WASHINGTON — After a fire ripped through a senior housing complex in Centreville, Virginia, Wednesday and displaced approximately 125 residents, a Fairfax County nonprofit is accepting donations of gift cards to help those who lost everything. Volunteer Center of Fairfax is accepting gift cards at their office located at 10530 Page Ave. Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donors can also drop off gift cards next week Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the office or mail them to 10530 Page Ave., Fairfax, Virginia, 22030. The gift cards will help the displaced senior citizens buy food, clothing, household items and other necessities. A Red Cross spokesman said the displaced residents of Forest Glen Senior Apartments will not be returning to their homes anytime soon. Paul Carden with the American Red Cross National Capital Region said the situation will require long-term planning strategies for the residents. According to the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue … [Read more...] about Gift card donations to benefit seniors displaced by Centreville fire
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Many cyclists want to buy used bikes, but don’t have many good—or at least trustworthy—options. You can find used cycling gear organized by industry pros at face-to-face markets—think swap meets, sporting goods consignment stores, and a few bike shops that sell second-hand bikes (like Portland’s Sellwood Cycle and Boulder’s Community Cycles)— but the lion’s share of used bike sales start online, through Craigslist and eBay.While the goods are cheaper than new, there are risks: fraud and counterfeit, for two, and the possibility that you’re buying from a thief who’s using the Internet to anonymously fence stolen goods. Aside from the “ick” factor of buying a stolen bike (not to mention potential safety issues that might arise during any in-person transaction), criminal law provides few remedies for buyers of stolen goods, which, when found, are often confiscated without compensation. A few weeks ago, Rob Lawson, a … [Read more...] about Where to Buy a Used, Not-Stolen Bike
Where to buy the best fish? That's a tough question, given the complicated nature of sourcing seafood. Recent reports show seafood fraud is a major problem, in that people aren't always getting what they pay for. An even greater concern involves the fact that we're fishing our oceans dry, damaging vital habitat young fish need to thrive and survive, and killing lots of non-target species in the process.In May, Greenpeace released its 2013 Carting Away the Oceans report, an analysis that rates major food retailers on their methods of obtaining fish to sell in popular stores. Available online, the report makes a powerful tool for consumers wanting to make smarter seafood choices.The good news, Greenpeace says, is this report—the seventh edition—includes many reasons to smile. For instance, Trader Joe's used a combination of progressive sourcing policies, joined political initiatives to protect oceans, and eliminated red list items (some of the most threatened fish) to jump up … [Read more...] about Where to Buy the Best Fish
(Natural News) Disarming American citizens has never been easier, at least in Los Angeles, California, where hundreds of local residents recently lined up to hand over their firearms in exchange for Target gift cards.According to reports, many of the participants in L.A.’s annual gun buyback program waited in long lines like trained zombies for the opportunity to give up their guns to officers from the Los Angeles Police Department (L.A.P.D.). Handguns, rifles, and so-called “assault” weapons were all included among the contributions.For each rifle and handgun that was handed over, individuals received a Target gift card in the amount of $100. For each assault weapon, the reward was $200, even if the weapon in question was worth far more on the market.The event was praised as a positive step in removing dangerous weapons from L.A. streets, even though every firearm handed over was likely not owned by a criminal. Meanwhile, actual criminals were nowhere to be found in … [Read more...] about LAPD convinces citizens to surrender their self-defense firearms in exchange for TARGET gift cards
In French, sous vide means under vacuum. Sous vide involves vacuum sealing the food, putting it in a water bath, and cooking it at a regulated temperature. It ensures food is fully cooked while retaining moisture. A slow cooker, on the other hand, requires cooking at a low temperature and is time consuming. Since the food remains sealed, the condensation hampers the taste of the food, and so nowadays, more people prefer using the sous vide over a slow cooker. After discussing the differences between the sous vide and slow cooker, you will definitely want to buy a sous vide cooker. If you are planning to buy one of these, Amazon is offering great discounts on sous vide. Sous vide is a unique method of cooking that gives different and better results. The flavor and texture of the food cooked in a sous vide cannot be compared to other cooking methods. It captures the true flavor of food, and nutrients and natural juices are retained in the vacuum-sealed bag. … [Read more...] about Sous Vide vs Slow Cooker: Which Is Best and Where to Buy?