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Operation Freedom Bell Campaign Joins Beth Moore, Ltcol Oliver North And Travis Cottrell To Provide Delivery Of Bibles To U.S. Military Troops

Nashville, TN (PRWEB) September 18, 2008

Indelible Creative Group recently announced two unprecedented projects for this holiday season, Operation Freedom Bell and new Travis Cottrell project, Ring The Bells.

A highlight of the Cottrell project release goes further than the music. Ring the Bells will be a launching point for Operation Freedom Bell, which brings hope, encouragement and Bibles to U.S. Soldiers who are serving overseas.

The purchase of each solid-brass Freedom Bell for only ten dollars provides an American solider with an “American Heroes” New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs. When a Freedom Bell is purchased, both the consumer and the solider will also receive video downloads from LtCol Oliver North and Beth Moore, along with a MP3 single from Travis Cottrell. Bells may be purchased and Bibles sent online through http://www.operationfreedombell.org, as well as through select retail and additional ministry outlets. At the Operation Freedom Bell website, there are also forums to hear directly from the soldiers and leave your prayers and thoughts for them as well.

“Often in life we ask ourselves: ‘How can I make a difference?'” Jeff Sheets, president & CEO of Son Companies & E3, a partner in Operation Freedom Bell. “Operation Freedom Bell was founded with the desire to provide a tangible way to keep our American Heroes at the forefront of our hearts and prayers and to be a supply line of the most important gifts we can give, God’s Word. You can make a difference, most importantly in praying for our troops and you can make an eternal impact by giving them God’s Word. In a real sense, participation in Operation Freedom Bell is one of the more tangible ways each of us can make a difference in the lives of men and women serving and protecting around the world.”

Operation Freedom Bell is a movement encouraging prayer and the opportunity to physically place the Word of God into the hands of men and women who need hope in the battlefield and encouragement from those they are serving. Travis Cottrell, Beth Moore, and LtCol Oliver North will lead this initiative, but it will be up to the American people to keep it fueled and keep the bells ringing.

Both the Ring the Bells CD and the Freedom Bell will be available at retail, online, and at Cottrell’s live tour events nationwide on October 7, 2008, through Indelible Creative Group / Word Entertainment. Cottrell will be touring this fall at Beth Moore Living Proof Live, and will be performing in December on Compassion International’s Gloria tour with Cindy Morgan and Shaun Groves.

For more information on Operation Freedom Bell and Travis Cottrell’s new project, please visit:



Beth Moore

Beth Moore was born on an Army base in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the fourth child of a retired Army major and a homemaker. Beth founded Living Proof Ministries in 1994 with the purpose of teaching women how to love and live on God’s Word. Upon completion of a tour of New England this fall, Beth’s Living Proof Live conferences will have taken her to all fifty states since 1994. The events have been attended by more than 658,000 women.

LtCol Oliver North is a Vietnam veteran awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and two Purple Hearts during his twenty-two years of service as a United States Marine. Later, he was assigned to the National Security Council staff by former President Ronald Reagan, who called North “an American hero.” Today, he is a New York Times best-selling author, syndicated columnist, and host of the award-winning War Stories documentary series on the FOX News Channel. North has four children, eleven grandchildren, and lives with his wife in Virginia.

Indelible Creative Group, E3Resources, makers and distributers of the EvangeCube, Son Companies, and BuzzPlant are the partners.

For more information:

L.A.B Media

Lesley Burbridge-Bates or Lori Lenz

(615) 567.6201

lesley.bates @ labmediaonline.com

lori.lenz @ labmediaonline.com


Freedom Debt Relief Offers Best Ways To Use Tax Refunds To Get Out of Debt

San Mateo, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 30, 2011

The U.S. federal income tax filing deadline is April 18, and many taxpayers who filed early are already receiving income tax refunds. That makes this the right time for those individuals to make smart moves to get out of debt, said Kevin Gallegos, vice president of Freedom Debt Relief, LLC (FDR).

