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Sandy Scams

Posted: December 9, 2012 by JDM aka JACKIE SPEAKS in GOOD CAUSES, JACKIESPEAKS247 BLOG, MEDIA, NEW YORK, NEWS, SERIOUSLY, WEATHER
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Hurricane Sandy was a devastating natural disaster that hit us where it hurts. At this time we must be thankful for what we have, there are so many people who lost everything. Many lost entire homes, cars, jobs, and at worst lives.

Several foundations and organizations have reached out to the public for donations and or volunteer time. Valid organizations including but not limited to: The Red Cross, Meals on Wheels, and The Salvation Army.

The tricky part with “helping” is knowing where your donation is truly going. It was said that people were being tricked, scammed and robbed at home.

The above named foundations / organizations have stated that they were notified of fraudulent activity by scammers. They have notified the public to not agree to anything with “door to door” representatives. The Red Cross especially; would never show up door to door for cash donations.

Also, there were people dressing up as fireman, gas and electric company servicemen, contractors and whatever else you can imagine; entering people’s homes to rob them during these tough times. Although most of the issues have been resolved, there are areas that were so badly affected they STILL have ongoing power and or service issues, and being devastated they barely have a clear mind to handle these unexpected attacks.

Tips on being safe and aware are:

Research online with official websites for drop off sites, volunteer locations, and donation protocol. Or call the official hot line for said company, even 311 can verify them.

Never hand cash, check, or credit card details to someone who knocks on your door. A true organization will always have a valid website and protocol for people who want to help.

You can visit or call your local churches or senator office to ask about local drop offs for food and clothing drives.

If a serviceman from an electric or gas company shows up at your house ask for ID.

Last but not least, use your common sense. 😉

Be safe!

-Jackie Speaks

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PLEASE SEE LINKS BELOW TO VIDEO INTERVIEWS WITH JOSE “PEPE” BAEZ

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PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO AND SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. THIS MAN IS FORTUNATE TO HAVE SUCH A CARING FAMILY AND ALSO WANTS TO EDUCATE THOSE OUT THERE WHO ARE UNFAMILIAR WITH LCNEC. WATCH AND LEARN WHAT IT MEANS AND HOW ITS CHANGED HIS LIFE.

 

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The background of this form of Cancer is “Large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma” (LCNEC) of the lung displays morphologic and immunohistochemical characteristics common to neuroendocrine tumors and morphologic features of large-cell carcinomas. Because surgical resection of LCNEC in many series has been described with 5-year actuarial survival that is far worse than that reported for other histologic variants of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), considerable debate has emerged as to whether these tumors should be classified and treated as NSCLC or small-cell lung cancer.”

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Posted: December 18, 2010 by JDM aka JACKIE SPEAKS in CHARITY EVENTS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY, GOOD CAUSES, JACKIESPEAKS247 BLOG, LIFE, TEAM JDM

I am a good friend of Alex Baez and I have watched him go through a trial of emotion upon the discovery of his father’s diagnosed Cancer. Alex guest hosted with me the day after the news was delivered on my radio show “The Jackie Speaks Show”on http://www.urbanlatinoradio.com for my very first show. We were each others support.

“The Radio Show was therapeutic” said Alex Baez.

He is a constant reminder to myself and others that a good friend is hard to come by and even harder to keep. I value his advice and his character and if you knew him so would you. He is what I can call one of my mentors in this industry, a man that gives and asks for nothing in return to many for the love of his career. That being said please take a moment to visit the website for his Fathers Foundation. Alex has set up an event as well to focus on a fundraiser which will be on February 10th at the OE lounge in Queens. Anything you can donate would be appreciated, just think if it were you how much it would mean when people help out to keep your family afloat.

http://www.giveforward.com/pepes-foundation