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By Ricardo — 6 years ago
Communities around the U.S. have been dealing with the woes of financial problems for some time now. More and more are living in poverty and is a growing problem in Michigan. firststepskent.org reports on Kent County, located in West Michigan, that, “children living in poverty has increased every year of the last decade.”
Now let’s add the stress and worry of not being able to diaper your own child. This could be for the reasons of financial struggle or a shortage. According to nestlings.org, “there are no state or federal programs available to help low income families get diapers and wipes.” They also report that, “parents clean and re-use disposable diapers due to not having enough.”
Nestlings Diaper Bank, a non-profit organization and first in West Michigan, is taking a stand to help those in need. September 10-17 is Diaper Need Awareness Week and Jabber Log met with the co-founder of Nestlings, as well as a local volunteer to spotlight the growing issue of those struggling to afford the diapers needed for their children and how the public can help.
For more on Nestlings Diaper Bank click below –
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By Ricardo — 2 years ago
Welcome to episode 102 of the Within the Trenches Podcast, a podcast based on the experience of being a 911 dispatcher. The show is going strong and while stories are the main focus of the podcast, 911 companies and organizations are coming on the show to talk about what they are doing. The way I look at it is that if I can supply dispatchers with some free training through the podcast, why not?
On episode 101 I spoke with Eddie of St. Louis County, Missouri and he shared his 911 story as well as what it was like for him in the dispatch center during the Ferguson riots. If you missed that episode, please make sure to go and listen and share.
The Sons/Daughters of Dispatch decals are currently up for a second round and available for only 2 weeks (end date April 2nd 2016). They are 5X5 decal’s at $9.99 + shipping. A portion of the money made goes to fund a scholarship for the 2016 National NENA conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. There are also t-shirts of the logo made by Threadsy Tee that will be going up for sale as well so keep an eye out for them. As for the scholarship it includes,
- Complementary registration to the conference & expo
- Complementary registration for a one-day pre-conference course of your choice
- A $500 travel stipend
- Official Within the Trenches t-shirt
To register, make sure to go to thejabberlog.com/scholarship/scholarship.php
Today’s guest is known throughout social media and the blogosphere as Dispatch Monkey but today we find out who the man is behind the monkey…or curtain. This person is a police dispatcher working for an agency in western Canada and his given name is Lloyd. This is a must listen so make sure to check it out, share, check out Dispatch Monkey’s links below and share!
As always if you have any questions or you want to be a guest on the show send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Episode topics –
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- Lloyd’s dispatch story
- 911 calls
- The beginning of Dispatch Monkey
- And more
By Ricardo — 6 years ago
Hello folks and welcome to another edition of Tech Thursday! There have been a lot of new sites popping up lately but none have had such a following like today’s featured site. Everyone is on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ but what about something that’s a bit more Pinteresting? Instead of seeing what everyone is doing and what lame games they are playing let’s learn something new or discover new Pinterests. How about some costume ideas, new recipes, DIY’s (do it yourself), crafts, clothing, destinations, and really anything you can think of. So what site am I rambling about? If you haven’t caught on by now this post is meant to highlight Pinterest, the hot new site on the block and it’s addicting! Oh, what’s that? You haven’t heard of Pinterest yet? Well, this is your lucky day because Jabber Log is going to show you what it’s all about and give you a crash course on how to use it.
So what is Pinterest? Well, it’s a site within the social media universe that allows its users to pin their interests and share them with others. Seems easy enough right? Well along with this comes much more. First off, the site is “invite-only”. I’m not sure how long this will last but there are two ways you can get an invite. You can request an invite from the site or if you have a friend already on Pinterest they can send you one so you can take part in the pinning fun. Once you have your invite you can sign in with either an email and password or either Facebook or Twitter. It’s just that simple. Afterward you can build your profile and start pinning. Wait…what’s pinning? Well, pinning is just part of what you can do in Pinterest. You can also re-pin, like, comment, follow, and mention others.
Now, I was going to explain everything here but it may sound confusing so instead I have provided a video. I will explain the main stuff and once you view my crash course you will be pinning like a pro!
So there you have it folks! Make sure to check out Pinterest and if you would like an invite make sure to comment that you would and supply your email address. I will promptly send you an invite. Have fun and look out social networks, Pinterest is in the mix and going strong!
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