Songs of Love Foundation #repossessed #cars


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Car Donation

Help Sick Kids and Get Tax Deductions Through Your Car Donation!

Do you know that you can bring smiles on the faces of sick children and make them happy through song with a simple auto donation? The smile which appears on the faces of sick children when they realize there is a song totally dedicated to them is truly incomparable and it uplifts their spirit beyond imagination.

Donate your old vehicle, boat or truck to the Songs of Love Foundation. The towing is free, you get a tax deduction and most importantly, you get to help an ailing child experience the thrill of hearing his or her own personalized song of love . That s what we call our program CARS™ (Children Are Receiving Songs). The proceeds of your donated vehicle goes directly to covering the costs associated with producing our one-of-a-kind songs.

Donations Are Fully Tax-Deductible

So, donate your used car to Songs of Love, avoid the difficulties associated with selling it, and get tax deductions. It is actually a win-win situation for everyone! Our vehicle donation process is simple and hassle-free! Just call us at 888-909-SONG or fill out this online form. Thank you very much for your support!


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Crawlspace Repair – is not just about waterproofing or sealing and insulating. It is about crawlspace encapsulation, and the building science behind this recent crawlspace improvement industry. The relationship between your air quality, humidity, energy use, the potentials for mold and moisture build up, all factor into a healthy and efficient home. The Crawlspaces.com group offers the most advanced crawlspace systems available, and are the most experienced crawlspace encapsulation contractors in the business.

In Chicago, our preferred encapsulation system is the Nu-Crawl System. a high performance encapsulation method using the latest spray technologies. The advanced method of seamless sprayed Polyurea floor barriers has quickly become the obvious choice for crawlspace repair in the region. Using the Nu-Crawl System sprayed polymers, we can create a completely monolithic and seamless floor and wall system, much stronger than any 22 ml vapor barrier offered by our competitors​. The Chicago office service areas include SW Michigan, NE Indiana and S Wisconsin. Read more about this advanced system .

Atlanta Crawlspaces.com LLC offers a full range of waterproofing, concrete encapsulation, structural repair, rat proofing and spray foam insulation for basements and crawlspaces. For experience and quality, there is no other company in the Atlanta and vicinity that compares.

If you are concerned about air quality, energy efficiency and water seepage – its time to act.

For a better crawlspace, call today and schedule your free estimate and crawlspace evaluation.

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Learn more about our local experienced Atlanta crawlspaces.com affiliates serving Atlanta and the SE and see how they can help tailor crawlspace solutions for your SE home.

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      School of Nursing and Allied Health

      Nursing BSN Program

      The School of Nursing and Allied Health offers a rigorous nursing curriculum that includes academic and clinical performance requirements. The BSN degree prepares students as generalists, capable of working in a variety of settings. In addition, students are prepared for graduate studies in nursing. Approved by the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

      Check our more information for Prospective BSN Students

      What will I experience at HBU?

      Courses have clinical experiences in all of the major hospitals in the Texas Medical Center and in numerous community health sites. In addition, most hospitals in the area offer opportunities for students to be selected for work-study programs. Approximately 10 students per school are selected, hired by the hospital and work about 24 hours per month. Students are paid for their work and, in addition, receive scholarship support from the institution. Students study intensive care nursing at Memorial Hermann Hospital, one of the nation s leading trauma and burn centers. During this study, they eyewitness the operation of Life Flight and the Shock Trauma ICU. BSN students have a series of courses on community and public health which explores the nurse s role in numerous sites including school nursing, home health care and long-term care, as well as care for the homeless, and adult daycare programs for elderly with Alzheimer s disease. The School of Nursing and Allied Health in partnership with the Fifth Ward Congregational Health Coalition has provided health fairs, senior groups health education, home visits, and health promotion plans to under served populations.

      Where can I go from here?

      The nursing shortage has created numerous career opportunities for nurses, including specialty care units such as nurseries, pediatric and adult ICUs, OR, and post anesthesia care units, labor and delivery, and postpartum. In the community, nurses can work as school nurses, in clinics providing care for vulnerable populations such as persons with cancer, AIDS/HIV, homeless and the elderly, and in hospitals caring for persons with organ transplants, burns, and trauma. Some graduates have gone into research, while those who enjoy technology and computers can enter the world of nursing informatics.

      Advantages and Opportunities

      • The only baccalaureate level program in the city of Houston that allows students to complete all prerequisite and required courses on one campus.
      • Students have an integrated and traditional four-year college experience.
      • Students benefit from the low student-to-faculty ratio.
      • Classes and clinical experiences are taught by nursing faculty.

      Graduation Requirements

      Requirements for graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree are that the candidate meet all general requirements for graduation as outlined in the Houston Baptist University Catalog: Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 127- 128 semester hours.

      1. Candidates for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing are expected to have earned a prescribed number of points in the Nursing Student Association and demonstrated professionalism as required for the portfolio.
      2. Graduating seniors are expected to make application to the Texas State Board Examination for R.N. licensure.

      After Graduation

      Graduates of Houston Baptist University s BSN program are highly sought by employers, and they have a wide range of employment options. Traditional hospital employment offers a BSN-prepared RN the opportunity to work with patients of all ages. Graduates can also choose to work in an area of specialization such as intensive care, labor and delivery, pediatrics, mental health, or surgery. In the community, our graduates go into such settings as home health care, hospice care, school nursing, and more. The BSN program comprehensively prepares the student for graduate study. Our graduates include those who have continued their education to become advanced practice nurses following completion of the MSN degree, nurse administrators, and some choose to obtain a Ph.D. degree in nursing as well.

      What are people saying

      “Upon graduating from HBU, I felt very well prepared to enter into the career of nursing. HBU gave me a firm foundation of knowledge as well as the skills needed for clinical practice. HBU also pressed upon me the importance of ethics in nursing as well as increasing my spiritual foundation.”

      Shawnaka Holland BSN ’02
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      Texas Children s Hospital

      “As a Heart Transplant Coordinator for The Methodist Hospital, I believe the strong clinical skills learned through HBU’s nursing program provided a solid background which helped me transition smoothly into this specialty area. My patients are often faced with many psychosocial and emotional stressors in this process, and HBU helped me develop a compassionate approach to treating the whole patient.”

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    Stichting van de Foundation

    De Beautiful A.B.C. Stichting werd opgericht in 2011 om het bewustzijn te vergroten en fondsen te verwerven voor onderzoek en uitoefening van reconstructieve borstchirurgie.
    Begin 2006 werden de eerste bouwstenen van de stichting gelegd door Prof. Phillip Blondeel, een gerenommeerd reconstructieve chirurg. Hoewel Prof. Blondeel meer en meer borstreconstructies verrichtte, merkte hij dat er nog veel werk aan de winkel was om het bewustzijn en de kennis over de beschikbare reconstructieve mogelijkheden na borstamputatie te verbeteren. Zelfs collega-artsen en pati nten die fervent het internet doorzochten, vonden het moeilijk om objectieve informatie over dit onderwerp te vinden.

    Om tegemoet te komen aan deze informatiekloof, schreef Prof. Blondeel een boek betreffende esthetische en reconstructieve borstchirurgie, uitgelegd in een taal toegankelijk voor het grote publiek. Twee jaar na deze Nederlandstalige publicatie, besloot Prof. Blondeel dat hij een groter publiek wilde bereiken, waarop hij de inhoud van het boek op het internet plaatste, vrij beschikbaar voor iedereen.

    De Beautiful A.B.C Stichting startte met de ontwikkeling van deze ​​website om dit educatie-initiatief van Prof. Blondeel verder te zetten. Het was de bedoeling een objectieve, professionele en duidelijke website te cre ren die gemakkelijk is om te lezen en om doorheen navigeren. Deze website werd oorspronkelijk gepresenteerd in het Engels, maar volledige vertalingen in het Nederlands, Frans, Italiaans, Spaans en Russisch volgen in de nabije toekomst.
    Naast het gebrek aan informatie, kampt de specialisatie reconstructieve borstchirurgie met een gebrek aan financiering. Reconstructieve borstchirurgie wordt vaak verward met esthetische chirurgie en worstelt bovendien met een negatief imago. Als gevolg hiervan worden chirurgen in de hele wereld onderbetaald voor deze reconstructieve ingrepen en tasten pati nten regelmatig in hun eigen zak om de nodige zorg te verkrijgen. De verwarring van reconstructieve met esthetische borstingrepen heeft het ook bijna onmogelijk gemaakt om subsidies te bekomen voor reconstructieve chirurgie projecten.

    Tenslotte hebben we ook tijdens onze medische missies in derdewereldlanden gemerkt dat fondsen voor borstreconstructie en de expertise vrijwel onbestaande zijn in vele landen in Afrika, het Midden-Oosten en Zuid-Amerika. Hoewel complexe microchirurgische technieken vaak niet mogelijk zijn, geloven we dat elementaire chirurgische vaardigheden kunnen worden aangeleerd aan lokale chirurgen, wat hen toelaat in fundamentele borstkankerzorg te voorzien en een daaropvolgende elementaire reconstructie aan te bieden.

    Daarom was het tweede doel van de stichting fondsenwerving voor medisch onderzoek en expertise op het vlak van reconstructieve borstoperaties. De informatie over de verschillende projecten en evenementen die we ontwikkelden ter ondersteuning van de Beautiful A.B.C. Stichting kan u terugvinden op onze website.

    Officieel werd de website op 30 maart 2011 in Gent opgericht door Prof. Phillip Blondeel en mevr. Annette Porter. Echter dankzij de inspanningen van een zeer enthousiaste groep van artsen, ex-pati nten en leken is de Stichting gegroeid tot wat zij de dag van vandaag is. Zonder de voortdurende inspanningen van Colin Morrison, Laurent Pellet, Rossella Sgarzani, Christine Van Velthoven en Johan Vandeweghe kon deze droom niet gerealiseerd worden.


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    Foundation Repair in Baton Rouge, LA

    Offering Service to Baton Rouge, LA

    At Foundation Repairs Pros, we will be ready to meet your requirements regarding Foundation Repairs in Baton Rouge, LA. You’ll need the most sophisticated solutions around, and our group of highly trained professionals can provide exactly that. We make certain that you receive the most excellent service, the most suitable price, and the very best quality products. We intend to provide help to put together choices for your work, address your concerns, and prepare a meeting with our specialists when you contact us at 888-487-9991.

    Customer Care is Our Focal Point

    Here at Foundation Repairs Pros. there’s nothing more significant than client satisfaction. We will become familiar with your preferences and visions of your venture, and we set out to accomplish the task to meet your approval. We’re there to help you with all your concerns. We can actually resolve the questions and concerns which you did not think about, as we know exactly what we’re doing, so we will anticipate your situation. We have the expertise and information to help you come up with the most suitable decisions about your work.

    We Find Ways To Lower Your Expenses

    You have a financial budget to stick to, and you need to reduce costs. But, spending less should never indicate that you sacrifice quality for Foundation Repairs in Baton Rouge, LA. We offer the very best quality while still helping you save money. Our aspiration is to be certain that you receive the best supplies and a completed project which lasts as time passes. For example, we are alert to steer clear of expensive mistakes, do the job fast to conserve working hours, and ensure you will enjoy the most effective bargains on supplies and work. Connect with Foundation Repairs Pros when you’d like the most effective services at the lowest rate. Our company is ready to take your call at 888-487-9991.

    Call us to 888-487-9991 !

    Awareness of the process

    On the subject of Foundation Repairs in Baton Rouge, LA, you should be knowledgeable to come up with the most effective choices. We won’t let you put together imprudent decisions, because we understand what we’re undertaking, and we ensure you know very well what to be expecting with the project. We take the unexpected surprises from the equation by providing reliable and complete information. Start by dialing 888-487-9991 to talk about your job. We will explore your concerns and questions as soon as you contact us and help you get set up with a scheduled appointment. Our staff is going to show up at the appointed time with the needed supplies, and will work with you all through the job.

    Work with Foundation Repairs Pros for Foundation Repairs in Baton Rouge, Wyoming

    There’s plenty of good reasons to choose Foundation Repairs Pros for Foundation Repairs in Baton Rouge, LA. We’ve got the best customer support ratings, the highest quality products, and the most helpful and powerful cash saving practices. We understand your needs and objectives, and we’re there to help you with our expertise. If you need Foundation Repairs in Baton Rouge, choose Foundation Repairs Pros at 888-487-9991, and we are going to be pleased to help.


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    ESOG: Atlanta Foundation Specialists

    Core Values

    • It is important to us that our customers fully understand the issues they are having with their home and why the problems have occurred.
    • We will create a customized plan that will fully address the issues and insure that our customers completely understand what we will be doing and how it will be done.

    We want to earn the trust of our customer in three ways:

    • Communication – From the first phone call to the last we will keep our customers informed of their project status and changes as we work together.
    • Execution – From the project design to the completion of the work we will do exactly what we have contracted together to accomplish.
    • Workmanship – Every project is custom designed to correct the issues and we will stand behind it with a warranty that is stated in the contract. We will also send out warranty certificates that are transferable with the property.

    We consider our customers friends and family and we treat them that way. We will respect their time by confirming all appointments and arriving on time. We will treat their home like our own while performing all work and we will dress and speak professionally at all times. We ensure that all work related debris is removed when the job is completed.

    Foundation Repair, Basement Waterproofing, Foundation Inspection, Crawlspace Conversion Other Foundation Services

    Residents in the Atlanta, Georgia area know from experience how valuable it is to have a team of foundation specialists nearby that they can turn to when they need them most. Engineered Solutions of Georgia is a locally owned and operated foundation repair and basement waterproofing company with extensive experience meeting the unique foundation needs of area residents and businesses. Whether you have recently discovered damage to your foundation and are concerned that you need repairs, or you’re being proactive and exploring ways in which you can be sure that your property is protected from unexpected flooding, we can help.

    One of the frustrating things about foundation damage is that it has a habit of developing seemingly overnight, and a small crack or leak can often snowball into major damage if neglected. When the soft alluvial soil that supports our homes and businesses becomes saturated, hydrostatic pressure can cause water to leak through the foundation.

    Our team of highly trained and knowledgeable representatives can inspect the structural integrity of your foundation and help you determine the proper repair method, if needed, be it foundation piering. pressure grouting or basement waterproofing .

    Structural Engineering to Assist in Foundation Repairs in Alpharetta, Athens, Cobb County, Johns Creek Throughout the Local Community

    One of the things that set Engineered Solutions of Georgia apart from the competition is that we are the only foundation repair company in the community that features an in-house structural engineering department. In the event that your home or business needs foundation repair, our registered professional Director of Engineering will help design a comprehensive repair plan that will address the issue wholly. What’s more, because we are able to handle this step in our office, we are able to guarantee not only our parts and labor but also the repair plan itself, providing you with a three-tier warranty on our work.

    Above all else, we are dedicated to making the foundation repair or basement waterproofing process as easy on you as possible. To learn more, contact us and schedule a consultation today.


    Family Care Foundation #car #wrapping


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    How The Amount Of Your Vehicle Donation is Determined

    A vehicle donation can be a great way to get a deduction on your taxes. Thanks to new tax law that went into effect in January 2005, the IRS has simplified the process by taking the guesswork out of determining the value of your vehicle.

    As of January 2005, you may deduct the full price we receive for the sale of your vehicle. This greatly simplifies the process for you, the donor, because you no longer have to research and come up with an estimate of the fair market value of the vehicle.

    This also eliminates the risk of you getting into trouble by overstating the value of your deduction on your tax return. You ll know exactly the amount you may deduct, eliminating guesswork. This saves you both time and risk.

    The IRS allows you, the taxpayer, to claim a tax deduction of

    • a) The value of your vehicle up to $500 or
    • b) If we sell the vehicle for more than $500, we will mail you a notification stating the exact amount for which it sold, which is the value you state for your tax purposes.
    • c) Fair market value in some cases for certain vehicles. For example, late model cars or vans that end up being used to further the work of our charity OR vehicles on which we make a significant material improvement such as a major repair, before selling it. ( * See more on this option below.)

    In any case, you will receive a receipt at the time that your vehicle is picked up.

    Assuming that we sell your vehicle for more than $500, we will then mail you a notification stating that value for your tax purposes. So for any vehicle sold for more than $500, the exact amount it is sold for will be stated on your notification mailed to you, which in turn will be your tax deduction.

    Please feel free to contact our Car Donation department at Family Care Foundation at 1-800-992-2383 with any questions you may have.

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    * Excerpt from IRS publication 4302, A Charity s Guide to Car Donations :

    If a charity intends to make significant intervening use of or materially improve the car, the donor generally can deduct its fair market value.

    Significant intervening use means that a charity must actually use the car to substantially further its regularly conducted activities, and the use must be considerable. There is no significant intervening use if the charity s use is incidental or not intended at the time of the contribution.

    Material improvement includes a major repair or improvement that results in a significant increase in the car s value. Cleaning, minor repairs, and routine maintenance are not material improvements.

    The charity must provide the donor with a contemporaneous written acknowledgement of the donation. Without an acknowledgement, the donor cannot deduct the contribution.

    (end of excerpt from IRS publication 4302, A Charity s Guide to Car Donations)

    Contributions of Property and Fair Market Value:

    If you contribute property to a qualified organization, the amount of your charitable contribution is generally the fair market value of the property at the time of the contribution. Fair market value is the price at which property would change hands between a willing buyer and a willing seller, neither having to buy or sell, and both having reasonable knowledge of all the relevant facts. (From Itemized Deductions/Standard Deductions )

    Determining Fair Market Value:

    Cars, boats, and aircraft: If you contribute a car, boat, or aircraft to a charitable organization, you must determine its fair market value.

    Certain commercial firms and trade organizations publish guides, commonly called “blue books,” containing complete dealer sale prices or dealer average prices for recent model years. The guides may be published monthly or seasonally, and for different regions of the country. These guides also provide estimates for adjusting for unusual equipment, unusual mileage, and physical condition. The prices are not “official” and these publications are not considered an appraisal of any specific donated property. But they do provide clues for making an appraisal and suggest relative prices for comparison with current sales and offerings in your area.

    Example. You donate your car to a local high school for use by their students studying automobile repair. Your credit union told you that the “blue book” value of the car is $1,600. However, your car needs extensive repairs and, after some checking, you find that you could sell it for for $750. You can deduct $750, the true fair market value of the car, as a charitable contribution.

    Determining the Value of Donated Property:

    This publication is designed to help donors and appraisers determine the value of property (other than cash) that is given to qualified organizations. It also explains what kind of information you must have to support the charitable contribution deduction you claim on your return. IRS Publication 561

    Excerpt from Kelley Blue Book

    If you donate a car to a charitable organization, YOU must determine its fair market value. The fair market value of your vehicle cannot be determined by a charity, the IRS considers that to be a “conflict of interest.” Kelley Blue Book can help you determine your vehicle’s value.

    Start by logging on to http://www.kbb.com .

    [Click on: Used cars at top, and select the year. make and exact model of your vehicle, then press GO . Select “Private Party Value .”]

    You also need to fill in the exact mileage on the car and the zip code in which you will be stating that you live on your tax return.

    To help further define your specific vehicle’s value, make sure you accurately select the options on your vehicle. These could include a sunroof, leather interior, power windows and door locks, etc. Check these boxes correctly according to your car and check all that apply.

    The bottom box is entitled “Select Vehicle Condition .” Choose “Help Me ,” which is the last box on the right. This is important in order to accurately get what the IRS deems as the “fair market value” for your vehicle.

    After choosing “Help Me” click on the bottom button called, “Get Pricing Report .”

