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Random Acts, Creation Entertainment Announce Fundraiser In Response To Maui Wildfires

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- In response to the Maui Wildfires that took place in Hawai'i on August 8, 2023, Creation Entertainment is partnering with Random Acts to help raise funding for rebuilding efforts in Maui. Random Acts is announcing a fundraising goal of $25,000 USD in disaster recovery to rebuild and support. Creation Entertainment, Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, and Misha Collins will match all donations until the $25,000 goal is reached.

"We saw the devastation in Maui and immediately wanted to help. When Creation Entertainment proposed this matching fund in partnership with Random Acts, Jared, Jensen, and I were 100% on board," said Misha Collins, President of Random Acts.

"In an era when natural catastrophes are commonplace, it's critical that we respond swiftly when disaster strikes. The Natural Disaster Recovery Fund will not only allow Random Acts to work mindfully with Hawai'ians to support Maui's recovery, but will also empower Random Acts supporters to help people impacted by future natural disasters worldwide."

Random Acts recognizes the island Mauias sacred land, and will work closely with the Maui community to determine needs in affected areas.

"Creation Entertainment joins Misha Collins, Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki and our global fan audience in support of the Maui community in the aftermath of the Lahaina disaster. We come together to offer our love and financial support at this difficult time," said Adam Malin, Co-CEO Creation Entertainment.

"The Hawaiian people are strong and resilient, and with the help of our sisters and brothers around the world we will help them rebuild their lives and homes in the spirit of aloha."

Read more or donate now. - https://give.randomacts.org/campaign/random-acts-for-maui/c513404

Random Acts' History of Disaster Recovery Efforts:

Random Acts has a strong history of responding to disasters. By harnessing the power of kindness around the world, Random Acts can reach large communities, spearhead rebuilding efforts, and provide real-time help to those in need.

About Random Acts:

Random Acts is a global nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides grant support for Random Acts of kindness all over the world. Created by actor Misha Collins in 2010 with the mission of "Changing the world one random act of kindness at a time," Random Acts aims to create social change by facilitating and promoting acts of kindness in communities.

Learn more: https://www.randomacts.org/

Creation Entertainment:

Creation Entertainment is an entertainment company that produces fan conventions for fans of various films and television series. Creation Entertainment hosts about 20 conventions annually in various locations such as Chicago, Illinois; and Burbank, California. Creation was founded in 1971 by comic book fans Gary Berman and Adam Malin in New York City. Learn more: https://www.creationent.com/.

Related link: https://www.randomacts.org/

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31 dogs saved from a dog-meat breeding farm in China have arrived in the United States following year long CDC dog ban

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- China Rescue Dogs, a 501(c)(3) organization, committed to rescuing and saving dogs from the slaughterhouses, meat trade, abuse, and neglect in China, has rescued into the U.S. the first large shipments of dogs from China following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) dog ban.

"This truly was a global effort with teams from China, Canada and the United States all coming together to save these dogs from slaughter," acknowledged Jill Stewart, President and Founder of China Rescue Dogs.

The dogs were all saved in April 2022 from a dog meat breeding farm in China. Their rescue was featured by People: https://people.com/pets/china-rescue-dogs-saving-golden-retrievers-corgis/

"To know these dogs now have a second chance at life and will experience love for the first time, makes all the time spent on a project like this worthwhile," said Brandy Cherven, Vice President of China Rescue Dogs. "They were being sent to the slaughterhouse when we stepped in and saved them."

The dogs have spent the last three weeks stationed in Vancouver, Canada waiting for the final leg of their journey." Stewart adds, "We could not have accomplished this mission without the help of David MacNeil, CEO of WeatherTech, Nordstrom's, Dog is My CoPilot, and all our supporters. Dog is My CoPilot is a nonprofit that saves dogs from high kill shelters. The flight from Canada into the U.S. was their first international transport."

There are 10 other rescue organizations that have helped find these pups their forever homes. Of the 31 survivors now in the U.S., 16 are Golden Retrievers and 15 are Frenchie's and Pugs. Other dogs from the April 2022 rescue have already been adopted in Canada.

