Saturday, November 8, 2014

Job Training in Frederick MD

Clearinghouse for Job Training in Frederick MD

There needs to be an online place for folks who need to bootstrap their way out of Poverty.

This blog could start to do that.

In My Not So Humble Opinion..

go digital or go underemployed

So far I've found (and this post will get updated often.. it is in no way "complete")

Goodwill of Monocacy offers rudimentary computer skills training in Frederick MD for free
(insert schedule later)

Frederick Workforce

Teach a Homeless Person To Code is what I'd like to promote

One main obstacle is the "Morganization Theory" of management in this Post 2008 Economic Meltdown

Attitude of quite a few of the general managers I've personally worked with (after their CEO hired me to do local SEO and improve a  local companies Social Media Marketing ) is:

With all the cheap labor available from West Virginia.. companies are lowering pay scales across the board: A local car dealership took $12 an hour positions and cut the pay to $10 an hour.. all while sales were hitting record totals... why? Because:

As long as there are unemployed in W VA and/ or Southern Pennsylvania are willing to drive to Frederick for $9 an hour.. why pay $10 or $12

Train your employees.. invest in employees a HUGE ROI your missing out on.

Employees First, Customers Second: Turning Conventional Management Upside Down

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Free Health Clinic Schedule Frederick Md - Church of the Brethren

Maryland/Pennsylvania Program
Clinic Schedule
Para la información en español, hace clic aquí por favor. For a printable clinic schedule please click here.

January, 2011 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3 Frederick 4 Brunswick 5 Westminster 6 No Clinic 7 No Clinic
10 No Clinic 11 Reisterstown 12 Taneytown 13 No Clinic 14 Harrisburg
17 Frederick 18 Brunswick 19 Westminster 20 No Clinic 21 No Clinic
24 No Clinic 25 Reisterstown 26 Gettysburg 27 No Clinic 28 Harrisburg  
31 Frederick

Frederick Clinic held at The Church of the Brethren 201 Fairview Ave., Frederick, Maryland

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February, 2011

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1 Brunswick 2 Westminster 3 No Clinic 5 Harrisburg
7    Fredereick 8 Reisterstown 9 Taneytown 10 No Clinic 11   No Clinic
14 No Clinic 15 No Clinic 16 No Clinic 17 No Clinic 18 No Clinic
21 No Clinic 22 Brunswick 23 Gettysburg 24 No Clinic 25 Harrisburg  
27 Frederick 28

 Clinic Hours: All sites: 9am to 4pm
If you can not wait until the next available appointment, you may go to the clinic as a walk-in, but go early; only a limited number of walk-ins can be seen. Some sites see new patients only as walk-ins.

NOTEAs of July 2010 the Harrisburg site is only seeing scheduled medical appointments.  No new medical patients can be seen in Harrisburg at this time.  Only a limited number of walk-ins of existing medical patients can be seen in Harrisburg at this time.  No change in the dental clinic - walk-ins (first-come first- served) for fillings or extractions can be seen in the dental clinic.
The Reisterstown site is now accepting new patients.

Dental Clinic Sites: Frederick, Brunswick, Westminster, Reisterstown, Gettysburg, Harrisburg. Our dental clinic is a walk-in first-come, first-served dental clinic. Appointments are not taken over the phone.  Procedures performed are fillings and extractions.

Prenatal Clinic Site:  Available at the Frederick Clinic Site Only.  Expected mothers please arrive at 9am at the Frederick Church of the Bretheren when the clinic is scheduled in Frederick.  You will be seen on a first-come first-served basis.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Local Frederick Maryland Business Owners Donate via Facebook

