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Jody Johnson

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5 Great Tips for a Safe & Happy 4th of July!!

Posted by Jody Johnson on Jul 1, 2016 2:01:08 PM

The 4th of July is one of the most celebrated holidays of the year; to travel, get together with family and friends, and enjoy the many fun festivals throughout the holiday weekend.

Unfortunately though, according to The National Safety Council, the 4th of July also has the highest number of vehicle accidents of any other holiday throughout the year. 

 

5 great tips from the NHTSA to help us all have a safe and happy 4th of July: 

1.  Plan a safe way home before the fun begins by designating a sober driver

2.  If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation so you                are sure to get home safely

3.  If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, don’t hesitate to contact local law enforcement

4.  If you know people who are about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make                other arrangements to get to where they are going safely

5.  And remember, Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving 

To read more safety and vehicle accident information related to the 4th of July holiday weekend, click on U.S. Department of Transportation, and please all be safe.

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Franciscan Federation 2016 Annual Conference

Posted by Jody Johnson on Jun 24, 2016 3:54:02 PM

The Franciscan Federation 2016 Annual Conference was held in Milwaukee, WI this past weekend, June 17-20.  And this year they're celebrating their 50 year Anniversary.

The Franciscan Federation's Mission is to "promote the exploration and study of Franciscan Evangelical Life and its implications for these ties and for the world."

"The Federation provides national and regional opportunities to collaborate, gather and celebrate so that brothers and sisters can better live the Third Order Regular call to conversion, contemplation, poverty and humility."

During the four day conference, we met many wonderful Franciscan members who are doing absolutely amazing work throughout the world, to help those in need to have a better life and an ongoing closer relationship to God, as this year's conference theme of "God's Love and Mercy, it is the Franciscan Federation's desire to bring God's love and mercy to all."

Caritas Vehicle Services, Director of Development/Operations,  Jerry Condon explains to one of the attendees of the conference, Caritas Vehicle Services supportive relationship of CARITAS For Children, a non-profit child sponsorship organization.   

 

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Remembering the True Meaning of Memorial Day

Posted by Jody Johnson on May 27, 2016 4:05:39 PM

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As I was reading an article from the website UsMemorialDay.org, I realized that over the past few years, with life having become busier, and spring bringing warmer weather with lots of fun plans, I had become distracted from acknowledging the full meaning of Memorial Day. 

In reading this article, I was deeply moved and reminded just how important it is for us all to always remember the true meaning of this incredibly special day, remembering that Memorial Day is a day of recognition, honor and everlasting gratitude for the more than 1 million American service men and women who sacrificed their lives, to protect all of ours and the freedoms that we enjoy every day.

I am so thankful for the invaluable reminder this article has given to me, that I want to share it with all of you... please click on this link Let Every American Remember and help pass this important reminder on.

 

 

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