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What does C.A.S.P.E.R. mean? Fundraising, Emergency Readiness, Community Awareness?

By Judie Protesto Freels More than just a Ghosts’ Name. Yes, there is Casper the Friendly Ghost.  And like Lyle Birkey, Director of Communications, National Council for Science and the Environment says . . . . . “C.A.S.P.E.R. can literally be a lifesaver for whole communities – especially in the rural environments. I love the […]

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Alerts and Warnings at a Moments Notice

By Judie Protesto Freels I Love Win-Win-Win’s for everyone! Wow, What a GREAT weekend it was!  A beautiful change from the messy weather we have been having in our area. Chuck, two of my children and I took advantage of the great weather and went for hikes on Saturday and Sunday.  We live in an […]

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What does C.A.S.P.E.R. and Quilts have in common?

By Judie Protesto Freels Not Just the Wide Spectrum of Colors. According to The National Quilting Association, Inc.:  The third Saturday in March is officially designated as National Quilting Day, but over the years, observance of National Quilting Day has unofficially expanded to the whole month of March! This year the twenty third annual celebrations will be held […]

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Are Your Spouses Tired of This?

By Judie Protesto Freels Is Fundraising adding an extra strain in Volunteering? I know when my five children were young my hands were FULL. My first four were all within five years, and then our slice of heaven came along five years later. Needless to say, taking care of five children is a full time […]

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Fundraising is one more thing to add to the Stress of Volunteering

By Chuck Freels Recruitment down . . . just another Symptom The other day, Craig Smith from The Tribune -Review wrote an interesting article that I feel echoes the Mission behind our 911 C.A.S.P.E.R. System.  The article is called:  Shrinking volunteer ranks force PA fire department consolidation.  Though this article is primarily about issues in […]

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