Maryland/Pennsylvania Program

A Mission of Mercy's Maryland/Pennsylvania Mobile Medical & Dental Clinic Program has been serving the sick and needy in the region since 1994.  It has grown into a charitable organization that serves nearly 5,000 patients annually at seven clinic sites in Maryland and two in South Central Pennsylvania via a mobile medical van.
At Mission of Mercy, no one is denied care. All services are provided free, regardless of race, color, creed, national origin or religion.
Headquartered in Frederick, Maryland, The Maryland Pennsylvania mobile program provides free:
  • Primary care
  • Non-emergency care for acute illness
  • Episodic and long-term treatment of chronic illnesses (such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma, arthritis, depression, etc.)
  • Prenatal care
  • Physical therapy
  • Prescription medications
  • Dental care (primarily fillings and extractions)
Through our network of community partners, patients also receive free:
  • Laboratory and blood work
  • Imaging services (X-rays, MRIs, etc.)
  • A limited number of surgeries 
Mission of Mercy does not accept government funding, a policy that enables our patients to receive care without the degrading experience of having to prove their poverty. All funding is provided by private contributions from individuals, foundations, corporations, service organizations, churches, special events, and more. Mission of Mercy is a registered charity and is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible.


A Mission Of Mercy Facebook Causes

Facebook provides an easy method for Facebook members to participate in fund raising for 501c3 charities, I set up a Facebook Causes Account for Facebook member to help in fund raising. While donating to A Mission of Mercy via Facebook is always appreciated, you can "join" without donating. In effect what you're doing by joining the "Cause" for A Mission of Mercy, is very much like signing a petition of sorts. When you join the cause you're adding your name to the list of people publicly stating that A Mission of Mercy is a worthwhile charity and that statement goes on your Facebook wall.

Even if you do not have the funds to donate right now, your participation helps raise awareness within the Facebook 500,000,000 members strong community!
Among the list of local Frederick business owners who stepped up to the plate to help in their own back yards by donating to A Mission Of Mercy are:

Michael Phelps owner of HomePro Restoration,

5715 Industry Ln #2
Frederick Maryland 21704 Mold Removal in Montgomery County Md contractor

Mold Removal Frederick Maryland

CWP Tech Solutions
1446 W Patrick St, Frederick Maryland 21702
IT Services For Small Business in Frederick Md

CWP Tech Solutions Frederick Md


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Mission Of Mercy Frederick Schedule

No Dental Clinic at Taneytown site

January, 2010
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
4 Frederick
5 Brunswick
Westminster 7
No Clinic
No Clinic
11 No Clinic
12 Reisterstown
13 Taneytown
14 No Clinic
15 Harrisburg
18 Frederick
19 Brunswick
21 No Clinic
22 No Clinic
25 No Clinic
26 Reisterstown
27 Westminster 28 No Clinic
29 Harrisburg

Excerpted from A Mission Of Mercy's official website:

Ann's Story

Without medical insurance, Ann had to make a difficult decision: provide for her children or take her monthly medication.

For Ann, the Mission of Mercy clinic in Brunswick, MD is a place where "they really, really do help you!" Ann is a second generation Mission of Mercy patient - her father introduced her to M.O.M. many years ago when he received assistance for chronic illnesses. And when she needed Mission of Mercy, we were here for her, too. Although Ann is a young woman in her early 40's, Ann's body has been through a lot - cervical cancer and a hysterectomy at age 27, osteoporosis and most recently, depression.

Without medical insurance for the past three years, Ann had to quit taking her medications, and it had been two and a half years since her last check-up. She just did not have access to care, and could not afford it on her own. She had tried other government and community resources, but said that she found only limited assistance, like free exams, and no help with costly medications.

With a 16 year old son and 12 year old daughter to care for, Ann tired to make ends meet through her night job as a stocker at a big-box store. However, a recent onset of depression had left her unable to work due to severe mood swings. Showing remarkable gumption, Ann came specifically to Mission of Mercy to be seen for her condition, desperately hoping that the treatment would enable her to get back to work... hoping for help with the medications she should be taking... and hoping for a better future for herself and her family.

Mission of Mercy was there for Ann, providing her with the resources that she needed at that difficult time of her life. Ann is now a fully functioning mother and once again gainfully employed.

A Mission of Mercy:

A Mission of Mercy
22 South Market Street, Frederick, MD
(301) 682-5683

Sunday, August 16, 2009

But for the Grace of God, Goes YOU?

Downturn Brings A New Face to Homelessness
Charities See More Women, Families

Lawanda Madden jokes with nieces Armani and Elija Madden in a room she sleeps in, in Pontiac, Mich. She is staying at a friend's half-finished home.

