Interested in Helping? So Glad You Could Join Us!

I have found that most people want to help but often don’t know how to help. They may simply not understand what they might do, or where the onramp is.

I know I love helping people. Over the years, I have said my “epitaph” will read, “He helped others”.

Helping others changes, families, communities and regions. That was my thought when I began Positive News For You. Help others.

I believe people want to see positive news and want to know how to help. So, in this business, I want to give people onramps.

I wanted to let you know also, that presently, this is a “one man” show. As my daddy used to say, “I am the chief cook and bottlewasher”. If I don’t do it, it does not get done. 😀 I am also fortunate that my wife, Tina, believes in me and lets me do this.

This business is a “for profit” business. (Even though many say it is my ministry.) While I love doing good things, I am limited in this season by “what’s in my wallet”. (Why I sell merchandise, look for advertisers and seek sponsors. I think in the very near future we will put a non-profit together to help educate, promote goodness and more.)

I shared that because if I get inundated with stories, etc., I may be running behind.

Step By Step

If I haven’t scared you away, here are some of the ways you can help us build and grow. I will work to stay with baby steps.

  1. Join our Facebook page and our Facebook group. Follow us on Instagram.
  2. It may sound “foolish” but like our posts. It works the Facebook algorithm and makes our posts more visible. (Especially, if done within the first 15 minutes.)
  3. Sign up for our Daily Newsletter with all the headlines and specials!
  4. Share our posts, stories, and website. Sharing is caring.
  5. Encourage your friends, family, and coworkers to join us!
  6. Participate-commenting also changes visibility, but it also encourages others, that they are not the only one out there promoting a POSITIVE message.
  7. Send us stories about good things in your community or links that you find. (Pictures and videos are great.)

    Now to some bigger steps!

  8. Become a writer or what I call a Roving Reporter. (Or send us cool pics and videos.) Currently, this is on a volunteer basis, but I plan to change that as we build momentum.
  9. Become involved in events we do or get behind when you can. Currently, we are behind the Recycled Percussion tour to raise $50,000 for children who might not receive gifts for Christmas.
  10. Come up with cool ways we can participate in your community or support the good things happening around you.

    Finally, we get to the BIG STEPS!

  11. Purchasing Merchandise. All monies go into making “positive news” more visible to others. (Also, you get to get cool pics to submit!)
  12. Become a SPONSOR. Show your support by becoming a sponsor. You get newsletters, discounts and more!
  13. Are you a business that advertises? We need advertisers who believe in our mission. Talk to me about what works for you! (Whether $1 or $1,000 we want to help people.)

Does That Make Sense?

I hope that is enough of an onramp, that if you are interested we can discuss next steps. My heart is that I leave this world better than when I entered. They say if you ask 50 people to help you will get 10-12 interested and 2 that will help. I think that number is predicated on whether you are asking someone to dig a ditch or need brain surgery! I hope we find a bigger group than that!

As we zoom into the new year, I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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