they overestimate 55+s engagement with the channel (Engagement Index; 55+, Actual 23 vs. Expectation 101), they underestimate young people’s engagement (Engagement Index; 18-34, Actual 76 vs. Expectation 50).Underestimating young people’s engagement with telephone fundraising leaves room for missed opportunities. With 18-34s being identified as the age group that engages with this channel the most, it’s important that they are particularly considered when devising campaigns.Interestingly, findings also reveal differences in engagement in terms of gender, with men found to engage more with telephone fundraising than women (Engagement Index; Male, 71 vs. Female 45).Donors’ perception of telephoneIn relation to how telephone fundraising is perceived, ‘memorable’, ‘personalised’, ‘relevant’ and ‘trustworthy’ are amongst the top attributes that people associate with this medium.However, ‘authoritative’ is the top attribute that most donors and potential donors associate with this medium (Authoritative Index; Overall,143). 55+s (Authoritative Index; 55+,199) and women (Authoritative Index; Female,191) in particular, make this association. Fundraisers who want to boost the credibility of their campaigns may thus find it useful to incorporate telephone into their plans.In addition to perceiving this channel as highly authoritative, women find telephone fundraising to be very personalised (Personalised Index; Female, 144), more so than men (Personalised Index; Male, 95).35-54s is the age group that finds telephone fundraising most relevant (Relevant Index; 35-54, 145).Low-value donors also find telephone fundraising more relevant than high-value donors (Relevant Index; Low donor, 140 vs. High donor, 107).Similarly, such differences exist in terms of people’s perception of telephone as a trustworthy, fundraising channel. While this channel is generally seen as trustworthy (Trustworthy Index; Overall, 104), low-value donors perceive it as more trustworthy than high-value donors (Trustworthy Index; Low donor, 134 vs. High donor, 89). 35-54 year olds are also the age group that are most likely to see telephone fundraising as trustworthy. Advertisementlast_img read more

Winners of the Hospice UK Retail awards announced

first_img2. Specialist Retail Outlet of the YearMartlets Hospice won the Specialist Retail Outlet of the Year award for its enterprising  ‘pop-up’ shop in Brighton’s shopping mall, Churchill Square as part of the popular art sculpture trail campaign called ‘Snowdogs by the Sea’. The stand sold Snowdog merchandise to support the art trail, including ceramic figurines, clothing, stationery and toys.The pop-up shop was promoted on line, via social media, and in the local press and did a roaring trade from its first day of opening. During the eight weeks it took £60,000, plus £900 in cash donations.    106 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 The winners of the Hospice UK Retail awards were announced this morning at the Hospice UK Retail Conference in Kenilworth, Warwickshire.The awards are designed to recognise the best in charity shop and retail fundraising by hospices across the UK.1. Retail Team of the Year During 2016 the trading team at St Christopher’s Hospice in south London raised more than any year to date, generating more than £1 million profit from its 19 shops and opening two new shops, including a new retail hub.The retail hub has supported all the other shops with stock storage sorting and consumables and also houses the retail offices, which has freed up much needed space in the hospice without the added costs for office space.This, in addition to improvements introduced for data capture and to simplify the gift aid process, has enabled the trading team to “work smarter not harder”, keep costs down and increase profit productivity.It has also allowed more time for training volunteers and staff, promoting growth and stability in the team. Tagged with: Awards hospice She conscientiously will never leave the shop until the afternoon volunteers are all there to take over so the manager is never short on help and can take a well-deserved lunch break.In addition to her volunteering she also does readings in the village library and organises coffee mornings in the village hall, meaning local residents get to know her and follow her to the shop when she is on shift.4. Most unusual item donatedA birthing stool won the award for most unusual item donated. The item was left outside the St Ann’s hospice shop in Edgeley, Greater Manchester, one of 14 shops run by the charity across the city. 3. Volunteer of the YearPhyllis Shepherd started volunteering in one of Thames Hospice’s shop shortly after her husband died, just over a year ago, giving up her free time every Saturday morning without fail.Staff describe her as “an absolute treasure” and say her wonderful sense of humour and lively personality brings an influx of customers every Saturday who come in especially to see her, which is always reflected in the shops takings for the day.center_img Winners of the Hospice UK Retail awards announced Hospice UK is the national charity for hospice care and the only membership body for organisations providing hospice care. It supports and champion the work of more than 200 of these organisations across the UK.This afternoon there is a Facebook Live stream from the conference at 2.25pm. Howard Lake | 27 April 2017 | News UK Fundraising’s next Fundraising Camp is specifically for hospice fundraisers. Book now to join us on 26 May in London.  105 total views,  1 views today About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Women outnumber men for first time in 2017 Social CEOs Awards

