Ergon Ant
Ace
Hello, long time no chat. I found a new organization that we should add. Let me know when you have a minute to
2 weeks ago
Tammara Fort
Traveler
I have been in Haiti for almost 3 days (2 full days) and I have already met with 7 nonprofits, have appointments with about 5 more on Monday and Tuesday and have a short list of recommended charities to add to the site. I feel that I could be here for 6 months and not meet all of the non-profits in Haiti! It is an interesting situation, many of the local nonprofits are working on less traditiona ...read more
2 years ago
Tammara Fort
Traveler
Hi all, by now you have probably heard about the terrible earthquake in Nepal. The website for the Nepal Red Cross is down, but the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society site is still working . They don't have anything posted, but I am sure if you reach out to them, they will be able to direct you to how you can help. Same with the American Red Cross and International Red Cross/Crescent
2 years ago
Tammara Fort
Traveler
Hi all, by now you have probably heard about the terrible earthquake in Nepal. The website for the Nepal Red Cross is down, but the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society site is still working . They don't have anything posted, but I am sure if you reach out to them, they will be able to direct you to how you can help. Same with the American Red Cross and International Red Cross/Crescent
2 years ago
Tammara Fort
Traveler
My time in Austin is sadly coming to a close. The people here are genuinely friendly, green (ecological, not nauseous), and fun. I felt right at home in many ways, but I can not get over how stinkin' humid it is here. It is only April and most of this last week &1/2 it has been either raining or 80% humidity - yikes! I went walking on around Barton Creek yesterday, made it only 2 miles befor ...read more
2 years ago
TNFort
Ace
I visited the College of Adaptive Arts today (http://workerants.com/organization/college-of-adaptive-arts) and took a tour a their facility. What an Amazing group! They offer classes in dance, music, art, film, theatre, health, golf and more...all for people with disabilities. It is incredible to see how this opportunity to learn and grow is affecting both the individuals in the program and the ...read more
2 years ago
Tammara Fort
Traveler
Hanging out in Austin today. Loving the summer thunderstorms (or are they still spring storms?) and the earthy, vibrant smell of the wet grass. I thought Texas was all desert, but this place is GREEN! So today looks like a hopefully productive writing day and this weekend is all about the Reggae Festival to raise money for Capital Food Bank and the Earth Day festival. I am not a big crowd perso ...read more
2 years ago
Tammara Fort
Traveler
I am very excited that today there will be a group of WorkerAnts at large in Half Moon Bay, CA. to help clean up the beach. We used an organization called Hands on Bay Area.org to help coordinate the volunteer work, but we will actually be working with Restore Habitat - so expect to see some new reviews tonight!
2 years ago
Ergon Ant
Traveler
ErgonAnt shared his post

As we look at World Health Day and the issue of food safety this week we wanted to shine the spotlight on a group that is doing something fun around food education.   MercyCorps in...

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2 years ago
TNFort
Traveler
Hi Forty, I loved your post on Julian Sher. I heard him speak at that conference too and loved it. Please let me know how the book is!
2 years ago
TNFort
Traveler
TNFort shared ErgonAnt's post
2 years ago
Tammara Fort
Traveler
Really excited today about celebrating International Women's Day this week. I love raising awareness for different causes, but writing the articles is not always so fun. I think i have a great idea, but not yet coming together. Oh well, back to staring at the blank page. :)
2 years ago
Tammara Fort
Ace
Hi! Don't forget to let me know if you want to buy tickets to the Bay Area Freedom Summit.
2 years ago
TNFort
Ace
Feeling Today = Loving being a WorkerAnt!!
2 years ago
Tammara Fort
Ace
Congratulations! Forty thinks that you are an amazing WorkerAnt and has nominated you to the Ant Hill! Click here to see the post!
2 years ago
Tammara Fort
Ace
Hi! I was thinking that we should start making plans for our trip to the anti-human trafficking conference in May.
2 years ago
TNFort
Tenderfoot
Congratulations! TNFort thinks that you are an amazing WorkerAnt and has nominated you to the Ant Hill! Click here! to see the post!
2 years ago
TNFort
Traveler
Hey Forty! I had a great time with you today at The Camp in Costa Mesa, CA. It was a fun group of restaurants and shops dedicated to sustainability and the environment. I can't think of anyone else it would have been more fun to go with. Go WorkerAnts!!
2 years ago
Tammara Fort
Ace
Forty shared Cthulhu1's post

Hi from Kuala Lumpur International Airport,

I am halfway through a several-day trip to Asia, having visited Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, continuing to Jakarta. During Christmas season,...

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2 years ago
Tammara Fort
Ace
Congratulations! Forty thinks that you are an amazing WorkerAnt and has nominated you to the Ant Hill! Click here! to see the post!
2 years ago
Tammara Fort
Tenderfoot
Forty shared Cthulhu1's post

Hi from Kuala Lumpur International Airport,

I am halfway through a several-day trip to Asia, having visited Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, continuing to Jakarta. During Christmas season,...

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2 years ago
TNFort
Ace
Hi Everyone, Go to the Neighborhood Gazette, read the article on giving thanks, and share what you are thankful for! You can check out my answer there. :)
2 years ago
Nancy Cristler
Tenderfoot
Hello All! As this is a month of sharing and giving, I wanted to mention three organizations that are ideal for me, and would be for others, primarily because of their focus as well as the variety of volunteer options. First: Greyhound Adoption Center (GAC), located in the San Diego area, is an amazing group of dedicated individuals who rescue greyhounds from dog racing tracks in Mexico and ...read more
2 years ago
Tammara Fort
Traveler
I was in DC this last week meeting with non-profits and catching up with friends. First time I have ever been to the capital, so I took Friday afternoon to tour the national mall. While I was there I saw a huge fence hung with pictures painted by kids. When I asked it turns out that the non-profit Beats, Rhythm and Relief was showcasing their #RestoreHappy campaign for the kids of Syria. I poste ...read more
2 years ago
Tammara Fort
Traveler
I went to visit the Lung Cancer Association yesterday and heard about all the amazing work that they are doing. It amazes that even doctors play into the stigma of only smokers get lung cancer. I was shopping last night and two of the sales people told me that they father & grandfather, respectively, died on lung cancer and their doctors never believed them when they said they didn't smoke. I ...read more
2 years ago
Tammara Fort
Traveler
I am totally loving this new game I found when I was writing one of our next articles on how to help end hunger. It is called Free Rice and it is a trivia/knowledge game at freerice.com. For every question you get right, the organization donates 10 grains of rice to the World Food Programme. To date, they have raised over 101 billion grains of rice! Go check it out.
2 years ago
Nancy Cristler
Tenderfoot
Kudos to WorkerAnts for having great merchandise to help with Ant promotion! I ordered, and recently received my WorkerAnts cap, and it is very nice. Good quality, nice graphics and CafePress did a great job in getting it to me quickly. My cap is being used often and I look forward to the question, "So... what is WorkerAnts"?
2 years ago
Nancy Cristler
Tenderfoot
I had a great time being part of the "50 Years of Wilderness" walk at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens in Claremont, CA recently. The weather was perfect with blue skies, big, puffy white clouds, and mild temperatures. Docents at the Garden had interactive stations positioned at different points of the walk that helped bring to light the local environment, plants and responsibilities of ...read more
2 years ago
Tammara Fort
Traveler
So I volunteered at a place called Bags of Love today in Eugene OR. The charity is based on such a simple concept - put bags together for kids in need- but the impact has to be profound. I packed bags with school supplies and could not help thinking what a difference having rulers, highlighters, pens, calculators, would make for kids who've lost their homes, are foster kids or just don't have a ...read more
2 years ago
Tammara Fort
Tenderfoot
I love your outfit!
3 years ago
Tammara Fort
Tenderfoot
Hi Nancy! It is so great to see you here. I really love the new organizations - Pianos for People, what a great idea. I know Mom and Tiff can't wait to see you on Saturday for the walk and I am sorry I will miss it.
3 years ago
Tammara Fort
Ace
Hi! I had so much fun volunteering with you at Veggielution this weekend. We should do it again when I am in town.
3 years ago
TNFort
Traveler
Congratulations! TNFort has nominated you to The Ant Hill. Check out the post here!
3 years ago
Tammara Fort
Ace
Hi! Lookin' good in that hat. :)
3 years ago
Tammara Fort
Traveler
So the best laid plans of ants and women went awry this weekend. Saturday, I ended up dealing with website matters and then on Sunday the 1% chance of rain turned into thunderstorms and flash flood warnings for Big Bear. Luckily, in turning off the freeway I found an amazing Salvadorean restaurant (pupasas are amazing!) Eventually, I will get to visit though and will tell you all about it.
3 years ago
Tammara Fort
Traveler
Hopefully heading out to Big Bear Alpine Zoo today to check it out . I am normally pretty leery about zoos, but this place looks like it is primarily a wildlife rehabilitation and rescue center. Excited to see what they are doing to help animals - also want to pet a mountain lion. :) Check them out in the organization section, I will be writing a review after I see the place and adding some pictu ...read more
3 years ago
Sam Ant
Ace
Congratulations! Sam_Ant has nominated you to The Ant Hill. Check out the post here!
1 min ago
Sam Ant
Traveler
Congratulations! Sam_Ant has nominated you to The Ant Hill. Check out the post here!
1 min ago
TNFort
Tenderfoot
Congratulations! TNFort has nominated you to The Ant Hill. Check out the post here!
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