SCA Continues to Show Compassion in Time of COVID-19 with Website, Call Center Including First Responder Specific Needs

Board Certified Chaplains are Responding to Calls and Communications to Provide Spiritual Comfort, Support During These Uncertain Times

SCA is honored to now be able to provide profession-specific spiritual care for First Responders. This would include all police, fire, EMS and chaplains in the field.”

— SCA President and CEO the Rev. Eric J. Hall

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, April 2, 2020 / — Spiritual Care Association has expanded their new website, A Time for Compassion, at It is populated with advice and guidance to alleviate fears and anxieties during this national crisis.

SCA is also offering people the chance to email or call and speak to a chaplain. This free service is available for members of the public.

In addition, SCA has now created a dedicated line and email for those working in the front lines of first response and health care, which is staffed by chaplains with unique expertise in these areas.

"SCA is honored to now be able to provide profession-specific spiritual care for First Responders. This would include all police, fire, EMS and chaplains in the field. We are also proving profession-specific support and spiritual care to health care providers," said SCA President and CEO the Rev. Eric J. Hall. "This is indeed a time for compassion. Chaplains have so much to offer at this moment. We can rise to this occasion and tend to the soul of the country and those on the front lines."

Chaplains help people in spiritual distress to identify and draw upon their sources of spiritual strength — regardless of religion or beliefs. They do not provide medical advice, rather they listen and offer spiritual comfort and support. Spiritual distress can affect one's whole being — body, mind, and spirit.

All the chaplains responding are board certified, vetted, and receive clinical supervision.

If you are a member of the public, a first responder, or a health care provider experiencing overwhelming emotions, spiritual pain, or a sense of distress, SCA invites you to connect with a trained and board certified professional chaplain by email, phone or video call — free of charge — who will listen and offer spiritual care and support at

Molly Sabala
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Softlink Information Centres releases Liberty v5 Build 8.035 and Liberty Link 1.5

Another Liberty and Liberty Link release we are proud to deliver to our customers world wide.

Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.”

— Ray Bradbury

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA, April 2, 2020 / — Softlink Information Centres, a leading supplier of library and research management systems is pleased to announce the release of Liberty v5 Build 8.035 and Liberty Link 1.5.

The much anticipated features and enhancements available in Liberty includes:

• Custom searches in the Home page.
• Borrower ID display options in the Home page including Name, Alias, Code, and Username.
• The ability to edit URLs.
• Automatic verification of new authorities.
• Assumed “Return” when a copy barcode initiates a Loan.
illumin integration points in Search, Knowledge Base Category displays and the automatic import of KB articles into Liberty resources.

The new functionality available in the Liberty Link mobile app includes:

• The optional extra AI Enhance – staff can scan text that is added automatically to a selected resource record. We're offering a free 25 scan trial.
• Support for downloading Word & Excel attachments.
• Guarantor/Ward management, branch pickup selection on reservations, and the addition of an extra message on reservations.
• Display of and links to illumin Knowledge base categories.
• A weeding function.
• The option to type in barcodes as well as scanning them when using Liberty Link.

Softlink Information Centres’ COO Sarah Thompson notes that the focus of the team is to ensure every new enhancement and feature has real value for our Liberty customers now and into the future.

“We are proud of Liberty and delighted that our customers love using it. The purpose of every new release is to give our users more reasons to love it. I’d like to thank our customers for their input and the imagination and work of the Softlink Information Centres team for once again producing an excellent Liberty v5 release.”

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Shoes That Fit

Shoes That Fit receives $200,000 grant from Kershaw's Challenge, to provide shoes for school age kids.

We are so grateful to the Kershaw Challenge for helping children in need here in the United States and investing in our future — our children.”

— Amy Fass, Shoes That Fit CEO

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 1, 2020 / — Claremont, CA (April 1st, 2020) – SHOES THAT FIT is honored to announce that they are the recipient of a $200,000 grant from Kershaw’s Challenge. SHOES THAT FIT provides NEW athletic shoes to underprivileged children nationwide. Given the current social climate and the effects of COVID-19, help is needed now more than ever for low income families. The funds will be used to provide brand new shoes to over 8,000 kids in Los Angeles and Dallas. Kershaw’s Challenge is a faith-based, others-focused organization founded by Dodger Pitcher Clayton Kershaw and his wife Ellen.

