A Little Bit of Inspiration

It’s a tough time. Sometimes it’s good to see some inspiration from other lands. This week we came across this song that embodies the history of Australian, told in Australian Sign Language (Auslan). So take a break from all the stressful news and enjoy! Sincerely,

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A Little Bit of Good News

We all need a bit of good news, right? You may remember that in recent years a new tradition has taken root around the post-Thanksgiving craziness: after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, a day was set aside to encourage us to think about sharing with our less fortunate neighbors: Giving Tuesday....

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How About Those Blue Skies?

In the midst of this strange time, people are finding a few things to celebrate, and here in Southern California, one phenomenon stands out: people are driving less. That means less pollution, and the cleanest air we’ve seen in decades. The images below show the LA skyline before the...

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We’re Still Here

I just thought you might like an update on what’s going on at LSH in these strange times. It turns out that despite the Covid-19 emergency, people are still desperate for the sight and hearing help you make possible. So we’re learning new ways to keep providing the services you...

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Some Useful Advice

If you’re like me and my family, you’re doing your best to abide by the rules to minimize the risk of Covid-19. But we all need to eat — right? Sooner or later, someone in your household is probably going to have to venture out to the grocery store. How to do this as safely as...

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Wonders Never Cease

If you follow the daily news items we post on our website and social media, you may have caught a story today that is truly remarkable. If not, I just have to share with you, because it seems like science fiction. Here’s the news: researchers in Spain have developed an implant that jacks...

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Thank You Charlene

“I like to keep my money local,” Charlene Sims tells us. That’s a good thing for us — because it means Charlene is one of our most loyal supporters. Living in the High Desert, and a longtime member of the Ridgecrest Lions Club where she’s now the Club Administrator,...

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Happy New Year

Well, it’s that time again: a new year, and that means New Year resolutions. But will we keep them? A lot of us won’t, and there are various reasons for that — the most common one being that the resolutions aren’t realistic in the first place. Lose 50 pounds. Run a...

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Gratitude

As the year draws to a close, I’m looking back over 2019 and I have to say I’m feeling pretty grateful. You have made it such a special year. We’ve acquired so many new donors, and our old friends continue to come through. It’s a great feeling. Here are just some examples...

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Trust Us!

“Trust Gap Persists For Charities.” That’s the headline in the current Chronicle of Philanthropy. Ouch. The article goes on to talk about how donors are becoming more wary. We know that some well-known charities have had a range of problems over the past few years, and it’s...

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