By Alexi Mostrous
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, August 15, 2009

PONTIAC, Mich. -- The lowest point in Lawanda Madden's life came in February, when she woke up on the floor of her friend's run-down house in this city battered by recession. She was shivering with cold. She remembers turning to her 8-year-old son, Jovon, and thinking: "How did this happen to us? How did we become homeless?

Only 15 months before, Madden, 39, had a $35,000-a-year job, a two-bedroom apartment and a car. She was far from rich, but she could treat Jovon to the movies. She occasionally visited her sister in Chicago and bowled in a local league. She dreamed of going to law school. Then she was laid off and lost everything.

"I've had a job since I was 19," she recalled. "I never imagined I would be without a home. You think it's going to get better -- that it's just temporary -- and then six months goes by, and you wonder, 'Wait a minute -- this might be it.' "

With neat hair and clean clothes, a college education and stable job history, Madden represents the new face of American homelessness.

Across the country, community housing networks, charities and emergency shelters are seeing a flood of people like her -- mothers driven out of their homes by the economic collapse. Even as the economy shows signs of improving, the number of homeless families keeps going up. In more and more cases, these people have never been homeless before.

More than half a million family members used an emergency shelter or transitional housing between Oct. 1, 2007, and Oct. 1, 2008, the latest figures available from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The number of homeless families rose 9 percent, and in rural and suburban areas by 56 percent. Women make up 81 percent of adults in homeless families, and tend to be younger than 30 with children younger than 5.

If you think it couldn't happen to you, think again.

Suze Orman counsels us to keep 8 months of our current income in the bank as a back up, that is NOT counting what we should be saving, she's talking about our rainy day fund.

If you lost your job TODAY, and it took you 6 months to find a suitable replacement for your current job... do you have 6 months salary in the bank RIGHT NOW?

Damn Few Of You Do

Frederick MD Homeless now off streets

Donate to your favorite charity AND donate some groceries to what ever local foodbank is nearest you, and do it RIGHT NOW.

More than a few of my readers are calling me to find out where they can go to volunteer at the foodbank, well there is more than one foodbank in Frederick Maryland and there is more than one soup kitchen.

I tell everyone to call the City of Frederick's Frederick Community Action Agency if you are wanting to volunteer at a soup kitchen.
100 S Market St
Frederick, MD 21701-5527
(301) 694-1506

There is another place that needs volunteers for lunch if the evening dinner is a time constraint for your volunteer-ism schedule. The Rescue Mission on South St in the City of Frederick, Maryland serves breakfast and lunch to all comers.
419 W South St
Frederick, MD 21701-6326
(301) 695-6633‎

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Canterbury Graphics and Printing Steps up to the plate

One of the main reasons I created this blog is to foster charitable giving right here in Frederick Maryland. Towards that end, I wanted a place online to champion local Frederick Small Businesses who 'step up to the plate' and

put thier wallet where thier heart is

Here is one home grown Frederick Business that did just that by donating to Frederick's "A Mission of Mercy" Free health care clinic serving the un-insured and under-insured not only in Northern Maryland, but in Southern Pennsylvania, Texas and Arizona.

Canterbury Graphics is a full service custom printer located just behind the Frederick County Fairgrounds on Highland Street. 
Frederick Web Promotions "twists the arms" of all it's clients to 'put something in the kitty' and

Christopher pitched in $25

I did some search engine positioning (search engine optimization is the term in geek-speak) I made Christopher Canterbury's Printing comany come up #1 in Google for: frederick printer
Another Homegrown Frederick Business person who donated is Cindy Alderton of Dancing Daisy Photography

Cindy Pitched in $25

Hats Off to people who got up off thier apathy and did something about it... and did it RIGHT HERE where WE Live!!

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Fundraising 101 crash course

an enlightening experience for me to say the least!

For every 4 people who I manage to get to pledge or promise to donate, only one actually comes out of their pocket to follow through.

Is this the norm for fund raising?

I hope not, but it probably is. 

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I mean I'm offering free search engine optimization, hundreds of dollars worth, people are jumping at the chance to get me to put their website in the top ten of Google... but when it comes to donating... they stall, they forget, other stuff comes up, they get interrupted.

You want something from me? 

Put $25 in the kitty!