What's Goin' Down in the Community 106 KMEL is proud to be a part of your Community! Click HERE to find out how you can be a part of the fundraisers, rallies and events in the Bay Area. Make a difference because in unity is strength! For more Community postings, Click HERE.
EMERGENCY....ARE YOU READY, BAY AREA? You live here, you work here. you generally enjoy everything California has to offer. But are you ready for the Big One? Whether that's an earthquake, wildfire, storm, act of terroism or even an outbreak of the latest flu virus, start getting ready now. Find out what you need to know by clicking HERE.
Check Your Tire Pressure At Least Once A Month! Make it a habit to check your tire pressure once a month. Simple tire maintenance can increase gas mileage, maximize tire life, and help keep passengers safe. Brought to you by the California Integrated Waste Management Board. Visit ZeroWaste.CA.gov for more info!
Share These Survival Tips With Everyone
San Francisco's www.72hours.org website includes tips like the ones below to prepare your family and household for a disaster. Visit there website to learn more!
1. Put together a disaster supply kit. 2. Designate an out-of-area contact person. 3. Duplicate important documents and keep copies off-site. 4. Inventory valuables in writing and with photographs or video. 5. Place a flashlight & a pair of shoes under everyone's bed in case of an earthquake during the night. 6. Plan where to meet after a disaster if your home becomes unsafe. 7. Determine the best escape routes from your home. 8. Locate gas main & other utility lines & make sure family members know where and how to turn them off. 9. Teach family members how to use a fire extinguisher. 10. Create emergency response cards for each of your family members. 11. Take into account the special needs of children, seniors or people with disabilities, family members who don't speak english and pets.
The National Do Not Call Registry (Real Player - Windows Media Player) Want to find out how to get on the National Do Not Call Registry to block your phone number from Telemarketer calls! Go to DoNotCall.gov to get registered now.
#Taxi USA Got a cellphone? Need a taxi? Call #TAXI, that’s #8-2-9-4 on all major carriers except T-Mobile. Get the first available taxi or cab company you prefer anywhere in the US,. Avoid busy signals when ordering a cab. Make a good call…help stop drunk driving for the holidays and everyday. #TAXI. #8-2-9-4 on your cell. This message supports MADD and their Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving. #TAXI ‘s charge is $1.29 to $1.79 per call depending on carrier billed to your wireless bill or deducted from your prepaid account, plus applicable airtime and data charges. Charges don’t include cab fare. For more info please visit PoundTaxi.com.
Human Outreach Agency
Human Outreach Agency (HOA), is a non-profit 20 bed housing program that provides shelter for homeless men for up to 90 days. Two years ago marked the end of core funding that has supported their program for nearly 30 years. As a result two years later today they respectfully and desperately come to you, in need of your help! Human Outreach Agency is going through a Bed Bug Crisis and is in immediate need of your support. For the past two months HOA has been determined to eliminate this problem. They are asking for your help to eliminate Their Bed Beg Crisis immediately so HOA's doors can stay open for the next 32 years. If HOA does not combat this problem now they will be forced to close down our doors for good. If you have any questions or concerns of this matter, or if you would like to find out how you can help please call Sokcheata Prum at (510) 582-1172. You can also check out their website, hoaca.org or feel free to stop by our office 22425 Flagg Street in Hayward.
Creativity Explored: Artwork by Artists with Developmental Disabilities Visit Creativity Explored, San Francisco's premiere gallery of artwork by artists with developmental disabilities. At this vibrant Mission District art center, you can meet the artists working in the studio, enjoy the latest changing exhibition in the gallery, and discover treasures to take home. After just one visit, you'll know why Creativity Explored is consistently voted the city's best art gallery. For information, call (415) 863-2108 or go to CreativityExplored.org. Creativity Explored is a non-profit visual art center where artists with developmental disabilities create, exhibit and sell art. We are located at 3245 16th St. in San Francisco.
Lawyer Referral and Information Service If you have a legal problem, you need to talk to a lawyer. If you need help finding the right lawyer for your type of problem, call the Lawyer Referral and Information Service. The Lawyer Referral and Information Service can arrange an appointment for you to meet with an attorney experienced in the area of law that relates to your situation. Some clients may also qualify for free legal services through their Volunteer Legal Services Program (VLSP), but you must contact them to find out if you qualify. You can get more info about their servies by calling them at (415) 989-1616 or by visiting them at sfbar.org/lawyerreferral. The Lawyer Referral and Information Service is a nationally renowned public service of the Bar Association of San Francisco, certified by the State Bar of California. It’s the right call for the right lawyer. This message is brought to you by the Bar Association of San Francisco.
Free Income Tax Preparation Provided by The Tri Valley Housing Opportunity Center
The Tri Valley Housing Opportunity Center is providing FREE income tax preparation by IRS certified tax preparers to families whose income was less than $42,000. US Citizenship is NOT required. You may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit of up to $4,700. And families with children may qualify for the Federal Child Tax Credit- which provides up to $1,000 per child under 17. By appointment only on Tuesdays from 6PM to 9PM and Saturdays from 9AM to 1PM in Livermore. Please contact Jorge Ramirez at (925) 373-3930 or Jorge@tvhoc.org for more info or to set-up an appointment.
