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HWPL Finally Here to Beautify California

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- On Jan 26, 2020 a non-profit volunteer organization called Heavenly Culture, World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL) had joined forces with the city of San Jose to beautify the community and the parks of San Jose.

What kind of results can an international peace organization do for the community of San Jose? The results would be partnering up with the San Jose City to create volunteerism of 100 people to clean and beautify a local park that is known and loved dearly. All in a matter of a few days of planning prior to the event.

Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light, colloquially referred to as HWPL, is a non-profit, non-governmental international peace organization. Although it was initially established in Seoul, South Korea, the peace group has branches located in over 200 countries, including one now established in the Northern California region.

As a group working alongside the United Nations to achieve global peace, HWPL collaborates with the International Women's Peace Group (IWPG) and the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) as the organization's wings in accomplishing international tranquility. HWPL, within the last five years since the establishment of the organization, has found much success in achieving their goals toward peace and volunteerism. The HWPL volunteer programs are recognized as one of the most successful and active volunteer associations around the world.

With over 100 volunteers participating last Sunday, local neighbors, friends, and family filled bags of trash and debris to prevent pollution from washing into the creek and around the city park. With the help of the city providing supplies such as litter sticks, pairs of gloves, volunteer vests, and trash bags, HWPL volunteers were able to diligently give back to the community. Staff members gathered from 2:30 p.m. to collect the equipment and set up booths to distribute tools to pick up trash.

Participants started from 3 p.m. until sundown. Not only is the work of collecting the trash and debris beautifying the community, but it also helps with the anti-graffiti and anti-litter programs of San Jose in their mission to improve the health of the city's environment. This is done by preventing and removing trash throughout the neighborhood.

Arena Green Park, across the street from the San Jose Sharks stadium, is located in the heart of Downtown San Jose. Within the Silicon Valley, many residents struggle financially with the high cost of living beside the affluent, middle-class community. Despite the city's proactive approach to help the low-income and homeless citizens, some residents still face dire poverty.

"One of the biggest problems that the parks face are the trash produced by the homeless community. This is seen at Arena Green Park especially, where sports fans from all over the world visit," one HWPL volunteer stated. "It seems to be a never-ending problem."

With a goal of creating a cleaner and less-polluted environment for the people of San Jose, HWPL strives to collaborate with the city of San Jose to create a beautiful home for the residents of the city. Regardless of gender, race, religion, or political differences, the peace volunteer organization encompasses the human desire to volunteer and lend a helping hand.

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Hand Up Network Launches in East Texas to Serve Those in Need of a New Season in Life

TYLER, Texas -- Hand Up Network(TM), an East Texas based 501(c)(3) non-profit, today unveiled a catalog of Programs, Services, and Response Teams to bring long-term focus to people in need within our own communities.

Hardships are everywhere, even in our own backyard. Over the last several decades, the Hand Up Network(TM) team has worked to lead international efforts to address needs in the developing world while achieving significant success. In that time, they began to notice similar challenges facing our neighbors here at home, and soon realized these issues could benefit from the same level of focus and expertise they were providing around the world. Thus, the Hand Up Network(TM) was born - a collection of individuals, churches, and organizations working to ensure that all people have an opportunity to live life to their fullest potential.

"We are here to provide a Hand Up, and are intentionally avoiding the traditional hand out. We focus our efforts on encouraging, equipping, and empowering those who are willing to put in the effort to change their own circumstances" stated Hand Up Network(TM) CEO, Samuel Smith. "We are providing hope and opportunities for those in a tough season of life, acknowledging that this is a marathon, not a sprint. Each person will have a unique journey. Our goal is to build abilities and good habits that will be the foundation for long-term success."

Smith is the author of "When Love Heals" and former CEO of Mercy Ships and Medical Ministry International. He has assembled a team of leaders with decades of experience around the globe providing developmental programs and response teams in service to the poorest regions of the world.

Hand Up Network(TM) Programs will consist of individual interviews, followed by a Sparc Program that brings an overview of the organizations Five Finger's of Focus - Spiritual, Well-Being, Financial, Skills & Education, and Support System. Upon completion of the Sparc Program, the client will be offered the opportunity to make a commitment to change the course of their life. Those that want to help themselves out of their situation will then have individual meetings with a Mentor/Life Coach. The Mentor will help to develop a Life Plan and establish a plan aided by the over 30 different programs being offered by Hand Up Network(TM) and its Partners.

The Hand Up Network(TM) offers a variety of intentional volunteer service opportunities within their Programs and through Hand Up Response Teams (HURTeams). HURTeams augment many of the Network field services and are made up of groups sponsored by a single organizational partner covering (such as a church or non-profit organization) or groups of individuals with a common desire to serve the needs of the Hand Up Network, but not necessarily serving as part of a "sponsored" partner team. These teams come together on the field, are led by a Hand Up Network(TM)-trained team leader in the specific activity's tasks such as Community Outreach, Community Service or Emergency Response.

Everyone Needs A Hand Up, Some need it now!

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Based in Tyler, Texas, the Hand Up Network(TM) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that has assembled an international team of leaders with decades of experience with a desire to come back home and bring focus to those in need in local communities. The Network offers long-term programs to people seeking a new season in life and response teams designed to address community issues and emergency response. The Network provides intentional volunteer opportunities for people wanting to provide support within their programs and opportunities to engage via Response Teams.

"Hand Up Network" is a pending trademark.

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Lion’s Heart Receives $10,000 from Shulman Hodges & Bastian LLP in Support of Teen Volunteers and Leaders

IRVINE, Calif. -- Lion's Heart is thrilled to announce it has received a $10,000 corporate partner sponsorship from the esteemed Orange County law firm, Shulman Hodges & Bastian LLP. These funds will support the cultivation of age-appropriate service projects for over 10,000 empowered teen Members across the country as well as support general law and business counsel for the organization.

Over the past six years, Lion's Heart teen Members have served over 850,000 community service hours in nearly thirty states, providing support for a wide variety of local causes--including animal care, children's health, environmental protection, military support, senior advocacy, and so much more.

"Lion's Heart helps teens understand the value of giving back while discovering the power they have inside themselves to contribute meaningfully to this world - now and for a lifetime," says Terry Corwin, Lion's Heart Founder and Executive Director.

"We are so excited to have the support of Shulman Hodges & Bastian LLP. With their help, thousands of teens will have more opportunities to discover empathy, collaborate with others, and practice leadership. All by experiencing service opportunities in their own neighborhoods."

Support teens in action by forming a Lion's Heart chapter in your neighborhood, becoming a Member, or requesting Lion's Heart teen volunteers to support your cause. For more information, visit today!

About Lion's Heart
We are Lion's Heart: teens dedicated to positive social impact. We are a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides 5th-12th grade students with local service opportunities that help them build a strong community service portfolio. Teens can track hours, earn leadership awards, and export their service portfolio to use on scholarship, college, and career applications. We are over 10,000 Members strong with new chapters forming every day across the United States! To form a chapter in your neighborhood, become a Member, request volunteers for your cause, or become a corporate partner, visit

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