The Internal Revenue Service indicates that 78 percent of U.S. individual taxpayers receive an income tax refund. In 2008, the most recent information available, the average individual refund was nearly $ 3,000. Many surveys find that about half of U.S. taxpayers who receive an income tax refund spend the money immediately. Others are more prudent and save their refund. But what is the smartest way to use a tax refund?

Freedom Debt Relief analyzed several top choices and prioritized them as they apply to most taxpayers:


Hill Harper and Kirk Whalum join Freedom Award List of Honorees by National Civil Rights Museum; Actress Wendy Raquel Robinson to Serve as Host

Memphis, TN (PRWEB) September 14, 2011

The 20th Annual Freedom Awards slate of honorees has added actor Hill Harper and Grammy nominee Kirk Whalum for the acclaimed ceremony at the Cannon Center in Memphis, TN on November 12, 2011. Actress Wendy Raquel Robinson who stars in the television comedy The Game and has appeared in several movies will serve as host for the ceremony.

Hill Harper will receive the Legacy Award for Education, joining Education Pioneer honoree Marva Collins. Harper is an alumnus of Harvard Law School and is best known for his portrayal of Dr. Sheldon Hawkes on the CBS drama television series CSI: NY. His Freedom Award recognizes his non profit foundation Manifest Your Destiny Foundation. The non-profit youth organization was established by Harper for a commitment to work in service of youth to pass along the lessons he learned and to provide a foundation for young men and women to use as a launching pad to success. His fourth book, The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in its Place, was published in 2011.

Marva Collins is honored for creating the Westside Preparatory School, Chicago, in 1975 with $ 5,000 of her teachers pension fund. Her school took in students who were labeled as borderline learning disabled and problematic. She is thought of as the blueprint for establishing the charter school model.

Kirk Whalum will receive the Legacy Award for the Arts, joining Arts Pioneer honoree Cicely Tyson. Whalums musical accomplishments have brought him a total of seven Grammy nominations. In 2010, he was named president and CEO of the Memphis-based Soulsville Foundation, which currently funds and operates three subsidiary organizations: Stax Museum of American Soul Music; the Stax Music Academy, and The Soulsville Charter School

Other Freedom Award honorees include:

Dr. Bill Frist, Humanitarian Pioneer Award, for his work with African hospitals and schools with the group Samaritans Purse. As a former US Senator from Tennessee, he made annual visits to Africa for medical assistance, counsel and was instrumental in getting the U.S. to define the actions in Darfur as genocide. He is the Chair of Hope Through Healing Hands, a non-profit that works for child survival/maternal health, clean water, extreme poverty, and global disease such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and Malaria. He serves on the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, First Lady Michelle Obama’s Partnership for a Healthier America and the Let’s Move Campaign, Kaiser Family Foundation, Millennium Challenge Corporation and Africare. Frist is recipient of the 2010 Refugees International Humanitarian Award.

Bill Russell, Sports Community Pioneer Award, for his participation in the Civil Rights Movement. He is a recipient of the NBAs first Civil Rights Award and was the first African American to coach a major sport at the professional level in the US. Member of the NBA Hall of Fame, he fought racism off and on the courts. Russell holds the record for the most championships won by an athlete in a North American sports league. Russell was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama in 2011.

Alonzo Mourning, Sports Community Legacy Award, for his charities which aid in the development of children and families living in at risk situations. He is the founder of the Overtown Youth Center in Miami, Florida for the enrichment of children. Former NBA standout launched Zos Fund for Life to raise funds for glomerulosclerosis, which he was diagnosed with during his NBA career. Co-founder of Athletes for Hope, a charitable organization, which helps professional athletes get involved in charitable causes and inspires millions of non-athletes to volunteer and support the community.