    On this page you rate the following: Exterior Condition, Interior Condition,

    Mechanical Condition. and other important factors in rating your vehicles current condition. Choose one rating for each. Do not skip any of these questions. Print this page to show the charity and the IRS that you took the vehicle’s current condition into consideration when placing a value on it.

    When finished, click on “Get Pricing Report ” at the bottom of the page. You will then receive the Kelley Blue Book “Private Party Value” for your car in its current condition. This will be the value you will use for your donated vehicle. You should print a few copies of this page for your tax records, the IRS and for the charity in which you are donating your vehicle. Make sure to take several photos of your vehicle for your files as well.

    If the amount of your deduction for all non-cash gifts is more then $500.00 then you must file the IRS Form 8283: Non-cash Charitable Contributions (http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8283.pdf ) with your itemized tax return. A copy should be mailed to the charity or donation program.

    The IRS requires that the charity or donation program verify your donation and file IRS Form 8282: Donee Information Return (www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8282.pdf ). You should be sent a copy for your records.

    TAX INFORMATION FROM THE IRS

    For information about determining the “fair market value” of a vehicle you can read “Publication 526 Charitable Contributions” at http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p526.pdf . You should read the entire publication. Be sure to read the section entitled “Contribution of Property” and a section called “Determining Fair Market Value.” Another section called “Cars, boats, and aircraft” will help you in situations of donating these types of properties. Another helpful IRS document is Publication 561, entitled, “Publication 561 Determining the Value of Donated Property,” located at: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p561.pdf

    RECORDS YOU MUST OBTAIN FROM THE CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION

    When you make any non-cash contributions, you must get and keep a receipt from the charitable organization showing: Name of the charity, date and location of the charitable contribution, and a detailed description of the donation. This receipt also includes the charity’s tax identification number for your records.

    (End of excerpt from Kelly Blue Book site)

    Privacy Policy: Your privacy is important to us. Under no circumstances will the information submitted on your vehicle donation form be made available to outside parties. The information will only be used for the specific purpose to donate your vehicle


    CAUSES OF FOUNDATION SETTLEMENT #foundation,geotechnical #engineering,settlement #of #foundation


    CAUSES OF FOUNDATION SETTLEMENT

    Settlement of foundation can be defined as its permanent downward displacement. There are two basic causes of foundation settlement:

    Settlement Due Directly to the Weight of the Structure

    The first type of settlement is directly caused by the weight of the structure. For example, the weight of a building may cause compression of an underlying sand deposit or consolidation of an underlying clay layer. Often the settlement analysis is based on the actual dead load of the structure. The dead load is defined as the structural weight due to beams, columns, floors, roofs, and other fixed members. The dead load does not include nonstructural items. Live loads are defined as the weight of nonstructural members, such as furniture, occupants, inventory, and snow. Live loads can also result in settlement of the structure.

    For example, if the proposed structure is a library, then the actual weight of the books (a live load) should be included in the settlement analyses. Likewise, for a proposed warehouse, it may be appropriate to include the actual weight of anticipated stored items in the settlement analyses. In other projects where the live loads represent a significant part of the loading, such as large electrical transmission towers that will be subjected to wind loads, the live load (wind) may also be included in the settlement analysis. Considerable experience and judgment are required to determine the load that is to be used in the settlement analyses.

    Settlement Due to Secondary Influences

    The second basic type of settlement of a building is caused by secondary influence, which may develop at a time long after the completion of the structure. This type of settlement is not directly caused by the weight of the structure. For example, the foundation may settle as water infiltrates the ground and causes unstable soils to collapse (i.e. collapsible soil). The foundation may also settle due to yielding of adjacent excavations or the collapse of limestone cavities or under-ground mines and tunnels. Other causes of settlement that would be included in this category are natural disasters, such as settlement caused by earthquakes or undermining of the foundation from floods.

    Subsidence is usually defined as a sinking down of a large area of the ground surface. Subsidence could be caused by the extraction of oil or groundwater that leads to a compression of the underlying porous soil or rock structure. Since subsidence is due to a secondary influence (extraction of oil or groundwater), its effect on the structure would be included in the second basic type of settlement.


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