“When we first heard about Shoes that Fit, we knew immediately that we had to get involved. They are actively moving towards schools and kids who need a basic need met: new shoes that fit their growing feet. It seems so simple and yet having “shoes that fit” is a privilege that many kids don’t get to experience. Kershaw’s Challenge considers it an honor to help Shoes that Fit provide for kids in LA and Dallas.” -ELLEN AND CLAYTON KERSHAW

"One in five children in the United States live in poverty, and shoes are one of the most expensive items for low-income families to provide. When families have to choose between putting food on the table or buying new shoes for school, you can imagine that food wins every time. The simple gift of a pair of shoes can increase a child's confidence, attendance and performance at school, and we are so thankful that Kershaw’s Challenge is taking the time to make such a positive impact on these kids." AMY FASS – Executive Director, Shoes That Fit

Their goal is to encourage people to use whatever God-given passion or talent they have to make a difference and give back to people in need. They strive to empower people to use their spheres of influence to impact communities positively and to expand God’s Kingdom. They believe that God can transform at-risk children and neighborhoods through the benevolence and impact of others.

A national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Claremont, CA., Shoes That Fit tackles one of the most visible signs of poverty in America by giving children in need new athletic shoes to attend school with dignity and joy, prepared to learn, play and thrive. Named a California Nonprofit of the Year, Shoes That Fit delivered new athletic shoes to approximately 124,000 children in more than 2,600 schools across 48 states last year alone. Help ensure that no child misses school because they don't have shoes that fit by visiting our website

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Inspiring New Book "Sheep, Herders, Wolves" Available Now for Free

#newbook #freebook #leadership #choice

Powerful New Book Available Now

Scott F. Paradis’ “SHEEP HERDERS WOLVES – Why We Are Where We Are: A Modern American Fable,” is a story of hope in tumultuous times.

Superbly crafted story…positive view of the future…ultimately a victory of the people…highly recommended.”

— Charles R. Stone

EAGLE RIVER, ALASKA, USA, April 1, 2020 / — Scott F. Paradis is proud to present his newest book. “SHEEP HERDERS WOLVES – Why We Are Where We Are: A Modern American Fable”.

By means of a simple, potent narrative “Sheep Herders Wolves” shines a spotlight on why the United States is in the mess it’s in politically and economically despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Political power and economic assets are concentrating in fewer and fewer hands. The powers that be – the people at the top – would have Americans believe that before the pandemic the United States was experiencing its best economy ever. That just isn’t so. Even without the pandemic eighty percent of Americans are losing ground to the onslaught of wolves ravaging the productive class; and the typical American can’t figure out why.

“Sheep Herders Wolves” explains by means of a thoughtful, thought provoking, potentially scary and inspirational story why the average American is struggling with divisive politics and winner-take-all economics and who really holds the power.

“Sheep Herders Wolves” is free and available for download until April 5th at

“Sheep Herders Wolves” is rated a 4.8 by those who have purchased the book. Here’s what some readers have said:

“Inspirational and uplifting…should be required reading…renewed my faith in society and all that is possible…” – Kim S.

“Fitting for the times. When divisiveness seems to permeate civic discussion and our friends, neighbors, and even family seem lined up against each other, this story provides hope and an alternative perspective. Well done and easy to read.” – SOstlund

“Great read. Interesting, very thought provoking and on target for today’s world.” – Kindle Customer

About the Author: Scott F. Paradis is a leader, thought provoking author and inspirational speaker. He completed a thirty-plus year career with the United States Army rising to the rank of colonel. He worked at the Pentagon and on Capitol Hill where he served as a Congressional Fellow with the United States Senate. He also served as a National Security Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Scott believes in principles of truth and justice and sees opportunity at every turn – if we choose well. “Sheep Herders Wolves” is his ninth book focused on the principles of leadership and success.

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Library Partners Press Announces Awards for 2020


Historic Houses of Worship in Peril


Tree River Fish

Library Partners Press

The David Coates Award for Non-Fiction and the Gail O’Day Award for Poetry Are Named

WINSTON-SALEM, NC, USA, April 1, 2020 / — HISTORIC HOUSES OF WORSHIP IN PERIL: CONSERVING THEIR PLACE IN AMERICAN LIFE (ISBN 978-1-61846-095-0) by Thomas Edward Frank, and TREE RIVER FISH: POEMS ON AMERICA’S REAPING by Lamaya Covington Williams (ISBN 978-1-61846-104-9) have been awarded the David Coates Award for Non-Fiction and the Gail O’Day Award for Poetry for 2020.

Of Dr. Frank’s book, Paul Edmonson (National Trust for Historic Preservation) says:

"In Historic Houses of Worship in Peril, Thomas Frank nicely lays out the case for how historic houses of worship serve as 'essential elements of the sense of place that grounds community life in America.' Unfortunately, as he also describes, social and religious changes over time and across the American civic landscape means that these key community assets are seriously threatened, and too often are disappearing. . . . Frank makes clear that 'driving the collective will to save and use these buildings,' must start by recognizing the broader community values they represent, and which they still advance today."

And in TREE RIVER FISH, LC Williams bravely offers her instructive and timely poems as “a perspective, amid prayers, on our condition in Trump’s America.” Kirkus Reviews said of Williams’ 2015 chapbook QUITE HAPPY that Williams “picks up the baton from Maya Angelou, raising her voice to decry racism and sexism in America.” This time, with this collection of twenty stunning pieces, she doesn’t just decry and protest (though she illuminates plenty of reason to do both), she teaches (not preaches):

"…that although America is not as cold
as her grandfather would like her to believe,
she must outwit the desire for warmth
in order to save herself…"

Other nominees for this year’s Library Partners Press Awards include books by Shirene Gentry, Danny Szemple, Sam Gladding, Margot Jerome, Sally Stallings, and Don Beagle. Previous years’ winners of Library Partners Press Awards include books by Wanda Duncan, Don Beagle, and Susan Schmidt.

Library Partners Press, a digital publishing imprint of Wake Forest University producing high quality monographs in both print-on-demand and ebook formats, is now accepting nominations and manuscripts for its 2021 Awards.

Please contact for more information.

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The Difference That Millennial Businesswoman Marquita Payne Makes as a Christian

Marquita Payne is working to make a difference. Marquita Payne Frisco draws on her faith to help her succeed as a businesswoman and a follower of Christ.

FRISCO, TX, USA, April 1, 2020 / — The ambivalence of millennials has been reported repeatedly, but what about those in the cohort like Marquita Payne who is working to make a difference? As a Christian, Marquita Payne Frisco draws on her faith to help her succeed as a businesswoman and a follower of Christ.

Marquita Payne, Chicago native, is a diligent businesswoman that draws on her faith in both her personal and professional lives. Her work makes a difference and allows her to make the world a better place while also providing for her family and community.

The work of Marquita Payne is often looked upon by her community as exemplary, and she is considered “one to watch” both in her hometown of Chicago, IL and her current town of Frisco, TX.
She works as a Human Resource Leader as well as an event planner and looks to both of these professions as opportunities to help her serve her community. Marquita Payne of Frisco is a true servant. In addition to her professional roles as both an event planner and a human resource leader, she will work to make the world better for children and those in need in the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex.

Because of her professional training, Marquita Payne of Frisco is able to help the people around her excel in areas such as interpersonal relationships. Marquita Payne also works to bring social justice to both Chicago and Frisco. Her work always reflects her love for Christ and her belief in His teachings. It is her Christian faith that helps her to stand out amongst her peers. Marquita Payne is a millennial who is here to make a difference.

Even though many of her millennial generation are known for being apathetic and self-involved, Marquita Payne, couldn’t be further from that stereotype. Her work reflects her beliefs as a Christian, and it is her faith that helps her to make such a difference in the lives of others. This difference affects the work that she does as an event planner, a human resource leader, and a fighter for social justice.

Marquita Payne is a proud native of the South Side of Chicago and an active resident in her new community of Frisco, TX.
She plans to work with the underserved in her community to try to provide good opportunities for them. Her work is effective and caring and her faith certainly makes a difference in this outreach.

If you are interested in learning more about Marquita Payne of Frisco and her work, please contact us through the contact details listed below. Mrs. Payne is an avid philanthropist and is always looking for more ways in which she can help her community. She is devoted to her husband Lucas and their son Kenzo, in addition to the people of her Frisco, TX community and DFW Metroplex.

Caroline Hunter
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iWave received the highest award as a “Leader” in G2’s Spring 2020 Grid Report for Donor Prospect Research

top-rated fundraising intelligence solution for nonprofits

iWave fundraising solutions for nonprofits

G2 Leader Spring 2020 nonprofit fundraising solutions

G2 Leader Spring 2020 for Donor Prospect Research

Peer-to-peer review website, G2, confirmed for the second time in 2020 that iWave is a top-rated provider of fundraising intelligence solutions.

CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, CANADA, April 1, 2020 / — Peer-to-peer review website, G2, confirmed for the second time in 2020 that iWave is a top-rated provider of fundraising intelligence solutions. iWave received the highest award as a “Leader” in G2’s Spring 2020 Grid Report in the Donor Prospect Research category.

Based on real-time user reviews, iWave was recognized as a Leader within the nonprofit industry based on receiving top customer satisfaction scores and having a large Market Presence. These scores reflect iWave’s commitment to customer satisfaction and success is as well as their stature within the nonprofit industry.

iWave received the highest satisfaction score among all products in the Donor Prospect Research solutions category. Of 174 reviews 98% of users rated it 4 or 5 stars with 94% of users believing iWave is headed in the right direction. Of the 174 reviewers, 92% said they would recommend iWave to a colleague or friend. This is the 36th award that iWave has received from G2.

The reports are based on ratings by nonprofit professionals who work in fundraising and prospect development. With 174 reviews, users scored iWave a 4.6 out of 5 — out-performing all other fundraising intelligence and prospect research solutions in overall satisfaction by a wide margin. In addition, iWave scored 92% on ease of use, 93% on quality of support, and 97% on ease of set up, making it the best and easiest to use fundraising solution available to nonprofit organizations.

“We are honored to have received this positive feedback and recognition from the nonprofit community,” said iWave President and CEO Ross Beattie. “Our team is committed to providing only the best products and services to prospect development and fundraising professionals, and to have them validate our work in this way demonstrates iWave is on the right track.”

“This is the third award we have received in 2020 for customer satisfaction including the prestigious International Stevie Award earlier this year. iWave puts its clients first in everything we do,” Beattie said. “ We are passionate about nonprofits and committed to our clients. Our entire team, from product developers to client success managers, are all working together to deliver solutions that exceed our clients’ needs and expectations. Our new leading-edge iWave platform, which was just launched in March, is already getting great reviews for its modern design, intuitive layout, and innovative architecture.”

About G2
Headquartered in Chicago, G2 is revolutionizing the way businesses discover, buy and manage software and services. More than three million users per month rely on G2 to help them find and buy the best software for their businesses. The platform has more than a million verified reviews and $100M in total funding invested by IVP, Accel Partners, LinkedIn, Emergence Capital, Pritzker Group, Chicago Ventures, Hyde Park Ventures, industry leaders and founders. G2’s customers include Amazon Web Services (AWS), IBM and Zoom and Its most recent funding, a $55M Series C, was announced in October, closely followed by the company’s acquisitions of Siftery and Advocately.

About iWave:
iWave, the industry’s top-rated fundraising intelligence platform, enables nonprofit organizations to fundraise with confidence. In a new era of nonprofit fundraising, iWave solves critical challenges facing fundraising professionals today: how to identify, qualify and retain donors to raise more major gifts. iWave’s intuitive and easy-to-use solutions give access to the industry’s highest quality wealth and philanthropic information so you can determine who to ask, how much to ask for, and when to ask. Since 1991, over 6000 clients, including many of the largest education, healthcare and nonprofit organizations in the World, have relied on iWave to power their fundraising efforts.
Visit iWave’s website and blog, follow usus on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and like us on Facebook.

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Louix Dor Dempriey speaks on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

LAGUNA HILLS, CALIFORNIA, USA, March 31, 2020 / — Spiritual Master Louix Dor Dempriey delivers a powerful and illuminating discourse on the COVID-19 pandemic. Filled with insight and Revelation, this discourse is designed to source and empower viewers and listeners while allaying panic and fear.

His discourse provides clarity, perspective, and clear protocols to help people to stay safe and healthy in the midst of this fast-moving pandemic, including nutritional advice to help boost immunity against the virus. He also provides insight into the spiritual reasons why the virus is taking hold of the planet at this time.

To learn more about Louix Dor Dempriey and his non-profit educational foundation, as well as his teachings and events, please visit:

About the Louix Dor Dempriey Foundation

The Louix Dor Dempriey Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to sharing the teachings and humanitarian works of Louix Dor Dempriey. Its mission is to help people remember and restore their inherent divinity, and to walk in this world as unconditional love.

Louix Dor Dempriey is a spiritual Master who has dedicated his life to helping other people attain self-mastery in all areas of their lives, so that they, too, can experience true joy and inner peace, regardless of worldly circumstances. Louix's darshan, as well as his illuminating discourses, meditations, and ceremonies, have invoked profound transformation in thousands of people worldwide. With grace and humor, Louix imparts timeless wisdom in contemporary, practical teachings—that transcend all faiths, paths, religions, and cultures. He resides at Prema Drala Ashram in Laguna Hills, California.

For more information, please visit:

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Judge Herb Dodell Discusses Law and Justice in the Time of COVID-19 Tonight on For The People

Judge Herb Dodell To Discuss Law in the Time of COVID-19 Tonight on KCAA Radio;s For the Peoole

Live Tonight on KCAA Radio at 7pm ET/4pm PT

Coronavirus is not only affecting us emotionally and economically, but also legally, if you’re involved in that,” says Judge Dodell.”