first_img Advertisement  290 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Tagged with: Awards social social media Melanie May | 23 November 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. This year’s Social CEO Awards saw women outnumber men in the top 30 for the first time.The Social CEO awards took place on 17 November, and 19 of the top 30 were women, compared to 15 in 2016. In addition to the Social CEOs top 30, there were five individual awards this year, three of which were also won by women.The five individual awards recognise excellence in social media and digital leadership. They were won by James Cusack of Autistica (Best Senior Leader), Kirsty Marrins of the Small Charities Coalition (Best Trustee) and Clare Laxton of CLIC Sargent (Best Rising Star), Steve Ford of Parkinson’s UK (Best Digital CEO) and Lara Burns of Age UK (Best Digital Leader). The latter two awards were new for this year for charity leaders who have led digital transformation.In all, the awards received 101 nominations. 14 of the top 30 were new entrants, up from 13 last year, while only two charity CEOs in this year’s top 30 have won every year, down from four last year.The nominees were judged by a panel of digital leaders chaired by Simon Blake, CEO of the NUS. The other judges were Lang Banks, WWF-UK Executive Director, Ruth Ibegbuna, CEO of RECLAIM Project, Jo Wolfe, Managing Director for London at Reason Digital, Lucy Caldicott, CEO of UpRising and Clive Gardiner, Head of Digital at NSPCC.Zoe Amar, Director of Zoe Amar Communications, said:“Amongst this year’s winners it is heartening to see charity leaders taking considered risks on social media to achieve rewards such as discussing sensitive topical issues, developing relationships with key stakeholders in government and the private sector and using video to share stories. Digital is now becoming a hygiene factor for leaders and our judges would like to encourage more leaders to be bold and brave about pursuing their charity’s goals on these channels.”Main image: Lara Burns, Age UK. Winner of Best Digital Leader award.  289 total views,  1 views today Women outnumber men for first time in 2017 Social CEOs Awardslast_img read more

Distrust in charity management most common barrier to donating

first_img Almost three in ten Brits have never donated money to charity (29%) with distrust in charity management the most common barrier to donating, according to research by YouGov.The  YouGov research found almost a third (32%) think that too much money goes into the administration of charities rather than the causes themselves.Over a quarter (28%) also say that they don’t donate money to charity because they prefer to donate in other ways, such as volunteering or donating goods to a charity shop.Seven percent of respondents said that they have not donated as they felt that the state should do the work of charities through taxation or they simply do not believe in giving to charity (7%).In addition, almost a third (29%) said they have never donated because they have not been able to afford to.However, a fifth (20%) of non-donors say that they are likely to donate in the future.  531 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Tagged with: Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Commenting on the research, Briony Gunston, Director of Not for Profit Research at YouGov said:“The research shows that there is a significant portion of Brits who have never donated to charity. However, what is encouraging is that the most commonly cited reason for not donating, worrying that administrative costs consume too large a portion of funds, could be less of a barrier with more reassurance and education from charities.”  530 total views,  2 views today Advertisementcenter_img Melanie May | 18 June 2019 | News Distrust in charity management most common barrier to donating About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Nuclear industry businessman withdraws libel suit against freelancer

first_img RSF_en August 16, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Nuclear industry businessman withdraws libel suit against freelancer JapanAsia – Pacific News RSF urges recently appointed Japan Prime Minister to take a new turn towards press freedom Reporters Without Borders welcomes the decision by Shiro Shirakawa, the head of the nuclear security systems company New Tech, to withdraw a libel suit against freelance journalist Minoru Tanaka. A Tokyo court has accepted the withdrawal, announced on 12 August.“This libel suit was an attempt by an influential member of Japan’s nuclear industrial complex, known as the ‘nuclear village,’ to harass and intimidate Tanaka into silence and self-censorship,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We are pleased that it did not work but we continue to be concerned for other journalists who try to cover the sensitive issue of Japan’s nuclear industry. There are still too many cases of reporters being pressured or censored when they try to provide information about the Fukushima disaster and its aftermath.“The damages award Tanaka was facing if found guilty of libelling Shirakawa was clearly out of all proportion. We urge the courts to reject such ‘gag suits’ or ‘SLAPPs’ if they continue to be filed, and to propose proportionate alternatives such as the publication of a response.”Shirakawa sued Tanaka, 52, over a December 2011 article for the weekly Shukan Kinyobi headlined “The last big fixer, Shiro Shirakawa, gets his share of the TEPCO nuclear cake” – TEPCO being the owner of the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant that suffered meltdowns after a tsunami in March 2011.Using information in the public domain, the article accused Shirakawa of making a lot of money by acting as an intermediary between TEPCO, construction companies, politicians such as the leading parliamentarian Kamei Shizuka, and even clandestine organizations.Ever since the Fukushima-Daiichi disaster, freelance journalists who cover the nuclear industry have had their access to information restricted and have, for example, been prevented from covering anti-nuclear demonstrations. Reporters Without Borders issued several press releases condemning the judicial harassment of Tanaka, who was sued for 67 million yen (600,000 euros) in damages. May 5, 2021 Find out more News On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Receive email alerts Newscenter_img to go further Japanese reporter held in Myanmar is charged with “false information” Follow the news on Japan Organisation News Help by sharing this information November 19, 2020 Find out more September 16, 2020 Find out more JapanAsia – Pacific last_img read more