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Help Sleep Train Provide New Shoes for Foster Children You can help a local foster child with the gift of new shoes. Sleep Train is collecting new shoes of all sizes, but they need your help. Bring your gift of new shoes for boys and girls to Sleep Train. Call 1-800-378-BEDS for the store nearest you.Keeping kids in shoes is never easy, and for nearly 80,000 California kids in foster care, it’s an even tougher fit. So Sleep Train is collecting new shoes for foster boys and girls, but they need your help. Bring your gift of new shoes of any size – from infant to teen - to Sleep Train. Call 1-800-378-BEDS or click here for the store nearest you.
Life Goes On Foundation
Life Goes on Foundation (LGO) is a nonpolitical nonprofit organization working in the Bay Area to help bring an end to gun violence amongst youth and to find a cure for paralyzing spinal cord injuries. LGO was founded in 2007 By Arthur Renowitsky. That year, Arthur was tragically shot at a San Francisco night club by an unknown assailant, leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. Arthur rose from a coma and months or rehabilitation with a desire to raise awareness of gun violence amongst youth. Now Arthur and LGO spend its time sharing Arthur’s story and speaking out against gun violence at juvenile halls, rehabilitation centers and Boys and Girls Clubs around the Bay Area. LGO wants to act as an avenue for change in the minds of youngsters so they embrace constructive forms of self expression rather than picking up a gun. For more information about LGO and/or to find out how to have Arthur come share his story and LGO's message to your youth please visit LifeGoesOnFoundation.org.
Day In The Life: Help The USO Suport our Troops The USO supports the troops at more than 130 centers around the world. So whatever comes up, travel arrangements, birthdays, emails back home, they do their very best to see the troops get what they need. If you want to make a difference in the life of someone serving our country, if you really want to make a difference, the USO is how it’s done. Find out more at USO.org. The USO. Until every one comes home.
The Women's Building San Francisco Check out The Women's Building a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-service center for women and girls. Their mission is to provide women and girls with the tools and resources they need to achieve full and equal participation in society. They offer various weekly events that inform women of the Bay Area of the various resources available to them for more info please visit thewomensbuilding.org and find out how you can utilize the services provided by The Women's Building.
Pantene Beautiful Lengths
Pantene Beautiful Lengths was created to support and encourage women who have lost their hair during cancer treatment. Join them by donating your own healthy hair to create wigs or becoming a member of their community. For more information Click Here.
Midpeninsula Citizens for Fair Housing, A Program of ECHO Housing
Everyone deserves equal access to housing. Discrimination in housing based on your race, national origin, disability or because you have kids is illegal. Reporting discrimination is the first step you can take to end discrimination. To report housing discrimination, call MCFH. Fair Housing Counselors will inform you of your rights and help you take action. Fair Housing is your right. If you have experienced discrimination, call MCFH at (650) 327-1718.
Renter's: Be Prepared for Disaster with Renter's Insurance
Attention renters! Do you worry that you or your loved ones may not be prepared for natural disasters, theft, or damages to your belongings? Did you know that your landlord's insurance policy does not cover the cost of replacing personal property or paying for court judgements after a fire, flood or injury has taken place in your home? The city of San Jose encourages you to purchase renters insurance as a preventive step towards fire and disaster preparedness. Renters insurance has proven effective in disaster recovery and can help you and your family get back to life after disaster strikes. For just pennies a day, you can purchase a plan that may provide thousands of dollars in coverage. Know your options! If you have questions about renters insurance call the state insurance commissioner's office at (800) 927-4357 or click here for more information. Be prepared!
Tips on How To Become a SaferDriver We see it all the time. Drivers on their cell phones, completely oblivious to the world around them. And the latest research strongly suggests that cell phones are the #1 cause of car accidents today. With one death every 12 minutes, car accidents kill and injure more Americans, especially children, than any other non-health-related issue. To learn how you can protect yourself and your family, and to request your free wireless safety kit, visit www.safe-driver.org. What you learn, could save your life.
The USO-2-Go Program delivers hundreds of items like DVDs,
video games, cold drinks, shaving cream and shampoo to our troops stationed in
remote locations. To find out how you can help, visit them at USO.org.
Fair Housing Program
The Eden Council for Hope & Opportunity (ECHO) is a community based, non-profit organization that has been offering free housing information and support to Bay Area residents since 1965. ECHO is committed to ending unlawful discrimination in housing by providing counseling, mediation, investigation, education, and referral services through their Fair Housing Program. ECHO receives its funding from various city and county governments in the Bay Area. Discrimination in housing based on your race, disability, or because you have kids is illegal. To report housingdiscrimination, call (650) 327-1718.
Don't Be Damaged By The Repair Business If you have a wreck, you should know your rights, know what to do, and only use a qualified collision repair business that you can trust to repair your vehicle. Demand that your insurance company fulfills their contractual obligations. Make sure the repair business has all the right tools, equipment, training, facilities, and that they use the proper paint and materials to ensure the safety and value of your vehicle. The shop should back any repairs with a life-time guarantee. Before you have your vehicle repaired, always ask the shop what qualifies them to repair your vehicle and make them prove it. Go to CollisionCare.org for a list of qualified body shops near you.