— Judge Herb Dodell

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, March 30, 2020 / — Author and KCAA radio host Judge Herb Dodell of law and spirituality-themed talk show, For the People, will be discussing how the law will be navigated while the world is on COVID-19 shut down, live tonight at 7pm ET/4pm PT.

“Coronavirus is not only affecting us emotionally and economically, but also legally, if you’re involved in that,” says Judge Dodell. “Tonight, we will discuss the effects on court proceedings, agreements and things of that nature. If you have questions, we have answers.”

You may listen to For the People live here

You may listen to past episodes of For the People here

You may purchase a copy of From the Trench to the Bench: Navigating the Legal System & Finding Your Spiritual Path Along the Way here .

You may follow Judge Herb Dodell on , on Twitter on and on Facebook at .

About Judge Herb Dodell:

For more than half a century, Judge Herb Dodell, has served as both a successful attorney in the “trench,” and as a Superior Court Judge Pro Tem on the “bench,” having presided over more than 10,000 cases. As a lawyer, he has tried more than one hundred jury trials, civil and criminal, in both state and federal courts, and has successfully argued before the California Supreme Court.”

About For the People:

The purpose of the show is to help people navigate the legal system. It provides information as to how the legal system really works, from the inside and from the perspective of a long-time trial lawyer (the trench) and Superior Court judge (the bench). It illustrates the principles with real cases and provides guidelines for people who are in the system or about to be involved in it, including small claims, restraining orders, landlord/tenant, criminal and general civil litigation. It provides the answers to such questions as "what do I do if…"? while including a spiritual approach as well. The show can be heard every Monday evening at 7pm EST/4pm PST on 106.5 FM and 102.3 FM/I Heart Media in Los Angeles, or on .
About From the Trench to the Bench: Navigating the Legal System & Finding Your Spiritual Path Along the Way:

“What do you do if you want to sue someone in Small Claims Court, or you’ve been sued, or you’ve been served with an eviction notice, or someone is harassing and threatening you, or barraging you with texts and emails, or you’re the victim in an automobile accident, or you’ve been arrested? When do you need a lawyer, how do you find the right one, what questions should you ask, and what can you expect from your lawyer? This book will answer all these questions and more. It will provide you with essential guidelines and practical tools you will need to navigate through the legal system, thus saving you both time and money. Real stories and cases are used to illustrate the concepts in this book. Using the principles of Universal Law, this book will also help you learn to turn an unfortunate situation into an opportunity for personal growth.

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Chris Muggler Talks About the Meaning of the Word Charity

Chris Muggler Indian Trail

INDIAN TRAIL, NC, UNITED STATES, March 30, 2020 / — We all have different thoughts when the word charity is mentioned. Some of us think about different nonprofit businesses that are helping the less fortunate. Some think about doing a good deed for someone else in a time of need. Sometimes the word charity brings to mind donating coins to beggars on the street. But when Christopher Muggler thinks about charity, he defines it simply as faith put into action.

The Bible talks about charity, begins Chris Muggler. The Bible says we’re not saved by our works or deeds, but we also are instructed to help the poor, and each other, by giving without expecting anything in return. “If we have faith,” Christopher Muggler says, “then we are obligated to show it by helping others who are suffering.”

Deuteronomy 15:11 says that the poor will always be around us, says Chris Muggler. In fact, God has a special place in His heart for the poor. Exodus 22:25 specifically says, “if you lend money to any of My people who are poor among you, you shall not be like a moneylender to him; you shall not charge him interest.” This is clearly a command to treat the poor differently from others, but Chris Muggler says charity also goes beyond monetary donations. There are different ways we can help, he adds. In fact, the Bible talks about ways we can help the poor, Chris Muggler says. For example, Leviticus 25:35 says, “If one of your brethren becomes poor and falls into poverty among you, then you shall help him, like a stranger or a sojourner, that he may live with you.”

We are commanded to open our hearts to the poor, he says. Christopher Muggler says that the important part is to give freely. This means not expecting anything in return. He quotes Luke 14:12-14 which says, “Then He [Jesus] also said to him who invited Him, ‘When you give a dinner or a supper, do not ask your friends, your brothers, your relatives, nor rich neighbors, lest they also invite you back, and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you…” “This is pretty specific,” Chris Muggler says, “and a great example of how to help others.”

Christopher Muggler explains that God has promised blessings to come upon those who help the poor. “Sometimes I wonder if it’s a kind of test,” he adds, “. . . just to see what we’ll do. But because there are so many commands about it, he says, I’m doing my best to be charitable every chance I get.”

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