Violence against press continues as European Parliament adopts resolution

first_img BangladeshAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Six journalists have been the targets of attacks and threats in the past nine days, in a continuing wave of violence against the media that prompted the European parliament to pass a resolution urging the Bangladeshi authorities to prosecute those responsible. May 19, 2021 Find out more Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists Six journalists have been the targets of attacks and threats in the past nine days, in a continuing wave of violence against the media that prompted the European parliament to pass a resolution urging the Bangladeshi authorities to prosecute those responsible, Reporters Without Borders said today.“The interim government’s job is to create the conditions for free elections, which should obviously include guarantees of security and freedom for the press,” the organisation said. “The European parliament has just stressed this very clearly in a resolution based partly on our reports. We call on President Iajuddin Ahmed to heed these calls and to take active measures to protect journalists.”Impunity prevails in most murders of journalists, including the case of Gautam Das, the correspondent of the national daily Dainik Shamokal, who was killed exactly one year ago, on 17 November 2005, in the central city of Faridpur. The police named around 10 suspects but they have not been tried and some of them are still circulating freely near Faridpur.Reporters Without Borders welcomes the resolution on Bangladesh P6_TA-PRO (2006) 0502 which the European parliament adopted on 16 November, asking the authorities “to put an end to the climate of impunity and to bring to justice the perpetrators of violence and harassment directed towards journalists.” It also urges the public media to cover the activities of all the different parties during the election campaign fairly, and calls for programmes to promote press freedom.A week of violence for the press began on 13 November with Ansar Hossain, the correspondent of Dainik Amar Desh and the BDNews24 news agency, narrowly escaping a murder attempt at his home in Noniya Chara, near the southeastern city of Chittagong. He had been writing about the activities of a criminal gang.Four journalists – Niamul Kabir Sajal of Dainik Prothom Alo, Babul Hossain of Dainik Janakantha, Mir Golam Mostafa of Dainik Shamokal and a photoreporter identified simply as Nuruzzaman – were attacked and beaten by local militiamen when they went to a village in the district of Hatilet, north of Dhaka, on 16 November to investigate reports of threats against members of the Ahmadiyah religious minority. After being hospitalized they filed a complaint and six of their assailants were arrested, but the leader is still at large.Tuhinul Islam Tuhin, the correspondent of the daily Ittefaq at the university of Rajshahi, near Dhaka, received a death threat on 17 November because of a report he wrote about the Bangladesh Chhatra League, a student movement that supports the Awami League. The student movement’s leader, Ibrahim Hossain Moon, had also threatened Tuhin the previous day, but had then apologised for doing so.Subrata Deb Roy Sanjay, a correspondent for the dailies Dainik Khabor and Sylheter Dak, was forced to flee the Sylhet region in the northeast of the country after receiving death threats from Hazi Mujib, a businessman who supports the ruling BNP party. Before fleeing, he was beaten and his home was ransacked.On 19 November, the electoral commission banned access to journalists who went to a preparatory session for the next general elections. No grounds were given. A similar ban had been imposed the previous week.Despite the climate of violence against the press, the interior ministry on 18 November withdrew the police protection which six news media had been receiving in the southwestern city of Khulna since January 2004. The police said they did not have enough personnel. The media getting protection were the regional offices of Dainik Prothom Alo, Dainik Samakal, Dainik Jugantar and Dainik Amar Desh and two local newspapers. Several media personnel were murdered in Khulna in 2004 and 2005.Reporters Without Borders condemned an attack on Hasibur Rahman Bilu, reporter on the Daily Star, Radio Today and radio Deutsche Welle, in Bogra, north of Dhaka, by militants belonging to a student organisation linked to the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).The journalist needed hospital treatment for serious leg injuries after the militants beat him with bamboo canes on 22 November. For fear of fresh reprisals the journalist asked to be discharged to his own home.His attackers accused him of writing articles critical of their organisation and Rahman Bilu confirmed to Reporters Without Borders that his articles were behind the assault. He added that police officers who were present at the scene failed to intervene to save him. News BangladeshAsia – Pacific RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage Receive email alerts News to go further News November 22, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Violence against press continues as European Parliament adopts resolution Organisation RSF_en Follow the news on Bangladesh News Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention February 26, 2021 Find out more February 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Limerick people invited to speak out on health issues

first_imgFacebook TAGSGreat National South Court HotelhealthIrish Patients AssociationpatientsPatients FirstStephen McMahon Advertisement NewsHealthLimerick people invited to speak out on health issuesBy John Keogh – September 15, 2014 892 WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleAnimal rights campaigners to rally in Limerick this weekendNext article#VIDEO Minister launches month-long children’s festival John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Twitter Limerick Senator has beef with meat industrycenter_img Email Limerick on Covid watch list by Stephen FalveyLIMERICK people are being encouraged to speak out about what they want from the public health service at a special meeting on this Tuesday night.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The meeting, which will be held in the South Court Hotel at 7pm, is organized by the Patients First campaign, which includes the Irish Patients Association, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, Patient Opinion, the Irish Medical Organisation and the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.Local public representatives will have the opportunity to hear from former patients, their families and the partner organisations in the campaign about their experiences of the health service and how they expect politicians to develop and protect the health service over the next five years.One of the primary purposes of the campaign is to ensure that next month’s budget protects the health service and standards of patient care.  The group is also looking for an independent feedback mechanism to provide patients, carers and family members with the opportunity to share their healthcare experiences and engage with service providers.Safe staffing levels based on patient dependency along with a legal requirement to publicly display daily staffing rosters is another key goal as is a requirement for public consultation on all future cost improvement plans.Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s meeting, campaign leader Stephen McMahon of the Irish Patients Association said it was aimed at everyone who cared about the public health service so they could present a coherent demand for change, an end to cuts and a sustained commitment to protecting and developing a properly resourced health service for everyone.“It’s our health service, so let’s have our say,” he concluded. Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Hospital bosses deny claims of manipulating trolley figures Free counselling service for carers of Limerick’s estimated 2,500 stroke survivors Printlast_img read more

759 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 16 related deaths in NI

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Twitter Google+center_img By News Highland – January 11, 2021 Previous articleRAP, Gaoth Dobhair acquired by ProAmpac HolldingsNext articleNew UK Coronavirus variant found in nearly half recent cases in Ireland News Highland Facebook 759 people tested positive for Coronavirus in the North in the last 24 hours.There have been an additional 16 Covid related deaths.Over 700 patients are being treated for the coronavirus in hospital in Northern Ireland, while there are 52 patients in ICU.The North’s hospital network came under intense pressure at the weekend, with two health trusts being forced to issue appeals to off duty staff to report in to work. 759 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 16 related deaths in NI Homepage BannerNews Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

Prison chaplain speaks at Brown Bag

first_imgLatest Stories To tell a man to pull himself up by his bootstraps is senseless if the man has no boots.That was the message Anthony Askew shared with the participants at the March Brown Bag lunch at the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge.Askew is a chaplain at Easterling Correctional Center in Clio. He is there because he believes that every man deserves an opportunity to know about God and that a relationship with Jesus Christ can be the means by which to pull himself up, boots or no boots.Askew was called to the ministry when he was 16 years. He worked as a youth minister in New York City with about 3,000 young people under his influence. In 1982, he moved to Birmingham to serve as a pastor. But he had his own plans to go to college and become a psychologist. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Print Article By The Penny Hoarder Published 3:00 am Saturday, March 23, 2019 Skipcenter_img “But that was not what God wanted me to do,” Askew said. “After struggling with my decision, I was ready to do what God wanted me to do. He wanted me to be a chaplain.”As a chaplain, Askew said his mission is to help the men who are in prison to realize that they must be willing to help themselves.“Fredrick Douglas said a man must be willing to fight for himself. A man cannot stay in low places. He must get up and fight back, again and again.”Askew said it is difficult for a man to get back up when he has been put down and is willing to stay down. “Getting up and staying up requires that a man make right decisions every day,” Askew said.“One wrong can mess you up. You can do one wrong thing, make one wrong decision, and that will mess you up and it could mess you up for a long time or a life time.”Askew said prisons are filled with men and women who made one wrong decision.“I tell men that are in prison that you are not the only one here that has made a wrong decision,” he said. “And, you don’t have to be the only one not to do what you can to make it right. Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Prison chaplain speaks at Brown Bag You Might Like Stories of hope shared at Sav-a-Life banquet Susannah Miles was in her first semester of college when a professor asked her what she wanted to be. “I… read more “Prison is not an easy place; it’s a hard place to be. Chaplains have an opportunity to help people change their lives. After an inmate has done his time and goes free, he needs a support network – family, friends, anyone who will take an interest and provide emotional support that will keep him from making another wrong decision that will put him behind bars again.”Askew said faith and belief in God will put a man on the right path and that is the message he takes into the prison.“The law requires that every prisoner has the right to practice his own religion,” he said. “And that law must be upheld. Prisoners sometimes use that right to their benefit. Those what practice the Jewish faith are allowed to wear beards. So, some prisoners are changing their religion so they can have a beard.“In every prison, ever person has a right to practice their religion, with one exception, Satanism. That is not allowed.”Askew said laws can change but one thing will not change.“God is always there for us if only we ask,” he said. God will provide the help and comfort a man needs when he truly seeks forgiveness and has a heart for what right.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBest 13 Fortnite Skins That You NeedTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more