On July 14, 2021, the CDC suspended dogs imported from 113 countries, including China, due to the potential risk of spreading the canine rabies virus variant (CRVV.) Since that time, China Rescue Dogs has been saving dogs into Canada. This flight marks the first time since the CDC Dog Ban that a large shipment of dogs were granted permission to come into the U.S.

"We have worked closely with the CDC and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to guarantee that all the dogs are healthy, properly vaccinated and tested against canine rabies," said Stewart. "We are honored that our best practices of doing what is best for the dogs was rewarded with their entry into the U.S."

If you would like more information on China Rescue Dogs, or to support their mission, please go to: https://chinarescuedogs.org/.

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Mobile Truck Mounted Medical POD to Aid Sick and Wounded Ukrainian Civilians Hand Off Event to United Help Ukraine

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Pacific Engineering Inc. (PEI) has joined forces with United Help Ukraine (UHU), Gaithersburg, MD to take a small, but critical step to provide much-needed care to Kharkiv's sick and wounded. PEI is honored to make a contribution to UHU by donating a truck-mounted Rapid On Demand - Portable Medical Platform (ROD-PMP™) to provide emergency medical assistance in Ukraine.

This is an urgent need as thousands of sick and wounded civilians and refugees urgently need medical care. The dire need for medical care is felt especially in "de-occupied territories in the beleaguered Kharkiv region," said Maryna Baydyuk, President of UHU.

UHU & PEI are conducting a handoff event in front of the Holodomor Memorial, Washington, DC on June 21, 2022, at 3 p.m. ET.

The memorial is located near the U.S. Capitol at the intersection of North Capitol St. and Massachusetts Ave. This location was chosen due to the historical significance of the Holodomor Memorial to five plus million Victims of the Ukrainian Famine-Genocide during 1932-33. This memorial has become a rallying point for US-Ukraine popular opposition against the Russian/Ukraine war. PEI's PODs can be a game changer for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, reaching large numbers of people in a short amount of time.

PEI, in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, first transformed the unique, lightweight, sandwich-composite technology, originally built for other purposes developed by using Navy Small Business Innovative Research initiatives, into safe and transportable COVID-19 testing PODS in 2020. The mobile PODS were deployed and used in Washington DC, Baltimore, MD Virginia Beach, VA and Omaha and Lincoln, NE during the height of the pandemic. Rear Admiral Osie V. Combs, Jr., USN (Ret.), President of PEI stressed the truck-mounted unit is part of a series of mobile units, including trailer-mounted and portable units that can be repurposed and provided to UHU for rapid deployment to Ukraine.

UHU was started in 2014 by a small group of people who had a personal connection to Ukraine in Washington, DC. UHU has been actively providing aid through services such as medical supplies (first aid kits and hospital equipment), personal protection equipment for medical and survival needs, portable surgical lighting, and armored ambulances.

In all, approximately 45 tons of supplies have been shipped to Ukraine with the continued assistance and hard work of UHU members and supporters. UHU provides medical aid and humanitarian relief to brave Ukrainians defending themselves. Its dozens of volunteers have prepared and shipped more than 7,000 medical kits for Ukrainian soldiers and collected thousands of pounds of food and medical supplies for civilians.

"When the Russian invasion began, we were appalled by the deliberate devastation of Ukrainian medical facilities. We immediately began to consider how we could apply our experience from developing COVID-19 PODS, expertise, and technology to help Ukrainians treat their wounded and sick civilians," Combs added.

PEI's mobile PODs can be available to communities, hospitals, agencies, NGO's and humanitarian organizations throughout the United States. The truck-mounted POD is outfitted with two clinic-type treatment areas as well as ample cabinet storage for medical supplies. Its extreme mobility allows the POD to move to numerous locations easily, quickly, and efficiently. Our design and manufacturing facility stands ready to provide POD systems within weeks of order placement.

All POD units utilize composite materials which have excellent properties that are lightweight, corrosion resistant, and easy to maintain. These units are deployable in all seasons, environments and are designed to be used for portable hospitals. PEI has designed the truck-mounted POD that can be customized to meet specific user needs and a focus to support humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

ABOUT PEI:

Pacific Engineering, Inc. (PEI), is a high-tech small business located outside of Lincoln, Nebraska. Since 1998, PEI has been a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced composite structures.

