Archive for the ‘Charity’ Category

A BOREN HERO

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Tim Boren celebrates his birthday overseas – thanks to his lovely wife Tiffany – read all about it!img_7888

“Well, Tiffany really outdid herself this time. Evidently she has been emailing my commander to plan a Birthday Party for me. After I got home from flying for the day, my commander’s husband (he is also deployed with us) come by and asked me to come over to their room. I figured he was up to something, so I told him no, I don’t think I want to come over, and then I gave my roommate a knowing wink…. They all sang Happy Birthday to me, helped me eat the cake (yes, she got a cake to us) and watched me open my presents.”

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WOMAN WHO BAKES HER WAY OUT OF FORECLOSURE ALLIGNS WITH GREENPATH TO HELP OTHERS IN NEED

Monday, October 12th, 2009

New York, NY, October 8th 2009 – Angela Logan, a.k.a. “The Mortgage Apple Cake Lady,” together with popular national online gourmet cake store, Bake Me a Wish!™ (www.bakemeawish.com) announces that five percent of all proceeds from the sale of Angela’s now famous Mortgage Apple Cake will go to GreenPath Debt Solutions (www.greenpath.com). This nationwide non-profit consumer credit counseling service has been helping people resolve financial problems, achieve financial goals and get relief from debt since 1961.

In the summer of 2009, when 56 year old mother and commercial actor/model Angela Logan was faced with foreclosure on her Teaneck, New Jersey home of 20 years, she turned a much-loved apple cake recipe into a moneymaker. Her story struck a chord with people all over the world. After local and then national media shared her story, Angela was left with more orders than she could possibly fill and deliver. That’s when New York-based Bake Me a Wish!, a company known for its charitable outreach, came to her rescue baking and shipping her cakes. Logan has since trademarked her signature cake and signed a two-year licensing agreement with Bake Me a Wish! She has emerged from foreclosure in a very sweet way, and is now paying it forward.

“People really rallied behind me and helped me when I needed it most, so I really want to pay it forward and let my cakes help others. The big lesson I learned through my ordeal is that there is no shame admitting there is a problem and then asking for help. Help is truly out there.”

Logan, who worked with a credit advisor, realized how important it is to have a credible expert guide you through a complex process. “There are a lot of scams out there targeting people when they are at their weakest. I was fortunate to find a credit counselor in New Jersey to help me. Since GreenPath has been around on the national level since 1961 with a proven track record, I wanted to get involved and raise awareness.” Her original motto carries over – Stop Foreclosure One Cake at a Time.

The statistics are startling. GreenPath has seen the number of mortgage delinquency counseling sessions grow 450 percent in the past two years. In 2007, GreenPath counseled close to 7,000 consumers compared to 38,000 consumers so far in 2009, and the year isn’t over – the company will most likely exceed 50,000.

“When we learned of what Angela had gone through, what she did to save her home and how her story resonated with others, we were happy to learn she wanted to help GreenPath in its mission. We appreciate Angela Logan and Josh Kaye, founder of Bake Me a Wish! for their commitment to helping others in need,” said Jane McNamara, President and CEO of GreenPath.

Bake Me a Wish! is always looking for ways to get people involved in giving back. Since 2006, they have sent thousands of cakes to American soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan via another charitable effort called Operation: Birthday Cake. “Aligning with GreenPath through charitable donation is a phenomenal opportunity for our company to assist more Americans in need of sound financial advice and assistance, especially in these harsh economic times. Helping others is what it is all about,” said Josh Kaye, President of Bake Me a Wish!

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GreenPath Debt Solutions, a nationwide nonprofit consumer credit counseling service, has been helping people resolve financial problems and achieve goals through financial counseling, debt management and education since 1961. Headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., GreenPath operates 37 full-time branch offices in Michigan, New York, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Arizona and delivers licensed services throughout most of the United States over the Internet and telephone. More company information is available at www.greenpath.com.

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Proclamation for Day of the Deployed from Soldiers’ Angels

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

WHEREAS, this nation is kept strong and free by the loyal citizens who preserve our precious heritage through their positives declaration and actions; and

WHEREAS, our deployed service members have courageously answered their nation’s call to service by defending our freedoms on foreign lands; and

WHEREAS, Americans are encouraged to reaffirm their patriotism and allegiance to our flag and country, and honor the brave men and women currently deployed to protect and preserve our way of life; and

WHEREAS, since 2006 Soldiers’ Angels has honored our deployed heroes with a day set aside in recognition of their hard work, dedication and commitment to the United States of America; and

NOW, THEREFORE, Soldiers’ Angels hereby proclaim October 26 as DAY OF THE DEPLOYED throughout the United States of America and where ever our service members are serving.

Patti Patton – Bader, Founder
Shelle Michaels, National Communication Officer

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A Successful Birthday in Baghdad

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Thank you very much for what you do in support of the troops.  The cake is very good and a few of my friends got to enjoy it with me.   Thank you very much for everything.  I live in Baghdad at the Victory Base Complex so its not to fancy where we stay at but it is better than being in tents.

Cpl. Rodney J. Beebe

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Accolades from Afghanistan

Friday, September 11th, 2009

My wife surprised me with a birthday cake from your guys company out here in Afghanistan. I’m currently deployed out here in Camp Letherneck on a 1 year tour and she does little things like these that make my time out here faster and easier. Thank you for providing this service.

-SGT IBARRA

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Angela and Bake Me A Wish appear on Examiner.com

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Paula Deen, Debbi Fields…and now, Angela Logan.

These are the women who have turned bad situations into very lucrative ones with some sugar and flour. And in Angela’s case, it also saved her house.

Here’s the story: Angela Logan was facing foreclosure on her New Jersey home after a series of unfortunate events created the perfect storm for her to fall behind on her mortgage payments (storm damage, an unscrupulous contractor and the collapse of an agency that owed her thousands…and took it with them). But after draining her accounts and those of her son and boyfriend, she still couldn’t make the payments. So, she turned to an old family recipe for apple cake…and it saved the day.

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Even Leathernecks love our cakes!

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

I recently received a delicious chocolate cake from my girlfriend through your company. I was a little apprehensive at first about eating a cake that spent a couple days flying in the belly of an aircraft across the Atlantic. Well, let me tell you, this thing was delicious. I couldn’t believe that it was still moist in the middle. I would like to thank you for taking the time to remember those of us who are serving our grateful Nation abroad. We are truly thankful for your patriotism. The attached pictures were taken on my Birthday on August 24. The Marines in the pictures have been in Al Asad, Iraq since January 2009. Thanks again.

Corporal Walter VanHeiningen

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Angela’s Story on CNN

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Find your talent and figure out how you can help yourself in this recession. GREAT video from CNN: