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CALLING ALL BRANDI CARLILE FANS IN CHARLESTON!....

As Brandi prepares to take the stage in Charleston tonight, we would be remiss not to mention The American Red Cross and the vital work they are doing in response to the life-threatening flooding and historic rainfall that is affecting the entire State of South Carolina. As shelters open and plans to assess damage are underway, the Red Cross is in need of additional volunteers to join its workforce in the areas of Charleston, Columbia, Myrtle Beach, and the Upstate. "We are helping families across South Carolina that are in need of shelter, disaster relief and comfort," said Louise Welch Williams, regional chief executive officer of the American Red Cross in South Carolina. "We are also welcoming members of the community who want to help to join us as Red Cross disaster volunteers." The Red Cross is especially in need of volunteers to be available to assist with opening and operating shelters as well as disaster assessment. Shelter volunteers provide a safe, warm, dry place for their neighbors during a disaster.  These volunteers assist with registration, setup of sleeping areas, feeding, and sharing information. Disaster assessment volunteers travel to areas affected by a disaster to review and assess the amount and severity of damage. New volunteers can visit RedCross.org/SC and click on volunteer to start their application. For more information please call: ·         Charleston – 843-764-2323 x321 ·         Columbia – 803-508-5251 ·         Myrtle Beach – 843-764-2323 x321 ·         Upstate – 864-270-9575 Click here for more information....
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Don't miss out on a free self-defense workshop in your city!

The Fight The Fear Campaign Tour is coming to NYC, Boston, Philadelphia & Seattle.... Please Join us! New York, NY  Oct. 11,  12:30-2:30, sign in at noon Darlene DeFour Fight the Fear Campaign Free Self-Defense Workshop hosted by Harlem School of Jujutsu and Self-Defense Open to women and teens 16+ New Breed Life Arts, 233 W 135th street, New York, NY 10030.  Lower level. Contact: harlemjujutsu@hotmail.com __________________________________________________________________________ Boston, MA  Oct. 17, 10:30-12:30 Johanna Hattendorf Fight the Fear Campaign Free Self-Defense Workshop hosted by The Spiral Path Open to Women and Girls 16+ Wadsworth Village, Putnam Barn.  130 Centre Street, Danvers, MA 01923 Contact       978-314-4264, or johattendorf@verizon.net _________________________________________________________________________ Philadelphia, PA  Oct. 17,  1:30-4pm Corinne Legermasini Fight the Fear Campaign Free Self-Defense Workshop hosted by WAVE Open to Women and Teens 16+ Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St, Philadelphia 19107 ________________________________________________________________________   Seattle, WA               Oct. 18, 1-3pm                      Melinda Johnson   Fight the Fear Campaign Free Self-Defense Workshop hosted by Seattle Kajukenbo Open to Women and Teens 14+   Palace Ballroom, Palace Ballroom, 2100 5th Ave., Seattle, WA  98121 * Big thank you to Tom Douglas for donating this beautiful space!   - Fight The Fear Campaign Team
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Fight The Fear Campaign Tour - CA

Fight the Fear Campaign and Hand To Hand Kajukenbo are offering a free training in awareness, de-escalation, boundary setting, assertive communication, grab releases and fighting techniques – as well as access to resources for survivors of violence or abuse. Free Self Defense Workshop open to female identified teens and adults Date: September 19th 2015 Time: 3-5pm Location: 5680 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA 94608 Register by email:  ftfcampaign@gmail.com Check us out at: Fight The Fear Campaign Check out our local partner at: Hand To Hand Kajukenbo EMPOWER YOURSELF Because You're Worth Defending
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Fight The Fear Campaign Tour - NV

Fight the Fear Campaign and Touchstones Of Empowerment are offering a free training in awareness, de-escalation, boundary setting, assertive communication, grab releases and fighting techniques – as well as access to resources for survivors of violence or abuse. Free Self Defense Workshop open to women and teens 16+ Date: September 19th 2015 Time: 10 - noon Location: Southside Community Center, 190 East Liberty Street, Reno, NV Register by email:  ftfcampaign@gmail.com Check us out at: Fight The Fear Campaign Check out our local partner at: Touchstones Of Empowerment EMPOWER YOURSELF Because You're Worth Defending
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Tom Douglas partners with Looking Out to help fund Fight The Fear

Our good friend and renowned chef Tom Douglas is asking Brandi Carlile fans to help match his $25,000 pledge to Brandi’s Looking Out Foundation. We are offering fans a chance to purchase 5 ultimate, deluxe VIP packages for Brandi show at the Paramount Theater in Seattle on Saturday October 17th. Package includes: - (2) excellent seats at the show - Dinner reservations at the Carlile Room - Exclusive sound check with Brandi before the show - Overnight stay at Seattle's luxurious Inn at the Market - Plus, delicious brunch on Sunday at Dahlia Lounge. ONLY 5 PACKAGES AVAILABLE!... Tom’s new restaurant, the Carlile Room, across from the Paramount Theatre, was named to honor Brandi’s musical heart and local upbringing. During Brandi Carlile’s shows at the Paramount October 16th and 17th, the Carlile Room will help raise awareness and donations for Brandi’s Looking Out Foundation. 100% of the proceeds for the packages listed above will go directly to the Looking Out Foundation. Click here to purchase your package
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Fight The Fear Campaign Tour is coming to Oakland

We are offering a free self-defense workshop hosted by Hand To Hand Kajukenbo for female identified teens and adults. Saturday 3 - 5 pm September 19th. EMPOWER YOURSELF BECAUSE YOU’RE WORTH DEFENDING Fight the Fear Campaign and Hand To Hand Kajukenbo are offering a free training in awareness, de‐escalation, boundary setting, assertive communication, grab releases and fighting techniques as well as access to resources for survivors of violence. Register by email at ftfcampaign@gmail.com Check us out at www.lookingoutfoundation.org Local contact number: 510-428‐0502 Email our host organization at: www.handtohandkajukenbo.com Or sign up at Brandi's show at the The Fox Theater in Oakland tonight!
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Fight The Fear Campaign Tour - we need Street Teamers!

The Fight The Fear Campaign is going on tour with Brandi Carlile this Fall and we need volunteers! We are taking our Fight The Fear Campaign (FtFC) Nationwide by offering free self-defense workshops wherever Brandi’s tour bus stops.  FtFC provides training in awareness, de-escalation, boundary setting, assertive communication, grab releases and fighting techniques – as well as access to resources for survivors of violence or abuse. Our self-defense workshops are open to all and Fans will have the opportunity to register at Brandi’s concert and attend a free workshop in their city the following week. We are recruiting two volunteers per show to join our FtFC Street Team. You will be armed with iPads to sign up as many people as possible and distribute information about FtFC. Selected Street Teamers will be provided with a ticket to Brandi’s show, a limited edition FtFC Street Teamer T-shirt and an amazing opportunity to make a difference in your community. In addition, the FtFC Street Teamer who signs up the most people will win a VIP concert ticket package for any Brandi Carlile show in 2016. All we ask is that you are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and inspired by our campaign. We are currently recruiting FtFC Street Teamers for the following concerts: 9/16 -  Knitting Factory, Reno, NV 9/18 – Fox Theater, Oakland, CA 9/30 -  Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH 10/9 – Radio City Music Hall, NY Please visit Fight The Fear Campaign Tour for more information and a list of participating venues and organizations. To apply to be a FtFC Street Teamer, please contact info@lookingoutfoundation.org with the following information: Name: Age: Show interested in attending (city, ST): Contact phone #: Contact email #: Q1: Why are you interested in helping the Looking Out Foundation and the Fight the Fear Campaign?
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Migrant Crisis in Europe - Here's what you can do to help...

Every morning, news sites and social media are filled with stories about the worsening crisis facing migrants in Europe— of the 350,000 to have reached Europe’s shores from north Africa and the Middle East this year, tens of thousands are stranded at border camps waiting for applications for asylum, while others attempt to find shelter and food in cities and towns across the continent. Some 3,500 have died in the attempt to seek refuge from poverty, or unrest. While governments debate how best to tackle the desperate conditions facing displaced people in Europe, here are a few things you can do to help: 1. Donate money There are a number of organizations that you can donate to. Médecins Sans Frontières and UNICEF are both helping the refugees, along with other well-established organizations like Save the Children and the Red Cross. There are other groups working specifically for this crisis. Migrant Offshore Aid Station sends rescue boats to migrants at risk of drowning, and theAylan Kurdi Fund was established after a photo of a drowned 3-year-old boy went viral. Or you can donate to more grassroots efforts, including two set up to help migrants seeking entrance to the U.K. camped out at the French coastal town of Calais: Glasgow Solidarity with Calais Migrants or Association Salam, where individuals are crowdfunding to drive to Calais with supplies. 2. Donate supplies You can also donate things other than money. Amazon has a registry for supplies to buy for refugees in Calais. Refugees Welcome is a kind of “Airbnb for refugees” where people can share their homes with the migrants. Some organizations are looking for very specific types of donations – The Jungle Library is a makeshift library set up at the migrant camp in Calais, and it’s looking for books. Music Against Borders is seeking musical instruments for the camp at Calais. Or — if you live nearby — you can donate whatever you have by going to one of the drop-off sites organized by Calais People to People Solidarity or Calais Action. 3. Lobby the government There are numerous petitions you can sign calling for European governments to accept more migrants, or you can lobby the government yourself. Avaaz.org is looking for volunteers in Europe to lobby their local legislatures to increase the number of refugees housed in their area.  
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Someone you should know

Our very own Melinda Johnson - the Executive Director of Fight The Fear Campaign has been featured in the "someone you should know" column on parentmap.com. Click here to read her compelling interview! Congratulations Melinda! - Fight The Fear Campaign Team
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