Learn more https://www.peipods.com

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China Rescue Dogs, A Non-Profit Organization, Leads Fight to Save Dogs from Chinese Meat Trade in the face of CDC Import Ban

VASS, N.C. -- China Rescue Dogs, a leading American 501(c)(3) non-profit dog rescue, has been recognized for its efforts to save dogs from the Chinese meat trade. Over the past year, China Rescue Dogs has been rescuing and rehabilitating dogs from China and providing them with loving homes in the United States and Canada.

"Working with trusted rescues and shelters in China, our mission is to remove the dogs from imminent harm, treat the physical and psychological injuries from severe abuse and neglect, and socialize the dogs so that they can be integrated into loving family environments," remarked Jill Stewart, President, and Founder of China Rescue Dogs. "We also shine a light on the dog meat trade in China and other countries and, thereby, encourage others to advocate for the end of the dog meat trade and speak up for those who have no voice."

China Rescue Dogs' efforts were recently hampered by a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention import ban, which effectively halted the imports of all dogs from 113 countries, including China. Issued without input from dog rescue groups, the ban has hurt the missions of international non-profit rescues, including the dogs they serve and forced dogs recused from China to be redirected to Canada. This has had a chilling effect on tens of thousands of animals, which only continues to grow as the ban remains in effect.

"Since the import ban, our rescue is among many others that have had to find a new normal," remarked Jill. "Our choices were limited and grim, but China Rescue Dogs has remained committed to saving dogs from China regardless of how we got it done. While rerouting dogs to Canada is the logical choice, costs have been exuberant," she added.

The growing international cargo crisis has tripled the cost of transporting dogs on cargo airplanes, which has increased China Rescue Dogs' reliance on donations from the international community. Without community support, funding shortages require organizations to make difficult choices and leave some dogs behind.

"Our shelters in China are reaching their maximum capacity, which means we will not be able to move the dogs out of China which will lead to the brutal slaughter of helpless dogs. Moreover, with the Yulin Dog Meat Festival beginning June 21st and CDC ban still in place, tens of thousands of dogs will be slaughtered. Thinking about this is gut-wrenching," said Jill.

Canada is providing immense support to this mission by opening its borders and assisting us in finding homes for these dogs. They support the organization and other U.S. rescue groups until the CDC ban is lifted or another resolution is found. "After I looked into the eyes of our dogs in China shelters, that is when we decided to reach out to our Canadian friends. Fortunately for the dogs and us, our rescue has been received with welcoming kindness," said Jill.

The past two years have been challenging for everyone around the globe. The world has seen pandemic challenges no one could have predicted. U.S. International dog rescue nonprofits have experienced extreme obstacles in carrying out their missions within the past six months.

"What these past six months have personally taught is never to give up! Although we have had to deal with many obstacles, our dogs are being saved - thanks to our Canadian friends and neighbors. For that, we will always be grateful." Jill added. "I have strong faith in our mission, and I know we will continue to find ways to rescue these dogs. The path may be rocky at times, but it is worth the journey. For us, it was and is the least we can do for our China rescue dogs."

The passion for rescuing dogs from the slaughterhouses and finding them loving forever homes in North America, where they can live out the rest of their lives without fear, remains steadfast.

To learn more, please visit https://chinarescuedogs.org/.

About China Rescue Dogs

China Rescue Dogs is a 501(c)(3) organization founded by Jill Stewart, an ardent advocate of animal rights worldwide, and especially in China. Their global mission is to rescue and rehabilitate dogs from China and provide them with loving forever homes in North America. There are over a dozen other U.S. dog rescue organizations that are working with China Rescue Dogs on these rescues.

China Rescue Dogs, 769 Youngs Rd., Vass, NC 28394 USA.

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Foster Volunteers Needed for Tornado Displaced Pets in Kentucky

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. -- 911fosterpets, a peer-to-peer online pet fostering platform, is seeking volunteers who can foster pets displaced by the recent monster tornado. In the aftermath of natural disasters, as people begin to piece their life back together, they often find their temporary relocation options don't include their beloved pets. Some progressive shelters have foster volunteer programs; but for many communities, relying upon the kindness of friends, family, neighbors and even strangers is the only option.

