Archive for March, 2006
Clothing Donations Boston
When Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston realized it had fuel oil left in a 4,000 gallon oil tank slated for removal, the non-profit institution, which has been in Boston for 110 years, knew what it wanted to do.
â€œWe wanted to donate the oil to Citizens Energy so we could make a positive impact on our community,â€ said Guy Lentini, Director of Facilities at Joslin. â€œBut, we needed someone to help us with the process.â€
Lentini found the help he needed when he contacted Kevin Hoag, President of CommTank in Wakefield, MA, which has removed and installed thousands of oil and fuel storage tanks throughout the Boston metro area.
â€œCommTank was great to work with,â€ noted Lentini. â€œThey came in, drained the fuel oil in the tank, removed the tank at a reduced rate, and recycled the oil making it suitable for donation. The oil was collected in Boston, taken to CommTankâ€™s headquarters in Wakefield for recycling, and redistributed directly to non-profit organizations under the guidance of Citizens Energy.â€
Joslin Diabetes Center is the latest in a long list of clients that CommTank has aided over the years, helping them make a difference with their unused fuel. CommTank has literally recycled tens of thousands of gallons of fuel oil; collecting, cleaning, and filtering particulates out of the oil. CommTank then stores the oil and redistributes it, delivering the recycled oil directly to non-profit organizations in need as designated by Citizens Energy.
CommTankâ€™s Hoag notes, â€œFew companies have the proper licensing and the facilities necessary to carry out the multi-step operation of recycling fuel oil. We do have that capability and are pleased to aid Citizens Energy in their mission.â€
Non-profit organizations that have benefited from this effort include the Pine Street Inn, the YMCA in Malden, MA, the Chelsea YMCA and Somerville High School to name a few. For more information about donating the oil from an unused oil tank, please contact CommTank or Citizens Energy.
About Joslin Diabetes Center
Joslin Diabetes Center is the worldâ€™s largest diabetes clinic, diabetes research center and provider of diabetes education. Joslin is dedicated to ensuring people with diabetes live long, healthy lives and offers real hope and progress toward diabetes prevention and a cure for the disease. Founded in 1898 by Elliott P. Joslin, M.D., Joslin is an independent nonprofit institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School. For more information on Joslin, call 1-800-JOSLIN-1 or visit www.joslin.org.
About Citizens Energy
Created in response to the oil crisis of the late 1970â€™s, the Citizens Energy Oil Heat Program has delivered millions of gallons of discount home heating oil to poor and elderly households in Massachusetts and the Northeast since 1979. This unique program helps protect needy families from volatile heating oil prices, which often leave households having to choose between heating the home and paying for other life essentials, such as food, health care, or clothing.
CommTank, founded in 1994 and located at 84 New Salem Street in Wakefield, MA, specializes in the removal and installation of above and underground storage tanks, generator tanks, onsite fuel filtering and testing, site remediation, i.e. emergency spill response, site assessment, excavation, and site closure.
CommTankâ€™s services are available Monday through Saturday, with emergency service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. CommTankâ€™s service area includes most areas of Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. For further information please visit www.commtank.com, or call 1-877-66 TANKS or 1-800-628-8260.
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Inheritance Tax Planning Uk
Question: The Tories intend raising the threshold of inheritance tax to £2 million; are they looking after their own?
Same old Tories!
Five Chins: Nice to see that ‘Trickle Down’ is alive & well.
Answer: The Tories will do anything to gain power but nothing will change because the outside economic factors that the Tories created in the 80's and were continued in the 90's and over the last 8 years by New Labour have come back to haunt the country and the world due to the USA and the insanity of encouraging people to live beyond their means.
When a Government minister like Mr Darling tells the truth ,as we know, then believe me this world and this country is in trouble.
It won't matter who wins because politics has lost the power to assist everyone and has become the realm of the grasping, greedy avoiders who want to take something out yet are not prepared to put something back in.
Tax the rich and the companies who avoid taxes.Stop the tax breaks to millionaires.
Huey"Kingfisher"Long was shot down in New Orleans about 60 years ago because he had the termity to suggest that in a fair equitable society people should be only allowed to earn £I million dollars per year and only be allowed to have a personal fortune of £5 million.All other profits and money would be returned to society for the greater good of the people.
Just imagine if this happened.Will it happen...Never.
We only need to look at the tragedy unfolding with the man who wilfully killed his family and animals and destroyed their home because he was living beyond his means.This senseless act which took the life of a wife and daughter only tells me that the love of money is the root of all evil and politics is now about money and not about creating a society where everyone is looked after.
The Tories can look after their own but a lot of their own are up to their eyes in debt.That wont change.Town halls instead of raising Council tax and cutting services should put an end to these made up jobs like...Cultural Director for Ethnic Studies with the salary of £80000 per annum and the golden parachute when they retire or are downsized or sacked.This is your money and the people we put in power are mismanaging it to their benefit and at your expense.
We have become apathetic politically.Our children have no interest now in their future and who will govern them.We have created this monster because we have become drugged into the stupor of TV which ties our imagination to illusion.Focus on an illusion.A made up thing.A no-thing!
The word Socialist is now treated with derision yet it took Socialists and their struggle over many years and obstacles to give us the society after the War where people were treated with respect.
Slowly but surely this has been eroded by modern politics who think a soundbite is more important than a policy that assists people at no profit but their own welfare.
It is finished this world now.No saviour will emerge from the hustings.As W.B Yeats said in his poem"The Second Coming".
Things fall apart;the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
And what rough beast,it's hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
We reap what we sow and we place all our eggs in the one basket and now the basket lies empty.
As the Chinese saying goes:May you live in interesting times,and by God we have now reached this point.
However I don't care because this existence as all moments will end in the physical sense and that is enough for me to get by.
Inheritance Tax Planning UK
Charitable Giving For Christmas
Question: How to find a charitable organization for help with holiday gifts for my kids this Christmas?
Christmas time is supposed to be a happy and festive time of the year especially for the kids. Yet there are many underpriveldged kids that dread this time of year.
Mine included. I just would love to be able to give them something to make Christmas morning worth waking up for. Can anyone suggest something please?
Answer: Try contacting your local Salvation Army....they can usually supply Holiday provisions that include a gift for your children and food for a meal. If the Salvation Army cannot, they should be able to refer you to a local organization. Do it quick, I'm sure the agencies are already compiling lists of those to be served.
Don't forget**when you can-give back to the agencies that provide this service for you, you understand the value.
Pastor Lubin - Redefine Christmas
Charitable Trust Search
Question: I am searching a good impressive charitable trust name. suggest me?
Answer: nishant.nisha is night the end of night and darkness.or pagrav following the footprints of god.
A School For Victoria - Biz Week 2009
Best Charities To Donate Clothes
Question: i heard that i can donate my used clothes to a charity for tax credit any info on this?
I heard that its possible to donate my used clothes and earn tax credits is this true if so whats the process?
Answer: If you itemize your deductions then yes you can. You must get a signed form from the charity listing the items and the approx. dollar amount of their worth. If they do not include the dollar amt. you can estimate this portion yourself but you must have the form to claim the deduction - for audit purposes. Over a certain dollar amount of charity.., it is a utomatic audit.
If you do not itemize your deductions - then there is no credit.
Don't dump it, Donate it -- From the Today Show