Danny Glover, Pioneer Award, for his support of various humanitarian and civil rights causes including the United Farm Workers. In the 1960s, as a student at San Francisco State University, Glover was a member of the Black Students Union which, along with the American Federation of Teachers, collaborated in a five-month student-led strike to establish a Department of Black Studies. The strike was the longest student walkout in U.S. history. It helped create the first Department of Black Studies and the first School of Ethnic Studies in the U.S.

Susan L. Taylor, Legacy Award, former editor-in-chief and editorial director for Essence Magazine for 27 years, was the first and only African American woman to be recognized by the Magazine Publishers of America with the Henry Johnson Fisher Award and the first to be inducted into the American Society of Magazine Editors Hall of Fame. She founded the National Cares Mentoring Movement, in 2006, to recruit one million adults to help secure children who are in peril and losing ground.

NAACP, Pioneer Award, the NAACP is the countrys first and foremost civil and human rights organization. Since being founded in 1909, the NAACP has continued to live its mission: to achieve racial justice, equality, and an inclusive society. One of the NAACP’s greatest legal victories was in 1954, when Thurgood Marshall and a team of NAACP attorneys won Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. In this landmark decision, the Supreme Court held that segregation in public education violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Southern Poverty Law Center, Legacy Award, internationally known for its tolerance education programs, legal victories against white supremacists and its tracking of hate groups, militias and extremist organizations. The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education and other forms of advocacy, they employ a three-pronged strategy to battle racial and social injustice.

The following Icons of the American Civil Rights Movement will also be honored:

Rev. C. T. Vivian helped organize the Nashville Sit-Ins, Freedom Riders movement and the March on Washington.

Mrs. Leola Brown Montgomery, the widow of Rev. Oliver Brown, the lead plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education.

John Seigenthaler served as the administrative assistant to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy during the 1961 Freedom Riders movement, chief negotiator for the government and, in 1991, founded the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University.

Dolores Huerta is the co-founder and First Vice President Emeritus of the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO. She was with Senator Robert Kennedy moments before his assassination in Los Angeles, in 1968.

Rev. Ed. King worked closely with the Mississippi Movement leader Medgar Evers and was a key leader in the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party with Fannie Lou Hamer.

Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder of Rainbow Push organization, worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and was with King on April 4, 1968. He is known for organizing across racial, gender and social lines for justice.

Rev. James Lawson studied the non-violence principles of Gandhi, which became Dr. Kings mantra. He trained and worked with Student Non-Violence Coordinating Committee (SNCC) for Freedom Riders and Sit-In Movements.

Rev. Samuel Kyles worked closely with the Memphis Movement. He served on the Advisory Committee on Religious Freedom and he was with Dr. King in Memphis on April 4, 1968. Kyles has maintained his involvement with civil rights work since the 1960s.

The National Civil Rights Museum is located at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN, the site of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968. Previous Freedom Award recipients include President Nelson Mandela, President Bill Clinton, Bishop Desmond Tutu, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President Mikhail Gorbachav, President Oscar Arias, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Andrew Young, Stevie Wonder, Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks, Sidney Poit

Bands For Freedom Foundation, Inc. Introduces New Camouflage Wristband to Raise Money for our Troops and their Families

Orem, Utah (PRWEB) October 06, 2011

Bands For Freedom Foundation, Inc. today announced the new camouflage silicone wristband version 2.0. The new custom-designed camouflage wristbands are designed to bolster support for the men and women of the U.S. military and to raise money to help them and their families during their time of service and sacrifice. Marked with the words FREEDOM * LIBERTY along with a hologram with the American Flag and words “Support our Troops.” The wristbands were created to garner increased support for our troops fighting the war on terror and to serve as a reminder so that we don’t forget those who serve.

Steve Cloward director of marketing and sales said “Too often we forget those who serve and sacrifice so much for us each day. Many of our troops struggle from financial hardships, injuries, PTSD, from being away from loved ones, and many families loose a loved one in service. Bands for Freedom wristbands serve as a reminder of the daily sacrifice our troops and their families make to protect our country and freedom. We must not forget those who serve and sacrifice so much.” Cloward also says “you will feel good about yourself by wearing the new band for freedom wristband, and we guarantee it.”