Pet foster parents can help by caring for these displaced pets while their families get back on their feet. Fostering a pet for a short time may help ensure that an important family member doesn't have to be relinquished to an overwhelmed animal shelter. Fosterers reunite pets with their family once stability returns, often in just a few weeks.

Pet parents who need temporary care for their pet can post photos and descriptions on 911fosterpets.com. Their pet will be matched with foster families that are compatible. After reviewing potential matches, pet parents and foster parents are encouraged to fill out a free Pet Foster Care Agreement to specify details of the arrangement, for instance, who to call in an emergency and the expected length of fostering.

"Our top priority is asking folks to raise their hand if they have space in their heart and home for a neighbor's beloved family member," says Betsy Banks Saul, the co-founder of 911fosterpets and Petfinder, who cites lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina regarding the importance of keeping families together, especially in crises.

Visitors to the site are encouraged to browse pet profiles and sign up to be notified when a pet in need is posted on 911fosterpets.com. While there is often great need after natural disasters, other pets posted on the site are victims of housing insecurity brought on by the pandemic or a temporary need for relocation due to the hospitalization of their pet parent. In some cases, a rescued pet needs a safe place to crash while the person or shelter who currently cares for it finds a suitable adopter.

About 911FosterPets

911FosterPets is an all-volunteer project on a mission to help save pets by seamlessly connecting animal shelters, rescue groups, and individual pet owners with local homes willing to foster a pet in need. Co-founded by Petfinder's Betsy Banks, pioneer of online animal adoption, 911FosterPets connects foster heroes with pets in need before it's too late.

For more information, visit https://911fosterpets.com/.

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AMI Expeditionary Healthcare Deploys to St Maarten to Assist COVID-19 Victims

RESTON, Va. -- A 30-member medical team from Virginia-based AMI Expeditionary Healthcare LLC is en route to the Caribbean island of St. Maarten to assist coronavirus victims at the urgent request of the Dutch government. AMI is airlifting 6 ICU physicians, 6 nurses, 6 certified nursing assistants, 2 respiratory therapists, 3 paramedics, 3 case workers and 2 project managers. They are due to arrive on Wednesday.

AMI's effort will staff a mobile ICU and medical equipment arriving from the Netherlands including ICU beds, ventilators, test kits and pharmaceutical drugs. As of Monday, St. Maarten has recorded 37 positive cases with another 441 showing symptoms. The island has a population of 41,000. In addition to St. Maarten, the intention is to possibly provide medical assistance to sister Dutch Caribbean islands.

"We are honored that the Kingdom of the Netherlands has trusted us with this mercy mission, and we look forward to providing this life saving capacity to the island," said Dr Andrew Walker, Executive Chairman of AMI Expeditionary Healthcare.

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs thanked the Netherlands and AMI for the outpouring of assistance. "We wish each and every citizen of the kingdom and the world much strength as we band together to beat back this monster," she said.

About AMI:

AMI Expeditionary Healthcare LLC (formerly Aspen Medical International), physician owned and physician led, has provided medical personnel and services for 14+ years to some of the most remote and challenging environments in the world. Since their inception, they have delivered over 5,000 medical personnel and countless healthcare solutions to over 70 clinical and hospital settings on four continents.

Providing medical services to international aid organizations, humanitarian concerns, the private sector and government agencies in a wide range of remote and challenging environments, is what we do.

For more information, visit https://ami.health/

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Dr. Andrew Walker, Founder and Executive Chairman
+1-703-996-6821 (mobile)‬, 571-375-8366 (office) or email andrew.walker@ami.health

If you would like to learn more about AMI and their services, connect at:

Web: https://ami.health/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aspenmedicalint/

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/aspenmedicalint

Twitter https://twitter.com/aspenmedicalint

Instagram https://instagram/ami.health

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Urgent Need On The Frontlines of The Corona Virus Pandemic: Be A Part of AMI and This Historic Response

RESTON, Va. -- AMI Expeditionary Healthcare LLC. (formerly Aspen Medical International) is on the front lines of the Coronavirus response providing critical services to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services all over the United States. Around the globe, they are working with international organizations and sovereign governments to combat the virus. AMI is in need of doctors, nurses, technicians, logisticians, case workers and many others to support the COVID-19 emergency response.

Teams composed of physicians (Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine), PAs, NPs, RNs and Paramedics are being put together to relieve the Emergency response teams that have been in Kirkland, Washington, Central California and other sites. More medical professionals are needed. Response will be a minimum of 14 workdays followed by a 14-day self-quarantine post-project.

This is an emergency response effort, deployment for this response effort will take place on short notice. Hourly compensation, accommodation and travel will be provided.

If you want to be a part of this epic response contact Arianna Furr at careers@ami.health.

Dr. Thomas Crabtree, AMI Group Medical Director, is available to the media for commentary.

About AMI:

AMI Expeditionary Healthcare LLC. (formerly Aspen Medical International) physician owned and physician led, has provided medical personnel and services for 14+ years to some of the most remote and challenging environments in the world. Since their inception, they have delivered over 5,000 medical personnel and countless healthcare solutions to over 70 clinical and hospital settings on four continents.

Providing medical services to international aid organizations, humanitarian concerns, the private sector and government agencies in a wide range of remote and challenging environments, is what we do. For more information, visit https://ami.health/

MEDIA CONTACT INFORMATION:

Dr. Thomas Crabtree, Group Medical Director, at 1-808-255-7314 (mobile), 571-375-8366 (office) or tom.crabtree@ami.health

MORE INFORMATION ON AMI:

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Web: https://ami.health/

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Dayna’s iCare Foundation Partners with Amish Builder to Send Shippable Homes to Bahamas Hurricane Victims

WEST CHESTER, Pa. -- When Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas, it destroyed thousands of lives and over 13,000 homes were lost. The region continues to be in the midst of a humanitarian crisis and thousands from Great Abaco are still displaced and struggling for shelter. Dayna's iCare Foundation, a 501(c)(3), is working to help solve the housing problem with its partner, TinyLux Homes.

Armed only with a concept and a dream, Dayna Spence, founder, Dayna's iCare Foundation (DIF), approached TinyLux Homes, an Amish Builder, with an idea she had for building shippable homes. What they came up with even surpassed her dreams and is now a reality.

TinyLux Homes is creating not-so-tiny, full, partially built, three-bedroom, 900-square foot homes that are weather tight with hurricane resistant windows. They're able to quickly be built on any existing foundation. The first DIF Home is about to ship and be constructed in the Bahamas.

DIF homes ship in 40-foot containers and when they arrive in the Bahamas, DIF has arranged for a local builder to construct the homes.

"He told us to send extra nails when we ship because even getting basic supplies like that is still something they need to depend on other regions for," Spence says.

DIF hopes to donate at least 10 homes to families with children, but can ship an unlimited amount of homes to the devastated area. Spence is currently seeking corporate partners and sponsors willing to donate homes to help families who lost everything. "Ten, five, even one donated or sponsored home would make a world of difference for an entire community. It's time for us to help our Caribbean neighbors rebuild," Spence says.

"The possibilities for these DIF homes is really endless. Once the word gets out about these shippable homes, it could be a real game changer for disaster victims around the world. These homes can also take the burden off crisis shelters in the U.S.," Spence says.

Hurricane Dorian victims who had homeowners' insurance may purchase DIF Homes "at cost" for $23,048 plus shipping. Interior packages are available and include things like flooring, kitchen and bathroom amenities, trim, ceiling fans and more.

"This is such an exciting time for us," Spence says. "TinyLux has gone above and beyond what my initial concept was and their expertise and skilled craftsmanship really shines through. We're more than just partners now - we're forever friends. I sense we're on the verge of something really great here."

Watch a news story about the project: https://youtu.be/m9M7x4_LTZY

For more information about Dayna's iCare: http://www.daynasicarefoundation.com/

For more information about TinyLux: https://www.tinyluxhomes.net/

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Brent Grablachoff donates $500 to Hurricane Dorian Relief in the Bahamas

AUSTIN, Texas -- Kicking World owner Brent Grablachoff contributed $500 to the Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund in the Bahamas, set up by the large crowdsourced funding platform GlobalGiving.

Hurricane Dorian's devastating impact caused catastrophic losses throughout the Caribbean nation of the Bahamas, particularly the small islands of The Abacos and Grand Bahama.

"I've been very fortunate to visit various islands of the Bahamas over the years and its beautiful, clear turquoise water always draws me in. It's hard to fathom the destruction that took place, with some parts of the Abaco Islands completely decimated. My thoughts and prayers go out to all affected by this terrible hurricane in the Bahamas and beyond," said Brent Grablachoff, owner of Kicking World.

The GlobalGiving Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund states that all donations will exclusively support relief and recovery efforts in areas impacted by Hurricane Dorian. Initially, the fund will help first responders meet survivors' immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter. The fund will transition to support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted organizations in The Bahamas, the United States and the Caribbean.

See a chilling aerial video and an article on the aftermath in the Abacos: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1051251

Make a Donation:
Your charitable contribution to the Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund will support people impacted by the storm system in the form of emergency supplies like food, water, and medicine, in addition to longer-term recovery assistance to help residents recover and rebuild.

At the time of donation, the campaign had raised $897,500 from its 8,0929 donations, with a projected goal of $2 Million.

Learn more at: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/hurricane-dorian-relief-fund/

About Kicking World

Kicking World (https://www.kickingworld.com/) is the leading football kicking, punting & snapping instruction provider in the world. The Company, based in Austin, Texas and head up by owner Brent Grablachoff holds over 50 national kicking camps in 34 major cities in 20 states training over 1,500 students a season.

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Charity Anthology Features Stephen King, Neil Gaiman and Many More – ‘DARK TIDES: A Charity Anthology’

VIRGINIA BEACH, N.C. -- Gestalt Media is honored to announce "Dark Tides: A Charity Horror Anthology" (ISBN: 978-1733735537) featuring 31 of today's leading authors in the genre with 100% of the proceeds donated to the victims of the May 31, 2019 Virginia Beach shooting attack.

Virginia Beach has long been a place that people associate with beaches, nightlife, and a retreat from the stressors of the world; where the sun can shine down on you, and your cares are washed away briefly by the ocean waves.

On May 31, 2019 those waves ceased with the tragic shooting of 12 innocent people & wounding 4 more; turning a place known for relaxation and family fun - Dark.

"This book is to honor those who lost their lives in this tragedy," said John Questore, editor.

"We all talk about making a difference. This is what we can do to be that difference," said Jason Stokes, Founder Gestalt Media.

100% of net proceeds will be donated to the Virginia Beach Tragedy Fund c/o United Way South Hampton Roads.

"Dark Tides" features stories by: Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Richard and Billy Chizmar, Chad Lutzke, Andrew Lennon, Brian James Freeman, Elizabeth Massie, Lisa Morton, F. Paul Wilson, Gene O'Neill, John Boden, Kevin J. Kennedy, Hanson Oak, Jason Stokes, John R. Little, Mark Allan Gunnells, John Palisano, John Skipp, Kelli Owen, Justin M. Woodward, Kenneth W. Cain, Matthew Brockmeyer, Ray Garton, Mark Matthews, Paul Kane, Somer Canon, Taylor Grant, William F. Aicher, Todd Keisling and Tony Bertauski.

Pre-order will run on IndieGoGo from August 30, 2019 to Oct. 1, 2019. The anthology will release on Amazon, BN.com and local bookstores on Oct. 1, 2019.

Campaign link: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dark-tides-a-charity-anthology/

A full release about this anthology can be found on our website at the Gestalt Media Website: http://gestalt-media.com/blog/announcing-dark-tides-a-charity-anthology

About Gestalt Media:
Gestalt Media is an indie publisher based in Burnsville, N.C. We pride ourselves on honoring the literary traditions of the past while bringing fresh ideas to a new generation of leaders and thinkers. Learn more: http://gestalt-media.com/

Gestalt Media, 507 Ray Farm Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714.

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