Bands For Freedom Foundation continues to support the troops by contributing all after-cost revenue from their wristband sales to the Armed Forces Relief Trust (AFRT) and Stars for Stripes Foundation. The Bands For Freedom Foundation, Inc. has been one of the AFRTs most ardent contributors, having raised more than $ 250,000 for the organization.

About Bands For Freedom Foundation, Inc.

Created in 2004, Bands For Freedom follows the lead of its predecessor, Freedombands, Inc., and has become an enormously popular supplier of patriotic silicone wristbands. Designed to aid Americans in making a respectful and unified statement in honor of the men and women of the armed forces, Bands For Freedom donates all after-cost proceeds to the Armed Forces Relief Trust.

About The Armed Forces Relief Trust

The Armed Forces Relief Trust is a unique non-profit fund created to collect donations for U.S. troops and their families. The AFRT has a proud history of providing needed funds for men and women of the armed forces and their families and, unlike many other charitable organizations, distributes 100 percent of the money it raises among the five divisions of the military. The AFRT helps soldiers and their families cover basic living expenses such as rent, food, utilities and car repairs, and offers interest-free loans and grants to help with bills while soldiers are away serving their country. Soldiers who must travel back to the United States for a funeral, the birth of a child or other emergencies can turn to the AFRT to access the money they need to travel.

About Stars for Stripes Foundation

Stars For Stripes is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality celebrity entertainment to internationally deployed U.S. military forces. Bringing together professionals from aviation, entertainment and the military, Stars For Stripes is improving the overseas tour experience for performers, sponsors, donors, and most importantly, for the dedicated men and women protecting our national interests.

Media and Fundraising Contact:

Steve Cloward 888-658-6669

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Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally to be held at at Angel Stadium in Anaheim this Saturday, October 20, from 3-5 pm

Anaheim, CA (PRWEB) October 18, 2012

This Saturday, October 20, from 3-5 pm, Angel Stadium will host the STAND UP FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM event where nationally known speakers from many faith traditions will address the attack on religious freedom through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate that requires employers to pay through insurance for things with which many faith-based organizations are in strict opposition.

National child advocate and author, Rhonda Sciortino, will be talking about the #1 form of child abuse, which she says is abortion. Sciortino quotes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as saying, “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” She goes on to say, “Christians have stood by for forty years and allowed our society to be diminished to the point that what is bad is considered acceptable behavior. If we don’t rise up and stand up for our beliefs now, there may come a day when we no longer have that option.”

The Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally in Anaheim is a non-partisan, family-friendly event designed to help people of faith take action to protect religious freedom regardless of who occupies the White House in 2013. There will be free admission and parking, entertainment, local food trucks, voter registration, passionate speakers from many faith traditions, and more. For information, go to http://www.u4rf.org.

Freedom Financial Network Cautions Consumers to Be Aware of 10 Tax Changes for 2013

San Mateo, Calif. (PRWEB) February 26, 2013

“Despite the tax compromise reached in January by Congress and President Obama, taxpayers did not escape tax changes that, if not heeded, could lead to financial problems and even increased debt,” said Kevin Gallegos, vice president of Phoenix operations for Freedom Financial Network (FFN).

For 2013, individuals and businesses need to be wary of several tax increases. Some of these came from the American Tax Payer Relief Act and others from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, Gallegos said. Anytime taxes go up, net income could effectively decrease. Now more than ever, consumers need to ensure they are not overspending so that they can avoid going into debt.

The tax code revisions do not affect 2012 income tax returns, although they have delayed filing of some 2012 taxes due to the Internal Revenue Services need to reprogram its computers and forms.

Gallegos pointed out 10 key tax changes that could affect consumers income in 2013 and beyond: